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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.

I keep getting charges on my credit cards, from "Tech Support", Magazines, Savings Clubs, and more that are fraudulent charges. I fill out disputes, 6 this month already on one card, only to find more on other cards. How do these people get charges placed on credit cards without authorization? Drives me nuts! I have to go over every statement with a fine tooth comb every month, it takes up too much of my time fighting these criminals constantly. Can't anybody help to prevent this from happening all the time? I get new cards, then a few months later, it happens again. I am getting weary of this, I am thinking of closing all my credit card accounts but one, maybe then I can spend my time with my family instead of on the phone, computer, and fax to the credit card companies that allow these fraudulent charges on people's credit cards daily. Surely they have a security force that could assist in putting these people out of the credit card fraud business. The 6 separate charges on my card this month, all different company names, but all had
the same 800 number. which was an automated system with no one to talk to, or even leave a message. I am fed up!!!!!

If you need to dispute credot card charges, you can find information on how to do that in this FTC article..

Where is link to where to apply or get refund as stated here in 1st paragraph? Search on and google return no useful results on getting refund refund request is at the bottom of website.

We just got a refund check in the mail today 8/30/2018, is this legitimate? The amount is 12.81

Got one today for $14.86 as well. Same question!

Got one today for $14.86 as well. Yes it is legit! Go to their web site They put out a press release 8/27/18 stating , “The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing 499,105 checks totaling more than $14.4 million to people who bought Lights of America brand LED light bulbs.”

I got $10.99 today so I think its legit

I also got a refund. Is this legitimate?

we just received a refund check of $14.86, is it safe to cash this.

I just got a refund check in the mail today 8/30/2018 too, for $13.99. How do I know it's legitimate?

How nice. A refund check for $27.78 just arrived today to be paid to my housemate who passed away eight yeads ago. I guess the FTC will get to keep that money! How many other refund applicants have died, I can only wonder

My son got a refund. Wasn’t expecting. Didn’t apply for one.

Just received a check in the mail for $44.58 Was also wondering if this is legit

Received our $14.86 check yesterday - are worried if we deposit the check, they'll then have our bank account number. Worth the risk? Or are we just too paranoid?

We just got a refund check in the mail also, 8/30/2018, and wondering the same thing. Whether to cash is or not?

Just got an FTC check for $29.72. I am certain someone other than me must of kept the proof of purchase. If led lighting would just live up to half the claims on the box. This company must have severely missed the mark.

I received a $14.86 check from the FTC Refund Administrator re: Lights of America. I am afraid to cash it cause I don't know if its legit. HELP! I am fed up with scams. How do I find out if it is legitimate?

I received a settlement payment of 45.00 , bought these bulbs from Home Depot in 2010 and they would not last long at all. FTC collected settlements and distributed to consumers. I didnt know this was in the works. FTC gathered consumer info i would guess from merchants Credit Card receipts and/ or records

received a cheque for $ 70.00 FTC VS LOA , says HUNTINGTON on Cheque. is this legit

I remember getting a bunch these from Costco years ago. They never were very bright and lasted less than a year. I think I returned at least half of them. I still got a check for $119.72 today. Yippee!

can a check be reissued if not cashed by October 26, 2018?

The check was void after 60 days. How do I get a new check?

just received a check for $14.86 - same amount as many other commenters in this thread. There is a large gap in time since last posts, and I never saw any responses. Has anyone cashed their checks?

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