Posts Written ByKrista Robertson

Take the Fall LED Lighting Challenge: Make the Switch!

Whether you’re trying to save money, conserve energy, or just keeping up with the latest technology trends—there are many reasons to make the switch to LED lighting. If you’re renting your space, it’s a great way to cut back on electrical bills while adding a little personal touch. If you’ve just purchased a property, it’s a great long-term investment and the perfect way to highlight the decorative features of your home. Of course, LEDs do more than just add to the aesthetics of a home or business—the efficiency and adaptability of low-voltage lighting systems allows them to outperform and outlast…

Inspired LED’s NFL Giveaway Returns

It’s our favorite time of year at Inspired LED. September marks not only the start of cooler more tolerable weather here in the Valley of the Sun, but also the return of football season! And as the NFL kicks off this evening with the first game of 2017, we’re gearing up for the return of our NFL giveaway on Facebook. Back in 2014 the contest started as a fun way for us to connect with our customers. The response from our followers was so enthusiastic, we’ve continued the tradition ever since. So get ready for another fun-filled season of questions, statistics,…

Sew Inspired for National Sewing Month

Once a year, as summer simmers back into the cool of autumn, sewers and seamstresses across the country take time to celebrate their skills with National Sewing Month. Beginning in 1982, the month of September was set aside as a time to recognize the beauty and the value of home sewing as a skill. Whether you’re a dedicated crafter, a part time seamstress, or a needlework newbie, National Sewing Month is the perfect time to indulge in your passion. There are all sorts of fun and clever ways to celebrate sewing throughout the month of September. Many craft stores offer classes at a…

The NEW 2-Zone Independence Dimmer

When it comes to designing the perfect dimmable LED system for your home or business, the first question is always one of power and control: how are your lights going to be powered, and how would you prefer to control them? Typically a low-voltage LED system can be laid out in one of two ways. The simplest set-ups utilize a low voltage plug-in power supply combined with a compatible “in-line” switch, dimmer, or remote. The primary benefit to these types of systems is their ease of install, which rarely requires the services of an electrician, and can often be completed…

Get a Smarter Home With Inspired LED

Recent advances in technology have brought us closer than ever to living in the homes of the future. Already the market for home automation devices has expanded greatly, from Wi-Fi enabled security systems and thermostats, to voice controlled appliances and robotic vacuum cleaners. The introduction of universal devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home have allowed the average consumer to build their own integrated systems with a variety of different smart products and components. More and more often, we at Inspired LED are asked about how to integrate our lights with these and other “smart home” devices. The good news…

Is It Up To Code? Dimmable LED Systems

At Inspired LED, we’ve been in the business long enough to have learned a thing or two about building and electrical codes. And over the years, we’ve seen some of the many creative ways that people have attempted to cut corners, or “hack” their lighting systems, using everything from soldering irons to spare lamp cords… But before we get on to the big infractions, let’s start by reviewing the correct way to lay out a dimmable LED system. Conventional Installs: Up to Code Generally speaking, low voltage LEDs can be powered in one of two ways. The simplest set-ups utilize a low voltage plug-in power supply combined…

Inspired LED Named Largest Magnitude Distributor in AZ

Since 2009, Inspired LED has proudly carried Magnitude drivers as a reliable source of power for our low-voltage lighting systems. But as of this week, we are excited to announce we have been named the largest official distributor of Magnitude Lighting Converters in the state of Arizona! Based in Orange County, CA, Magnitude was founded back in 2008 with the mission of applying breakthrough technologies to manufacture high efficiency transformers for the emerging low-voltage industry. With their combination of quality and performance, they quickly earned the reputation as a leading manufacturer of LED drivers in the nation. Meanwhile, in Silicon Valley, Inspired…

Six Summer Lighting Projects

Whether you’re prepping for a casual kickback, a 4th of July blow-out, or just a relaxing summer evening at home, a little accent lighting can go a long way to help set the mood. So to help you celebrate the summer in style, we’ve collected some of our favorite DIY ideas from around the web, and collaborated with our Lighting Designers to see how LEDs can be used to achieve some of these classic looks! So grab an ice cold glass and prepare to be inspired by these summer lighting projects… Jars & Bottle Lanterns This is one DIY trend…

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

The start of summer is on its way, bringing longer days, warmer nights, and the chance once again to celebrate all the fathers and father figures in our lives. If you’re anything like us, you’re eager to find that perfect gift which will show your dad just how much he means to you. But a man can only own so many coffee mugs and dress ties… so what’s a son or daughter to do? Fortunately, Father’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to the same old clichés! This year, give him a unique gift from Inspired LED and light up…

24V LED Flex & Power Now Available at Inspired LED

Since opening our doors back in 2009, Inspired LED has made our mark on the lighting industry with a supply of reliable, easy-to-use 12V DC products. From LED panels and flexible strips, to power supplies and connectors, we have long specialized in basic DIY systems for homes and businesses. However over time, as our company and our clientele have evolved, larger projects have required us to explore outside the box, pushing into the world of 24V. And what began as a series of one-time solutions for specific customers has grown in the past few years to become an important part…