Hello there, and welcome to the inaugural post of BJB Today, your resource highlighting innovative technical solutions from BJB. Our job is to help our clients implement individual luminaire custom designs with pin point efficiency. As a family owned business that's been around since 1867, we know what it takes to evolve as technology continues to manifest itself at lightening speed. From components, to optics, to automation, the our past has well prepared us for the future, and BJB is here to light the way.
Our culture begins with open thinking and a structured approach, which are essential elements on which our innovation processes for lighting and illumination technology are based.
We realize tradition is good, but looking ahead to the future is better. And we've been influencing lighting development for over 150 years...and we aren't stopping anytime soon.
Technology for light is our motto, and as LED takes the lead during our latest technological industry-wide revolution, BJB is on the the razors edge in delivering new concepts and designs using LED sources. That's why our LED modules and modular accessory system from BJB enable OEMs to produce individual solutions from electrical, mechanical and optical components.
Join us as we continue our 150 year journey....BJB is 'Technology for Light".
Innovations at BJB are the result of a structured process with which we develop products, solutions and services for lighting and illumination technology, the domestic appliance industry and industrial automation technology.
Over the last two years, The Linear Flat System has been a huge success for BJB, utilizing a combination with standard-three phase power tracks. Logistical and simultaneously stylish, it is only 45 mm high. This revolutionary LED system from BJB’s OEM-Line has the feel of a design element, as the characteristics of the lighting shine elegantly.
The pre-requisites for the flat design are:
The miniaturized control gear with an overall height of only 11 mm
The track integration
The Linear Flat System lampholder, which is designed to fit the power track adapter
A Slender Appearance
The direct method of installation, with no additional luminaire housing, also gives the system a slender and appealing appearance. This innovative, elegantly designed solution provides a significant lighting advantage to any shop, office or hospital. Due to its flexibility and the fact that it is highly economical, the combination of powertrack and Linear Flat System works extremely well in any industrial setting.
Sophistication Adds Diversity to BJB | OEM-Line Portfolio
This sophisticated is the perfect addition to the BJB | OEM-Line portfolio. Like the second generation of the Linear Flat System, it opens up further areas of application, as there are now optical elements available with function-specific light distribution. Because of this, as well as the combination of excellent color rendering of CRI > 80, it provides the ideal pre-requisite for application-specific solutions.
Linear Flat System is suitable for:
General Lighting Applications
Wallwashing & Shelf Lighting
Additionally, all lighting tasks in offices, hospitals, industrial facilities, as well as shops and supermarkets are highly efficient.
Flexibility and Sustainability Matters
With clear lines, excellent lighting parameters, and its extremely compact design, the second generation of Linear Flat System has a muddle efficiency that’s increased by 10% (up to 142 IM/W).
This classical design consists of:
LED light source
The flexibility and sustainability is paramount. Using the BJB philosophy of ‘late-state finishing’, luminaire series can be produced in the same way as before, with the ‘lamp’ integrated later.
Fitted to Customer Specification
Once the order has been placed, the suitable LED light source is fitted to customer-specific requirements in terms of luminous flux and color temperature, with an overall height of only 13 mm. All luminaire’s are provided with the latest lighting parameters, which aligns with the ever-changing and fast-moving world of LED technology.
If there is a change in the use of the rooms or premises, the LED light source can be replaced by a new, brighter generation and it can evolve into a different color temperature. Tool-free installation ensures convenient handling of the Linear Flat System
Multiple Applications & Different Sizes
Fully encapsulated, the 565 mm, 1,166 mm and 1,466 mm-long Linear Flat System offers not only excellent thermal management but a wide range of unique applications. The LED light source is only 37 mm wide and has color temperatures of 3,000 K and 4,000 K and achieves a luminous flux varying between 1,160 lm and 5,000 lm.
The Linear Flat System is a highly economical and intelligent solution with uniform, coherent design that provides sustainability and flexibility for any lighting solution, particularly in an industrial or retail facility.
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BJB’s SMD P2F fixing element for LED printed circuit boards was the industry’s first reflowable mechanical fixation device. Suitable for low- and mid-power LED boards in linear and panel type luminaries, BJB continued its successful evolution into innovative solutions for LED lighting.
