Patent Number: 7,784,986

Title: Plane-like lighting units and display equipment provided therewith

Abstract: A light unit which includes a plurality of light-emitting diode (LED) light sources arranged in parallel, a light-guiding member arranged on said LED light sources, a light reflecting part for reflecting light from said LED light sources forward, a light diffusion part for outgoing light from the surface of said light-guiding member to outside, and an optical path changing part arranged above said light-diffusion part, wherein a side of said light-guiding member that faces said light diffusion part is flat.

Inventors: Adachi; Masaya (Hitachi, JP), Hiyama; Ikuo (Hitachi, JP), Tsumura; Makoto (Hitachi, JP), Endo; Shusuke (Mobara, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: F21V 8/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018