Remote-actuated exterior vehicle security light

  • US 5,371,659 A
  • Filed: 02/01/1993
  • Issued: 12/06/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle comprising:

  • an exterior mirror including a housing and a reflective element positioned in said housing;

    a floodlight projecting light from said housing generally downwardly on an area adjacent a portion of the vehicle in order to create a lighted security zone in said area; and

    an actuator for said flashlight including a base unit in the vehicle and a remote transmitter, wherein said base unit is responsive to a signal from said remote transmitter in order to actuate said floodlight, and wherein said actuator includes a lockout device in order to prevent actuation of said floodlight during operation of the vehicle.

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