End cap for a tubular light source

  • US 9,587,815 B2
  • Filed: 03/22/2012
  • Issued: 03/07/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/30/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An end cap for a tubular light source, the tubular light source being configured to be arranged in a lighting fixture comprising at least one socket defining a slot therein, the end cap comprising:

  • a housing defining an opening;

    two connector pins at least partly arranged on an outside of the housing and adapted to fit in the slot in the socket; and

    a switch assembly comprising a switch element arranged in between the two connector pins and at least partly protruding from the opening, wherein a first side of the switch element is adapted to fit into the slot in the socket and wherein the switch assembly is configured to form a conductive path between the socket and the tubular light source through an axial rotation of the switch element in relation to the housing as the tubular light source is rotatably mounted in the fixture.

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