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1. (WO2001005627) LIGHTING APPARATUS AND METER CASE FOR VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/005627    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2000/004734
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 15 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: B60K 37/02
B60Q 1/26
B60Q 1/32
B60Q 3/04
Applicants: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION

ISHIHARADA, Minoru

Inventors: ISHIHARADA, Minoru

Title: LIGHTING APPARATUS AND METER CASE FOR VEHICLE
Abstract:
A vehicle (10), comprising running boards (11) located on the underside of doors (12) and (13), respectively, a lighting apparatus, and a meter case having a light transmitting tube which is low in weight, excellent in durability, and also capable of easily repairing a light source, wherein the light transmitting tube (1) is installed along the side edge of the running boards (11), one end of the light transmitting tube (1) is connected to a light source unit (16) located in a cabin of the vehicle (10) at the rearmost thereof and, when a light emitting element emits light, light is radiated from the side peripheral surface of the light transmitting tube (1) at the side edges of the running boards (11) and the side edges of the running boards (11) looks luminous if they flash; a stop lamp part (120) and a meter case main body (210) also utilizing the light emission of the light transmitting tube.