Cree Pursues Claims Against Feit Electric Over Energy Star and Advertising Claims

Cree Pursues Claims Against Feit Electric Over Energy Star and Advertising Claims

The complaint is based on a series of product tests conducted by Cree, in which the company says it found that certain Feit LED bulbs that carry the Energy Star label allegedly fail critical performance requirements including omnidirectional light distribution.

Cree, Inc., Durham, N.C., filed intellectual property and false-advertising complaints against Feit Electric Co., Pico Rivera, Calif., and its Taiwanese supplier, Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. The complaints alleged that competing LED lighting manufacturer Feit engaged in “false and misleading advertising claims,” specifically that they say their products meet specifications required by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, and

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