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INTERIOR LED LIGHTING WITH TEMPERATURE DEPENDENT DRIVE CURRENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016770D
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-14

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Abstract

A control system is provided for an LED lighting system in a vehicle interior. The control system includes a circuit having electronics that monitor ambient temperature within the vehicle and automatically reduces electrical current to the LED lighting system when the ambient temperature within the vehicle exceeds a predetermined level indicative of a high temperature condition. The reduction in electrical current to the LED lighting system during a high temperature condition is intended to prevent or minimize damage or deterioration of the components of the LED lighting system, and permit the LED lighting system to operate at full illumination when a high temperature condition does not exist.