Patent Number: 8,870,406

Title: Cover for a compact fluorescent light bulb

Abstract: A cover for a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb is provided. The cover includes a housing formed of clamshell sections that are mutually engageable about the CFL bulb and, when engaged, define an upper body portion having an interior for receiving the CFL bulb and a cylindrically-shaped neck extending downwardly from the upper body portion for encircling a base of the CFL bulb. A resilient member extends inwardly from opposite sides of the cylindrically-shaped neck and is biasable against the base of the CFL bulb to grip and retain the base when the clamshell sections are mutually engaged to secure the cover to the CFL. The cover may also include a flange defining a rectangular slot through which the CFL bulb is extendable to facilitate securing the bulb to a light socket.

Inventors: Ruriani; Kathy (Valrico, FL), Rodriguez; Charles Joseph (Clearwater, FL)


International Classification: F21V 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00