Concealed safety lighting device

  • US 7,118,235 B2
  • Filed: 06/24/2004
  • Issued: 10/10/2006
  • 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) a housing having a size and shape of an electric wiring device selected from the group consisting of a switch, dimmer and power outlet, said housing further including a mounting means adapted to affix said housing to an electrical utility work box, said mounting means further comprising a means to affix a conventional cover plate for said electric wiring device;

    b) a light source adapted such that the light emitted from said light source is transmitted through a visible surface area of said housing as a means to illuminate the area adjacent to said safety lighting device, said visible surface area protruding into, and exposed through, said conventional cover plate;

    c) a power-signal means adjusting the power level of said light source, said power-signal means providing an electrical power signal to energize said light source.

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