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Publication numberUS2257038 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 23, 1941
Filing dateJan 17, 1940
Priority dateJan 17, 1940
Publication numberUS 2257038 A, US 2257038A, US-A-2257038, US2257038 A, US2257038A
InventorsRoyal E Crossley
Original AssigneeCrouse Hinds Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Floodlight unit
US 2257038 A
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Sept? 1941- R. E. CROSSLEY 2,257,038

FLOODLIGHT UNIT Filed Jan. 17, 1940 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 IWENTOR. ROYAL E. C/QOSSLEY BY @AM J A TORNEYVS.

Sept. 23, 1941. R. E. CROSSLEY FLOODLIGHT UNIT Filed Jan. 17, 1940 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. v ROYAL E. CROSSLE'Y 5 BY 51;... Ms WM A ORNEY5.

Patented Sept. 23, 1941 FLOODLIGHT UNIT RoyalE. Crossley, Fayetteville, N. Y., assignor to Grouse-Hinds Company, Syracuse, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application January 17, 1940, Serial No. 214,277

7 Claims.

This invention relates in general to a floodlight unit, and more particularly to a floodlight units are mounted under water, it is extremely 'difiicult to relamp the same.

At the present time, there are two arrangements used for floodlights of this character. One arrangement is known as the wet niche installation in which the walls of the swimming pool are formed with niches into which a water tight lighting unit is arranged. This unit is provided with along waterproof cord, and the arrangement is such that the unit may be bodily removed from the niche and taken to the surface, whereupon it may be disassembled to the extent necessary to permit replacement of the lamp. This arrangement is not satisfactory, inasmuch as it requires a well experienced swimmer to stay under water long enough to remove the unit and again replace it after it has been relamped.

In the second arrangement, or dry niche installation, the walls of the pool are formed with suitable openings closed by a lens mounted in water-tight relation in" the face side of each opening. A sizeable trench, or series of manholes, are formed along each wall of the pool, and a lighting unit is mounted upon suitable brackets in this trench, or in the manholes, and. each lighting unit is arranged in register with an opening in the wall. The trenches, or manholes, are of sufficient dimensions to permit a workman to relamp the units without removing them to the surface. This arrangement results in a very expensive installation because of the necessity of considerable additional excavation and the additional amount of concrete work involved.

There are other types of installations wherein the floodlight, or fioodlight unit, is practically inaccessible. For example, on the ledges or parapets of ofiice buildings and other building structures.

My invention has as an object a fioodlight unit embodying a particularly simple and economical structure by which the unit may be quickly and conveniently relamped by a workman positioned a considerable number of feet from the unit.

The invention has as a further object a floodlight unit embodying a structure, as above referred to, including the provision of means whereby the reflector of the unit may be adjusted as desired through a remote control mechanism of particularly simple and economical construction.

The invention consists in the novel features and inthe combinations and constructions hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In describing this invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawings in which like characters designate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a vertical sectional view of alighting unit embodying my invention with the reflector and other parts shown in elevation.

I Figure 2 is a rear elevational View of the floodlight casing with a portion thereof broken away to show the reflector mounting.

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view of the upper portion of the casing and contiguous parts of the lamp receptacle assembly taken at substantially right angles to the sectional view in Figure '1, as indicated by line 3-3, Figure 5.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional View of the upper portion of the lamp receptacle assembly taken on line 44, Figure 5, and including the lower portion of the lamp receptacle assembly shown in elevation;

Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view taken on substantially line 5-5, Figure 1.

The invention comprises generally a casing which may be of any suitable size or form and which is provided with an aperture in one-side. A tubular member is arranged in this aperture and extends outwardly. If desired, a reflector may be mounted within the casing.

The unit further includes a lamp receptacle assembly including a lamp mounted in the receptacle, and which assembly is manually insertable through the tubular member, and means is provided for accurately positioning the lamp in the focal axis of the unit.

