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FTC Shines a Light on Company’s Deceptive Claims for its LED Bulbs

The Federal Trade Commission has sued a California-based light bulb manufacturer and its principals to stop them from misleading consumers by exaggerating the light output and life expectancy of its Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.


FTC sues Lights of America over performance claims for some LED bulbs

The bulbs don’t burn as brightly or as long as advertised, the suit says. The company says its claims were made before federal agencies issued standards on how to calculate such numbers. Light emitting diode bulbs made by the Walnut company are sold at major national retailers, such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Costco. The suit alleges that Lights of America made false claims about the performance of some bulbs on its packaging and marketing materials beginning in 2008.

The sad fact is the labeling for LED lighting is confusing and the lack of requirements or regulation standards make inflated claims from unscrupulous distributors inevitable.

Norburn prides itself on its purchasing policy. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We don’t jump on bandwagons or deal with manufactures who make claims we can’t verify. If you need answers for your lighting questions; ask an expert- all of our sales staff are ALA certified lighting specialist’s.

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