Light emitting panel assemblies for use in automotive applications and the like

  • US 6,886,956 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2002
  • Issued: 05/03/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/16/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A light emitting assembly for vehicle illumination comprising a light guide having opposite sides and at least one light input surface along at least one edge of said light guide, one or more light emitting diodes along said light input surface for receiving light from said light emitting diodes and conducting the light from said edge for emission of the light from at least one of said sides, a plurality of light extracting deformities on at least one of said sides, said deformities having shapes for controlling an output ray angle distribution of emitted light to suit a particular application, and a transparent substrate overlying at least one of said sides, said substrate providing an exterior portion of a vehicle for vehicle illumination at said exterior portion.

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