DE10356483B4 - Vehicle outside mirror light of a motor vehicle - Google Patents

Vehicle outside mirror light of a motor vehicle

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DE10356483B4
DE10356483B4 DE10356483A DE10356483A DE10356483B4 DE 10356483 B4 DE10356483 B4 DE 10356483B4 DE 10356483 A DE10356483 A DE 10356483A DE 10356483 A DE10356483 A DE 10356483A DE 10356483 B4 DE10356483 B4 DE 10356483B4
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/0001Light guides specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
    • G02B6/0011Light guides specially adapted for lighting devices or systems the light guides being planar or of plate-like form
    • G02B6/0033Means for improving the coupling-out of light from the light guide
    • G02B6/0035Means for improving the coupling-out of light from the light guide provided on the surface of the light guide or in the bulk of it
    • G02B6/0038Linear indentations or grooves, e.g. arc-shaped grooves or meandering grooves, extending over the full length or width of the light guide
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60QARRANGEMENT OF SIGNALLING OR LIGHTING DEVICES, THE MOUNTING OR SUPPORTING THEREOF OR CIRCUITS THEREFOR, FOR VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60Q1/00Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices
    • B60Q1/26Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic
    • B60Q1/2661Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic mounted on parts having other functions
    • B60Q1/2665Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic mounted on parts having other functions on rear-view mirrors
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S43/00Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights
    • F21S43/10Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by the light source
    • F21S43/13Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by the light source characterised by the type of light source
    • F21S43/14Light emitting diodes [LED]
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S43/00Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights
    • F21S43/20Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by refractors, transparent cover plates, light guides or filters
    • F21S43/235Light guides
    • F21S43/236Light guides characterised by the shape of the light guide
    • F21S43/237Light guides characterised by the shape of the light guide rod-shaped
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S43/00Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights
    • F21S43/20Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by refractors, transparent cover plates, light guides or filters
    • F21S43/235Light guides
    • F21S43/242Light guides characterised by the emission area
    • F21S43/245Light guides characterised by the emission area emitting light from one or more of its major surfaces
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S43/00Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights
    • F21S43/20Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by refractors, transparent cover plates, light guides or filters
    • F21S43/235Light guides
    • F21S43/247Light guides with a single light source being coupled into the light guide
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/0001Light guides specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
    • G02B6/0011Light guides specially adapted for lighting devices or systems the light guides being planar or of plate-like form
    • G02B6/0013Means for improving the coupling-in of light from the light source into the light guide
    • G02B6/0023Means for improving the coupling-in of light from the light source into the light guide provided by one optical element, or plurality thereof, placed between the light guide and the light source, or around the light source
    • G02B6/003Lens or lenticular sheet or layer
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
    • G02B6/00Light guides
    • G02B6/0001Light guides specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
    • G02B6/0011Light guides specially adapted for lighting devices or systems the light guides being planar or of plate-like form
    • G02B6/0033Means for improving the coupling-out of light from the light guide
    • G02B6/0058Means for improving the coupling-out of light from the light guide varying in density, size, shape or depth along the light guide
    • G02B6/0061Means for improving the coupling-out of light from the light guide varying in density, size, shape or depth along the light guide to provide homogeneous light output intensity

Abstract

Vehicle exterior mirror lamp (1) a motor vehicle, with at least one light source (3) and at least one arcuate Light guide (4) having at one end a coupling surface (14) for the Light of the light source (3) and at the other end an end-side final decoupling surface (7) and at least on its outwardly curved side (5) a has round or elliptical cross-section, characterized in that the light guide (4) on its outwardly bent side (5) a plurality Steps (11) which, as seen in the direction of the Endauskoppelfläche (7), each reset are arranged and in each case an end-side outcoupling surface (12) have, wherein the Endauskoppelfläche (7) and the frontal outcoupling (12) of the light guide (4) facing the direction of travel.

Description

  • The The present invention relates to a vehicle outside mirror lamp of a motor vehicle, with at least one light source and at least one arcuate light guide, the at one end a coupling surface for the light of the light source and at the other end has an end-side Endauskoppelfläche and the at least on its outward-curved side a round or elliptical cross-section.
  • Such a lamp is for example by the DE 199 43 821 A1 known.