In the embodiment of the invention here shown, the casing consists of a rear bowl-like portion l0 and a forward cylindrical section I I, the two sections being formed with complemental flanges l 2 which are secured together as by screws I3. A suitable lens I4 is secured in the outer end of the cylindrical section II to form a water-tight closure for the casing.

The casing is formed with an aperture 21 arranged -in one side thereof and with a smaller threaded aperture to receive a drain pipe 22 to permit the escape of any moisture that may collect within the casing. A sleeve 23 is mounted in f the aperture 2| as by cap screws 24. Preferably,

bular member 28 is of sufiicient length to extend within a short distance of the top surface $1} on 1 the wall of the pool. Preferably, the upper end of the tube 28 terminates in anaperture formeg in a housing 3| which is supplied with an electrical receptacle 32. For a swimming pool installation, it will be understood that the .entire casing is arranged in the concrete wall 313, asjs also the tubular member 28 and the upper housin .31.. T is installatio 'is mad y se uring th casin n th f m fo the side w ll of th pe l, inserting the tubular member '28 int-he sleeve 23, and mounting the housing 3! in the form forthe t p portion of the wal ft r, the spa etween th perture 2 and th sle v 273., and the space between the upper end of the tube 28 and the ape ture and o s n are l ed v i suitable caulking material, as at 3?. Thereafter, th con r t s pou ed a d t es Por ion o e unit are securely fixed in the wall of the pool.

am r epta ea s b om i es le p receptacle support which includes a: plate Ml to w ch is a ilis eb secured a ep n ub 4 7 to he ow end o wh h s eur d a b eeket lh p ate a p n vi w of ich s ewn Figure 5, is circular generalform and of a diamet t e mit h lat e be m ed xia th o h t u u ar m mb 5-. The ate s rmed with an u ward e t nd n bos 43 n ranged to one side of'thecenter thereof and with a n v e y ndin r b it d th Wall een eting t 0 54 nd ib The W311 5.5, s forme w h e ntra hub 4.6 eaded llt ha l to. eee a on 4 h h erves. a e tem or han e-wh b th am re epta e as sembly may be manually manipulated.

The boss qt -is provided with a vertically or axially, din apertu e sl eb ec i e t pipe or tube 4|, the tubebeing secured in adjusted zesi ien b a s t serew 48- A ame r ee e 9 is secu e th b acket 42 and th ra e i previd cl w hlr si e y x in ea w eh slide engegethe er Qt h tube 28 t ro erl center the lower portion of the receptacle assemb y t u r Por e ng eeeteresiby t ate a ous x ained the o u t 4 else s r t en se h cord 5 h mit rens t'wh l h is prov d d ithering? insertehle i vthe receptacle 32 in housing ti, and the l end of the cord is secured electrieal ly t i P ts 54 u e on P e 9- es iteb e en of hea re is i g ord 5 i co nected at ts u d to the sp ctive i din p ts 5 a d we tend downwardly r u h t ipe-i 'th term na s i t e em ee p e l 4 9- B f rehly, e huh-sha ed Wash r 51 i de y a ra ged 299 he o d t 4 a d is rme with e perip al flange 58 engaging the upper end oi the tu e23, h wa he i lerve 9 n e e pp r eql' the co du t!" hen he lam e eptee e. e semblv is i operat e Pos t e he entire a sem ly s nse ted 1 h eesi e' ie t e same hr the, tubular m mbe .8 ndui er iee es it convenie t s emfqeheedle du i g th s we tion. The assembly descends in the tube 28 until the peripheral margin of the plate 40 engages the flange 25 of the sleeve 23. The tube 4| is adjusted relative to the plate at the factory to properly position the lamp 60 in the focal axis 2 5 of the sleeve 23 and extends upwardly adjacent the side wall of the tube 28. The plate tormed with a recess 62 in the periphery thereof. Accordingly, the assembly can not be loweregl into the casing until the recess 62 is in register with'tihe rod 6|. The top of the rod 6| is'positioned a sufiicient height above the flange :25 so that the plate 40 must be properly positipped circumferentially before the bracket 42 enters the casing.

