Vehicle rearview assembly having a light sensor with two or more transducers

  • US 7,378,633 B2
  • Filed: 08/07/2006
  • Issued: 05/27/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A rearview assembly for a vehicle, said rearview assembly comprising:

  • a housing for mounting to the vehicle;

    a rearview element disposed in said housing for providing an image of a scene to the rear of the vehicle, the brightness of the image being variable;

    a light sensor comprising;

    a support member, wherein said support member is a lead frame,a first light transducer mounted on said support member, anda second light transducer mounted on said support member such that said second light transducer faces in substantially the same direction as said first light transducer,wherein said second light transducer is not exposed to the same optical spectrum as said first light transducer;

    a control circuit for varying the brightness of the image in response to an output of said light sensor; and

    a light-to-pulse circuit.

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