Back up rear view mirror light

  • US 4,916,430 A
  • Filed: 11/03/1988
  • Issued: 04/10/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A backup sideview mirror light for a motor vehicle which comprises:

  • (a) a framed sideview mirror adapted for attachment to a door of the motor vehicle;

    (b) a housing having an opening, said housing mounted to the underside of said sideview mirror so that said opening is facing rearwardly;

    (c) an auxiliary lamp mounted within said housing;

    (d) a reflector mirror mounted in said housing and aligned with a portion of said opening wherby reflected light beams from said auxiliary lamp on said reflector mirror causes said reflector mirror to glow thus serving as a clearly visible auxiliary backup warning light; and

    (e) a transparent lens to cover another portion of said opening whereby direct light beams from said auxiliary lamp coming through said transparent lens are directed rearwardly to illuminate rear fender of the motor vehicle to help a driver see at night when parking.

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