Cold cathode lamp lampholder

  • US 5,603,627 A
  • Filed: 08/22/1995
  • Issued: 02/18/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A cold cathode bulb lampholder for use in low-voltage parallel configuration lighting circuits, comprising:

  • a conductive housing having an internal grounding lug positioned therein;

    an insulating receptacle mounted in said conductive housing, said receptacle having a bulb-accepting aperture dimensioned to accept electrode ends of two cold cathode bulbs and a bottom wall having at least one wire passage aperture therein;

    an insulating divider plate mounted in said receptacle aperture partitioning said aperture into a pair of adjacent single bulb end receiving portions;

    conductive electrode clip means mounted in each of said receiving portions;

    lead means connected to said electrode clip means and passing through said at least one wire passage aperture in said receptacle into a space between said receptacle and said housing for interconnection with bulb wiring components;

    and adhesive compound sealing means positioned within said at least one wire passage aperture and about said lead means passing therethrough and between said receptacle bottom wall and said conductive electrode clip means to provide a moisture-resistant wiring chamber between said receptacle and said housing and to assist in the support of said conductive electrode clip means.

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