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(12) Patent Application: (11) CA 2960058
(54) English Title: LINKABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS
(54) French Title: SYSTEMES D'ECLAIRAGE RELIABLES
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • F21K 9/27 (2016.01)
  • F21K 9/275 (2016.01)
  • F21K 9/278 (2016.01)
  • F21V 15/015 (2006.01)
  • F21V 21/005 (2006.01)
  • F21V 1/00 (2006.01)
  • F21V 5/00 (2018.01)
  • F21V 5/00 (2015.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • VAN WINKLE, GARY (United States of America)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • ETI SOLID STATE LIGHTING INC. (United States of America)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • ETI SOLID STATE LIGHTING INC. (United States of America)
(74) Agent: OYEN WIGGS GREEN & MUTALA LLP
(45) Issued:
(22) Filed Date: 2017-03-03
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2017-10-20
Examination requested: 2017-08-11
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

English Abstract



An LED linkable light system including LED light assemblies having LED light
fixtures
which are linkable together to enable linked individual LED lights to be
turned on or off
individually or together. Any number of LED linkable light fixtures can be
linked together, and
electricity is provided by a power cord being linked to one of the linked LED
light fixtures and to
a power source. The LED lamps are preferably LED shop lights or LED strip
lights.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.


CLAIMS:

1. An LED shop light system comprising:
an LED shop light assembly comprising:
a first linkable LED shop light fixture having opposite fixture end portions
and
comprising:
an LED shop light lamp having opposite LED shop light lamp end portions,
said LED shop light lamp including:
an LED module comprising:
a printed circuit board; and
an array of LEDs connected to said printed circuit board;
a driver for transmitting electric power to said LED module;
a diffuser for containing said LED module for diffusing light
generated by said array of LEDs; and
electrical connections in said respective LED shop light lamp end
portions for cooperating with electrical transmitting lines;
a cover for holding said LED shop light lamp, said cover comprising:
a shade for partially surrounding said LED shop light lamp for
preventing light from being transmitted therethrough, said shade having
opposite shade end portions;
an end structure mounted to said shade at said respective shade end
portions for receiving said respective LED shop light lamp end portions to
mount said LED shop light lamp in said shade, and for permitting access of

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electrical transmitting lines to said electrical connections of said LED shop
light lamp;
at least one additional linkable LED shop light assembly including a second
linkable shop light fixture comprising another electrical connection for
cooperating
with said electrical connection of said first LED shop light lamp; and
a linking device for cooperating with one of said electrical connections in
each of said linkable LED shop light assemblies for electrically linking said
linkable LED shop light assemblies together.
2. An LED shop light system according to claim 1 wherein said linking
device is a
linking cable.
3. An LED shop light system according to claim 1 wherein said linking
device is a
linking connector.
4. An LED shop light system according to claim 3 wherein said linking
connector is
rigid.
5. An LED shop light system according to claim 1 and further comprising:
a power cable comprising:
an insulated cable having opposing power cable ends;
an outlet plug at one of said power cable ends for insertion into a power
socket; and
an electrical input plug at the other of said power cable ends for insertion
into one
of said electrical connections on one of said LED shop light for transmitting
electrical
power to said linkable LED shop light fixtures.
6. An LED shop light system according to claim 1 wherein said linking
device
comprises at least one of:

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a linking cable comprised of:
an insulated cable line having opposing cable ends; and
linking plugs operatively attached to said respective cable ends for
electrical
connection to said electrical connections on a pair of linkable LED shop light
fixtures to
electrically connect said pair of linkable LED shop light fixtures together in
a series
relationships; and
a rigid lamp connector for electrical connection of said electrical
connections on a
pair of linkable LED shop light fixtures to electrically connect said pair of
linkable LED
shop light fixtures together.
7. An LED shop light system according to claim 1 wherein said respective
LED shop
light fixtures have switches for selectively turning said respective LED shop
light lamps on and
off without affecting the remaining LED shop light lamps.
8. An LED shop light system according to claim 1 wherein:
said end structure each comprise an LED lamp electrically contacting structure
for
providing an electrical contact to the electrical connections of said LED shop
light lamp to transmit
electrical current to said LED shop light lamp; and
said linking device comprises a linking electrically contacting structure for
cooperating
with said LED lamp electrically contacting structure to enable the
transmission of electrical current
to said LED shop light lamp.
9. An LED shop light system according to claim 8 wherein said electrical
connections
are a set of electrical wires, and wherein said LED lamp electrically
contacting structure are a set
of electrically insulated tubes having electrical conducting sleeves that are
connected to said
appropriate wires for transmitting electrical current thereto; and



