US 9,810,396 B2
Lighting apparatus and automobile including the same
Yoshihiko Kanayama, Hyogo (JP); Hiro Aoki, Osaka (JP); Makoto Kai, Kyoto (JP); and Tomoyuki Ogata, Osaka (JP)
Assigned to PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)
Filed by PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)
Filed on Apr. 22, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/693,152.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-098145 (JP), filed on May 9, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0321598 A1, Nov. 12, 2015
Int. Cl. F21S 8/10 (2006.01); B60Q 1/04 (2006.01); B60Q 1/18 (2006.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01)
CPC F21S 48/328 (2013.01) [B60Q 1/04 (2013.01); B60Q 1/18 (2013.01); F21S 48/1104 (2013.01); F21S 48/1154 (2013.01); F21S 48/1159 (2013.01); F21S 48/1225 (2013.01); F21S 48/1241 (2013.01); F21S 48/1258 (2013.01); F21S 48/145 (2013.01); F21S 48/1705 (2013.01); F21S 48/1747 (2013.01); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lighting apparatus for vehicle use that projects light forward, the lighting apparatus comprising:
a base;
a low beam lamp including a low beam light emitting device disposed on the base;
a first high beam lamp including a first high beam light emitting device disposed on the base;
a second high beam lamp including a second high beam light emitting device disposed on the base; and
a lighting controller configured to turn on the low beam light emitting device, the first high beam light emitting device, and the second high beam light emitting device when high beams are turned on,
wherein a center of an area illuminated by the first high beam lamp and a center of an area illuminated by the second high beam lamp are horizontally spaced apart from each other,
wherein a horizontal width of the area illuminated by the second high beam lamp is greater than a horizontal width of the area illuminated by the first high beam lamp.