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BJB – Technology for Light, LED Board Connectors, Uncategorized
BJB’S Revolutionary LED Board Connector and Quick-Connect Clip Utilized by Signify’s Instant Fit Modules
June 3, 2020 at 3:58 pm 0

As we mentioned in our post back in November, BJB has been recognized globally for our first-of-its-kind LED Connector and now Signify is actively promoting the product.

Signify, marketing it as the ‘Advanced Fortimo InstiantFit Replaceable LED Module, highlights it as the first ‘truly field replaceable module.’ As they say:

This revolutionary breakthrough ensures that an LED troffer containing it will never have to be scrapped on account of the light source. Replace simply by snapping into connector on the fixture. This enables late stage fixture configuration at factory, RDC, distributor, or even in the field. Fortimo InstantFit LV1 comes with a range of performance levels both in 2ft and 4ft options; and the rigid aluminum frame provides excellent thermal performance and ease of assembly.

From Signify's Website

What’s New About It?

  • High energy efficacy of up to 170lm/W at nominal conditions
  • Available in three performance levels for both 2ft and 4ft lengths
  • Rigid module for easy assembly
  • Excellent thermal performance
  • 3 SDCM color consistency

The Benefits?

  • Field replaceable modules according to Zhaga Book 21 enabling late stage configuration and peace of mind
  • Quick assembly without screws
  • High energy efficacy and long lifetime1
  • 5-year limited system warranty with Advance Xitanium LED drivers2

Watch the Detailed Video

Signify – FORTIMO INSTANT FIT MODULES

Let BJB Help You Too

BJB now has the smartest solution for easy electrical connection of linear LED Boards. The board connector is clipped into the luminaire housing. The key feature is the LED boards, which can be installed or exchanged as easily as conventional lamps. BJB supplies the appropriate PCB connector for the purpose. A metal spring securely snaps to hold the LED board in place.

Check out our LED Board Quick-Connect System according to Zhaga Book 21

To remove the LED board, simply release the springs for fast and simple board replacement. A clever and unique solution and a  significant advantage for board installation and replacement.The wiring is hidden from sight in the luminaire housing.

Suitable for the new LED board generation and in conformity with draft Zhaga Book 21 e.g. Fortimo Instant Fit from Signify.

What the Video!

Summarizing the Advantages

  • Quick installation and replacement of circuit boards without tools 
  • Wiring inside the luminaire housing means no disruptive components in the light emission area
  • Suitable for seamless applications due to continuous pitch
  • Upgradeable due to easy replacement when new LED boards become available
  • Reduction in number of versions and capital tie-up due to “late stage finishing”
  • Suitable for automatic wiring via push-in wiring
  • Wires can be released by twisting and pulling
    Ideal for use in circular economy initiatives

To view all details on this new and exciting product, please visit our page directly at BJB.com by clicking here: BJB LED Quick-Connect System

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About BJB:

BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years, initially by manufacturing components for oil lamps and then, since the beginning of the 20th century, by providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, we have continuously developed new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world. In other words: We provide a “Connection to light”. The way in which these “connections” are installed and the progress which can be achieved in light fitting assembly is the objective of a further area of operation: ADS automation. Here we develop, build and supply customer-specific systems for the automation of light fitting production. A third important element is our lighting solutions for domestic appliances. Visit us at BjB.com!

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Where Vertical Farming is Headed & Why BJB is Leading the Way
March 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm 0

BJB plays a vital role in the future of vertical farming, which is the practice of producing food on vertically inclined surfaces, helping communities become self-sufficient.

By 2050, the world's population is expected to grow by another 2 billion people, and feeding it will be a huge challenge. With commercial development and industrial development, we continue to lose land for cultivating farming. With the increased food demand, growing population, and reduction in arable lands, many experts believe that vertical farming can be the anser.

How Does Vertical Farming Work?

Instead of producing food in a field or a greenhouse, vertical farming produces foods in vertically stacked layers commonly integrated into other structures, like a skyscraper, a shipping container, or repurposed warehouse.

Using Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) technology, the revolutionary system uses indoor farming techniques. The artificial control of temperature, light, humidity, and gases make producing foods and medicine indoor possible. Additionally, vertical farming is similar to greenhouses where metal reflectors and artificial lighting (that's where BJB comes in) to augment natural sunlight. The primary mission of vertical farming is maximizing crops output in a limited space.

How BJB Plays a Vital Role in Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming has four vital areas:

  • Lighting (BJB)
  • Physical layout
  • Growing medium
  • Sustainability features

To be clear, the most important goal of vertical farming is producing more foods per square meter. The process is to have crops produced in 'stacked layers' in a tower structure. The most critical element is the technical combination of natural and artificial lights to maintain the perfect light level in the room. Some vertical farming techniques include rotating beds, in order to improve lighting efficiency.

