Patent Number: 6,168,302

Title: Hybrid distributed lighting system for a vehicle

Abstract: A hybrid headlamp subsystem for use in a distributed lighting system in a vehicle includes a light source. A focuses light from the light source to provide forward illumination for the vehicle. A collector element receives from the light source for use in providing an additional lighting function. An optical waveguide has a end positioned to receive light from the collector element and a second end positioned to direct light for use in providing the additional lighting function.

Inventors: Hulse; George R. (Cookeville, TN)

Assignee: Cooper Automotive Products, Inc.

International Classification: F21V 8/00 (20060101); G02B 6/12 (20060101); G02B 6/00 (20060101); G02B 6/42 (20060101); F21V 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018