Lighting device

  • US 6,863,416 B2
  • Filed: 04/29/2003
  • Issued: 03/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A compactly sized, self-contained lighting module comprising:

  • a small solid-state light source of a predetermined material for generating a high intensity light beam therewith;

    a power source having a small, thin configuration for providing electrical power to the light source;

    a slide switch that selectively electrically connects the power source to the light source and includes an actuator portion for being slidingly shifted by a user and a conductive strip connected to the actuator portion that shifts therewith for selectively interconnecting the light source and the power source to generate the high intensity light from the light source; and

    a housing having a predetermined compact configuration that contains the light source and the power source, and has an elongated opening through which the switch actuator portion extends to allow the user to push or pull of the switch actuator portion for sliding in the elongated opening.

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