FAQ

Why should I consider replacing my incandescent or CFL bulbs with LED?
Incandescent bulbs use power, a lot of it. A single 60 watt bulb, burning for 6 hours per day, will cost you $15.77 per year* but an equivalent airLED™ bulb, using only 8 watts, will provide the same amount of light to you but will cost only $2.10. Since the average household has more than 10 lights, that's more than $100 in savings per year!

Like LED, CFL Bulbs feature significant energy savings over incandescent bulbs, but CFL's take time to "warm up" and also contain harmful mercury, which can leech into the soil when the bulbs are discarded. LED bulbs are mercury free and feature "instant on" technology.

* - based on average USA cost of $0.12/kwh

(France 0.19, Spain 0.30, Denmark 0.41, Germany 0.35, japan 0.26)



Why shouldn't I buy CFL bulbs?
Well, CFL's do offer energy savings over incandescents, and that's good for our planet.  But, did you know that CFL's contain harmful mercury?  Mercury is a toxic substance that can cause disease to humans and other living things, and that’s BAD for our planet.

Until recently, there weren't viable alternatives to CFL's but with the advent of airLED™ technology, now you can obtain the benefits of LED's at nearly the same price as CFL's.



But LED's are expensive!
Not as expensive as you may think. While in the past LED bulbs have sold for 3 times (or more!) the cost of incandescents, airLED™ bulbs are available for much less than those other LED bulbs. At the same time, using airLED bulbs can offer electricity savings of $13.50 per year*, meaning they will easily pay for themselves in only a few months of usage.

* - based on average USA cost of $0.12/kwh
(France 0.19, Spain 0.30, Denmark 0.41, Germany 0.35, japan 0.26)



What is so special about airLED™ technology?
LED Bulbs featuring patent airLED™ technology save you money and help our environment. Using our proprietary LightGrid™ design allows for less heat to be generated by the light, negating the need for expensive and heavy heat sinks. These heat sinks are commonly made of metal and non-biodegradable plastics and weigh as much as the rest of the bulb combined. All this material adds weight, cost, and wastage when the bulb is eventually disposed.

airLED™ technology also provides a much more efficient light, generating in some cases more than 100 lumens per watt of power. This is 30% more lumens per watt than some competing bulbs and saves you 30% the energy cost.


Will airLED™ work with my existing light fixtures?
Yes. Ensure that the screw base of the bulb you buy matches your existing fixture (typically a E26/E27 screw base). Also, if your fixture holds multiple bulbs, you must be sure all bulbs are of the same type. You should not mix incandescent, CFL, and/or LED bulbs in the same fixture.



What's the "LightGrid"?
The key component of the airLED technology is the LightGrid™.  In this wafer-thin disc, are mounted more than fifty individual LED chips. This is compared to 8-10 chips in the average LED bulb.

These fifty chips work at lower individual power, increasing efficiency and lifespan of the bulb.  No other LED manufacturer can provide this.



How do I install my airLED™ bulbs?
Simply remove from the box and screw into your existing light fixture. It's that easy!



I don't like the white color I've seen from CFL and LED bulbs.  Is airLED™ any different?
One difference between CFL and LED bulbs is the ability for LED manufacturers to offer different "colors" or light (referred to as "color temperature").

Most incandescents transmit light at a temperature of around 2700 kelvin (2700k), while your typical fluorescent light found in your office transmits light at 6000K or more.

airLED™ offers bulbs with color temperatures of both 2700K and 5700k. So whether you want a warm, soft light for your home, or a brighter, cooler light for your office, there is an airLED™ bulb for you!



How long will my airLED™ bulb last?
LED Bulbs with airLED™ technology are rated to last for 30,000 hours of usage. When used for 5 hours per day, that equates to more than 16 years of use. Compare that to the typical incandescent bulb that lasts less than 2000 hours, and in some cases far less depending on usage.



I've never heard of airLED™ or Cledos™, why should I buy airLED™ bulbs?
We're not new to LED. The airLED™ technology was developed by two leading scientists who have worked behind the scenes in the LED industry for more than twenty years and together hold more than fifty patents on LED design and technology. Having been frustrated with the pace of LED improvement, they set out to develop a better LED technology to bring LED to the masses.

We're so confident in our technology and design we offer a 10-year limited warranty on our bulbs!