  • Motor vehicle lights have to various requirements, e.g. a prescribed light distribution, a sufficient day visibility and an appealing design, suffice. But Also factors such as the minimization of manufacturing costs and space play a crucial role.
  • It Motor vehicle lights are known which have a plurality of light-emitting diodes which are mounted on a printed circuit board and using a stamped grid are arranged within a structured reflector. The reflector takes care of it the desired Light distribution. Due to the high luminosity of the LEDs such arrangements are well visible even in daylight. However, that will be due to the distribution of light emitting diodes over the entire surface of the Reflectors big Printed circuit boards needed for mounting the light emitting diodes, and thus a relative greater Space available in the bodywork.
  • From the above DE 199 43 821 A1 a motor vehicle lamp is known in which light-emitting diodes are arranged only at one lateral end of the lamp, so that during manufacture a small circuit board can be used. The light of the light emitting diodes is coupled into a plurality of curved light guides, which are provided on its inwardly bent side with a plurality of prisms, whereby the light guided in the light guide light is coupled out on the opposite side. Thus, it is possible to realize a uniform light distribution over the area defined by the light guide. However, in this motor vehicle lamp, the coupling-out of the light takes place mainly via the outwardly curved side of the light guide. However, for mirror indicators, for example, fixed light values are prescribed in an angular range of approximately 5 ° to 60 ° counter to the direction of travel. With the known motor vehicle light, it is not possible to meet the legally required values, since the light output in the relevant area is very small. Furthermore, in the known motor vehicle lamp, a uniform light distribution is generated over the area defined by the light guides, whereby the coupled-in light is distributed over a large area. This results in a low luminance, and the visibility in direct sunlight is very bad.
  • Out DE 100 43 034 A1 is a Lichtumlenkanordnung with at least one rod-shaped light guide for a light source having an elongated light source known. The extending in the longitudinal direction of the light source has circumferentially of the light source side by side with spaced, extending to the light source, interconnected longitudinal ridges, the light source facing end faces form light entry surfaces and their side surfaces total reflection surfaces, and has on the side facing away from the light source one Light exit surface, emerge through the emanating from the light source main rays substantially perpendicular, wherein the light guide is formed symmetrically to a central longitudinal plane. In this case, the longitudinal webs extend adjacent to the central longitudinal plane radially to the light source with perpendicular to the main beams extending light entrance and light exit surfaces, wherein longitudinal webs whose inclination to the central longitudinal plane exceed about 35 °, at the central longitudinal plane side facing such inclined and on the opposite side a radius of curvature such have, that once totally reflected main rays emerge substantially parallel to each other. This known light guide body has on its inwardly curved side a plurality of steps, which, as seen in the direction of the Endauskoppelfläche, each set back and each having a frontal Auskoppelfläche, and is provided for a rod-shaped fluorescent lamp.
  • From the DE 195 21 254 A1 For example, a display system with brightness enhancement film is known. On a frontally illuminated display device, for. As an LED display or a poster, a ribbed transparent film is arranged. The fins formed on the film guide grazing incident light rays down into the display device. The light rays are reflected by a reflector disposed below the display device, move back through the display device and emerge from the film at substantially right angles to the display device. In this way, the ribbed film enhances the brightness of the display image generated by a light source.
  • Furthermore, from the EP 1 195 296 A2 a side indicator for installation in the cap of an outside rearview mirror for motor vehicles known. The side indicator includes a light housing having an elongate light exit opening which, when installed, extends approximately horizontally toward the vehicle from the outside of the cover cap remote from the vehicle, at least one group of light sources distributed approximately uniformly along a line which extends extends in the installed state approximately horizontally across the width of the light exit opening, and at least one optically active component, which concentrates the light of at least one group of light sources in a main emission direction, which points in the installed state substantially in the direction of travel.
  • Finally, out of the DE 199 43 821 A1 a light for motor vehicles, with at least two Lichtleitstäben having one or more end-side light entry surfaces and one or more light exit surfaces along the Lichtleitstäbe, and with one or more, in particular designed as light emitting diodes, the Lichtleitstäben associated light sources, the Lichtleitstäbe at least partially not parallel to each other.
  • Of the Invention is therefore the object of a luminaire of the beginning Such a way further develop that a possible small space and better illumination lighting technology relevant Angular ranges can be achieved.
