CRI and LED Lighting

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CR-WHAT? Sure, maybe you have heard of CRI, but if you’re like most people, you’ve never paid much attention to those three little letters. But if you’re in the market for an LED system, this bit of knowledge can mean the difference between lighting that you love, or lights that you simply tolerate. And let’s face it, if you’re wrapping up a remodel, the last thing you need is for finishing touches like lighting to spoil all your hard work! So what exactly is CRI? According to the Lighting Research Center, “CRI (color rendering index), is the measurement of a light source’s ability to show…

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner! As the nights grow longer and days grow colder, we look for ways to brighten up our homes and our spirits. Whether we’re decorating with lights, cooking up fantastic feasts, or wrapping gifts, it’s all about finding ways to spread a little cheer. But depending on who’s on your list this year, it can be tough to come up with creative gifts for everyone! So here at Inspired LED we put together a list of of our favorite products to give as holiday gifts to our own families and friends, as well as…

Inspired LED 101: How to Troubleshoot LED Systems

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At Inspired LED, we do our very best to ensure that our products are simple, easy to use, and up to the highest quality standards in order to guarantee our customers’ satisfaction. It is this pride in our work which has helped to earn ‘Best of Houzz Customer Service’ every year since 2013! Of course, even under the best circumstances, we understand things can go wrong. A product may be damaged during shipping or installation, a customer or electrician may misread product specifications. Fortunately, we stand behind our products 100%, and will work with you to not only identify the problem with…

Inspired LED 101: How to Install a Plug & Play Kit

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Inspired LED’s Plug & Play Pro Series and Designer Series kits are the perfect solution for anyone looking to give their kitchen a quick, yet dramatic lighting upgrade. Available on the Inspired LED website and through our Amazon store, these handy kits come with everything you will need to create a complete low voltage LED system, including, lights, cables, power sources, and controllers. Basic installation is fairly simple, and can be completed within an hour by following just a few basic steps. Read through our installation guide below to see how it’s done. If at any point during your LED…

FAQ’s Answered

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Can I exchange items I purchased for something else? Absolutely! We understand that often once you make an initial purchase plans can change. Frequently we encounter customers who want to exchange items for example there is the; “you ordered cool white and decided you really want warm white”, or the “I ordered a kit but I need different cable lengths“, or one of our favorites “the cabinet layout had to change due to another issue, and now our flexible led strips aren’t the right sizes”. We get it, we know more often than not when it comes to DIY or…

LED Technology in Bloom

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There was once a time when we relied almost exclusively upon the sun for light, when people lived and died on the same fairly farm where they’d been born, and news traveled at the speed of horseback. Over the past century, advancements in technology have completely reformed what it means to be human, allowing us to live increasingly urbanized environments, providing us with access to many of the luxuries which we have come to take for granted. But this modern lifestyle has come with some costs, most notably when it comes to our health. Research has now explicitly linked the consumption of…

Five Fabulous Fall Lighting Tips

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Autumn is our favorite season here at Inspired LED. Beyond the cooler weather, the turn of the leaves, and of course pumpkin flavored everything, this is the time of year when we get to start thinking about the holidays. Parties, visitors, and fantastic feasts are just around the corner! Of course, the approach of winter holidays can add quite a lot to the fall to-do list. In all the hustle and bustle of cleaning, decorating, and cold weather preparation, details like lighting can have a tendency to be overlooked. But as the days continue to grow shorter and darker, lighting becomes more…

Spexarth Design Project : White Kitchen

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Our friends over at Spexarth Design have been hard at work once again, this time remodeling a simple, outdated kitchen to a dazzling white masterpiece! Before the remodel, this country kitchen featured plain wood cabinets,  a basic tile back-splash, laminate counter tops, floral wall paper, and a small island. The transformation in this space is absolutely stunning, and the new kitchen layout boasts some fun and functional new features. Let’s explore the changes made throughout the kitchen, and gain some inspiration for your next kitchen remodel project! Custom Woodwork Almost every single piece of wood in this room was handcrafted for the space.  The new…

Product Match-up: Designer Series vs. Radiant Edge

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When choosing the right products for you LED lighting system there are many important factors to consider, from color temperature to brightness level,  power consumption, and of course, style. While flexible strips are perhaps our most popular product thanks to both cost effectiveness and versatility, there are certain applications where circumstance or customer preference may dictate the need for a more “finished” looking light panel. For this reason, Inspired LED offers several different rigid panel products. Among them are our Designer Series and Radiant Edge Series lights. At first glance there are a number of similarities between these two panels, both are available in…

Accessory of the Week: NEW Magnetic Switch!

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At inspired LED we are passionate about helping our customers create the perfect lighting systems for their homes and businesses! Whether adding the finishing touches to an elegant kitchen, illuminating artwork, or brightening up a work space with task lighting, our team works tirelessly to ensure that our LED systems are built to exceed expectations both in functionality and convenience. One of the simplest and most convenient ways to control an LED lighting system is through the incorporation of a magnetic switch. Over the past few years, this particular product has become more and more popular, especially when it comes…