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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, SMD Terminal Blocks
BJB’s SMD Minis: Terminal Blocks That Provide Big Lighting Solutions
August 27, 2020 0

They may appear 'mini'...but the BJB SMD-Mini Terminal blocks provide massive solutions within the lighting industry. Specifically, the Mini Flex 46.131/132, which are extremely flat and keep any shadow formation to a minimum (with a height of only 4mm).

SMD Minis are ADS-compatible and can be wired robotically, for efficient assembly. Our Mini-Flex SMD terminal block is designed to take both solid and stranded wires and has a easy release function. As noted, it is also suitable for automtic assembly with BJB robots. With a diverse range of applications, the SMD Mini-Flex is used by LED PCB manufacturers in the lighting industry, home appliance manufacturer and consumer electronic sectors.

Advantages of the SMD Terminal block Mini Flex 46.131/132

  • Permanently secure connection
  • Insulating housing allows a wide range of applications
  • Low height of 4.0 mm prevents annoying shadowing
  • Optics can be mounted close to the LES
  • Easy to use, housing integrated insertion channel allows easy cable entry by hand or with BJB Automation
  • Suitable for rigid and tin-plated wires
  • Wires can be removed without tools by simultaneously twisting and pulling
General Overview of BJB SMD Terminal blocks

Mini-Flex 46.131/132 - Paramaters

Effortless Release Tool

Click for 'Contact Opening Tool'

Features of SMD Mini-B2B - Connector 46.131/132/133

  • One, Two, and Three-pole variants available
  • Rating 300 V / 9 A
  • Temperature range -40 degrees C to + 105 degrees C
  • Compatible with BJB SMD Terminal Block 46.131/132
  • Packing unit: 1000 pieces (bulk material in bag)

Summarizing the Benefits of the SMD Mini Connectors

Low installation effort:

  • Quick and tool-free connection of LED modules
  • The use of the Mini B2B connectors reduces the cost and time of electrical contacting of LED modules
  • The high current-carrying capacity of 9 A is advantageous in the electrical connection of several LED modules in series

Time-savings:

  • Considerable time savings against manual wiring
  • Additional time savings through the optional use of SMD-P2F 29.904.U101.10 for the mechanical mounting of the LED module

Easy handling:

  • Due to the B2B-Connectors, LED modules can be aligned very simply: connect the B2B-Connector first into the SMD Terminal block of the first module and then axially into the opposite SMD Terminal block of the following module
  • Protection against polarity reversal

No additional wiring effort in the luminaire:

  • No disturbing cables in the light cone
  • Cable pre-assembly for manual wiring is no longer necessary

BJB continues to lead the way with our SMD Terminal blocks that are used for current supply in LED boards for a diverse number of lighting applications. Our connectors are easy to handle and provide permanently safe connections. Due to their flat construction, they contribute decisively to a superior light quality and avoid disruptive shadows. With the SMD Terminal blocks, BJB offers a wide range of products that contribute to superior lighting solutions.

About BJB:

Founded in 1867 by Friedrich Wilhelm Brokelmann, Franz Jager and Gustav Busse, BJB has been associated with lighting technology for more than 150 years. Initially the business began by manufacturing components for oil lamps. Since the beginning of the 20th century, BJB has been providing the electrical connection between the power source and the lamp. Equipped with this knowledge, the company continuously developed user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches up to the present day for markets throughout the world.

In other words: BJB provides a “Connection to Light”. The process that 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, as a dominant player in the industry. Visit us at BjB.com! We are "Technology for Light".

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Receptacles, Smart Lighting
Give your luminaires that smart edge with the latest lighting technology from BJB
August 20, 2020 0

As featured in our post on Smart LED Street and Exterior lighting on August 13th, BJB is playing a vital role in the technology used in smart applications for LED lighting. We are also at the forefront of lighting technology that is turning traditional communities into 'Smart Cities' using the robust functionality of our new connection socket system for outdoor luminaires.

Components that provide simple assembly

Today, we wanted to show you (video) just how easy it is to assemble our interface for your smart luminaires. Most importantly, the BJB connector is designed according to the Zhaga book 18 standard, to make sure it is compatible with all other Zhaga 18 defined modules.

Take a brief look at the next step in the evolution of lighting:

The advantages:

  • Easy to install
  • Designed to conform with standard Zhaga Book 18 cut-outs
  • Wires effortlessly connected once the module is in place
  • A sensor module can be added at any time
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The BJB Lighting Solutions for the Public Sector

Smart city solutions continue to be at the forefront of conversation of urban development. With the new connection socket system for outdoor luminaires, BJB delivers a technological and economical solution that helps municipalities launch 'Smart City' technology on any outdoor luminaire quickly and easily.

