LED light bulb maker misled consumers, FTC says

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A California light bulb maker has been accused of misleading consumers about the brightness and use expectancy of its LED bulbs in a suit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

The FTC claims Lights of America Inc. overstated the light output and life expectancy of its light-emitting diode bulbs -- better known as LED light bulbs -- on packages and brochures. The agency also says Lights of America misled consumers about how bright the LED bulbs were compared to incandescent lights. Its bulbs are sold in stores nationwide.