Fully rotatable recessed light fixture with movable stop and adjustable length bar hanger

  • US 6,082,878 A
  • Filed: 02/03/1998
  • Issued: 07/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/03/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A recessed light fixture comprising:

  • a frame;

    a rotary device mounted in the frame for rotation relative thereto about a vertical axis;

    a support member mounted to the rotary device for rotation therewith about the vertical axis, and for rotation relative thereto about a horizontal axis, the support member adapted to support a lamp for directing a beam downwardly through the rotary device, the direction of the beam being adjustable by rotation of the rotary device and the support member; and

    a stop structure for stopping rotation of the rotary device, the stop structure comprising a first stop element mounted on the rotary device, and a second stop element mounted on the frame, the first and second stop elements being engageable with one another for limiting rotation of the rotary device in both the clockwise and counterclockwise directions of rotation;

    one of the first and second stop elements being movable by a limited extent to permit additional rotation of the rotary device after initial contact between the first and second stop elements has been made.

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