  • These Task is inventively characterized solved, that the light guide on its outwardly bent side several Steps, which, as seen in the direction of the Endauskoppelfläche, respectively reset are arranged and each have a frontal decoupling surface, where the final decoupling surface and the frontal decoupling surfaces of the light guide opposite pointing the direction of travel.
  • The Light is inventively before decoupling from the light guide not by an additional structure in the light guide but diverted through the decoupling surfaces of the recessed stages and the final decoupling surface directly in the direction of the light guide in the bent light guide. Thus, it is possible to use areas that are in the arc direction of the Light guide lie, illuminate and at the same time the advantages, bring the optical fibers with them, such as the indirect arrangement the light source, the associated reduction of space and the waiver of an additional Reflector, to use. Overall, there is a lamp that despite their compact design targeted light with the required intensity in areas brings in the conventional Fiber optic arrangements are only insufficiently illuminated.
  • The outcoupling the steps preferably close with the final decoupling surface each different angle. The angle range in which the Illumination is effected by the curvature of the light guide, which Arrangement of the steps in the light guide and the orientation of the decoupling surfaces to each other certainly.
  • In a preferred embodiment extend the decoupling surfaces the steps each approximately radially with respect to the direction of the light guide in Light guide, so that the coupling out of the light guided in the light guide takes place substantially tangentially to the arcuate outer side of the light guide.
  • at particularly advantageous embodiments the invention, the lamp several, juxtaposed Optical fiber on. These multiple light guides can be used as a one-piece injection molded part be made, which simplifies both the assembly and reduces tooling and assembly costs.
  • In a particularly preferred embodiment The invention has at least one optical fiber on its inside curved side recesses on whose bottom surfaces the guided in the light guide Light reflected in each case in the direction of the outwardly curved side will and exit there. This will be in the area of the pits on the outside curved side of the light guide points selectively light in the radial direction decoupled from the light guide, which the viewer as a single bright points of light is perceived, even in direct sunlight are clearly recognizable. Thus, an improved day visibility reached.
  • Around to make sure that these single bright spots of light in size and in intensity appear the same, it is advantageous if the wells respectively same contours and with increasing distance to the light source becoming larger Have penetration depths in the light guide, so that possible from each well a substantially equal amount of light through the to the coupling surface inclined floor surface the recess on the outside bent side is deflected and coupled out of the light guide.
  • Around on the outside curved side of the light guide to produce a light strip is the light guide on its inward curved side with a Variety of prisms along its longitudinal axis provided.
  • The homogeneity of the luminance of the light band generated by the prisms can thereby it can be improved that the prisms arranged on the inwardly bent side of the light guide have different sizes and / or angles as a function of the distance to the light source.
  • at not switched on light source is the by the prism structure however often caused milky appearance of the light guide as disturbing. It has therefore proved to be advantageous that the prisms capped peaks have cut approximately parallel to the light guide surface are. This can be done from the outside directly through the light guide on the underlying Housing surface seen which are therefore considered as a design element can be.
  • at preferred embodiments According to the invention, each light guide is assigned a light source. Due to their high light output, light-emitting diodes are particularly suitable good as light sources. Furthermore, the compact design allows of LEDs, for example, this directly to the light guide so that the losses in the coupling of the light in the If possible, light guide be kept low.
  • The The invention also relates to a vehicle outside mirror with a particular designed as a flashing light fixture, as described above is formed, wherein the decoupling surfaces of at least one or each light guide from the outside are visible. This integrated into the vehicle mirror housing light can For example, serve as additional indicator. The extraction of light over the Endauskoppelfläche and the decoupling surfaces the stages allows the illumination of a wide rear angle range (about 5 ° to about 60 °), as he e.g. For Additional flashing lights is required by law, with sufficient Intensity.
  • Around the light emitted by the light source due to a too steep angle opposite the lateral surface of the light guide is not coupled into the light guide, too use, the vehicle mirror housing in the area of the light source can be provided a recess, so that not in the light guide coupled light from the outside than Point of light appears.
  • Further Advantages of the invention will become apparent from the description and the Drawing. Likewise the above-mentioned and the features further mentioned ever for to use one or more in any combination. The shown and described embodiments are not as final enumeration but rather have exemplary character for the description the invention.