said linking electrically contacting structure are a set of insulating tubes
having electrical
conducting sleeves for receiving said respective electrically insulated tubes
with electrical contact
with said electrical conducting sleeves connected to said appropriate wires to
enable transmission
of electrical current from said lining electrically contacting structure to
said LED lamp electrically
contacting structure.
10. An LED shop light assembly comprising:
a linkable LED shop light fixture comprising:
an LED shop light lamp having opposite LED shop light end portions, said LED
shop light lamp including:
an LED module comprising:
a printed circuit board; and
an array of LEDs connected to said printed circuit board;
a driver for transmitting electrical power to said LED module;
a diffuser for containing said LED module and said array of LEDs for
diffusing light generated by said array of LEDs; and
electrical connections in said respective LED shop light lamp end portions
for cooperating with electrical transmitting lines;
a cover for holding said LED shop light lamp, said cover comprising:
a shade for partially surrounding said LED shop light lamp for
preventing light from being transmitted therethrough, said shade having
opposite shade end portions;
a pair of end caps attached to said shade at said respective shade end
portions for protecting said respective LED shop light lamp end portions to

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mount said LED shop light lamp in said shade, and for permitting access of
electrical transmitting lines to said electrical connections of said LED shop
light lamp; and
a linking connector for cooperating with one of said electrical
connections for electrically connecting said linkable LED shop light fixture
to another linkable LED shop light fixture.
11. A linkable, elongated LED light assembly comprising:
an elongated linkable LED light fixture including:
an elongated housing, said elongated housing comprising:
an elongated top wall having opposing top wall end portions and opposing
elongated sides;
opposing elongated side walls extending from said elongated opposing
sides of said elongated top wall, said opposing elongated side walls having
opposing side wall end portions coplanar with said respective top wall end
portions
to define opposing housing end portions; and
opposing end members extending across and connected to said respective
opposing housing end portions, said opposing end members having electrical
connector openings for receiving linking plugs and electrical input plugs,
said
elongated top wall, said opposing elongated side walls and said opposing end
members defining an elongated cavity;
a linkable, elongated LED lamp having LED lamp end portions; and
an elongated LED module disposed in and extending lengthwise in said elongated

cavity, said elongated LED module including:

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a printed circuit board; and
an array of LEDs connected to said printed circuit board;
an elongated diffuser for diffusing illumination located in said elongated
cavity;
an elongated heat sink disposed in and extending lengthwise in said elongated
diffuser; and
a driver disposed in said elongated cavity, said driver being electrically
connected
to said elongated LED module;
said elongated LED module and said driver being electrically connectable as
part
of an electric circuit;
a power cable having opposing power cable ends, said power cable having an
outlet plug
for insertion into a power receptacle and an electrical input plug for
insertion into one of said
electrical connector openings for providing electrical power to said driver
and said elongated LED
module;
at least one of a linking cable having linking plugs for cooperating with said
end connectors
for electrically connecting two of said linkable elongated LED light fixtures
together, said linkable
elongated LED light fixtures being actuable to turn selectively said LED lamps
on and off
individually or together, and a linking connector having opposing prong
receptacles at opposing
ends of said lamp connector for receiving in said opposing prong receptacles,
LED lamp prongs
to electrically link said linkable LED light assemblies together; and
end connectors located at said LED lamp end portions for receiving a selected
one of the
group consisting of said linking plug.
12. A
linkable elongated LED assembly according to claim 11 wherein said linkable,
elongated LED lamp assembly is a linkable, elongated LED shop light assembly,
and wherein:

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said elongated top wall has a rectangular configuration;
said opposing elongated side walls are identical with each other and have a
rectangular
configuration; and
said opposing end members are identical end piece members; and
wherein said linkable, elongated LED lamp is a linkable, elongated LED shop
lamp
comprising:
one or more strings of LEDs, each of said one or more strings of LEDs
including
LEDs electrically connected to each other in parallel connections, and wherein
said driver
is electrically connected to each string of LEDs; and
a circuit switch having a closed position for closing said electrical circuit
and an
open position for opening said electrical circuit;
wherein said linking plug of said linking cable comprises an equiangularly-
spaced
lamp prong receptacles;
wherein said linking plugs of said linking cable each comprise an
equiangularly-
spaced lamp prong receptacles; and
wherein said end connectors selectively receive a selected one of said
equiangularly-spaced lamp prong receptacles of said linking plug of said power
cable and
said equiangularly-spaced linking lamp prong receptacles of said linking plug
of said
linking cable, to respectively electrically connect said linking, elongated
LED shop light
lamp to a power supply and to a second linkable, elongated LED shop light
lamp, or to
electrically connect two linkable, elongated LED shop light lamps in separate
LED shop
light lamp assemblies together.

