If you’re like millions of other people, you have probably been looking for opportunities around the house to save on energy usage and costs. You understand that you’re unlikely to save very much actual money right away, but you also feel some duty to help do your part in some small way or perhaps in several small ways if it’s relatively convenient and it doesn’t cost too much.
One of the most common ways that we burn energy in the United States outside of burning the fuel in our cars, trucks and SUV’s is by using lights, lamps and other types of light sources in and around the home and the office. We start to realize just how many older types of light bulbs we used to go through on a monthly or a yearly basis and we soon realize that spending a bit of extra money on light bulbs powered by new technology would save money in the long run and help to conserve energy.
One of the new lines of products that you may have noticed in recent years is known as the LED light bulb, or white energy efficient light bulbs. These bulbs can last for up to 100,000 hours of heavy use and they tend to burn less electricity while doing so. These light bulbs are relatively new to the marketplace in terms of their availability to consumers, but more and more people have been purchasing them as more and more companies have begun to manufacture and offer them.
Unfortunately, thousands of people across the United States may need to know that the LED light bulbs that they purchased need to be returned or at the very least removed from current use. More than 550,000 LED light bulbs have been recalled because they have shown a tendency to overheat and to lead to an immediate fire hazard. To date, the Lighting Science Group Corporation, which imports these units, has received nearly 70 reports of failures, nearly 10 of which involved the appearance of smoke or fire.
These light bulbs were manufactured by Citizen Electronics and Lighting Science Group of China and they were sold in retail outlets across the United States. They were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. These bulbs that have been affected by this recall include 120-volt bulbs that are sold as 6 or 8-watt bulbs. That is the equivalent to 40 or 50-watt bulbs on the consumer market.
Anyone who may have purchased these light bulbs recently needs to stop using them immediately and contact the importer for a refund. More information regarding the specifics of the recall can be found at the importer’s Web site address of http://www.lsgc.com/recall.
If you or someone you love has been injured by this or any other product, you need to take action to stand up for your legal rights. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.