Systems and components for enhancing rear vision from a vehicle

  • US 6,550,949 B1
  • Filed: 09/15/1998
  • Issued: 04/22/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicle signal lamp assembly comprising:

  • a support structure for mounting to a vehicle;

    a lens mounted to said support structure;

    a first set of LEDs mounted to said support structure behind said lens, said first set of LEDs being activated in response to a first activation signal such that colored light is emitted from said lens; and

    a second set of LEDs mounted to said support structure behind said lens, said second set of LEDs being selectively activated in response to a second activation signal such that substantially white light is emitted from the lamp assembly, wherein said second set of LEDs include LEDs that emit binary complementary colors, and wherein said vehicle signal lamp assembly is capable of projecting white illumination of greater than 15 lux at a predetermined distance of 10 times the minimum distance between any two of said LEDs in said second set of LEDs.

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