Lighting apparatus

  • US 7,252,407 B2
  • Filed: 04/22/2003
  • Issued: 08/07/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Lighting apparatus comprising a light emitting diode (LED), the LED being encapsulated in a protective medium, the lighting apparatus including a heat sink, the heat sink having a first region in communication with the LED to receive heat from the LED, and a second region which projects externally of the protective medium such that the heat sink can dissipate heat to the ambient area, wherein the LED is mounted on the first region of the heat sink and the mounting and the electrical components of the LED are encapsulated in the protective medium to seal the LED against ingress of moisture.

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