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US3031582A
US3031582A US3366760A US3031582A US 3031582 A US3031582 A US 3031582A US 3366760 A US3366760 A US 3366760A US 3031582 A US3031582 A US 3031582A
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Aplll 24, 1962 w. H. BENNER ET AL 3,031,582

MOUNTING ELEMENT FOR PHOTOELECTRIC CONTROL UNIT OR SIMILAR ARTICLE Filed June 3. 1960 3e Xx 36 INVENTOR. Winfield H.Benner BY Leslie G. Wynne ATTORNEYS.

States 3,031,582 MOUNTING ELEMENT FOR PHOTQELECTRIC CNTROL UNIT OR SIMILAR ARTICLE Wintield H. Benner, Westwood, and Leslie G. Wynne,

South Braintree, Mass., assignors to Sigma Instruments,

Inc., a corporation of Massachusetts Filed June 3, 1960, Ser. No. 33,667 2 Claims. (Cl. Z50- 239) uit@ tached to a light pole or to a cross arm supported thereby` The present invention relates to the construction of a unit mounting which may be adjustably mounted directly l upon the top of a luminaire housing or upon a base housing such for instance as described in United States patent to Garnick No. 2,709,224. n

The invention for its general object has the provision of a mounting construction for a photo-electric control unit which may be readily applied to the luminaire or base housing and set in oriented position in which the control unit can be readily removed or replaced in proper position without disturbing the original adjustment.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent in the course of the description of one specific embodiment thereof, chosen to illustrate the invention.

In the accompanying drawings forming part of the specification:

FIGURE l is a side elevation of the base housing with the control mounting member or adapter thereon carrying the photo-electriccontrol unit;

FIG. 2 is an exploded view of a vertical section showing the base housing and the adapter above the same;

FIG. 3 is a side elevation partly broken away showing the photo-electric control unit;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of a unit shown in FIG. 3; and

FIG. 5 is a top plan view of the adapter.

Referring to the drawings in detail, 10 is a structure on which the unit is to be mounted which may be a base housing such as shown in Patent No. 2,709,224 or may be a part of the luminaire housing itself. 12 is a photoelectric control unit which comprises a suitable type of photo-electric cell 14 which is mounted behind the transparent window 16 in one side of a plastic housing 18. The photo-electric cell and other parts of the control unit are mounted in xed position on a base plate 20 to which the plastic housing 18 is also attached in xed position so that the cell is mounted in a denite position behind the transparent window 16. The control mechanism is electrically connected to terminals 22, preferably three in number, which are Xed to the base plate. These terminals are of such form that they may be engaged by a slight turning movement with terminals 24 mounted in an insulating block 26 in a fixed position in an adapter housing 28. The terminals 22 have lug portions 30 on their lower ends which interlock with the terminals 24 so as to hold the unit 12 in firmly locked and definite l oriented position on the adapter. The plastic housing 18 may be conveniently marked with an arrow or the like 32, which indicates the center line of the window 16. The housing is provided with a depending ange or skirt, as shown, protecting the joint between the terminals 22 and 24 from the weather.

3,031,582 Patented Apr. 24, 1962 The adapter housing 28 is mounted on the base housing 1i) in such manner that it may be readily secured in desired oriented position thereon, to facilitate which the adapter preferably carries a mark N indicated at 34. Any suitable means may be provided for securing the adapter housing such as a pair of toggle hooks 36 mounted on the base housing and engaging in an annular groove 38 in the adapter housing. The adapter housing is secured Vin oriented position with the N mark facing north. As the unit 12'With its Window 16 and cell 14 are always mounted in a definite position on the adapter housing when locked thereon, it will be seen that the unit 12 can be removed for repair or replacement and always returned to its proper oriented position withlout requiring change or re-adjustment of the adapter housing 28.

The adapter also includes a terminal plug 40 which is connected by means of wires 42 to the terminals 24. The plug 40 is provided with a plate 46 having ears 48, 50 by which it may be handled, the ears being so formed as to cooperate with formations in the hub 44 of the base housing, in predetermined relationship there-v with; This may be accomplished by' making the ears 48, Si) of different widths to it formations 51 of corresponding siZe. The wires 42 are made of sufcient length to permit orientation of the adapter housing 28 to desired position with respect to the base housing, the annular groove 3S permitting engagement by the hooks 36 in any position. The surplus length of the wires may be coiled around the hub of the base housing. The adapter housing with its terminal block 26, wires 42 and plug 40 constitute a complete adapter unit which may be plugged into the receptacle block 52.0f the base housing and carries the photo-electric control unit in orientated position. The photo-electric control unit can then be removed or replaced complete without disturbing any of the wiring and with proper orientation preserved. y

While but one preferred embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described in detail, it is to be understood that changes may be made therein and the invention embodied in other structures. It is not, therefore, the intention to limit the patent to the specific construction illustrated, but to cover the invention broadly in whatever form its principles may be utilized.`

What we claim is:

l. A street lighting control unit for mounting on an outer casing enclosure having an open top and forming an element of a street lighting luminaire, comprising an adapter housing, means for attaching the adapter housing in oriented position on a luminaire in Weather tight position over the open top of said outer casing enclosure, said adapter housing having an upwardly projecting neck portion, a terminal block and terminals therein liXed in said neck portion,` a plug member for engagement with a receptacle in the luminaire, said plug member being attached to the terminal block of the adapter housing by means of wires of suiiicient length to permit orientation of the adapter housing to a position on the luminaire for proper exposure of the photo-electric cell of the light control unit, a photo-electric control unit having a base provided with terminals for detachable engagement with terminals in said terminal block, said conensmsg whereby the complete photo-electric unit including the base, photo-electric cell and windowed housing may be oriented by adjustment of the adapter housing on the luminaire base housing and may .be removed and replaced in position on the adapter housing Without disturbing the orientation thereof or any other part of the luminaire assembly.

