The disclosure and prior art relates to chandelier devices and more particularly pertains to a new chandelier device for producing a chandelier effect with a dome light in a vehicle.
An embodiment of the disclosure meets the needs presented above by generally comprising a cage that has a plurality of openings extending therethrough. Thus, the cage has a grid-like structure to pass light therethrough and the cage is positionable to replace a dome light cover in a vehicle. A plurality of refractors is provided and each of the refractors is positioned within a respective one of the openings in the cage. Each of the refractors refracts light passing through the respective opening to produce a chandelier effect when the dome light is turned on. A plurality of ornaments is provided and each of the ornaments is suspended from housing. Each of the ornaments is comprised of a light refracting material to produce a chandelier effect when the dome light is turned on.
There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the disclosure in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the disclosure that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.
The objects of the disclosure, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the disclosure, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure.
The disclosure will be better understood and objects other than those set forth above will become apparent when consideration is given to the following detailed description thereof. Such description makes reference to the annexed drawings wherein:
With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to
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A plurality of engagements 28 is each coupled to the cage 12 and engages the dome light 16 to retain the cage 12 around the dome light 16. Each of the engagements 28 extends outwardly from the outer wall 20 of the cage 12 and each of the engagements 28 is aligned with the distal edge 22 of the outer wall 20. The engagements 28 are spaced apart from each other and is distributed around the outer wall 20. Each of the engagements 28 may comprise tabs the engage a lens of the dome light 16 or other non-penetrating engagement.
A plurality of refractors 30 is each positioned within a respective one of the openings 14 in the cage 12. Each of the refractors 30 refracts light passing through the respective opening to produce a chandelier effect when the dome light 16 is turned on. Each of the refractors 30 may be prisms of any shape that generally correspond to prisms used on chandeliers. A plurality of ornaments 32 is each suspended from housing. Each of the ornaments 32 is comprised of a light refracting material to produce a chandelier effect when the dome light 16 is turned on. Each of the ornaments 32 may comprise a sequence of prisms of any shape such as are commonly found on chandeliers.
In an alternative embodiment 34 as shown in
In use, the cage 12 is positioned around the dome light 16 in the vehicle in order to visually enhance the appearance of the dome light 16. Additionally, each of the refractors 30 and the ornaments 32 refracts light emitted by the dome light 16 when the dome light 16 is turned on. In this way the refractors 30 produce a pleasing visual effect in the vehicle when the dome light 16 is turned on. The cage 12 can be removed from the dome light 16 at any time for cleaning or servicing.
With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of an embodiment enabled by the disclosure, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by an embodiment of the disclosure.
Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the disclosure. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the disclosure to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the disclosure. In this patent document, the word “comprising” is used in its non-limiting sense to mean that items following the word are included, but items not specifically mentioned are not excluded. A reference to an element by the indefinite article “a” does not exclude the possibility that more than one of the element is present, unless the context clearly requires that there be only one of the elements.