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OUTDOOR WALL WASHER LIGHTING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239415D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-05
Document File: 4 page(s) / 437K

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Abstract

This invention relates to lighting systems, particularly for outdoor architecture and signage applications. This invention discloses a lighting system where the angle of illumination is adjustable over a wide range in a moisture-proof, modular and flexible configuration. The main body of the lamp is extruded aluminum with a cog-like profile with teeth at 15 degree increments. The angle adjustment portion of the mounting system consists of a hinge with two teeth or claws that fit into the grooves of the cog-like profile of the body. A set screw applies pressure between the claws and the grooves and locks the fixture into a given angle. This fixture can then be mounted directly to a surface for wall washing applications or it can be mounted onto a variety of adaptors with a common interface for different applications. The flexibility and modularity of the system allows for a wider range of applications with fewer products – both signage and architecture can make use of the same product with the appropriate mounting accessories.

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BACKGROUND

This invention relates to lighting systems, particularly for outdoor architecture and signage applications. Existing fixtures in the market, including those for LED lighting, implement adjustability of mounting arrangements in various ways, including a hinged knuckle, or hinged or rigid bracket made of various weather resistant materials including stainless steel. Disclosed herein is a lighting system where the angle of illumination is adjustable over a wide range in a moisture-proof, modular and flexible configuration.  

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Outdoor wall washer lighting fixture is described further with reference to the following drawings in which:

Figure 1 shows an overview of the wall washer unit.

Figure 2 shows construction details of wall washer fixture.

Figure 3 shows details of angle adjustment mount.

Figure 4 shows details of claw mount.

Figure 5 shows details of electrical connection to A) 1-foot and B) 4-foot wall washer.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The invention is intended to cast a wide and flat light that brings out architectural details and serves as a method of illuminating non-backlit signage (such as billboard advertisements) with basic structure as shown in Fig. 1. The novelty of the invention comes from the flexibility of the mounting system itself.

The main body of the lamp is extruded aluminum with a cog-like profile (with teeth at 15 degree increments), as illustrated in Fig. 2. The angle adjustment portion of the mounting system consists of a hinge with two teeth or claws that fit into the grooves in the cog-like profile of the body as shown in Fig. 3. As further illustrated in Fig. 4, a set screw applies pressure between the claws and the grooves and locks the fixture into a given angle. This is the base mounting system.

This fixture can then be mounted directly to a surface for wall washing applications or it can be mounted onto a variety of adaptors with a common interface for different applications (in the case illustrated in Fig. 1, it is a pole-mounted signage application). The fixture can be used singly

 

OUTDOOR WALL WASHER LIGHTING SYSTEM



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