Exterior vehicle security light

  • US 5,669,704 A
  • Filed: 02/26/1996
  • Issued: 09/23/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A mirror assembly passive security system for a vehicle comprising:

  • a first exterior mirror assembly including a first reflective element and a first housing for said first reflective element;

    a first security light projecting light from said first housing on at least a first area adjacent a first portion of the vehicle in order to create a first lighted security zone in said first area; and

    an actuator for said first security light;

    wherein said actuator is responsive to a proximity detection system and actuates said first security light when the vehicle is approached wherein said proximity detection system automatically senses proximity and approach to the vehicle by automatic detection of a transducer carried by a vehicle operator without the necessity of the operator operating a button associated with the transducer.

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