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13. A linkable elongated LED assembly according to claim 11 wherein said
elongated
LED module is rated for a life of at least 50,000 hours, at least 900 lumens
and powered by at least
watts.
14. A linkable elongated LED light assembly according to claims 11 wherein
said
linkable, elongated LED light assembly is a linkable, elongated LED strip
light assembly, and
wherein:
said elongated top wall of said elongated housing has a rectangular
configuration;
said opposing elongated side walls respectively have a rectangular
configuration,
and elongated side wall bottom edges distal said top wall;
said elongated top wall and said opposing elongated side walls form three
walls of
an elongated, rectangular parallelepiped having an elongated, open bottom
portion opposite
said elongated, top wall;
said opposing end members are identical and comprise end pieces with apertures

centrally located in said respective end pieces, and connecting pieces for
receiving a
selected one of said power cable linking plug and said linking cable linking
plug;
said array of LEDs comprises:
a plurality of strips of LEDs;
said linkable, elongated LED lamp further comprises:
a driver box bottom and a driver box top for enclosing said driver;
said elongated diffuser is an elongated longitudinal section of a hollow
cylinder having
parallel, elongated diffuser edges, said diffuser edges engaging said
elongated, side wall bottom
edges of said housing, with said diffuser extending outwardly from said
housing.



15. A linkable, elongated LED light assembly according to claim 14 wherein
said
elongated LED module is rated for at least 1350 lumens and powered by at least
10 watts.
16. A linkable, elongated LED shop light assembly having opposite ends and
comprising:
a housing assembly comprising at least one elongated LED shop light, each of
said at least
one elongated LED shop lights comprising:
a three sided shade including:
a rectangular top wall including a relatively short width with opposing
straight parallel end edges and parallel opposing straight side edges, said
top wall
having a set of chain holding holes for receiving the end of respective
support
chains for holding an LED shop light for suspending the LED shop light from an

upper support;
a pair of identical opposing rectangular side walls having a first pair of
opposing parallel side edges connected to said opposing straight parallel end
edges
of said rectangular top wall, and a second pair of opposing parallel side
edges
spaced from said first pair of opposing parallel side edges, said rectangular
top wall
and said pair of identical opposing rectangular side walls forming a three
sided
cavity having opposing end edges, each end edge having a flat upper edge
connecting two, opposing parallel side edges to form a respective open end;
a pair of opposing identical rectangular side flange walls each having a first

pair of opposing parallel elongated edges connected to said second pair of
opposing
parallel side edges of said side walls, and a second pair of opposing parallel

elongated free edges, said pair of opposing identical rectangular side flange
walls

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being inclined by equal amounts from said rectangular side walls, said first
pair of
opposing parallel elongated edges being proximal said top wall and said second

pair of opposing, parallel elongated free edges being distal said top wall;
and
a pair of opposing identical end piece caps, each end piece cap comprising
an upper flat plate dimensioned to fit against an underside of said
rectangular top
wall, and an end piece cover extending downwardly from said upper flat plate
to
close the respective open ends of said three sided cavity, said end piece
cover
having an LED shop light assembly end for covering the respective end portions
of
an elongated LED shop light lamp installed in said end piece cover;
an elongated LED shop light lamp having opposite end portions and a
longitudinal axis,
said elongated LED shop light lamp comprising:
an elongated module including:
at least two strings of LEDs, each string of LEDs including LEDs
electrically connected to each other in parallel;
a driver operatively connected to said string of LEDs and electrically
connectable to a power source;
electrical leads connectable to said elongated LED module;
said at least two strings of LEDs and said driver being electrically
connectable as part of an electrical circuit; and
a circuit switch having a closed position for closing said electrical circuit
and a closed position for closing said electrical circuit,
a heat sink spaced from and extending along said elongated LED module for
absorbing heat generated by said strings of LEDs;
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an elongated diffuser for partially surrounding said elongated LED module for
diffusing illumination emitted by said LEDs;
end connectors at opposite end portions of said elongated LED shop light lamp,

