US 9,812,831 B2
Connector for lighting devices and corresponding method
Alberto Zanotto, Padua (IT); Simon Bobbo, Mirano (IT); and Valerio Michielan, Scorzè (IT)
Assigned to OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)
Filed by OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)
Filed on May 26, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/164,933.
Claims priority of application No. 102015000022700 (IT), filed on Jun. 11, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0365688 A1, Dec. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. H01R 4/24 (2006.01); H01R 4/26 (2006.01); H01R 11/20 (2006.01); H01R 25/14 (2006.01); H01R 11/11 (2006.01); H01R 13/24 (2006.01); F21S 4/20 (2016.01); F21V 21/002 (2006.01); H01R 13/73 (2006.01); F21Y 103/10 (2016.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01); F21V 23/06 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 25/142 (2013.01) [F21S 4/20 (2016.01); F21V 21/002 (2013.01); H01R 11/11 (2013.01); H01R 13/24 (2013.01); F21V 23/06 (2013.01); F21Y 2103/10 (2016.08); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08); H01R 13/73 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A connector for lighting devices comprising an elongate planar support member having a front surface with electrically conductive lines and at least one electrically-powered light radiation source thereon, wherein said lighting devices are IP-protected lighting devices provided with a protective layer, the connector comprising:
a C-shaped body having a web portion and two side portions, said C-shaped body locatable astride said planar support member with said web portion facing said front surface, and
electrical contact means extending from said web portion between said side portions, wherein said electrical contact means is comprised of at least one piercing pin configured to pierce said protective layer and to contact electrically conductive lines on said front surface of said planar support member.