Ceiling light retrofit kit having a light panel and two profiles to surround preexisting base of a light fixture

  • US 10,429,041 B2
  • Filed: 02/24/2017
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A combination for illuminating the interior of a building, comprising:

  • a fixture having a base attached to a building ceiling, the fixture having a first tombstone and a second tombstone, wherein the first and second tombstones are adapted to receive between them a linear fluorescent light tube, and wherein the base includes a first longitudinal side and an opposite second longitudinal side;

    a retrofit kit connected to the base, the retrofit kit including a light panel, a first profile and a second profile, the light panel including a first side facing the fixture and an opposite second side, wherein the light panel, the first profile, and the second profile extend longitudinally from the first tombstone to the second tombstone and parallel one-to-another;

    the fixture, including the first and second tombstones, residing above the light panel and residing between the first profile and the second profile;

    a light emitting diode disposed on the second side of the light panel; and

    wiring in electrical communication with the light emitting diode.

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