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Light emitting panel assemblies include light emitting panel members and one or more light sources positioned/embedded in a light transition area, which increases the efficiency of light entering the panel members along the light input area to be emitted from one or more light emitting surfaces along the length of the panel members. Light may be reflected or refracted by a surface which changes the path of a portion of light such that it enters the input area of the panel member at a more acceptable angle. A uniform light output distribution may be produced by utilizing a pattern of light extracting deformities.

Title
Light emitting panel assemblies
Application Number
8/495176
Publication Number
5613751
Application Date
June 27, 1995
Publication Date
March 25, 1997
Inventor
Daniel N Kelsch
Lakewood
OH, US
Mark D Miller
Parma
OH, US
Jeffery R Parker
Strongsville
OH, US
Agent
Renner Otto Boiselle & Sklar P L L
Assignee
Lumitex
OH, US
IPC
F21V 7/04
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