The BJB interface has been developed especially for LED light sources and drivers in outdoor light fixtures. The basis for this creation is an IP-compliant receptacle with a sealing cap.

The unit provides a complete electrical interface between the receptacle and the respective sensor modules. When used in conjunction with sensor-compatible certified drivers (e.g.Philips), the receptacle assembly is suitable for a plug-in sensor module with a twist-lock system.

For communication and data transmission, the module is provided with DC power and DALI 2 or a 2-wire bus. The fourth connection is reserved as a digital IO port.

The compact design with an improved seal facilitates the installation of the sensor module on roadway, street and surface area lights upwards, sideways or downwards.

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! We are "Technology for Light".

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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Receptacles
Smart LED Street and Exterior Lights: How BJB is Impacting the Lighting Revolution
August 13, 2020 0

Cars are not the only thing getting smarter around the world. While self-driving cars are getting all the attention, what about the roads themselves becoming smarter? But wait, there's much more than just road! What about modern LED lights the now provide numerous options for smart applications by illuminating not just the roads we drive on, but also the cul de sacs we live in, the parks we play in, and footpaths that we walk on.

Did you know that the brightness of outdoor fixtures can be specifically adapted to the natural lighting conditions of the current traffic volume, which noticeably reduces energy consumption. Likewise, parking space detection can be incorporated into smart lighting systems too. Smart lighting systems provide detailed energy consumption analysis so systems may operate as efficiently as possible, and alert those responsible for any failures. And BJB plays a vital role in bringing these lighting systems to life. This article looks at the technical features that are required.

Technical Requirements for Smart Lighting

Smart lighting is based on intelligent sensors or communication modules and data analysis. In order for the interaction between sensor or communication module and luminaire to work, you need the proper connection technology that connects the luminaire and sensor or communication module:

Let's look at the schematic structure of an LED Light:

  • A - Sensor and communication module
  • B - Receptacle
  • C - LED driver
  • D - LEDs

The BJB Connecting Socket: Zhaga Receptacle

With the electromechanical interface of the 47.121 series according to Zhaga Book 18, BJB offers a practical solution for the connection between LED outdoor light and sensor or communication module. This standardized interface is compatible with numerous sensors and communication modules from different manufacturers.

The BJB receptacles are equally suitable for wall and panel lights. They can be used to place sensors on the top (1), bottom (2) or side (3) of the lamp, depending on the desired function of the sensor. Depending on the application, the correct alignment of the sensor module with respect to the environment is required for proper function. LEARN MORE!

Product Variants Zhaga Receptacle

NEW: 47.121.U303.80

Receptacle for communication and sensor module for standard sheet metal cut-out and assembled flat seal: View Product Here

  • A - Sealing cap
  • B - Receptacle with assembled flat seal
  • C - Lock washer
  • D - Lock nut

Additional products include:

47.121.U301.80

Receptacle for communication and sensor module for standard metal sheet cut-out for O-ring seal. View Product

47.121.U304.80

Receptacle for communication and sensor module for BJB metal sheet cut-out for O-ring seal. View Product

BJB Advantages at a Glance

  • Zhaga Receptacle: Electromechanical interface for smart street and outdoor lighting
  • Possible sensor positions on the lamp: top, bottom, side
  • For standard or BJB sheet metal cut-outs for O-ring seals
  • With assembled flat seal for standard sheet metal cut-out
  • Protection class: IP 66
  • IK impact resistance level until 09

For more information, visit our website at BJB.com. We are here to serve our customers and clients 24/7.

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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Fixing Elements/Fasteners, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components
The P2F SMD: The Alternative to Screw Fixation of LED Boards
July 29, 2020 0

If you haven't seen it for yourself, you probably won't understand the efficiency of BJB's revolutionary P2F SMD, which has exponentially reduced the time to assemble LED Boards.

VIDEO: See Exactly What We Mean

Key Features:

  • Comes in tape & reel packaging
  • Pre-attachment of the P2F SMD to the LED PCB during the pick & place reflow process
  • LED PCB is ready for snap in attachment into the fixutre either manually or automatically with BJB automation systems
  • Save more than 50% of assembly time

Your Advantages:

  • Permanent contact pressure
  • Quick installation
  • Silicone cushions compensate for thermally induced tolerances (28.901)
  • Installation of connectors and COBs on heat sinks (28.902)
  • Can be used in the SMD process (28.904)
  • Installation of PCBs on extruded profiles

Technical Features:

  • Just one step for assembly of optics and LED module
  • Quick, easy and secure assembly by pushing down P2F fixing element
  • Costly screwing process is not required
  • The contact pressure of 10 N / P2F creates the basis for an optimal thermal management
  • Simple, round cut-out with ø 4.2 mm in the luminary sheet
  • Package thickness: 3.7 – 5.4 mm
  • Releasable connection

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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BJB – Technology for Light, LED Board Connectors, Lighting Components, Optics, Reflectors
BJB developed an innovative pre-fixation to help the luminare manufacturer in the assembly process
July 21, 2020 0

Innovation at its finest has continued at BJB for decades and we continue to cater to a wide range of possibilities.

