Urban Farming

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What is Vertical Farming? We are glad you asked!
April 23, 2019 at 12:53 am 0

Vertical farming 'is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers, vertically inclined surfaces, and/or integrated in other structures, such as in a skyscraper, used warehouse, or shipping container.

The modern ideas of vertical farming use indoor farming techniques and controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) technology, where environmental factors can be controlled. One of the most critical components required for successful vertical farming is utilizing special LED lighting systems with spectrums that provide ideal growing conditions. BJB is a leader in providing LED technology for cultivating these 'indoor farms'.

As such, BJB and our LED boards in our modules can be uniquely modified depending on your plants, specifically designed according to the required wavelength. Customers have the flexibility to select the desired LED lighting to achieve the ideal plant growth.

Simplicity of use and space efficiency are two of our major differenciators, as our support elements utilize clip fasteners, and can be removed effortlessly without tools via a plug-socket system.

A few of our Urban Farming Products:

Horticulture Lighting, LED Board Connectors
BJB Positioned Favorably As Horticulture Lighting Market Expected to Grow to $6.2 Billion by 2023
April 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm 0

As first reported via Cision PR Newswire, 'the horticulture lighting market is expect to grow from USD 2.43 billion in 2019 to USD 6.21 billion by 2023, at an annual growth rate of 20.61%.' In the report, it mentions that the exponential growth is capitalizing on rapid population growth and availability of limited agricultural land.

The report expands on the following:

  • Technology
  • Lighting Type
  • Cultivation
  • Application
  • Geography

BJB is aggressively emerging as a leader within the horticultural space, assisting in developing excellent and efficient technology within the space. The report mentions:

Horticulture lighting systems consist of both hardware and software. Hardware includes lamps, fixtures, reflectors, reflective films, ballasts, and others. Software includes light controlling software, while services such as planning, installation, and maintenance have also been considered in the report. Hardware holds the largest share of the horticulture lighting market compared to software and services as software offerings and services are relatively newer in the market for horticulture lighting.

Additionally, the report highlights the expansive use of LED lights, which is a major focus of BJB:

In 2017, LED lights accounted for the largest share of the horticulture lighting market based on technology since these lights are energy-efficient and also have additional benefits such as low heat, compact size, and a long operational life of 30,000 to 50,000 hours.

Toplighting becomes an industry-wide buzz word

Toplighting is the style of lighting used most within this sector. Within this platform, lamps with 'particular spectrum of light' are positioned above the plants. The story mentions that 'interlighting' is a relatively new concept in horticulture lighting in which lights are placed inside the canopy of high-wire plants, which directs and focuses growth-stimulating light on the most vital parts of the crop, such as its leaves and veins. Toplighting, being a traditional method of lighting, holds a larger share of horticulutre lighting market

Why BJB is Leading the Way in Urban Farming Technology?

BJB is aggressively working within the vertical farming industry and has the products to provide the most innovative lighting systems within the industry. Advances in the LED technology, BJB provides LED modules with red-white light spectrum as well as LED modules with red blue light spectrum and full light spectrums. Our LED boards in our modules can be individually adjusted to your plants according to the required wavelength or customer specification, thus laying the foundation for optimum plant growth.

BJB LED Modules are Simple to Use, Reducing Labor

The BJB LED modules are attached quite simply by means of appropriate support elements with clip fasteners. They can be removed without tools, simplifying the entire process, saving you time and money. The electrical contact is via a plug-socket system.

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, one to two additional shelves can be installed, thereby providing more room for plants. Additionally, BJB's LED modules meet the requirements of protection class IP66 and are therefore adequately protected against strong jets of water, allowing us to achieve optimum performance and service life even under difficult conditions.

View BJB's LED Modules Below - 37.132 - Urban Farming / Horticultural

  1. Urban Farming LED Modules with 628mm length (red/white and red/blue)
  2. Urban Farming LED Modules with 1228mm length (red/white)

For more information on how BJB can you within the Urban Farming or Horticultural industry, please CONTACT us today!

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Light Middle East 2018 Showcases BJB’s as Powerplayer in Regional Urban Lighting Landscape
September 20, 2018 at 3:19 am 0

Previously appeared in MiddleEastArchitect.com

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.

For more information about BJB:

Thomas Frerich

Manager Marketing Communication

BJB GmbH & Co. KG
Werler Str. 1 59755 Arnsberg
Tel.: +49 2932 982-489
Fax: +49 2932 982-8489
E-mail: thomas.frerich@bjb.com

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