Method and apparatus for light collection, distribution and zoom

  • US 6,986,593 B2
  • Filed: 07/21/2004
  • Issued: 01/17/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a light source;

    a reflector positioned to reflect light into a first directed beam from the light source which light is radiated from the light source into a peripheral forward solid angle; and

    a lens disposed longitudinally forward of the light source to direct light into a second directed beam which light is radiated from the light source into a central forward solid angle,where the reflector and lens collect almost all the light radiated by the light source and the first beam comprises all the light reflected from the reflector and the second beam comprises all the light directed by the lens andwhere the first and second beams include substantially all of the light radiated by the light source.

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