Patent Number: 6,168,289

Title: Straight fluorescent tube that has an electronic ballast housed in the sockets on both sides

Abstract: Fluorescent lighting tubes which incorporate an electronic ballast housed in the sleeves or sockets at each end of the lighting tube. The sockets electrically connect the pins at each end of the fluorescent tube to one another and contain a plurality of electrical contacts. A wiring harness is provided which connects the electrical contacts in one sleeve to electrical contacts in the other sleeve.

Inventors: Shah; Suresh H. (Mumbal 400 020, Mabarashtra, IN)


International Classification: H01J 61/02 (20060101); H01J 61/56 (20060101); F21S 004/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018