In-ground light fixture system with improved installation closure mechanism and drainage

  • US 9,638,381 B2
  • Filed: 05/26/2015
  • Issued: 05/02/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A lighting system, comprising:

  • a linear light fixture;

    a linear blockout structure mountable in a base of the lighting system, the linear light fixture being mountable in the linear blockout structure when the linear light fixture and linear blockout structure are assembled together, the linear blockout structure including a chamber in which the linear light fixture is mountable and side walls on opposite sides of the chamber engageable by flange portions of the linear light fixture when the linear light fixture and linear blockout structure are assembled together;

    a hinge structure comprising a first hinge component on a first sidewall of the linear blockout structure and a second hinge component on a first flange portion of the linear light fixture, the first and second hinge components engaging each other such that when the linear blockout structure and linear lighting fixture are being assembled, the linear blockout structure and linear lighting fixture are rotatable with respect to each other at the hinge structure; and

    a fastening structure comprising a first fastening component on a second flange portion of the linear light fixture and a second fastening component on a second sidewall of the linear blockout structure, the first and second fastening components engaging each other to hold the linear blockout structure and linear lighting fixture assembled together with the linear light fixture being disposed within the chamber of the linear blockout structure.

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