Patent Number: 6,250,970

Title: Angled IDC lamp socket assembly

Abstract: An angled lamp socket includes a body and a housing. The body contains therein opposing lamp retaining clips and a plurality of IDC contacts. The housing contains a plurality of holes to receive wire leads. The housing also contains a housing disc. The bottom portion of the IDC contacts are connected electrically to the wire leads and the top portion of the IDC contacts are connected to the lamp. When a lamp is inserted into the socket body, the horizontal axis of the lamp will extend at an angle in relation to the wire leads. In a preferred embodiment, such an angle is 90.degree. thereby providing a right angle lamp socket.

Inventors: Key; Edward H. (Hershey, PA), Boyd; Steven M. (Warren, PA), Thomas; Ronald E. (Warren, PA), Walker; Richard P. (Saegertown, PA)

Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.

International Classification: H01R 33/05 (20060101); H01R 33/06 (20060101); H01R 024/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018