Light fixture with airflow passage separating driver and emitter

  • US 9,273,863 B2
  • Filed: 09/12/2012
  • Issued: 03/01/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A light fixture for a light source having an emitter and driver, comprising:

  • an emitter housing defining an emitter mount, the emitter coupled to the emitter mount, the emitter housing defining a rear surface, a left side, and a right side, and wherein each of the left and right side define a top edge and a bottom edge;

    a driver housing, the driver coupled to the driver housing, the driver housing defining a front surface, a left side, and a right side, and wherein each of the left and right side defining a top edge and a bottom edge;

    an airflow passage defined by a space between the rear surface of the emitter housing and the front surface of the driver housing; and

    a first plurality of flattened fins located in the airflow passage and defining vertical oriented airflow channels, the vertical oriented airflow channels opening to a top side and a bottom side of the fixture, top and bottom edges defined by each of the first plurality of fins;

    wherein the fins are oriented in a direction of airflow through the airflow channels;

    and wherein the top edges of the first plurality of fins are coplanar with the top edges of the left side and the right side of the emitter housing.

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