Lighting is such an instrumental factor, and BJB is positioned favorably long-term. Here's a brief video of our product:

Advances in LED technology, of which BJB is a leader, has been a decisive factor for the development of such 'indoor farms'. The energy-efficient light-emitting diodes hardly lose any heat and can replace the sunlight which isindispensable for plant growth.  For photosynthesis and therefore biomass production, plants only use certain components of the natural light spectrum - mainly red and blue. Compared with conventional lighting solutions for plant cultivation, LEDs increase energy efficiency considerably and can therefore promote the breakthrough of vegetable and fruit cultivation in large cities around the globe.

Perfect Light for Every Type of Plant

BJB LED boards can be individually adjusted to your plants according to the required wavelength or customer specification, thus laying the basis for optimum plant growth.

Simple to Use

The BJB LED modules are attached quite simply by means of appropriate support elements with clip fasteners. They can be removed without tools. Electrical contact is via a plug socket.

Very Thin, Leaving More Room for Plants

Thanks to their low installation height of 18 mm and a width of 35 mm, the LED modules are very flat and space-saving. As a result, depending on the system in use, 1-2 additional shelves can be installed, thereby providing more room for plants. Standard modules have a length of approx. 1.20 m.

Protection class IP66 - of course

Our LED modules meet the requirements of protection class IP66 and are therefore adequately protected against strong jets of water. This enables us to achieve optimum performance and service life even under difficult conditions.

Finally, instead of soil, vertical farmers use hydroponic growing mediums. Unique elements such as peat moss or coconut husks and similar non-soil mediums are very common in vertical farming. And vertical farming uses various sustainability features to offset the energy cost of farming. To most people's surprise, vertical farming uses 95 percent less water than traditional farming.

As the world faces new and unprecedented hurdles, BJB is impacting how we address new an innovative ways to become self-sufficient communities. Vertical Farming is on a long-term trajectory of growth, and BJB and our LED modules will lead the way.

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Reflectors, Uncategorized
BJB’s Launches Our New Reflector Ø ‘D110’ That Comes With Four Beam Angles
March 2, 2020 at 9:27 pm 0

BJB Electric continues to roll-out innovative new products within all segments of our business. We recently rolled out our new BJB Reflector 0 110 mm, with 4 beam angles: 15 degrees, 25 degrees, 40 degrees, and 60 degrees.

The new reflector comes with the following accessories:

  • 2 cover plates: clear & diffuse
  • Dust-proof, insect protection, touch protection
  • Mixed lens in planning for latching at the lower edge of the reflector

Other unique qualities include:

  • For COBs with LES < 17mm
  • For BJB connectors of families 47.319 & 47.360 with a diameter of 50mm

COB connectors and reflectors from BJB Electric offer easy and durable installation of chip-on-board (COB) LED modules. Designed for a wide range of COB modules, the high-strength components feature push wire technology, blue-light-resistant plastics, and corrosion- and wear-resistant contact materials. Wire entry on one or both sides of the connectors, embedded contacts with silver-plated contact points, and pre-assembly fixing springs facilitate automated assembly processes. BJB Electric's extensive range of reflector and optics accessories enable luminaire manufacturers to quickly and easily assemble finished modules for spot and downlights.

BJB is a world renowned German manufacturer and lighting technology solution provider offering a comprehensive range of products & services: LED modules, COB holders, optical components, PCB fixing elements, SMD connectors, testing and automation solutions. BJB has been a leader in the lighting industry since 1867 and now pioneers innovative solutions for solid-state lighting technology

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Appliance Lighting Solutions, Events & Trade Shows, Uncategorized
IFA Berlin Starts September 6th – Don’t Miss The Experience!
September 4, 2019 at 8:32 pm 0

It's that time of year when prominent international decision makers from the fields of consumer electronics, home appliances and related industries share their personal visions, all at this years IFA Berlin!

Get inspired by disruptive ideas by participating and visiting this years IFA, which also highlights new and exciting features within the domestic appliance industry. It's all about technology, fun, and innovation at IFA, from 06 – 11 September 2019. And, once again, the world's leading brands of consumer electronics and home appliances will present a record number of new products. Experience the future at this exciting event!

As many of you know, BJB is a world leader in providing light fixtures for ovens and other major appliances. Every appliance has it's own characteristics, and BJB makes them easy to see. From Cooker hoods, to ovens, to microwaves, appliance lighting is one of the many things that we excel at! And today's lighting is nothing like the past.

