Posts Written ByErica Roselli

DIY Mirror Lighting

Mirror, mirror, on the wall… who’s the brightest of them all? Mirrors, depending on their size and style, can benefit from a variety of lighting options. Let’s take a look as some different ways in which LED lighting can be used to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of mirrors around the home! Backlighting Adding a back-light to a mirror creates a soft diffused glow that helps to draw the eye, and acts as the perfect source of indirect illumination when the mirror is in use. Because the light remains ambient, this type of installation method is best for decorative applications. Often, depending…

Inspired LED Lighting Controlled by Apple Home

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Last week we released a blog post detailing how to pair Inspired LED products with smart-home and voice-control devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, using the new DW1KD-1BZ Wi-Fi Smart Switch from Leviton. This week, after some additional testing, we are excited to announce that Inspired LED lights and Magnitude brand dimmable transformers are also compatible with Apple iOS software, using a similar Leviton dimmer model with Apple HomeKit™ techonolgy! Unlike the Google Home and Amazon Echo systems, the Leviton Dimmer with Apple HomeKit pairs directly with your iPhone or iPad using the Home App, and does not require a separate control “hub” (although we are anxiously awaiting…

Tips for Accent Lighting with LEDs

A beautiful home, like a great work of art, is more than just the sum of its parts. It is the careful attention to detail, the balance of grandeur and subtlety, which evokes a sense of awe or inspiration from onlookers. LED accent lighting is one of those elements of home décor with the ability to elevate the everyday into something truly memorable. While it may not be the first thing you notice when you walk in, a few carefully selected ambient lights can have a significant impact on the overall feel of a room, accentuating certain design or architectural…

Stop by the Inspired LED Showroom

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It’s almost been a whole year since Inspired LED relocated to our new facility in Tempe, AZ, and we are pleased to say business is on the rise. Since the big move, we’ve had the ability to increase our work flow, expand our available inventory of LED lighting products, and begin building larger specialty fixtures for custom jobs. And, perhaps most importantly, we now we have a much more comprehensive showroom, featuring sample LED installations and interactive demo boards of our products. Beyond taking the chance to check out the fancy new floor plan, here are a few reasons to stop by for…

Using LEDs in the Kitchen

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If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen and want it to look beautiful, (and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t?), high-quality lighting is an absolute must. No matter how much time, money, or effort you put in, a kitchen will lack that coveted “wow-factor” unless it’s properly lit.  One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is through LED lighting. Kitchen LED lighting was one of the hottest home design trends of 2016, and is on track to dominate the scene once again in 2017. Highly customizable and energy-efficient, with the ability to create some stunning effects, this type of lighting is actually surprisingly affordable and extremely easy…

Accessory of The Week: Blue Mid-Connector Tiger Paw

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It comes as no surprise that around here we think our patented Tiger Paw® connectors are the best thing since sliced bread!  This ingenious little product line began with a few simple and commonly used styles, like our standard screw terminal and plug-in connectors, which allowed electricians and DIYers alike the freedom to cut, connect, and design low-voltage lighting systems in-field. But we didn’t stop there! Over the years we’ve designed thousands of custom LED layouts, and in the process discovered innovative ways to make our products easier to use in a wide variety of applications. We adopted new connector sizes and styles, and even…

Head to Head: Inspired LED Takes on the Competition

For more than eight years, Inspired LED has been committed to providing our customers with high quality LED systems at affordable prices. It is our mission to ensure all of our customers receive only the best products and services! As a first-time buyer of LEDs, it can be tough to know what you are looking for, or where to start. These days, there are many companies out there who offer similar style flexible LED strips, custom design solutions, and comprehensive information regarding their products. But not all brands are created equal. At Inspired LED, we have worked hard to establish a line of products which…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

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Mother’s Day is almost here and every year we find ourselves asking the same question: What do we get mom? Whether your shopping for your mom, someone who is like your mom, your grandma, sister, friend, or that special person who deserves a gift this Mother’s Day, Inspired LED has something for everyone! Sure you may think, are LEDs really a suitable Mother’s Day gift? The answer is YES! Let’s explore some Inspired LED products and see if they are a fit for whoever you are shopping for this year! For the Soap Star or Movie Buff – Backlight TV…

Magnitude LinDrive Dimmable Transformer

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For the past few years, Inspired LED has been committed to supplying our customers with not only the highest quality low voltage lighting solutions, but also, the best in easy-to-use dimmable transformers. This week, we are excited to announce the addition of a NEW Dimmable Transformer to our power line up: the LinDrive 40W Phase Cut LED Driver from Magnitude. Let’s explore some of the features which make the LinDrive the perfect option for your next LED install… Intuitive Design The LinDrive stands at a slim 1 inch in height, making it easier to hide out of sight, and out of mind! Our Lighting Designers…

Where to Add Toe-Kick Lighting Around Your Home

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LED lighting can be used in a variety of locations around the home, although it is perhaps most commonly used under kitchen cabinets. This application provides a functional light for cooking, while also adding stylistic appeal. But in addition to bright task lighting, LED’s also provide a convenient solution for more subtle (yet equally important) accent lighting. Installing LED lighting above cabinets and along shelves, behind televisions or pieces of art, even in ceiling coves, can do wonders to improve the styling of a room! One of our very favorite accent lighting applications is also one which is commonly overlooked despite its advantages- toe-kicks!…