A Unique Pre-Attachment Makes The Difference
The unique aspect of this product is the pre-attachment of the SMD P2F to the LED PCB. It is adhered to the LED board during the pick-and-place and reflow assembly process. Additionally, during final assembly of the luminaire, the LED board is ready for ‘easy to use’ snap-in attachment and can be securely fixed by simply clicking it into the fixture housing.
Simplicity Eliminates Error-Prone Screw Assembly
This revolutionary process eliminates error-prone screw assembly for lighting manufacturers. The simplicity of the installation is what makes the SMD P2F fixing element so unique, where as installation can be performed by hand, with a manual tool, or automatically using BJB automation system.
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I wanted to clearly articulate the strategic vision of what our domestic team is focused on, particularly to those that have yet to experience to innovation and capabilities of our historic organization. Our mission is to curate, distribute and deliver clearly BJB messaging across multiple digital platforms, making life easier for BJB customers and our partners in understanding how BJB delivers innovative lighting technology solutions across the globe. We hope BJBToday.com will provide that.
Our vision continues to leverage the partnership between the US Market and BJB Corporate, aligning a comprehensive digital strategy that aligns with our unparalleled heritage, pushing out a concise message syncing up to all BJB global subsidiaries with the below focus:
Curate and Distribute Content Across All BJB Global Subsidiaries
In conclusion, the North American unit will work closely with BJB HQ to initiate and execute a clear digital strategy, distributing relevant content across multiple social media channels to enhance BJB corporates mission in driving revenues, across all BJB subsidiaries. By simplifying processes and delivering messaging that aligns with our corporate long-term vision, the North American Division will help elevate BJB’s macro-strategy to align with an ever-changing digital landscape, ultimately driving revenues.
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Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces a global distribution agreement with BJB, a lighting technology company that supplies innovative solutions to the lighting and domestic appliance industries worldwide. Through the agreement, the BJB product line at Mouser will include BJB’s SMD terminal blocks, COB connectors and reflectors, and Starboard holders and connectors.
BJB’s SMD terminal blocks enable easy implementation of individual luminaire designs. Intended for use with both solid and flexible conductors, the surface-mounted terminal blocks are available in single- or double-pole configurations in Mini, Mini-Flex, Nano, and Push-through models. The blocks are made from a glass-fiber filled Polyphthalamide (PPA-GF) based compound, offering improved durability and performance compared to traditional engineering thermoplastics.
COB connectors and reflectors from BJB 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 starboard holders and connectors enable easy implementation of starboard-based LED displays. Designed to be solder-free, these components ensure that there is no lifespan reduction due to thermal impact on the LEDs. Single push-wire terminals accept both solid and flexible conductors, and the holders also feature top test ports for final testing after assembly. Compatible with a wide range of LED starboards from leading LED manufacturers, the holders and connectors allow for flexibility, rapid prototyping, and simplified installation.
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 700 manufacturers. Mouser offers 23 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000 customers in more than 220 countries/territories from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.
BJB has been associated with lighting technology for 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, BJB continually develops new, user-friendly lampholder systems, terminal blocks and switches for markets throughout the world. In other words: BJB provides a “Technology for Light.”
Solar powered smart street lamps and LEDS for urban greenhouses are among the latest innovations expected to be showcased at Light Middle East 2018.
According to a statement released by the exhibition, European manufactures will be heavily present during the event, which will run from 23 to 25 September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will present their latest innovative products.
Light Middle East 2018 will feature more than 340 exhibitors from 25 countries, and more than 70 of these will hail from Europe. Many are standalone exhibitors, while others will be part of dedicated country pavilions from Italy, Spain, Turkey, France, the UK and Germany.
"The finest in European technology will be on display for thousands of regional trade buyers, architects, lighting designers, consultants, engineers, and end-users," the statement said, "with leading brands sharing their visions of what the regional urban lighting landscape may look like in the future."
German-headquartered BJB provides a prime example of Light Middle East 2018 exhibitors with an eye on the future. Along with its standard product line of single row optics and COB connectors, BJB will highlight its Urban Farming LED modules, designed to help grow fruits and vegetables in city ‘farmscrapers’.
The launch of the energy-efficient light-emitting diode comes after the announcement that Dubai will be home to the world’s largest vertical farm, and will be welcomed by consultants working on the US$40 million project, which is slated to be completed by the end of 2019.
