Patent Number: 6,250,790

Title: Motor vehicle headlight with a transverse lamp, having an improved lamp mount

Abstract: A motor vehicle headlight, in particular a foglight, has a lamp which is mounted with a reflector, together with a cover lens. The lamp has mounting means, such as an end cap, for engagement in a plane at right angles to the optical axis of the reflector. The reflector is made of injection moulded plastics, and is stripped from the mould in a direction parallel to the optical axis. The reflector comprises a base portion and at least one adjacent further portion. The further portion has a lamp hole formed through it, and an external surface of a wall of the reflector surrounding the lamp hole makes a rake angle with the direction of stripping the reflector from the mould. Between this external surface and the mounting means of the lamp itself, adapter means have surfaces for engagement by the mounting means of the lamp in a plane parallel to the optical axis.

Inventors: Montet; Maurice (Paris, FR)

Assignee: Valeo Vision

International Classification: F21V 19/00 (20060101); F21V 17/00 (20060101); F21V 007/04 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018