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Publication numberUS3852588 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1974
Filing dateNov 29, 1973
Priority dateNov 29, 1973
Publication numberUS 3852588 A, US 3852588A, US-A-3852588, US3852588 A, US3852588A
InventorsCrawford O
Original AssigneeCrawford O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electric lamp means
US 3852588 A
Abstract
Electric lamp means, including means to mount an electric light. Light permeable reflective means are connected to and surround the light on all sides. The reflective means are a plurality of honeycomb panels with apertures separated by thin walls, the apertures covering a greater portion of said panels than said separating walls. The panels are covered on all surfaces with a reflecting covering to thereby enhance the direct and indirect light emerging from said lamp.
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United States Patent 1191 [1,11 3,852,58 Crawford 1' Dec. 3, 1974 1 ELECTRIC LAMP MEANS 2,659,809 11/1953 Melia 240/108 R [76] Inventor: Ollie Lee Crawford, 18 Wagner 1 Ave Roosevelt, N Y 11575 Primary ExaminerMonroe H. Hayes [22] 1 d N 29 1973 Attorney, Agent, or Firm-James P. Malone [21] Appl. No.: 420,260 [57] ABSTRACT 1 Electric lamp means, including means to mount an (5| i. electric light Light permeable reflectivc means are [58] Fieid 8 BA connected to and surround the light on all sides. The "22 C D 109 reflective means are a plurality of honeycomb panels with apertures separated by thin walls, the apertures 56] References Cited covering a greater portion of said panels than said separating walls. The panels are covered on all surfaces UNITED STATES PATENTS with a reflecting covering to thereby enhance the di- 130,899 8/1872 Combs 240/108 B neat and indirect light emerging from said lamp. 1,733,451 10/1929 Dixon 240/108 R 2,601,034 6/1952 Lee .7 240/108 D 3 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures OZZZ IHUHIH ll 03:

l 1 ll v3 ELECTRIC LAMP MEANS This invention relates to electric lamps and more particularly to new and improved construction for electric lamps, comprising, light permeable reflective means surrounding the lamp to provide direct and indirect lighting. There is a need for a simple and inexpensive construction for electric lamps which is durable and decorative and provide good reflection characteristics.

Another embodiment of the invention provides a fixture constructed of honeycomb reflective panels which is adapted to be hung from a ceiling.

Accordingly, a principal object of the invention is to provide new and improved electrical lamp means.

Another object of the invention is to provide new and improved electrical lamp means which is simple and inexpensive.

Another object of the invention is to provide new and improved electrical lamp means which is durable and provides reflected direct and indirect light.

Another object of the invention is to provide new and improved electric lamp means comprising means to mount an electric light, light permeable reflective means connected to and surrounding said mounting means on all sides comprising a plurality of honeycomb panels with apertures separated by thin walls, said apertures covering a greater portion of said panels than said separating walls, said panels being covered on all surfaces with a reflecting covering to thereby enhance the direct and indirect light emerging from said lamp.

These and other objects of the invention will be apparent from the following specification and drawings, of which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view ofa table lamp of the embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a hanging lamp of the embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 3 is an enlarged detail view showing the honeycomb construction of the panels.

Referring to FIG. 1, the lamp is constructed of a base 1, upon which is mounted a hollow column 2. On top of the base is mounted the bottom 3 of the reflector means. Connected to the bottom of the reflector means are side panels 4, 5, 6 and 7. A conventional electric light socket S is mounted in the center of the bottom member 3. The mechanical connection may be made by cementing or by clamping the socket to the bottom member 3. The electric wire is not shown extending down throught the hollow column 2 and out through the column near the bottom. The column 2 is constructed of four honeycomb panels 8, 9, etc., which are cemented together and are also cemented to the base 1. Reinforcing strips, 10 and 11 may be cmented to the column panels and also to the base for better construction. The reflector panels, 4, 5, 6 and 7, are cemented together along their sides and are mounted and cemented on to the reflector base panel 3. All of the panel members, including the base, hollow column reflector, are constructed of honeycomb plastic material about one-half inch thick.

Referring to FIG. 3, the honeycomb comprises a series of apertures l2, 13, etc. which are divided by thin walls so that the apertures, l2, 13, etc., cover considerably more of the panel than the thin walls separating them.

All surfaces of the panels are covered with a highly reflective covering, such as silver paint, which may be easily applied by dipping the panels into the paint before they are assembled.

Therefore, the lamp not only provides direct light through the apertures but the panels reflect in all directions so as to disperse the light. Also, the hollow column in the base serves to reflect light from the light bulb L.

FIG. 2 shows another embodiment of the invention, namely, a hanging lamp fixture which is constructed of honeycomb side panels 14, 15, etc., which are cemented to each other and a top panel 16.

The electric light socket S1 is mounted at the center of the top panel 16. Also connected to the top panel 16 are a plurality of suspending cords or chains, 17 and 18, which are connected to a mounting ring 19 so that the lamp may be hung from a ceiling. Alternatively, the bottom panel could also be provided and the lamp socket S1 could be mounted on the bottom panel. The electric wires from the socket are not shown but preferably would extend along one'of the holding chains and thence to a convenient electric outlet.

I claim:

1. Electric lamp means comprising means to mount an electric light,

light permeable reflective means connected to and surrounding said mounting means on all sides comprising a plurality of honeycomb panels with aper tures separated by thin walls, said apertures covering a greater portion of said panels than said separating walls,

said panels being covered on all surfaces with a reflecting covering to thereby enhance the direct and indirect light emerging from. said lamp.

2. Apparatus as in claim 1 having a hollow column mounted on a base,

said reflective means being mounted on said column,

said base and said column being formed of the same honeycomb material as the said reflective means.

3. Apparatus as in claim 1 wherein said honeycomb reflective means is supported from the top by a ring to provide a hanging light fixture.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/297, 362/342, 362/310
International ClassificationF21V1/14, F21V1/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21V1/14
European ClassificationF21V1/14