Patent Number: 6,297,585

Title: Fluorescent lamp with thermal protection element manufacturing method for the fluorescent lamp and a lighting apparatus using the same

Abstract: A fluorescent lamp includes an end cap 4 and a fluorescent tube 1 that has electrode seals 22 and 23 at its ends. The end cap 4 is made of synthetic resin and is attached to the fluorescent tube 1 by silicon resin 31. The end cap 4 includes round cavities 26 and 27 for holding the electrode seals 22 and 23 and thermal protection element holders 20 and 21 for holding thermal protection elements 16 and 17 adjacent to the electrode seals 22 and 23. Pillars 28 are provided between the thermal protection element holders 20 and 21 and the round cavities 26 and 27 to support the thermal protection elements 16 and 17. Through holes 29 are provided between the round cavities 26 and 27 and pillars 28.

Inventors: Tashiro; Yoji (Takatsuki, JP), Itaya; Kenji (Takatsuki, JP)

Assignee: Matushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01J 5/00 (20060101); H01J 5/56 (20060101); H01J 61/56 (20060101); H01J 61/02 (20060101); H01J 9/34 (20060101); H01J 005/48 (); H01J 005/50 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018