Concealed safety lighting device

  • US 6,805,469 B1
  • Filed: 05/03/2003
  • Issued: 10/19/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/03/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A concealed safety lighting device comprising:

  • a) an electrical wiring device selected from the group consisting of a switch and electric power outlet, having a housing adapted to fit within an electrical utility work box, said electrical wiring device further comprising a mounting means to be supported;

    b) a light source adapted to emit light through a surface area of said electrical wiring device, said surface area visibly exposed through a void in a conventional wall cover plate;

    c) a power sensing and control means connected to said light source to provide a signal to control the on-off state of said light source;

    whereby said concealed safety lighting device has an exterior appearance that visibly resembles a conventional electrical switch or power outlet when installed and covered by said conventional wall cover plate.

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