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Convection venting lensed reflector-type compact fluorescent lamp system

United States Patent

5,651,609
July 29, 1997
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Disclosed herein is a fluorescent lamp housing assembly capable of providing convection cooling to the lamp and the ballast. The lens of the present invention includes two distinct portions, a central portion and an apertured portion. The housing assembly further includes apertures so that air mass is able to freely move up through the assembly and out ventilation apertures.
Pelton; Bruce A. (El Sobrante, CA), Siminovitch; Michael (El Sobrante, CA)
08/ 349,893
December 6, 1994
The invention described herein was partially made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The Government has certain rights in this invention.