Patent Number: 6,305,816

Title: On-site fabricated linear ambient lighting system

Abstract: A linear ambient lighting system is adapted for on-site fabrication in open building plans and the like. The lighting system includes a plurality of elongated lighting elements having electrical power sockets at the opposite ends thereof to physically support the lighting elements and electrically connect the same with electrical connectors to supply electrical power to the lighting elements. Suspended fixture supports are connected with and support the electrical power sockets and are configured to be spaced longitudinally along the length of the associated lighting fixture. Hangers are provided with first ends connected with an overhead support portion of an associated building, and second ends connected with and supporting the fixture supports. An elongated housing having an uninterrupted one-piece construction is formed on-site from strip stock to a selected length that extends continuously along the entire length of the associated lighting fixture. Connectors attach the housing to each of the fixture supports to laterally interconnect the same and define a rigid lightweight assembly that has a neat, custom one-piece appearance and can be fabricated on-site at the associated building to alleviate transportation damage and cost.

Inventors: Corcorran; Sean M. (Palo Alto, CA), Nahikian; Angela R. M. (Ada, MI), Webster; David M. (San Mateo, CA)

Assignee: Steelcase Development Corporation

International Classification: F21V 7/00 (20060101); F21V 15/00 (20060101); F21S 2/00 (20060101); F21S 8/04 (20060101); F21S 8/06 (20060101); F21V 15/015 (20060101); F21V 19/00 (20060101); F21V 21/005 (20060101); F21S 008/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018