LED light bulbs from Lights Of America

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It would be nice if someone from Lights of America would respond, or maybe a retired or X employee of Lights of America (I know you are reading this right now), and explain how Lights of America arrived at a 27 year warranty (3 hours a day for 27 years = 29,565 hours) on an LED bulb that in reality burned out in 6 months?

Plus, are we seriously supposed to keep our receipts for 27 years? I think on a warranty this long the date of manufacture could be stamped on the bulb instead. This is standard practice on things that really do have a decent company behind a long warranty. Example: hard disk drives have the date of manufacture stamped on the drive and no receipt is needed to get a replacement drive.
 
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Lumen rating needs to be weighted vs the spectrum of output.

http://www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/education_resources/learn_about_light/distribution_curves.htm [Broken]
 
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Lumen rating needs to be weighted vs the spectrum of output.

http://www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/education_resources/learn_about_light/distribution_curves.htm [Broken]
Can you explain the relevance to this discussion? The link does not include any LED data that I could find. Am I missing something? Also, it's data from GE, not Lights of America. :confused:
 
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I looked on Lights of America's website, they don't have any data at all about Lumens.

I did find on their website that they warranty LED bulbs for 3 years (yet they advertise they last 27 years). But you MUST have the proof of purchase, and you have to ship them at your own expense to Lights of America. Based on my experience with LoA, I would not purchase LED's from them.
 
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Maybe the FTC reads our posts?

The Federal Trade Commission has sued a California-based light bulb manufacturer and its principals to stop them from misleading consumers by exaggerating the light output and life expectancy of its Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.

In filing the complaint, the FTC is seeking a permanent injunction to stop the defendants’ allegedly illegal conduct, as well as monetary redress for consumers who bought the deceptively labeled products.

full story here:

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/09/lightsofamerica.shtm
 
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Also, possibly as a result of all the Lights of America false advertising complaints.

Coming in 2011: New Labels for Light Bulb Packaging

Starting in mid-2011, the Federal Trade Commission announced today, consumers shopping for light bulbs will notice new labeling on packaging designed to help them choose among the different types of bulbs on the market – traditional incandescent bulbs, and newer high-efficiency compact fluorescent (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. The new labels will enable consumers to save money by selecting the most efficient bulbs that best fit their lighting needs.​

full story here: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/06/lightbulbs.shtm

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That is good news, thanks for posting it.

From the article:
Also, in many cases, Lights of America deceptively compared the brightness of its LED light bulbs with incandescent bulbs, the FTC alleges. For example, the firm claimed that one of its LED lantern bulbs could replace a 40-watt incandescent bulb. However, while the typical 40-watt incandescent bulb produces about 400 lumens, the Lights of America LED bulb produced only 74 lumens.
So that's about 18% of the light output of a 40W incandescent. The article discusses the lifetime claims as well, giving concrete numbers to dispute LOA's stated lifetime rating.

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