' Wi h th eenstruct ea th c amp 59 is a eu ate po iti ned the eta a is i th gas-- has and oi the efi eterfia i he is n e ides wi h a efl ter.- h ret eete is'her shew es mounted in a trans er exteheih U sha ed braeket til th seeds of Ash a e ivetell eo ne ted t the owe hds e the b eelse s 2 as b se ew 65- Th i her s de at the r fi e eri is vPh l tit e wi an a rture o :i 'la fifl fin dimer sign o ece e t wer end of the c a e e embl an t e ewe s d 91 the refl to i i eii th a e tu 6-; t9 ermit a or ieiief he lanip eeee aele and ne a he eers eestend thereth eiish he the assemb y i preperly p sitien d: v

the e ezet hat the u ld r d d n t. pr t i bea h eatin i h con rete .f rmsve tor any et er e te t i e i d t edi s th beam it m the un t t e e le o 83 may e a j st d about its pivots 65. This is accomplished bya Push-Pul Wir me n d i e be fiB, t elewer end of which is secured in the rear of the casing section It], and the upper end of which extends into the housing 3|. The upper end of the wire 61 is formed with a convenient finger loop 63, and the lower end is secured to the reflector bracket 64. Accordingly, the reflector can be lted about the axis 65 by manipulation of wire '65! in the housing -3l'.

The housing may belprovided with aremove able. cover t'll'. To relamp the unit, it is only necessary to remove the 'cover H, remove the plug 52 from the receptacle 32, and pull the re.-

The structure of my invention avoids the necessity of diving under the water to remove the lighting unit, and of forming expensive manholes in the concrete walls of the pool. Obvi, ously, the structure may be advantageously em? ployed in floodlighting units arranged in'inaccessible places on an buildings and the like; which event the tube 28 maybe extended from the lamp --and terminate in some position venient to the workman. For outdoor installae tion, the tube 28 may be threaded, or otherwise secured directly to the casing 10. U 7

What I claim is: w

1. A floodlight unit comprising a casing formed with an aperture in one side thereof, atubular member extending outwardly from emaphur ve mp eeep ae ass mbly indudin a a -11 ce ac e upp rtin late; a amp reset tacle carried by said plate, a lamp mounted in the receptacle, said assembly being insertable through said tubular member, a rod fixed relative to said casing and extending axially of said tubular member, said plate being provided with an aperture to slidably receive said rod, said rod being cooperable with said plate to guide the same in a predetermined relation to said casing during movement through said tubular member, and stop means operable to limit the axial movement of said plate.

2. A floodlight unit comprising a casing, a refiector pivotally mounted in said casing, said casing and reflector being formed with alined apertures, a tubular member extending outwardly from the aperture of the casing, a lamp receptacle assembly including a lamp receptacle supporting plate, a lamp receptacle carried by said plate and a lamp mounted in said lamp receptacle, said lamp receptacle assembly being insertable through said tubular member and through the aperture in said reflector, said receptacle supporting plate being provided with a stem extending axially through said tubular member, stop means fixed relative to the casing and operable to limit the inward movement of said receptacle supporting plate, and guide means fixed relative to the casing and cooperable with said plate to guide the same in a predetermined relation to the casing during movement of the assembly through said tubular member, and motion transmitting means operatively connected to said reflector and extending in proximity to the outer end of said tubular member and being operable to move said reflector about its pivot.

