Global patent index - EP 1012023 A1

EP 1012023 A1 2000-06-28 - PLURAL-LED LIGHTS

Title (en)

PLURAL-LED LIGHTS

Title (de)

VERKEHRSLICHTSIGNAL MIT MEHREREN LEUCHTDIODEN

Title (fr)

FEUX A PLUSIEURS DIODES ELECTROLUMINESCENTES

Publication

EP 1012023 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98940445 A

Priority

  • GB 9802620 W
  • GB 9718643 A
  • GB 9722368 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2329011A] Railway traffic signalling light comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes 212 (LEDs) more than sufficient to produce total light emission adequate for intended usage, at least enough of said LEDs being energisable together to be so sufficient, the plurality of LEDs being deployed in an areal array in association with similarly areally distributed emitted light concentrating means 215 effective in conjunction with overall light output delivery provision to produce output light of predominantly substantially parallel directionality. Means for sensing and indicating failure of LED's may be included. Means for modulating light output in accordance with received information and a receiving means for such information may be included.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B61L 5/18; G08G 1/095; F21Q 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B61L 5/18 (2006.01); F21S 8/00 (2006.01); F21V 5/00 (2006.01); F21V 5/04 (2006.01); G08G 1/095 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08G 1/095 (2013.01); B61L 5/1827 (2013.01); F21V 5/008 (2013.01); F21V 5/04 (2013.01); B61L 2207/02 (2013.01); F21W 2111/02 (2013.01); F21Y 2101/00 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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EPO simple patent family

GB 2329011 A 19990310; GB 2329011 B 20011219; GB 9818801 D0 19981021; AT 236821 T 20030415; AU 8876998 A 19990322; DE 69813255 D1 20030515; DE 69813255 T2 20040325; EP 1012023 A1 20000628; EP 1012023 B1 20030409; ES 2197498 T3 20040101; WO 9911498 A1 19990311

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