Patent Number: 7,648,262

Title: Lamp unit of vehicle headlamp

Abstract: By a convex lens arranged on an optical axis extending in a front and rear direction of a lamp unit, direct light from a light emitting element arranged rearward of the convex lens is deflected to emit so that the light is made to be parallel light in a vertical face and diffused light toward left and right sides in a horizontal face. An entire region of a left side lens region of the convex lens is constituted as upper deflecting regions for deflecting light to a direction upward with respect to a direction of light of a right side lens region. Light emitted to the front side by transmitting the respective upper deflecting regions is made to be light directed upward from light emitted from the right side lens region to thereby form a laterally elongated light distribution pattern in which an upper end edge of a portion of being disposed on a left side relative to the optical axis is stepped up from an upper end edge of a portion thereof disposed on a right side.

Inventors: Tanaka; Hidetada (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F21V 7/00 (20060101); F21V 1/00 (20060101); F21V 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018