2. An adapter unit for the mounting on a luminaire base housing of a self-contained light control unit including a windowed housing and photo-electric cell and terminals mounted in fixed relative position, said adapter unit comprising an adapter housing in the form of a circular hollow body having a depending flange portion adapted to enclose and seat upon the upper end of the base housing and having an annular groo/ve around the ange thereof, said bodyI having an upwardly projecting neck portion of reduced diameter, said neck portion mined relationship by the terminals of the light control unit, said annular groove being adapted for engagement with securing means carried by the base housing, said adapter unit having a plug member for engagement with a receptacle in the base housing, said plug member being attached to the terminal block of the adapter housing by means of wires of suficient length to permit orientation of the adapter housing to' a position on the base housing for proper exposure of the photo-electric cell of the light control unit.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,489,076 Bjontegard Nov. 22, 1949 2,709,224 Garnick May 24, 1955 2,755,392 Garnick vJuly 17, 1956 2,942,090 Diehl June 2l, 1960 2,967,981 Wise Jan. 10, 1961

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US3093744A (en) * 1960-10-11 1963-06-11 Michael A Tabet Light sensitive control device
US3225187A (en) * 1963-03-29 1965-12-21 Mc Graw Edison Co Luminaire assembly
US3226557A (en) * 1963-01-18 1965-12-28 Robert M Goodman Photosensitive scanner for detecting radiation from any azimuthal angle
US3281604A (en) * 1963-09-04 1966-10-25 Ebert Electronics Corp Polarizing light attenuator for photoconductive cells
US3401269A (en) * 1964-06-09 1968-09-10 Michael A. Tabet Composite cover for photoelectric control unit and method for making same
US3408501A (en) * 1966-04-14 1968-10-29 Gen Electric Photoelectric control device with rotatable housing for adjustable light control to the photosensitive element
US3878505A (en) * 1973-05-21 1975-04-15 Hubbell Inc Harvey Independently removable reflector and filter
US3917944A (en) * 1974-02-11 1975-11-04 Optigon Res & Dev Corp Radiation sensitive flash apparatus
US4653834A (en) * 1985-07-17 1987-03-31 Norden Alexander Photocontrol receptacles
US8926148B2 (en) 2012-07-12 2015-01-06 Spx Corporation Beacon light having a lens
US8992049B2 (en) 2012-08-22 2015-03-31 Spx Corporation Light having an omnidirectional ambient light collector
USD743914S1 (en) 2014-03-13 2015-11-24 Cree, Inc. Photocontrol receptacle for lighting fixture
USD750314S1 (en) 2014-12-22 2016-02-23 Cree, Inc. Photocontrol receptacle for lighting fixture
US9638405B2 (en) 2014-03-13 2017-05-02 Cree, Inc. Adjustable photocontrol mounting assembly

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US2755392A (en) * 1952-10-22 1956-07-17 Fisher Pierce Company Inc Photoelectric lighting control unit
US2942090A (en) * 1958-11-28 1960-06-21 Charles C Diehl Deodorizer with electrical heating element
US2967981A (en) * 1958-04-15 1961-01-10 Gen Electric Light sensitive control circuit

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US2489076A (en) * 1948-11-12 1949-11-22 Gen Electric Photoelectric controlled luminaire
US2709224A (en) * 1952-10-22 1955-05-24 Fisher Pierce Company Inc Photo-electric lighting control unit
US2755392A (en) * 1952-10-22 1956-07-17 Fisher Pierce Company Inc Photoelectric lighting control unit
US2967981A (en) * 1958-04-15 1961-01-10 Gen Electric Light sensitive control circuit
US2942090A (en) * 1958-11-28 1960-06-21 Charles C Diehl Deodorizer with electrical heating element

Cited By (14)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3093744A (en) * 1960-10-11 1963-06-11 Michael A Tabet Light sensitive control device
US3226557A (en) * 1963-01-18 1965-12-28 Robert M Goodman Photosensitive scanner for detecting radiation from any azimuthal angle
US3225187A (en) * 1963-03-29 1965-12-21 Mc Graw Edison Co Luminaire assembly
US3281604A (en) * 1963-09-04 1966-10-25 Ebert Electronics Corp Polarizing light attenuator for photoconductive cells
US3401269A (en) * 1964-06-09 1968-09-10 Michael A. Tabet Composite cover for photoelectric control unit and method for making same
US3408501A (en) * 1966-04-14 1968-10-29 Gen Electric Photoelectric control device with rotatable housing for adjustable light control to the photosensitive element
US3878505A (en) * 1973-05-21 1975-04-15 Hubbell Inc Harvey Independently removable reflector and filter
US3917944A (en) * 1974-02-11 1975-11-04 Optigon Res & Dev Corp Radiation sensitive flash apparatus
US4653834A (en) * 1985-07-17 1987-03-31 Norden Alexander Photocontrol receptacles
US8926148B2 (en) 2012-07-12 2015-01-06 Spx Corporation Beacon light having a lens
US8992049B2 (en) 2012-08-22 2015-03-31 Spx Corporation Light having an omnidirectional ambient light collector
USD743914S1 (en) 2014-03-13 2015-11-24 Cree, Inc. Photocontrol receptacle for lighting fixture
US9638405B2 (en) 2014-03-13 2017-05-02 Cree, Inc. Adjustable photocontrol mounting assembly
USD750314S1 (en) 2014-12-22 2016-02-23 Cree, Inc. Photocontrol receptacle for lighting fixture

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