Universal exterior vehicle security light

  • US 5,823,654 A
  • Filed: 07/26/1996
  • Issued: 10/20/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A light module for positioning in an opening in an exterior mirror assembly of a vehicle, the exterior mirror assembly having a housing and a reflective element supported in the housing, the housing including an opening, said light module comprising:

  • an enclosure defining a compartment having an inner surface and having an axis;

    a light-transmitting opening in said enclosure;

    a cover extending over said light-transmitting opening for sealing said enclosure and for transmitting light from a light source in said enclosure, said cover including at least one non-planar optic surface for directing the light in a first direction from the module for illuminating a first area adjacent the vehicle and being adapted to be reoriented about said axis of said enclosure to redirect the light from the module in a second direction for illuminating a second area adjacent the vehicle;

    a light source supported in said enclosure, said light source radiating light toward said light-transmitting opening and through said cover; and

    said enclosure adapted for mounting in the opening of the exterior mirror housing, at least a portion of said enclosure being adapted for extending behind the reflective element supported in the housing.

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