Patent Number: 6,293,510

Title: Luminaire mounting bracket

Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting luminaires (A) includes a lower mounting plate (30a) having a front face (32a) and a back face (34a) adapted for attachment to a luminaire. An upper mounting plate (30b), having a front face (32b) and a back face (34b), is adapted for attachment to an electrical assembly (20). The upper and lower mounting plates are identical in configuration. The upper mounting plate selectively engages the lower mounting plate so that the upper mounting plate and the lower mounting plate are in locking relation. A hinge (50) operatively connects the upper and lower mounting plates. The hinge is adapted to swing down and suspend the luminaire while the appropriate electrical connections are made and pivot to a substantially horizontal position once the upper and lower mounting plates have been placed in locking relation.

Inventors: Bradford; Reed A. (Hendersonville, NC), Toney; James H. (Canton, NC)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: F21V 21/02 (20060101); F21V 17/00 (20060101); F21V 17/10 (20060101); F21V 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018