With the dramatic changes in domestic appliance lighting, we have always strived to stay ahead of the LED curve. Refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers all have their unique rendering. At BJB, we make it possible in terms of color rendering, performance and efficiency to significantly exceed anything that conventional lighting offers.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT BJB DOMESTIC APPLIANCE PRODUCTS

But the role of domestic appliances themselves has also changed. In the past, they were simply referred to as “white goods”. Now, large kitchen appliances and fittings have become a specific feature of our lifestyle. The kitchen is now a livingspace in many homes, with appliance as the predominant features within kitchens. When appliances are showcased in a contemporary fashion, they had value to the entire home experience. And it's modern LED lighting, and the fixtures that BJB engineers that make this experience come to life.

GOOD LIGHT MAKES DOMESTIC APPLIANCES BETTER

In large domestic and kitchen appliances, good light represents a new dimension in the perception of quality. For designers, developers and manufacturers it is therefore becoming a new distinguishing feature and "visible" evidence of innovative thinking.

BJB makes quality visible! With this approach and our decades of experience with lighting technology and domestic appliance lighting, we cover all stages of product development with our own resources - from the idea through to series production.

VISIT US AT BJB.COM TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BJB AND THE POWER OF OUR SOLUTIONS!

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BJB Automation, BJB Corporate, Research & Development, Uncategorized
BJB Automation Builds Customized LED Board Placement Machine for Delviro
August 9, 2019 at 1:57 am 0

As you know, BJB is a technology company in addition to being a lighting organization. BJB Automation dates back to the mid-1990's, when we created a tool for the automatic wiring of standard components (ADS). Since then, we have continued to develop innovative concepts and systems for industrial automation. Our customers benefit from solutions which improve the efficiency, speed, and quality of production processes.

BJB Automaton - Setting up the Machine at Delviro

Earlier this Spring, BJB delivered the Customized LED Board Placement Machine to Delviro. On Monday, June 3rd, our engineering team from Germany unpacked the machine and spent a week setting up the machine and programming it.

Unpacking the Robot On-site

Once assembled, BJB began to train three of Delviro's employees on operating the product. The trained employees will be the subject matter experts on-site, responsible for training other employees.

Comprehensive Training On-site

The most important elements to learn are how to operate the machine safely and to programming tasks to automatically place LED boards into their fixtures. 

Training on-site

As Joe Laufer, President of BJB USA stated, "BJB is appreciative of our partnership with Delviro Energy, one of the fastest-growing and vertically integrated lighting manufacturers in North America. As part of Delviro's continued efforts to optimize quality and operational efficiencies, we think that BJB's ADS automation systems are a great fit to help continue this trajectory. The training went exceptionally well and BJB is confident that the Delviro employees are comfortable with their knowledge of all aspects of the robot."

We expect complete satisfaction and will support them beyond this install and any future projects.  It is a good start to a BJB/Delviro partnership.  For more information on BJB Production Automation, please visit us here: BJB AUTOMATION.

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LED-BRIDGING: Innovative Connection Technology for Interchangeable LED Systems
April 25, 2019 at 2:38 am 0

BJB is Technology for light, and it all started well over a century ago! Here's why we are bridging the future. We began in 1867 in Arnsberg, Germany with the production of components for oil lamps.

It started with oil lamps

Logically, when the incandescent lamp established itself as the universal light source, we provided the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Today, we also develop and produce innovative, user-friendly lampholder and connector systems for LEDs, the light of the future. We call our products “Your connection to light”. But they are also your connection to the future – we will always retain our enthusiasm for new ideas.

Oil Lamps to LED - BJB is Technology for Light

LED - the light that adjusts to any atmosphere

Creative freedom indoors and outdoors LED is a quick-change artist. The light can look cool or warm and appear white or coloured. On the roads, it can show directions and warn of dangers. Bright enough for nothing to be missed. Discreet enough for no-one to be dazzled or distracted. As simple general lighting indoors, LED can ensure that space, objects and people are correctly and evenly illuminated. Or an individual lighting design can be used to create focal points. And outdoors, of course, LED can present places of interest in an even more interesting light, with small lamps producing impressive lighting effects in public places.

Standards for Individual Solutions

Because LED technology is developing at virtually the “speed of light” and more and more manufacturers are working with it, standards are necessary to enable the numerous advantages of modular design to be exploited. For this reason, an international group from the lighting industry has founded Zhaga (LED Light Engine Standardization).

The aim of Zhaga is to promote quality and speed of innovation in LED lighting technology and to create the right conditions for the interchangeability of components. With this objective in mind, the consortium is defining the interfaces for many application-specific modules. Zhaga standards define the physical dimensions as well as the photometric, electrical and thermal behaviour of the individual elements, no more, no less. This prevents fragmentation of the market as a result of incompatible products and creates a secure future for both producers and consumers.

The Zhaga group includes companies from the entire LED lighting industry, providers of LED modules and luminaires, as well as suppliers of components such as interfaces and lampholders, heat sinks and optics.

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BJB is a leader in Urban & Vertical Farming, creating unique LED lighting systems to provide ideal growing conditions regardless of the weather outside.

