LED lighting tube device and method

  • US 10,816,146 B2
  • Filed: 06/12/2020
  • Issued: 10/27/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An LED lighting tube, comprising:

  • a heat-dissipating tubular envelope including an LED assembly including a substantially flat LED board having an LED array attached to an upper surface of said LED board and an opposite base surface of said LED board entirely and directly affixed to a curved inner surface of said heat-dissipating tubular envelope and an adhesive layer consisting of a non-insulating adhesive that extends an entire length of said LED assembly between said base surface of said LED board and said curved surface of said heat-dissipating tubular envelope, wherein open ends of said heat-dissipating tubular envelope are closed by end caps, said LED board including a first end in electrical communication with a first electrical connector and a second end in electrical communication with a second electrical connector, wherein said first electrical connector and said second electrical connector are connectable to an electrical receptacle of a light fixture through said end caps, wherein an inner space of said heat-dissipating tubular envelope includes ambient atmosphere, wherein said LED array emits light chosen from the group consisting of white light, pink light, blue light, yellow light, green light, red light, orange light, infrared light, and ultraviolet light, wherein said heat-dissipating tubular envelope has a diameter chosen from the group consisting of ¼



    , ½



    , ⅝



    , 1″

    , and 1½



    , and a length chosen from the group consisting of 6″

    , 9″

    , 12″

    , 18″

    , 48″

    , and 96″

    , and further including a protective film operatively attached to said heat-dissipating tubular envelope.

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