Lighted fittings for bathing installations

  • US 8,550,643 B2
  • Filed: 01/06/2011
  • Issued: 10/08/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fitting assembly for through hole mounting to a panel of a bathing installation, comprising:

  • a flange structure fabricated of a translucent material, the flange structure including a flange body portion adapted to extend through a mount hole in the panel and having an outer peripheral portion, and a transverse flange portion having an outer size larger than the mount hole, so that a periphery flange portion overlaps the panel surrounding the hole when the flange structure is installed in the mount hole;

    a connector member configured to engage the outer peripheral portion of the flange structure, the connector member having at least one light source attachment portion, so that with the flange structure mounted to the panel with the connector member in engagement with the flange structure, the light source attachment portion is disposed on a first side of the panel such that light emitted from at least one light source mounted in the at least one light source attachment portion is transmitted through the connector member into the flange structure and through the mount hole to illuminate the transverse flange portion on a second side of the panel;

    a valve assembly including a manually operable handle, the valve assembly including a valve body structure disposed on the first side of the panel and including a body portion disposed within the flange structure, and a valve core structure including a portion disposed in the valve body and a portion extending into the flange structure for connection to the handle disposed on the second side of the panel.

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