Title:
Multi-light source, multi-section optic fiber christmas tree
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The multi-light source multi section optic fiber Christmas tree mainly comprises a base plate, a color control panel, a plurality of lighting elements and a plurality of control lines, in which the base plate receives the color control panel consisting of power cable and control lines. The electronic control circuit will regulate the color change of lighting elements, supply power to the lighting elements in the section optic fiber. The lighting element of each section optic fiber will connect several section optic fibers to ensure that each section optic fiber will receive sufficient light, evenly spread over the length of section. The lighting elements are high colorful LED electronically controlled to gain the high safety and low operation temperature.



Inventors:
Huang, Chen-yang (Taoyuan, TW)
Application Number:
10/790080
Publication Date:
08/18/2005
Filing Date:
03/02/2004
Assignee:
HUANG CHEN-YANG
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A41G1/00; A47G33/06; F21V8/00; (IPC1-7): A41G1/00
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Primary Examiner:
HAN, JASON
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TROXELL LAW OFFICE PLLC (Falls Church, VA, US)
Claims:
1. A multi light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree mainly comprises a base plate, a color control, a plurality of optic fiber sections, lighting elements and control lines; it key characteristics are: the base plate contains the color control with the control circuit to regulate the color change of the lighting elements; the lighting elements are linked with the power lines and control lines supplying the power to each optic fiber sections and sub-sections; each sub-section has lighting elements and connected to a plurality of optic fiber branches to ensure each optic fiber branch obtains sufficient even light.

2. The multi light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree as claimed in the claim 1 in which the lighting elements are LED.

3. The multi light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree as claimed in the claim 1 in which each optic fiber section is connected by the power lines and control lines.

4. The multi light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree as claimed in the claim 1 in which the subsection is a complete single section of optic fiber linked with the power lines and control line and has the sockets and plugs at both ends of the subsection connecting to the power lines and the control lines.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

This invention relates to the multi light source, multi-section optic fiber Christmas tree, in particular each section of optic fiber Christmas tree is directly supplied with lighting source to ensure even illumination, color and brightness. The branchless structure simplifies the assembly process and gain high safety.

2. Description of the Related Art

The prior art of optic fiber Christmas tree available in the market is only composed of a single light source with single section or a single light source with multi sections.

As shown in FIG. 1, the optic fiber Christmas tree 10′ comprises a color tray 12′ on which a plurality of optic fiber sections 11′ are mounted. While the motor 14′ is driving the color tray 12′ to rotate and the halogen bulb 13′ will provide the color light change for the optic fiber sections 11′. The halogen 13′ is energy consuming element, in long time operation, it create high temperature which likely leads to the risk of fire. The motor 14′ is a source of noised. These are major weak points the single light source Christmas tree 10′ cherishes.

As shown in FIG. 2, there is a single light source and multi-section optic fiber Christmas tree 20′ in which the light source is same as the single light source as employed in the Christmas tree as shown in FIG. 1. It consists of a color tray 22′ and a plurality of optic fiber trunks 21′ mounted on the color tray 22′. The motor 24′ rotates the color tray 22′ and the halogen tree 23′ provides light to optic fiber trunks 21′. The trunk 21′ has a branch a main knot 211′ and each branch section has a sub-knot 212′ to form a great diversity. The more sub-knots 212′ and main knot 211′ in existence, poorer lighting and more falling off of the branch are inevitable.

For the single light source optic fiber Christmas tree 10′, the optic fiber section 11′ is separable, easy for packing and storage. However, the high temperature created by the halogen tree is an inherent weakness.

Comparison of Advantages and disadvantages for two same height of single light source optic fiber Christmas Trees.

Single Light Source,Single Light Source,
single Section OpticMulti Section Optic
Structural Comparisonfiber Christmas Treefiber Christmas Tree
1Structural simplicityMost simpleRather complicated
2ComplicatedMost complicatedSimplified 40%
production
3Automatic equipmentLess 10%Less than 10%
4Even lightingBestPoor for multi-section
5DiversityNo diversityDiverse
6Light source and colorColor tray, halogen tree and motor are
changeemployed.
7Safety and stabilityLowLow
8Packing and storageNoneVolume reduced 50%.
9Production costLowHigh

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Due to the predominant weaknesses of the prior art of the single light source optic fiber Christmas tree, the inventor has been working hard on the improvement to optimize the light source and simplify the structure and finally come up with the multi-light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree as provided herein.

The main object of the invention is to provide a multi-light source, multi-section optic fiber Christmas tree in which each optic fiber section will be supplied with sufficient light and each optic fiber branch will obtain even lighting. The light comes from LED and the color change is controlled by the electronic device which without generation of high temperature to ensure operational safety.

Another object of this invention is provide the multi-light source, multi-section optic fiber Christmas tree for easy packing, storage, assembly and disassembly in least packing material.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows the single light source, single section optic fiber Christmas tree.

FIG. 2 shows the single light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree.

FIG. 3 shows the structural diagram of the multi light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree of this invention.

FIG. 4 shows the top view of the multi light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree of this invention.

FIG. 5 shows the sub-section of optic fiber section of the multi light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree of this invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The multi-light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree of this invention will be explained in great detail with the aid of embodiments as illustrated in the drawing attached.

As shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, the multi light source, multi section optic fiber Christmas tree 1 mainly comprises a base plate 11, a color control 12, an optic fiber trunk 13, a plurality of lighting elements 14 and a plurality control line 122, where the color control 12 is contained in the base plate 11. The electronic control circuit is operated to control the color change of the lighting elements 14. The color control 12 has the power line 121 and control lines 122 to supply the power to the optic fiber trunk 13. The lighting elements 14 mounted in the trunk 13 is high LED linked with a plurality of optic fiber branches 15 which will be supplied with sufficient lighting.

Please refer to FIGS. 3 and 5, the optic fiber section 13 is further divided into a sub-section 13′ linked with power line 121′ and control line 122′ and respective socket 131′ and plug 132′ to for signal control and power supply.

Comparison of this invention with the prior art.

Single LightSingle LightMulti Light
Source, singleSource, MultiSource, Multi
StructuralSection OpticSection Opticsection Optic
Com-fiber Christmasfiber ChristmasFiber Christmas
parisonTreeTreeTree
1StructuralMost simpleComparativelyRather
simplicitycomplicatedcomplicated
2Com-Most complicatedSimplified 40%Simplified 60%
plicated
production
3AutomaticLess 10%Simplified 40%Simplified 80%
equipment
4EvenBestPoor forEven and
lightingmulti-sectionsufficient for
multi-section
5DiversityNo diversityDiverse
6LightColor tray, halogen tree and motorBright LED
source andare employed.
color
change
7Safety andLowLowHigh
stability
8PackingNoneVolume reducedVolume reduced
and50%.50%.
storage
9LinkageNoneLimitedUnlimited
10ProductionLowHighBetween previous
costtwo





 
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