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LINEAR LIGHT FIXTURE MODULAR POWER SUPPLY BOX

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250446D
Publication Date: 2017-Jul-17
Document File: 4 page(s) / 478K

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Abstract

The invention discloses devices, systems and methods for a modular power supply box for a lighting fixture. A power supply box is made of two parts, a base and a cover that are modular and extendable by joining similar sections. The base includes a repetitive pattern of features that are used to hold a clipping bracket in position. The clipping bracket holds the power supply without the use of any fasteners or tooling. The repetitive features of the base part have two functions, allowing the clipping bracket to slide along the longitudinal axis of the power supply box when the clipping bracket is squeezed or pressed, and locking it in place on releasing the bracket anywhere along the length of the base. Advantages of the invention include a fast tool-less replacement of a power supply or any other components installed in the power supply box.

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LINEAR LIGHT FIXTURE MODULAR POWER SUPPLY BOX

BACKGROUND

The invention relates generally to lighting fixtures and in particular to modular light fixtures that can handle a variety of lighting fittings without the need for customization. Linear suspended light fixtures are often used in commercial spaces where they are sometimes considered as buildings assets. Those fixtures are therefore often retrofitted with new lights and power supplies while keeping the rest of fixture as is. Power supplies are often fastened using screws which can increase the replacement time, considering thousands of light fixtures can be used in a single store. The new power supplies also need to have the same screw pattern as the old one to make sure the replacement can be done. In terms of manufacturing, there are usually multiple versions or configurations of light fixtures coming from a single design. This includes different light intensities that can necessitate the use of different power supplies. This also includes optional equipment like control systems (for dimming or sensors) and emergency backup systems. All these systems often come from multiple suppliers and potentially could all have different form factors. These pieces of equipment all need to be attached to the power supply box. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

The invention discloses a modular power supply box for lighting fixtures, in which:

FIG. 1 shows a modular power supply box for a linear lighting fixture.  

FIG. 2 shows a clipping bracket for the modular power supply box with grounding.  

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The invention discloses devices, systems and methods for a modular power supply box for a lighting fixture. A power supply box according to the invention as illustrated in FIG. 1 is made of two parts, a base and a cover. The base part includes a repetitive pattern of features that are used to hold a clipping bracket in position, as shown in FIG. 1. The clipping bracket is used to hold the power supply without the use of any fasteners or tooling. The repetitive features of the base part have two functions, allowing the clipping bracket to slide along the longitudinal axis of the power supply box when the clipping bracket is squeezed or pressed, and locking it in place on releasing the bracket anywhere along the length of the base. The locking positions are determined by the spacing of the repetitive pattern.

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The base and cover parts are also designed in a modular way so that...