The Federal Trade Commission is sending a second round of refund checks, totaling more than $68,000, to consumers who bought Lights of America LED light bulbs and filed a claim.
The FTC sued Lights of America Inc. and related defendants for violating federal law by misrepresenting the light output and life expectancy of their LED bulbs, and falsely comparing the brightness of their LED bulbs with that of other light bulbs. A federal court ordered the defendants to pay $21 million to the FTC to provide refunds and banned the defendants from misrepresenting material facts about lighting products.
The FTC is mailing 1,352 checks averaging $50 each. Recipients should deposit or cash the checks within 60 days, as indicated on the check.
The FTC previously mailed 499,105 checks totaling more than $14.4 million to people who bought Lights of America light bulbs. The FTC then identified additional eligible consumers through a claims process. The claims process is still open, and consumers who bought these lightbulbs and have not received a check should contact the FTC’s administrator, Analytics Consulting LLC, at 800-419-4695.