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.