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If you bought Lights of America brand LED light bulbs before 2011, you may be eligible for a refund.

Lights of America sold its light bulbs at Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, hardware stores, grocery stores, and on Amazon.com.

Their advertising lied to consumers about the performance of the light bulbs. The company said one of their LED recessed bulbs would last 30,000 hours. “You’ll never change your bulbs again,” bragged the packaging. In reality, the bulbs lost significant light output after only 1,000 hours. So the FTC sued and the court said the company had to pay $21 million to give refunds to customers.

We’ve already returned more than $12 million to approximately 400,000 customers. But we’re still looking for people who bought Lights of America LED bulbs before 2011 and haven’t gotten a refund. If you’re one of them, apply for a refund at ftc.gov/lights by September 30, 2020.

It only takes a few minutes. You’ll have to give your contact information and answer some questions about what you bought. (It was a long time ago, so just do your best to answer them.)

If you qualify for a refund, you’ll get a check in the mail. If you don’t, you’ll get a letter that explains why not. We plan to mail the next round of checks in early 2021. They’ll come from Analytics Consulting, LLC, the company managing the refund process.

When people get a refund check from an FTC case, they often wonder if the check is real. When the checks go out to Lights of America customers, we’ll update ftc.gov/lights. Check it out for the latest information—or call the company managing the refund process at 1-800-419-4695.

Remember, the FTC will never tell you to pay money to cash a refund check. If someone does, it’s a scam.

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itsnotme24
June 09, 2020
finally!
ShirlB
June 09, 2020
I haven't a clue as to if I bought these or not. More than likely I have but I have no idea how to prove it.
cookydeacon
June 10, 2020

In reply to by ShirlB

Same here. I know I bought some as I recall being excited about lowering electric bill. But do not remember exactly when or how paid. I might have some sort of receipt. Deacon John
Kidrange
June 10, 2020
How do I prove that I bought them if I don’t have a receipt
Doingmybest
June 10, 2020
I know I bought a couple of packs to put around my house. I have a vague memory of what I paid for them, so I can only give it my best guess.
DeborahR
June 11, 2020
It is nearly impossible to remember what brand of light bulbs I purchased before 2011. I did purchase nearly all of my light bulbs at Menard’s but cannot prove what brand they were
conanb
February 22, 2021
I remember buying these at Sams Club, receiving and returning information on this claim. I am still using these bulbs in my home theater room. Never received a refund.
Rusty& Toby
August 08, 2021
I had a light bulb burn in half when I turned the light switch on. My light fixture started smoking . I looked and it was the light bulb. It melted in half