  • It demonstrate:
  • 1 the luminaire according to the invention with three light guides in a side view according to I in FIG. 1 showing only one outer optical waveguide 2 B ;
  • 2 a top view of the outwardly curved side ( 2a ) and the inwardly curved side ( 2 B ) the in 1 shown light;
  • 3 the in 2 in a side view according to III-III shown in FIG 2 ; and
  • 4a - 4c different cross sections of the lamp according to the invention with and without connecting webs between the individual light guides.
  • The in the 1 to 3 shown light 1 has three light sources (LEDs) 3 and three adjacent arcuate optical fibers 4 . 13 on, each at one end a coupling surface 14 for coupling the light of the respectively associated light source 3 exhibit.
  • The two outer light guides 4 have at their other end a final decoupling surface 7 and on its outward-facing side 5 stages 11 on. These stages 11 are, seen towards the final decoupling area 7 , respectively arranged reset and have a frontal decoupling surface 12 on where the light from the source 3 coupled-in light is partially decoupled. After a step 11 takes, seen in the direction of the final decoupling surface 7 , the optical fiber thickness again until the next step 11 to, so that the optical fiber thickness does not decrease over the entire length. The decoupling surfaces 12 are radial with respect to the direction of the light guide 6 in the light guide 4 arranged so that the decoupling of the light is approximately tangential to the direction of the light guide 6 in the light guide 4 he follows. This results in an angular distribution of the light as a function of the curvature of the light guide 4 and the position of the stages integrated therein 11 , The decoupling surfaces 12 each have an angular offset to each other, for adjacent decoupling surfaces 12 can be different. The angular offset β between the first and the last decoupling surface 12 determines the illuminated angle range. By skillful choice of the number, density and position of the stages, the light distribution for the light guide 4 be set various curvatures. To achieve, for example, a sufficient illumination of the legally required range for additional indicator lights (5 ° to 60 ° counter to the direction of travel), the stages 11 mainly arranged in areas where the tangents to the direction of the light guide 6 in the optical fiber 4 lie in the corresponding angular range, ie as in 1 shown, mainly in the area of the frontal decoupling surface 7 of the light guide 4 ,
  • On the inside curved side 10 of the light guide 4 is a multitude of prisms 9 arranged, which in the light guide 4 guided light partially in the direction of the outward-curved side 5 deflected and out of the light guide 4 is decoupled. The decoupling takes place here predominantly in the radial direction with respect to the direction of the light guide 6 in the light guide 4 , Due to the dense placement of the light guide 4 with such prisms 9 results in a homogeneous light distribution over the entire length of the light guide 4 , that of the tangential light distribution due to the decoupling surfaces 12 is superimposed. The contours and penetration depths of the prisms in the light guide 4 can vary depending on the position on the light guide 4 change (not shown) in order to achieve the most uniform possible illumination of the light guide. To improve the appearance in the off state, the tips of the prisms 9 parallel to the inside curved side 10 of the light guide 4 cut. This can be done directly through the light guide 4 can be seen through the housing surface behind it, which thus with the optical design of the lamp 1 can be used.
  • In addition, it is also conceivable the light guide 4 only in sections with a prismatic structure 9 be provided so that a pattern is formed within a light guide or in combination with multiple light guides. It is also conceivable, one with only depressions 8th provided light guide 13 to arrange behind a panel, which is in the area of the recesses 8th Having recesses, so that with the help of the wells 8th from the light guide 13 decoupled light can pass through the aperture. The viewer thus receives the impression of many arranged behind a panel light sources.
  • From the light source 3 emitted light emitted by the prisms 9 on the inside curved side 10 of the light guide 4 still through the steps 11 on the side bent outwards 5 of the light guide 10 is disconnected, leaves the light guide 4 through the front end decoupling surface 7 and thus can contribute to the tangential distribution of light.
  • As in 3 shown is the middle light guide 13 on its inward-curved side 10 with isolated depressions 8th provided, whereby several bright points of light are generated, which can be well recognized even in direct sunlight. That on the inclined bottom surface of the depression 8th the incident light is reflected by this and by the side bent outwards 5 from the light guide 13 decoupled. So that the points of light produced appear as equal in size and intensity as possible, the wells are 8th formed such that the widths of the recesses 8th each match and the wells 8th with increasing distance to the light source 3 an increasing penetration depth h in the light guide 13 have (h '<h''<h'''). This ensures that at all wells 8th reflects a comparable amount of light and thus radially out of the light guide 13 is decoupled as from the inclined bottom surface of the recess 8th etc. In addition, each light point appears the same size to the viewer. The light sources 3 the light guide 4 . 13 are on a common, space-saving circuit board 16 at the coupling end of the optical fiber 4 . 13 assembled.
