06283612 is referenced by 301 patents and cites 14 patents.

A light emitting diode light strip that uses a rigid hollow tube (

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) sized to accommodate a printed circuit board (

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) which has a positive and negative bus extending the full length of the board. One or more resistors (

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) are in contact with the positive bus on one end and a series of light emitting diodes (

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) on the other. The diodes are mounted through holes (

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) in the board and the anode of the diode is in communication with a resistor while the cathode of the diode contacts an adjacent diode anode connecting them in linked series through traces on the bottom of the circuit board. The end cathode in each series, engages the negative bus forming a predetermined group of diodes electrically coupled to a single resistor on one end and the negative bus on the other. A pair of end caps (

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) enclose the tube and an electrical cable (

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) is connected through the caps to the busses on the circuit board. A power supply (

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) is in contact, through the electrical cable, with the board providing low voltage direct current power through the busses to a predetermined group of light emitting diodes, for illumination of the area surrounding the light strip.

Title
Light emitting diode light strip
Application Number
9/525316
Publication Number
6283612 (B1)
Application Date
March 13, 2000
Publication Date
September 4, 2001
Inventor
Mark A Hunter
1211 Alabama St., Huntington Beach
CA, US
Agent
Gordon K Anderson
US
IPC
F21V 1/00
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