Lights of America Lawsuit: LED Lamp Claims Misleading
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Consumers who purchased the Light Emitting Diode Lamps (LED lamps) manufactured by Lights of America.
- Consumers who purchased the LED lamps may be able to recover the cost of their LED light bulbs, which typically sell for a high premium.
- Lights of America
- Additional Details
- Light Emitting Diode Lamps are a type of screw-in light bulb. According to advertisements, the Lights of America LED lamps will produce a light output equal to a particular watt incandescent light bulb or last a certain number of hours.
According to packages and brochures, Lights of America Light Emitting Diode Lamps (LED Lamps) will produce light output equivalent to a particular watt incandescent light bulb and last a particular number of hours. However, according to a class action lawsuit, Lights of America falsely represented nature of its LED lights, and consumers who purchased the product mistakenly believing these claims may be eligible for legal recourse.
FTC Lights of America Lawsuit
The Federal Trade Commission sued Lights of America for misleading statements which allegedly exaggerate the light output and life expectancy of the company’s LED lamps. The FTC also claims that the California-based light bulb manufacturer misled consumers regarding the brightness of its LED bulbs when compared to traditional incandescent lights. According to the Lights of America lawsuit, the LED bulbs produced significantly less light and lasted for a shorter period of time than the company claimed on the product’s promotional materials.
Lights of America Lawsuit: LED Bulbs
Manufacturers have started selling LED bulbs for use in the home, as these lights last longer and have a higher efficiency than incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. Although they cost more, well-designed and manufactured LED bulbs can save homeowners on energy costs and last longer than other types of light bulbs. However, Lights of America’s claims regarding its LED lamps light output and life expectancy are allegedly false and misleading.
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