  • 2a shows the top view of the outwardly curved surfaces 5 the light guide 4 . 13 , The light guides are manufactured as a one-piece injection molded part and with the help of webs 18 connected with each other.
  • 4a shows a cross section of a lamp with three light guides 4 . 13 passing through footbridges 18 connected to each other. However, it is also conceivable to arrange the optical fibers close to each other, so that the optical fibers 4 . 13 are connected at the touch points, as in 4b shown. The optical fibers used preferably have a round or elliptical cross section. In a further embodiment, instead of a plurality of cylindrical light guides, a plate light waveguide is used in which the light of several light-emitting diodes can be coupled in and on its outwardly bent side several cylinder surfaces 21 . 22 which has the light guides 4 . 13 the embodiments of the 4a and 4b can be assigned. It then results in a cross section corresponding to the 4c , When connecting two optical fibers 4 . 13 can be both a variety of individual webs as well as one on the entire length of the light guide 4 . 13 continuous web are used, as in 4b and 4c shown. In the latter case, the light is continuously closed and can also serve as a cover. Such a housing-less design of a lamp can additionally save material and manufacturing costs.

Claims (14)

  1. Vehicle Exterior Mirror Light ( 1 ) of a motor vehicle, with at least one light source ( 3 ) and at least one arcuate optical fiber ( 4 ), which at one end a coupling surface ( 14 ) for the light of the light source ( 3 ) and at the other end an end-face final decoupling surface ( 7 ) and the at least on its outward-curved side ( 5 ) has a round or elliptical cross-section, characterized in that the light guide ( 4 ) on its outwardly curved side ( 5 ) several stages ( 11 ), which, as seen in the direction of the final decoupling surface ( 7 ), in each case set back and in each case a frontal decoupling surface ( 12 ), wherein the final decoupling surface ( 7 ) and the frontal decoupling surfaces ( 12 ) of the light guide ( 4 ) facing the direction of travel.
  2. Vehicle outside mirror light according to claim 1, characterized in that the decoupling surfaces ( 12 ) of the steps ( 11 ) with the final decoupling surface ( 7 ) each include different angles.
  3. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the decoupling surfaces ( 12 ) of the steps ( 11 ) each approximately radially with respect to the direction of the light guide ( 6 ) in the light guide ( 4 ).
  4. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to one of the preceding claims, characterized by a plurality of juxtaposed light guides ( 4 . 13 ).
  5. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to claim 4, characterized in that the plurality of optical fibers ( 4 . 13 ) are formed as a one-piece injection molded part.
  6. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that at least one light guide ( 13 ) on its inwardly curved side ( 10 ) Wells ( 8th ), at the bottom surfaces of which in the light guide ( 13 ) guided light is reflected in each case in the direction of the outwardly curved side and exits there.
  7. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the depressions ( 8th ) in each case the same contours and with increasing distance to the light source ( 3 ) increasing penetration depths into the light guide ( 4 ) exhibit.
  8. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that at least one light guide ( 4 ) on its inwardly curved side ( 10 ) with a plurality of prisms ( 9 ) is provided.
  9. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to claim 8, characterized in that the prisms ( 9 ) depending on the distance to the light source ( 3 ) different penetration depths into the light guide ( 4 ) and / or have different angles.
  10. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to claim 8 or 9, characterized in that the prisms ( 9 ) have capped tips.
  11. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that each light guide ( 4 . 13 ) a light source ( 3 ) assigned.
  12. Vehicle exterior mirror light according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that each light source ( 3 ) is a light emitting diode.
  13. Vehicle outside mirror with a vehicle outside mirror light ( 1 ) according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the decoupling surfaces ( 7 . 12 ) of the at least one or each light guide ( 4 . 13 ) are visible from the outside.
  14. Vehicle outside mirror according to claim 13, characterized in that the outwardly curved side ( 5 ) of the at least one or each light guide ( 4 . 13 ) is at least partially visible from the outside.
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