We previously noted in a post about our COB's:

In a spot or downlight application, the connector is the central component. It performs essential functions for the COB, providing the heat sink attachment, power feed and reflector. It performs essential functions for the COB, providing the heat sink attachment, power feed and reflector interface. The range currently consists of several product series which are compatible with over 80% of all COBs available on the world market. The corresponding optics, reflectors and cover plates complete the range.

Original Post about our COB's

Check out the video and the simplicity in mounting of a BJB COB connector:

Advantages:

  • Permanent contact pressure
  • Quick installation
  • easy connection of the LED COB
  • Various wire routing possibilities (47.360)
  • Suitable for 80% of all COBs
  • Pre-assembly fixing of COB
  • Very flat (47.360 / 47.371)
  • Integrated optic and reflector interface
  • Suitable for fixing with P2F 28.902 (47.319 / 47.360)
  • The most comprehensive range worldwide

Our objective always is to attach great importance to the fact that our products are not only technically mature, but also fast and easy to use. We continue to always focus on Technology for Light!

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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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Optics
Now listed on mouser.com – our new LED board connector
July 15, 2020 0

BJB's new LED board connector is also available on mouser.com. As we featured on our most last two posts, we recently launched our new 1-click-optic product portfolio, both pitch-dependent and pitch-independent lenses.

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Summarizing the unmatched 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

See how it works

Our LED board Quick-Connect System according to Zhaga Book 21 is now available. Reach out and let us know how we can help you!

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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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Optics
Another look at BJB’s 1-Click-Optic product portfolio: Pitch-Dependent & Pitch-Independent Lenses
July 7, 2020 0

As our last couple of posts have highlighted, we couldn't be more excited to offer our pitch-dependent (35.324) and pitch-independent (35.301) lenses to the public. The 1-click-optic product was designed for excellent light control and flexible applications.

The product is completely screw-free, with integrated fixation clips and positioning pins to keep the LED Boards in place. Moreover, there are 5 light distributions currently available:

  • Narrow
  • Medium
  • Wide
  • Single Asymmetric
  • Double Asymmetric

Watch How It Works!

Let BJB take your luminaires to the next level with the latest in lighting technology!

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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BJB – Technology for Light, Optics
BJB’s ‘screw-free’ 1-click-optics also now available as pitch-independent for maximum flexibility in light control
July 1, 2020 0

As previously mentioned in our article on June 23rd, BJB announced a new family of single-row optics that are designed for 1-click effortless fixing. And now, we are proud to also introduce our BJB 35.301 series of pitch-independent optics which provide flexibility for luminaire manufacturers to select LED modules ranging from 20-24 mm in width.

Whether using single fixtures or continuous rows of luminaires, BJB optics provide precise lighting performance, essential for meeting the requirements of retail and commercial applications. BJB designed the Single-Row Optics with 1-Click Fixing for optimal performance in the lighting of aisles, corridors, parking garages, warehouses, workstations, and general lighting in supermarkets.

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The single-row, flat optics of the 35.301 series are suitable for LED boards with different LED spacing and open up numerous possibilities for directing the luminous flux thus controlling brightness.

The 2D Fresnel lens structure ensures uniform light distribution regardless of LED type or configuration. The 35.301 optics fit all common LED modules from 20-24 mm width according to Zhaga Book 7 and are optimized for a module thickness of 1.6mm.

A few of the highlights:

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Identical End-to-End Caps on Both Sides
  • These are 1-click fixing for fast assembly
  • Wide range of light distributions (30°, 60°, 90° double asymmetric, single asymmetric)
  • Suitablefor SELV and Non-SELV applications
  • For use with 20-24 mm wide LED modules according to Zhaga Book 7
  • Optimal light output
  • Slot and key system allows for easy alignment in rows
  • Identical end caps on both sides

Quick & Safe Assembly

Until now, the assembly of optics and circuit boards required at least two work steps and additional fastening elements or screws. BJB’s 1-click optics offer a dramatically improved alternative. With our new system, LED modules and optics are assembled without tools or screws in one single work step. Our optics are equipped with centering pins and spacers that align the optics correctly on the board and firmly connects them. There are identical end caps on the left and right, which further facilitates assembly and production.

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Bottom line, our single-row optics are optimal not only for quick assembly but also for very secure fastening. Once the board and optics have been assembled, the locking mechanism can only be released with the help of tools from the bottom side. If several optics are mounted in a row, the Key & Slot ensures gapless joints. This feature provides added protection against accidental contact qualifying the optics for NON-SELV applications.

