Light source for use in leak detection in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems that utilize environmentally-safe materials

  • US 5,674,000 A
  • Filed: 02/08/1996
  • Issued: 10/07/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A light source for examination of a substance which reemits light at a wavelength greater than the wavelength of light emitted from said light source, said light source comprising:

  • a lamp assembly including;

    a faceted white light reflector;

    said faceted white light reflector is a focusing reflector;

    a lamp positioned between said faceted white light reflector and said substance;

    said lamp connected to a source of electrical power and operated in response to said electrical power to emit light;

    said faceted white light reflector functioning to reflect a selected portion of said light emitted from said lamp;

    a lens filter positioned between said lamp assembly and said substance;

    said lens filter operated to further restrict said light from said lamp and said light reflected by said faceted white light reflector;

    whereby said light emitted from said light source is restricted to a predetermined range effective to enhance the reemission of light from said substance.

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