BJB – Technology for Light
Horticulture Lighting, Uncategorized
Lighting Systems for Urban and Vertical Farming
April 7, 2019 at 1:56 pm 0

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. In 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in conurbations. Traditional agriculture will not be able to cope with supplying the mega-cities with healthy food. 

One possible solution is urban farming – fruits and vegetables grown in the city in “farmscrapers”, i.e. high-rise greenhouses. Special LED lighting systems with a special color spectrum provide ideal growing conditions regardless of the weather outside.

LED modules with red-white light spectrum

Advances in LED technology were the decisive factor for the development of such “indoor farms”. The energy-efficient light-emitting diodes hardly lose any heat and can replace the sunlight which is indispensable for plant growth. For photosynthesis and therefore biomass production, plants only use certain components of the natural light spectrum - mainly red and blue. Compared with conventional lighting solutions for plant cultivation, LEDs increase energy efficiency considerably and can therefore promote the breakthrough of vegetable and fruit cultivation in large cities around the globe.

LED modules with full light spectrum

BJB is a leader in vertical farming. Check out how we can help you here.

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Innovations for light from BJB are the results of professional implementation of an idea from prototype to industrial mass production for the world market

BJB Today – Technology for Light
Fixing Elements/Fasteners, Lighting Components, Uncategorized
BJB Creates Customized PCBs and Accessories
April 1, 2019 at 1:35 pm 0

Headline:  BJB  Creates Customized PCBs and Accessories

As a manufacturer of innovative components for the efficient, low-cost production of LED luminaires, BJB has established itself as a specialist for customer-specific solutions, demonstrated by the range of miniature, easy-to-use components in its portfolio.

Examples include:

  • Their mains connection terminal block, with a height of only 11mm, is perfectly suited to the new generation of flat electronic control gear
  • Their Discus circular LED modules (diameters 224 mm and 300 mm) are ideal for circular ceiling and wall luminaires

Displaying its historic impact on lighting, BJB delivers it’s experience to the field of intelligent connection technology as well as its expertise in automated luminaire production for the development of customer-specific LED modules and components.

In the fast moving field of LED Technology, BJB is on the cutting edge focusing its attention on the challenges the industry faces and how to translate this evolution into custom-made solutions.

The Keys:

  • Flexibility in individual luminaire design
  • The rapid implementation through to the marketability stage

The BJB Difference?

  • LED modules with linear, square, or circular designs with dimensions of up to 650 mmx 400 mm can be created, geared to the customer requirements or specific lighting applications

The spectrum of services BJB provides ranges from consultation, layout design and prototype development through to series production and approvals.

A Screwless Perfection That Works

The concept of the ‘Push-to-Fix’ element (P2F) does not only provide technical advantages over the screw, it is also quick and easier to use. The industry-wide positive feedback has pushed BJB to exhibit further versions at Light+Building.

The substantial benefits to the user are:

  • Elimination of the need for thread-cutting
  • The avoidance of shadow formation due to their considerably lower elevation above the circuit board compared to the screw head

A Proven Alternative

The P2F has proved to be a successful alternative to the traditional screw for fixing LED modules from the BJB | OEM-Line or from other manufacturers. Consisting of a metal spring and an elastic silicone ring, it provides the connection between the surfaces of the PCB and luminaire housing, with no bending. This ensures excellent heat dissipation – and important and decisive factor in determining the service life of LED luminaires.

The fixing element P2F Screw&Profile Groove has been developed specifically for fixing modules to aluminum profiles with screw grooves. Unlike traditional screws, the P2F element, which can be installed quickly and securely with the aid of a manual setting device, provides permanent, defined contact pressure.

The P2F element for blind holes represents an alternative to M3 screws as well, especially advantageous for fixing of low, mid-, or high-power LED modules to heat sinks with blind drill holes or thick aluminum profiles with blind holes. The P2F is installed effortlessly, without the worry of damage to the PCB due to screw tilting or excessive torque.

Additionally, the P2F SMD solderable is suitable fixing low-and mid-power LED boards to mounting plates. The fixing elements are fitted during the SMD process, soldered onto the PCBs while passing through the reflow oven, and thereby pre-attached. During the final installation, the pre-attached P2Fs are brought into their final positions by pressing down the spring clips. This can be performed manually or automatically.

NOTE: The portion of the P2F SMD solderable above the PCB is considerably lower than a screw head, thereby preventing shadow formation.

Innovation At Its Best

BJB’s P2F SMD solderable, P2F for blind holes and P2F Screw&Profile Groove represents the continued evolution and development to the innovative P2F product series. Specifically designed to meet the requirements for efficient series production of LED luminaires, BJB adds its historic knowledge base and technology to deliver the highest value to the industry…by providing P2F fixing elements as an ideal addition to the BJB | OEM-Line modular system.

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