The Fibreco J-Lite™ expanded beam connector is an economical version of the current Fibreco Junior expanded beam connector. This new model is available in 2 or 4 channel plug or bulkhead, and fully hermaphroditic. The bulkhead is offered as a jam nut or flange mount option, with the flange mount option designed to be a direct replacement for XLR flange mount connectors, allowing for easy drop-in replacements in XLR flange mount connector applications. The bulkhead also has a forward flange option, allowing for space savings in areas where density is critical. The J-Lite connector also offers a simple termination process, allowing for quick in-field termination and repair. The Fibreco J-Lite expanded beam connector is a reliable and affordable solution for many applications in outdoor environments that require consistent and repetitive operation. The J-Lite connector minimizes the need for continuous maintenance, an important attribute for harsh environment applications.