Patent Number: 8,794,808

Title: Illumination device with a flexible printed circuit board

Abstract: An illumination device including a light emitting element and a lighting control circuit on a metal base flexible printed circuit board (FPC) that is formed by integrating a flexible metal base with a flexible printed circuit board which is formed by integrating a copper foil pattern (conductive body) with films, wherein end portions of the metal base FPC are formed as thick terminal portions so that the end portions are thicker than the metal base FPC.

Inventors: Otsubo; Takayuki (Shizuoka, JP), Matsunaga; Takashi (Shizuoka, JP), Ito; Noriaki (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: F21V 21/00 (20060101); B60Q 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018