US Patent No. 10,473,304

REDUCING THERMAL SENSITIVITY OF A LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT


Patent No. 10,473,304
Issue Date November 12, 2019
Title Reducing Thermal Sensitivity Of A Lighting Arrangement
Inventorship Benno Spinger, Aachen (DE)
Florent Monestier, Aachen (DE)
Juergen Mertens, Aachen (DE)
Assignee LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,473,304

1. A lighting arrangement comprising:at least one light emitting diode (LED) lighting element arranged on a support member;
an optical element arranged spaced from the LED lighting element in a first direction; and
a holder to hold the optical element in a position relative to the LED lighting element, the holder comprising at least a first holding portion extending from the support member into the first direction and a second holding portion connected to the optical element arranged such that at least a part of the second holding portion extends into the first direction,
wherein the second holding portion is spaced from the first holding portion in a direction traverse to the first direction,
wherein the first holding portion and the second holding portion are connected by a first connecting portion arranged to form an angle with both the first holding portion and the second holding portion,
wherein the first connecting portion is a plane wall element having a greater thickness than the first holding portion and the second holding portion, and
wherein the optical element is one piece with the first holding portion and the second holding portion.