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Versatility is Unmatched

Finally, the last advantage of our new optics family is their versatility. The position of the fixing elements are designed in accordance to the fixing points outlined in Zhaga Book 7. As all optics have the same fixing mechanism, multiple optics will fit one housing, allowing for great versatility and flexibility while using one housing platform.

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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BJB – Technology for Light
Stronger through the crisis together: BJB is there for you!
June 23, 2020 0

BJB responded quickly to the risks posed by the CoVid-19 pandemic. When the pandemic became evident earlier this year, BJB entities throughout the world took the appropriate actions and precautions according to accepted guidelines.

While the health and well-being of our employees is a top priority for BJB, we are able to maintain our focus on outstanding service to our valued customers.

We are strictly adhering to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and local governments. This includes elevated hygiene and sanitation standards, observing social distancing principles, work-from-home practices, the utilization of video conferencing in place of face-to-face meetings, and numerous other measures.

Because BJB took comprehensive measures at an early stage of the pandemic, we have been able to provide uninterrupted support and delivery of products. Thanks to sufficient stock levels and proactive supply-chain management, we have consistently delivered products to our customers on schedule - despite several weeks of shutdown in China, Italy, and Spain. Globally, we currently are not experiencing any delivery issues.

The consequences of the CoVid-19 pandemic have now led to a global economic crisis; the long-term extent is still unknown. To promote economic development in the face of the crisis, economic support measures have been implemented in many countries.  BJB has participated in many of these initiatives. These include short-time work allowance in some countries and grants to support employees in others. Financially, BJB has sufficient liquidity and reserves for worst-case scenarios, which have now been increased by several million euros as a precaution.

BJB, as a family business, has been a reliable business partner for over 150 years. You can count on BJB, especially in this difficult time! We continue to aggressively support our customers and partners during the CoVid-19 crisis.

Please visit our website HERE to read our statement - and reach out if we can be of any assistance to you and your business.

PLEASE READ OUR STATEMENT HERE
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BJB – Technology for Light, Lighting Components, Optics
Introducing BJB Optics with 1-Click-Fixing-System: Pitch Dependent and Minimized Glare
June 23, 2020 0

BJB is proud to announce a new family of single-row optics. Designed for 1-click effortless fixing, these optics are designed for linear LED modules for fast, safe, and secure assembly with industry leading light performance.

Our new range of single-row optics can be assembled faster than ever before because of BJB's innovative 1-click fixing. In addition to effortless assembly, BJB optics provide operational safety at the highest level. The optics meet all requirements for NON-SELV applications.

Made from impact-resistant PC, the optics cannot be dismantled without tools. The BJB optic system meets all requirements for protection against electric shock by utilizing a key and slot system that provides additional contact protection.

Pitch-Dependent Optics: Assembly

BJB's unmatched 1-click optics and the LED module are assembled with just one easy step. Tools and additional mounting elements are not necessary because the optics have centering pins and spacers that align them correctly on the boards and firmly connect them.

The 1-click optics (A: pitch -dependent optics) positions and fixes the board (C: Philips Fortimo LED Strip OC board) securely on the luminaire metal sheet (D) or the aluminum profile (E), end caps (B) on both sides form a clean finish.

Perfect for Retail and Commercial

Whether used in retail or commercial settings, utilizing strip, pendant, or continuous-row lighting, the new optics family from BJB ensures outstanding light performance. Lighting fixtures with BJB optics are particularly suited for the lighting of aisles, corridors, parking garages, warehouses, workstations, and general lighting in supermarkets.

The compatibility with a wide-range of LED modules and low glare, indicated by UGR value, provides the most efficient design available in the marketplace. BJB optics provides precise lighting performance essential for meeting the requirements of retail and commercial applications.

Effective and Efficient : Commercial & Retail Use

1-Click Optics: Pitch-Dependent

The Optics 35.324: Pitch-dependent minimized glare product provides single-row linear single optics that are suitable for applications that require optimal light and minimal glare.

The 35.324 single-row linear optics are designed for the Philips Fortimo LED Strip OC* board from Signify. Thanks to the single lens design and micro-structured surfaces as well as lateral eroded structure they are suitable for all applications where optimal light and minimal glare are important. The microstructure surface creates a homogeneous light appearance with reduced COA (Color of Angle), ensuring a harmonious overall aesthetic.

Highlights at a glance are:

  • Novel 1-click fixing
  • Suitable for Philips Fortimo LED strip OC module (35.324)
  • High flexibility in luminaire design
  • Optimal light output
  • Wide range of light distributions
  • Suitable for SELV and Non-SELV applications
  • Centering pins for positioning and fixing of LED module into luminaire hosuing
  • Spacer for correct positioning of the LED module to the optics

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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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