Light assembly, preferably tail light assembly, of a vehicle, preferably a motor vehicle

  • US 6,016,035 A
  • Filed: 04/10/1998
  • Issued: 01/18/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A light assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • at least one light source connected to a circuit, wherein said at least one light source has a light output adjustable according to external light conditions;

    wherein said circuit comprises a light switch, wherein the light output of said at least one light source is adjusted according to a selected position of said light switch;

    wherein said circuit further comprises first switches positioned in electrical lines connecting said light switch to said at least one light source;

    wherein each one of said first switches has a parallel-switched dimmer for reducing light output of said at least one light source;

    wherein said light switch and said first switches are connected such that when said light switch is switched on, said first switches are open and when said light switch is turned off, said first switches are closed;

    wherein said first switches, when closed, bridge said dimmers to increase the light output.

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