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IMPROVED LIGHTING PRODUCT PACKAGING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239414D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-05
Document File: 5 page(s) / 515K

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Abstract

This invention puts forward a time-saving system for packaging of lighting products. Current practice of packing lighting products involves a product wrapping step which consumes large amount of time of the entire packaging process. The proposed system of packaging a lighting product eliminates the time-consuming step and incorporates specifically designed grooves into a tray of suitable packaging material that houses the lighting product, allowing proper wrapping of the product thereby keeping the product secured. Thus this invention provides a time-saving system for packaging of lighting products having an added benefit of keeping the product better secured during shipping, than the existing system where the product could be slid and the cables could be tangled even after the product is completely packaged.

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IMPROVED LIGHTING PRODUCT PACKAGING

BACKGROUND

The invention relates to packaging of lighting products. Current practice of packing lighting products involves a wire-wrapping jig, a cardboard tray and a plastic bag around each product of 20 foot length. The problem with the current packaging technique is that it is time consuming. The wrapper strings the product around a mechanical jig consisting of two rows of pins, one of which applies adjustable tension for the wrapping process to be carried out. The product is wrapped around the pins in a zigzag pattern and throughout this process the wrapper ensures that each module faces a specific direction. The wrapping step is the most time consuming of the entire process, consuming approximately of about 5 to 6 minutes to pack every single strip, and nearly one hour, to pack a carton of 10 strips. This invention proposes a time-saving system for packaging of lighting products, eliminating the time consuming process while keeping the product better secured.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Improved lighting product packaging concepts are disclosed in which:

Figure 1A illustrates a proposed technique of lighting product packaging.

Figure 1B depicts wrap detail of the above mentioned technique, showing top and bottom views.

Figure 2A presents an alternative technique for lighting product packaging.

Figure 2B depicts wrap detail of the alternative packaging technique, showing top and bottom views.

Figure 3A presents a concept of eliminating jig wrapper.

Figure 3B demonstrates a detailed view of wrapping order of the concept of eliminating jig wrapper, showing top and bottom views.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The proposed technique incorporates specifically designed grooves into a tray of suitable packaging material that houses the lighting product. These grooves and posts are die-cut into the tray, allowing proper wrapping of the product.

Proposed herein are three concepts of lighting product packaging, in which the products can be wrapped directly onto the packaging tray and secured with leads as demonstrated in the following figures. In the first and second concepts of packaging, as depicted in Figs. 1A and 2A and detailed in Figs. 1A & 1B, the grooves are die-cut in the edges of the trays in such a way that

 


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it gives the edges, an undulating appearance. The cables of the lighting product are wrapped around the grooves and posts with leads securing the cables in the posts, whereby a tension is applied keeping the product secured in place. The product is secured onto the rectangular tray vertically by regular wrapping of the cables around each subsequent groove and post. The second concept of packaging applies a...