said end connectors each having three equiangularly spaced parallel prongs;
and
a pull chain operatively connected to said circuit switch for manually
operating said
circuit switch;
a power cable comprising:
an electricity transmitting line having opposite line ends;
an outlet plug operatively connected to one of said line ends, said outlet
plug having
plug prongs for insertion into an electrical power outlet; and
an electrical linking plug operatively connected to the one of said line ends,
said
electrical linking plug having three equiangularly-spaced power cable
connector prong
receptacles corresponding to said three equiangularly-spaced prongs of said
end connectors
of said LED shop light lamp and arranged for simultaneous reception of said
respective
prongs for providing electrical power to said LED shop light lamp;
a linking cable for selectively electrically linking a pair of said linkable
elongated LED
shop light lamps together, said linking cable comprising:
a linking cable electrical line having opposite linking cable electrical line
ends; and
identical linking plugs electrically connected to said linking cable
electrical line,
said linking plugs comprising three equiangularly-spaced LED shop light lamp
prong
receptacles corresponding to said three equiangularly-spaced LED shop light
lamp prongs
and arranged for simultaneous insertion over said respective LED shop light
lamp prongs
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for receiving said respective LED shop light lamp prongs into said LED shop
light lamp
prong receptacles;
a rigid lamp connector having opposing prong receptacles at ends of said rigid
lamp
connector, said rigid lamp connector connecting comprising at each of said
prong
receptacles, three equally-spaced LED lamp prong receptacles for receiving at
each of said
LED lamp prong receptacles, reception of LED lamp prongs to electrically link
said linkage
elongated LED shop light assemblies; and
an end cap having opposing end cap ends, said end cap comprising:
three equiangularly spaced LED lamp prong chambers for providing access
to said end connectors of said elongated LED shop light; and
a closed end piece for selectively preventing access to said end connectors
of said elongated LED lamps;
wherein said linkable elongated LED shop light assemblies when electrically
linked
together are selectively actuable by pulling said respective pull chains to
turn the respective LED
lamps on or off independently of the remaining linkable, elongated LED shop
light assemblies.
17. An elongated LED light assembly comprising:
an elongated linkable LED light fixture including:
an elongated housing, said elongated housing comprising:
an elongated top wall having opposing top wall end portions and opposing
elongated sides;
opposing elongated side walls extending from said elongated opposing
sides of said elongated top wall, said opposing elongated side walls having
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opposing side wall end portions coplanar with said respective top wall end
portions
to define opposing housing end portions; and
opposing end members extending across and connected to said respective
opposing housing end portions, said opposing end members having electrical
connector openings for receiving linking plugs and electrical input plugs,
said
elongated top wall, said opposing elongated side walls and said opposing end
members defining an elongated cavity;
an LED lamp comprising:
a printed circuit board being part of an electric circuit;
an array of LEDs connected to said printed circuit board; and
an elongated diffuser for diffusing illumination located in said elongated
cavity;
end connectors located at said LED lamp end portions for receiving a selected
one of the
group consisting of a linking plug and an electrical input plug to provide
electrical power to said
printed circuit;
a power cable having opposing power cable ends, said power cable having an
outlet plug
for insertion into a power receptacle and an electrical input plug for
insertion into one of said
electrical connector openings for providing electrical power to said printed
circuit; and
at least one of a linking cable having linking plugs for cooperating with said
end connectors
for electrically connecting two of said linkable elongated LED light fixtures
together, said linkable
elongated LED light fixtures being actuable to turn selectively said LED lamps
on and off
individually or together; and

a linking connector for cooperating with one of said end connectors of a pair
of said
elongated LED light assemblies for electrically connecting said elongated LED
light assemblies
together.
18. An end connector for being located at an end portion of an LED lamp
assembly,
said end connector being configured to receive one of the group consisting of
a linking plug of a
linking cable having linking plugs at either end for electrical connection of
one LED lamp in one
LED lamp assembly and for electrical connection of a second LED lamp in a
second LED lamp
assembly, and a linking connector having opposing prong receptacles at
opposite ends of the
linking connector for receiving LED prongs from a first LED lamp assembly and
for receiving
LED lamps from a second lamp assembly, for linking the first LED lamp assembly
and the second
LED lamp assembly to electrically connect the first LED lamp assembly and the
second LED lamp
assembly.
19. An end connector according to claim 13 wherein said end connector is
also enables
to receive an electric input plug of a power cable with power cable ends
wherein the electric input
plug transmits electric power when an outlet plug at the outer end of the
power cable is inserted in
a power receptacle of an outlet socket.
20. An end connector for being located at an end portion of an LED lamp
fixture, the
LED lamp fixture having an LED lamp;
a pair of linking plugs on an electric line for conducting electric current
between the electric
line and said linking plugs, said linking plugs each having LED lamp prong
receptacles for
receiving the respective LED lamp prongs and transmitting electrical current
to the LED lamp
having the LED lamp prongs received in respective LED lamp prong receptacles,
said pair of
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linking plugs receiving the LED lamp prongs from a pair of LED lamps to
electrically link said
last mentioned LED lamps together;
said end connector being configured to receive one of said linking plugs to
provide to the
LED lamp on which said electric connector is located to provide access of said
LED lamp prong
receptacles to the prongs of the LED lamp.
21. An
end connector for being located at an end portion of an LED lamp fixture, the
LED lamp fixture having an LED lamp;
a linking connector for conducting electrical current, said linking connector
having
opposing LED lamp prong receptacles for receiving the respective LED lamp
prongs from a pair
of LED lamps to electrically link the LED lamps together;
said end connector being configured to receive one of said opposing LED lamp
prong
receptacles for electrically linking the LED lamp on which said end connector
is located to enable
another end connector to receive the other of said opposing LED lamp prong
receptacles and
electrically link the LED lamps together.
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