Other prominent European exhibitors include HEI Technology from Austria, LED Italy, Spain’s Faro Barcelona and Secom Iluminacion, Intra Lighting from Slovenia, and Ragni from France.
Light Middle East returns in 2018 with all its popular highlights including THINKLIGHT – a three day conference focusing on the key areas of lighting, namely architecture, interior, and landscape design.
With over 200,000 visitors at the 2018 Light & Building Trade Fair in Frankfurt Germany, BJB showcased an impressive demonstration of our robotic manufacturing solutions for advanced luminaire production. Our unmatched lighting technology enables the integration of innovative components and optics with smart automation technology, thus enabling LED luminaires to be manufactured fast and efficiently.
BJB's automated machines, which feature a modular design, are offered not only for linear and area lighting needs, but also for spot and downlight applications. Everything from assembly of complex components, to wiring and testing are possible with BJB’s trademark ADS machines.
It Takes 9 Seconds!
So how long do the automation machines from BJB take to assemble a luminaire with the most advanced lighting technologies? Nine seconds! That’s all it takes for BJB’s automated assembly and wiring machine to manufacture spot and downlight fixtures. In this short amount of time, heat sinks, TIM foil, COBs, connectors for COBs and reflectors are fitted “spot on”.
LED Lighting Components
BJB offers a variety of innovative LED lighting components, such as COB connectors, which are vital, enabling-technology for COB light sources, designed for optimal heat sink attachment, power supply and secondary optic integration. BJB’s product range includes connectors for more than 130 different types of COBs from world leading LED partner manufacturers. BJB’s offers the most advanced and comprehensive range of LED connection technology which are compatible with over 80 percent of all COBs offered on the world market.
BJB says it sees the reflectors and optical devices designed for targeted light direction as an ideal complement to their range of COB connectors. BJB has also advanced the way in which their COB connectors are fixated to heat sinks, by developing an innovative push-to-fix fixing element specifically for blind hole heat sink applications. Thanks to this smart solution, COB modules can be easily fastened to the heat sinks reliably, fast and without threading, helping to improve the thermal management of the entire lighting system.
BJB Automation for Linear Luminaire
And yet another BJB device attracted particular attention at the Light & Building fair, namely an automated machine for linear luminaire assembly: In the first step, a circuit board is installed in the luminaire housing. The distinguishing feature of this BJB product is that the required SMD-P2F fixing elements are already integrated to the LED board via the standard SMT process. This means the LED boards are ready for snap-in attachment without any additional components, which saves time and reduces production complexity for the OEM lighting manufacturer.
In the next step, the optics are fitted. BJB’s optical devices also come with added value because of their remarkable ease of installation: The single-row optics feature an integrated fastening system allowing them to be fitted seamlessly to the luminaire housing. With an installation height of about 11 mm, the high-precision optics are very flat and compact in design. They are available in five varieties for different light distribution patterns.
Once the circuit boards and optics have been mounted and the luminaire has been rotated for the next step in the assembly process, the robot proceeds to wire the LED circuit boards for power connection via BJB’s rear-mounted SMD push-through terminal block together with the driver (electronic control gear). This process, too, is accomplished “in no time” with unparalleled accuracy: the cycle period is only 68 seconds.
Leaders in Horticultural LED Lighting
And when the lighting experts from Arnsberg, Germany introduced their newest horticulture lighting product for vertical farming at the trade fair, people across the industry took notice and were very impressed! BJB now offers lighting solutions for urban farming - Wow! This is a future-oriented technology that aims to bring sustainable agriculture to the world’s metropolitan areas.
Urban farming is all about the cultivation of vegetables and herbs in greenhouses integrated into high-rise buildings – regardless of weather conditions, without the use of insecticides or pesticides and, above all, close to consumers and thus environmentally friendly: Since there is no need for transport, there are no polluting CO2 emissions, either. Yet light is neededfor plants in urban greenhouses to grow for the common good – and this is where BJB comes into play: BJB lighting experts led by their in-house biologist have been hard at work conducting in-depth research to identify the optimum light spectrum for plant photosynthesis and the optimal modular product.BJB’s urban farming range includes red-blue and red-white LED lighting solutions, integrated in a compact, easy-to-use modular system that’s IP66 rated.