Electric lighting devices

  • US 10,788,178 B2
  • Filed: 08/14/2017
  • Issued: 09/29/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electric light that simulates a flickering flame, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a circuit board having first and second opposing sides, with a projection at the first side extending outwardly away from the circuit board, wherein the circuit board is disposed within the housing;

    an electromagnet configured to generate an electromagnetic field, wherein the electromagnet is disposed about the projection, such that the projection maintains a position of the electromagnet relative to the circuit board;

    a pendulum supported within the housing above the elongated circuit board and having (i) a flame-shaped element on a first end, and (ii) a magnet on a second end that interacts with the electromagnetic field to thereby cause movement of the pendulum with respect to the housing; and

    a light source disposed outside of the pendulum and oriented such that light from the light source is emitted onto the flame-shaped element.

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