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Primary Examiner—John A. Ward
Assistant Examiner—Robert May
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Morgan & Finnegan, LLP
A signalling or lighting apparatus comprising at least one light source defining a main emission direction, together with at least one elongate light guide, one end of which is lit by the light source, the light guide being adapted to diffuse the light transversely along its length. At least in the vicinity of the light source, the guide has a longitudinal axis which is disposed transversely to the main emission direction, in such a way that some of the light flux from the light source provides a primary signalling or lighting function with a relatively high luminous intensity, and a second signalling or linear lighting function, of lesser light intensity, is provided along a length of the light guide.
14 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets