Solar powered light assembly to produce light of varying colours

  • US 7,429,827 B2
  • Filed: 04/07/2005
  • Issued: 09/30/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A lighting device to produce light, said device including:

  • a base;

    a lens mounted on the base and generally enclosing a chamber;

    a circuit having at least one lamp to produce a light, the lamp being mounted to direct light into said chamber, connections for at least one rechargeable battery to power the circuit and a solar cell exposed to said chamber so as to receive light passing through said lens and operatively associated with the connections to charge the battery, and a primary switch operable to control said circuit;

    a battery compartment including a cavity to receive said battery and having said connections;

    a closure member attached to said compartment but movable relative thereto to expose said cavity to provide for insertion of said battery; and

    whereinsaid switch is exposed to said cavity so that upon movement of said closure member to expose said cavity, a user has access to said switch to operate the switch.

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