06139172 is referenced by 282 patents and cites 47 patents.

Interior vehicle intense local illumination of a target location of a vehicle interior is provided by an interior rearview mirror assembly incorporating a solid-state light source which emits light generally downwardly from the bottom of the assembly. Preferably, the solid-state light source consists of a grouping of multiple light emitting diodes. At least one light emitting diode preferably has a luminous intensity of at least 500 mcd when operated at a forward current of 20 mA, emits light with a dominant wavelength within the range of about 530 nm to about 680 nm, emits light having a color selected from green, orange, yellow, amber, reddish-orange, red and blue, is formed from a material including at least one of aluminum, indium, gallium arsenic and phosphorous, and may be connected by a series resistor to the vehicle ignition/battery.

Title
Interior mirror assembly for a vehicle incorporating a solid-state light source
Application Number
367844
Publication Number
6139172
Application Date
April 7, 1999
Publication Date
October 31, 2000
Inventor
Roger L Veldman
Holland
MI, US
Stephen J Forbes
Wyoming
MI, US
Brent J Bos
Zeeland
MI, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn Burkhart
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
B60R 1/04
B60Q 3/02
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