LED night light has projection or image feature

  • US 7,871,192 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2008
  • Issued: 01/18/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A light emitting diode (LED) night light with projection features, comprising:

  • at least one LED that serves as a light source for visible light beams;

    at least one optics-means including parts selected from the group consisting of a slide, film, openings, cut-outs, transparent material piece, translucent material piece, grating, and hologram that form, or on which is formed, a representation of said image, message, data, logo, or time; and

    at least one of a power source, circuit means, and trigger means arranged to work with said at least one LED to provide at lease one of a desired light function, timing, colors, brightness, and illumination;

    the improvement comprising;

    a projection lens element; and

    a sealed housing,wherein said projection lens element is at one end of said sealed housing and said LED is at another end of the sealed housing with said optics means therebetween, said projection lens element and optics means being arranged perpendicularly to said light beams such that said light beams pass through said optics means and projection lens element to project said image, message, data, logo, or time onto a ceiling, wall, floor, or desired surface that is also perpendicular to said light beams,wherein said image, message, data, logo, message, or time projected by said optic means is multiple times larger than said representation of said image, message, data, logo, or time formed on said optics means, andsaid LED night light is a plug-in type night light arranged to be connected with an outlet device.

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