Light Bulb Maker Takes $21M Hit In FTC False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday won a $21.2 million California federal court ruling finding that light bulb manufacturer Lights Of America Inc. exaggerated the capabilities of its high-efficiency lamps.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna handed down a 122-page ruling that found the manufacturer violated Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act by falsely boasting to consumers that certain of its light-emitting diode lamps can “replace” comparable incandescent bulbs and would last for a “lifetime” of up to 30,000 hours.

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Case Information

Case Title

Federal Trade Commission v. Lights of America Inc et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


James V. Selna

Date Filed

September 7, 2010

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