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Title: Configurable luminaire

Abstract

An array of LEDs is supported by a support mechanism that both supports conductors leading to the LEDs and sinks heat from the LEDs. The support mechanism may be a transparent heat-conducting sheet or an array of cantilevered arms at different angles that support the LEDs and sink heat. This reduces the blockage of light. The LEDs are positioned generally in the focal plane of an array of concave mirrors that collimate the light. The LEDs and array of mirrors are translatable with respect to one another to steer the aggregate light beam to customize the emission. In another embodiment, multiple LEDs are positioned over each mirror in the mirror array, and the combination of LEDs illuminated over each mirror is used to steer the aggregate light beam from the luminaire.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Glint Photonics, Inc., Burlingame, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576376
Patent Number(s):
10393348
Application Number:
15/904,115
Assignee:
Glint Photonics, Inc. (Burlingame, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F21 - LIGHTING F21V - FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F21 - LIGHTING F21Y - INDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO THE FORM OR THE KIND OF THE LIGHT SOURCES OR OF THE COLOUR OF THE LIGHT EMITTED
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000332
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2018 Feb 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gladden, Christopher, Kim, Andrew, Kozodoy, Peter, and Kruse, Barbara. Configurable luminaire. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Gladden, Christopher, Kim, Andrew, Kozodoy, Peter, & Kruse, Barbara. Configurable luminaire. United States.
Gladden, Christopher, Kim, Andrew, Kozodoy, Peter, and Kruse, Barbara. Tue . "Configurable luminaire". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576376.
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abstractNote = {An array of LEDs is supported by a support mechanism that both supports conductors leading to the LEDs and sinks heat from the LEDs. The support mechanism may be a transparent heat-conducting sheet or an array of cantilevered arms at different angles that support the LEDs and sink heat. This reduces the blockage of light. The LEDs are positioned generally in the focal plane of an array of concave mirrors that collimate the light. The LEDs and array of mirrors are translatable with respect to one another to steer the aggregate light beam to customize the emission. In another embodiment, multiple LEDs are positioned over each mirror in the mirror array, and the combination of LEDs illuminated over each mirror is used to steer the aggregate light beam from the luminaire.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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