Patent Number: 7,708,439

Title: Vehicle headlamp

Abstract: A vehicle headlamp is provided with a lamp unit including a light source bulb having a light source for emitting light, a main reflector for reflecting the light emitted from the light source, a shade for shielding apart of the light reflected by the main reflecting face, and a projector lens for forward projecting the light having passed the shades. The vehicle headlamp unit is further provided with a first sub-reflector for reflecting the light emitted from the light source, a second sub-reflector for forward projecting the light from the first sub-reflector through the shade and the projector lens when the first sub-reflector is situated at a first position and a third sub-reflector having a third sub-reflecting face for forward projecting the light from the first sub-reflector not through the projector lens when the first sub-reflector is situated at a second position.

Inventors: Naganawa; Masahito (Shizuoka, JP), Kinoshita; Masao (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F21V 7/00 (20060101); F21V 17/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018