Recessed light extension socket

  • US 7,377,817 B1
  • Filed: 12/20/2006
  • Issued: 05/27/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A first extension adapter for a female electrical socket, for a ceiling recessed lighting fixture, said first extension adapter comprising:

  • a male adapter having a bayonet style threaded end with a conductive button at its tip;

    said male adapter with male screw threads and an outside diameter of 1 1/16 inch and having a housing with an internal wire which electrically connects the conductive button to a female adapter via an intermediary cable;

    said intermediary cable being connected to the male adapter housing and a female adapter housing;

    said female adapter housing further comprising a female socket with female screw threads matching the male screw threads and having an inside diameter of 1 1/16 inch with a conductive button connected to the wire from the male adapter conductive button;

    wherein the intermediary cable further comprises a hollowed, non-conductive, flexible cable;

    wherein the male adapter housing further comprises a cylindrical shape which conforms to a similar cylindrical shape of the female adapter housing;

    wherein the intermediary cable is housed within an opening in the male adapter housing and an opening in the female adapter housing; and

    wherein the female socket of the female adapter housing receives an identical bulb thread as is accepted by the female electrical socket, and for the ceiling recessed lighting fixture provides the female socket at a chosen distance away from the female electrical socket.

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