3. A floodlight unit comprising a casing having an aperture in one side thereof, a tubular member extending outwardly from said aperture, a reflector arranged within said casing, a lamp receptacle assembly including a lamp receptacle supporting plate, a lamp receptacle bracket depending from said plate and being adjustable toward and from the same, a stem member for manual manipulation of said assembly extending outwardly from said supporting plate, guide means fixed relative to the casing and cooperable with said plate to guide the same in a predetermined relation to the casing during movement of the assembly through said tubular member, stop means operable to limit the inward axial movement of said assembly, and means carried by said receptacle bracket and cooperable with said tubular member to center the lower end of said assembly in said tubular member while said assembly is being moved through said tubular member.

4. A floodlight unit of the type described comprising a casing formed with an aperture in one side thereof, a tubular member arranged in the aperture of the casing and extending outwardly therefrom, a lamp receptacle assembly including a receptacle supporting plate adapted to be slidably moved through said tubular member, a lamp receptacle mounted upon the under side of said plate, a stem secured at one end to the upper side of said plate and extending axially through said tubular member and being provided with a plate cooperable with the outer end of said tubular member, a rod fixed relative to said casing and extending axially of said tubular member within the same and being cooperable with the receptacle supporting plate to prevent rotation there of relative to the casing during axial move-- ment of the plate through said tubular member,

and a stop cooperable with the receptacle supporting plate to limit axial movement of the receptacle assembly toward the casing.

5. A floodlight unit of the type described com prising a casing formed with an aperture in one side thereof, a tubular member arranged in the aperture of the casing and extending outwardls therefrom, a lamp receptacle assembly including a receptacle supporting plate adapted to be slidably moved through said tubular member, a lamp receptacle support depending from the under side of said plate, a lamp receptacle carried by said support, said support being adjustable to move the receptacle carried thereby toward and from said plate, a stem secured at one end to the upper side of said plate and extending axially through said member and being provided with a plate cooperable with the outer end of said tubular member, a rod fixed relative to said casing and extending axially of said tubular member within the same, said receptacle supporting plate being formed with a peripheral notch to slidably receive said rod, and a stop cooperable with the receptacle supporting plate to limit axial movement of the receptacle assembly toward the casing.

6. A floodlight unit of the type described comprising a casing formed with an aperture in one side thereof, a sleeve mounted on the casing in register with said aperture, a tubular member arranged in said sleeve and extending outwardly from the casing, said sleeve being adjustable to vary the angular relation between said tubular member and the axis of the casing, a receptacle assembly insertable through said tubular member and including a receptacle supporting plate adapted to be slidably moved through said tubular member, a receptacle mounted on the under side of said plate, a stem secured at one end to the upper side of said plate and extending axially through said tubular member and being provided with a plate cooperable with the outer end of said tubular member, said sleeve being provided with an inwardly extending flange adapted to support said receptacle supporting plate.

7. A floodlight unit of the type described comprising a casing formed with an aperture in one side thereof, a sleeve mounted on the casing in register with said aperture and being formed with a reflector supporting bracket depending in the casing, a tubular member arranged in said sleeve and extending outwardly from the casing, said sleeve being adjustable to vary the angular relation between said tubular member and the axis of the casing, a reflector carried by said bracket and being formed with an opening in one side thereof in register with said sleeve, a receptacle assembly including a receptacle supporting plate adapted to be slidably moved through said tubular member, a receptacle mounted on the under side of said plate and a lamp carried by the receptacle, said sleeve being formed with an inwardly extending flange forming a seat for the receptacle supporting plate to position the lamp carried by the receptacle in the focal axis of said reflector, a stem secured at one end to the upper side of the receptacle supporting plate and extending axially through said tubular member and being provided with a plate cooperable with the outer end of said tubular member.

ROYAL E. CROSSLEY.

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US3441957 *Oct 27, 1966Apr 29, 1969Jerome FriedmanSwimming pool and underwater lighting system
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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/267
International ClassificationF21S8/00, F21V19/04, F21V31/00, F21V17/02
Cooperative ClassificationF21V31/00, F21W2131/401, F21V17/02, F21V19/04, F21S8/00
European ClassificationF21S8/00, F21V31/00, F21V17/02, F21V19/04