Mast-type outdoor lighting system

  • US 5,335,160 A
  • Filed: 07/13/1993
  • Issued: 08/02/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/1993
  • Status: Expired
First Claim
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1. An improved outdoor lighting system of the type including at least one light assembly tubular mast having a distal end for supporting an electrically powered light source, and a proximal end mounted in the ground, and an electrical cable for connecting the light source to a power source, said cable having a first portion disposed within said mast and connected to said light source, and a second portion disposed underground and connected to said power source, wherein the improvement comprises:

  • an electrical connector assembly means for detachably connecting said first and second portions of said cable and for spontaneously disconnecting said portions in response to an application of a tensile force on said connector that is less than a tensile force necessary to damage the connection between said second portion and said power source.

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