Light at the end of the tunnel . . .

Thanks to a request by the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has ordered a light bulb company to ante up $21 million for refunds to consumers who bought their LED bulbs. At issue were misleading and exaggerated claims by a company called Lights of America Inc. The FTC proved that the company, which sold the bulbs in big box stores including Costco, Sam’s Club and Walmart, overstated claims about light output, life expectancy, and how the brightness compared to incandescent bulbs.  Check back to the FTC’s site for information about refunds.

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How will they even know who the consumers are? Looks like Costco/Sam's Club/Walmart will all get refunds and no one else.

Do we need our receipts?

The procedure to get a refund is not yet final. When details become available, the FTC will issue a press release with all the relevant information. Stay connected to the FTC via social media or email to get the latest news related to this refund and other topics.

Excuse me my boss just ask me to return that 2box of light buld common just look who's credit card name it is and u think I'm gonna give u my ID if I know that is scum are u for real just think about it

Great. I already tossed packages and used the bulbs, so don't know if the Costco stuff I bought was that brand(lights of America). figures. consumers almost never get decent refunds. here's hoping Costco system will credit buyers as they know exactly who bought what and when.

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