Patent Number: 8,878,385

Title: Apparatus for controlling power supplied to discharge lamp in response to command supplied from outside the apparatus

Abstract: There is provided a discharge lamp controlling apparatus mounted on vehicles or others. The apparatus includes a discharge lamp, a power control section, a signal inputting section, and a storage which are united with each other. The signal inputting section allows a power command signal to be inputted from the outside of the apparatus, the power command signal being for commanding the value of power supplied to the discharge lamp, and extracts from the inputted power command signal commanded power values which command the value of the power. The storage section stores therein, at least, the newest commanded power value among the extracted commanded power values. The power control section controls the power supplied to the discharge lamp based on the newest command values stored in the storage section.

Inventors: Wanda; Yoshihiro (Okazaki, JP)

Assignee: Denso Corporation

International Classification: B60L 1/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00