Posts Written ByKrista Robertson

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

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…

LED Technology in Bloom

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

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…

Product Match-up: Designer Series vs. Radiant Edge

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!

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…

Get This Look Part 4: Ceiling Accent Lighting

LED flexible strips have transformed the lighting world, making it possible to create stunning visual effects which would be extremely difficult, if not impossible to achieve using standard bulbs. Among the many lighting trends to emerge as a result of LED advancements is the ceiling accent light. Whether you’re working with a cove, soffit, tray, or coffered ceiling, you’ll find there are many high end, expensive fixtures designed specifically for these types of applications. But one of the great things about ceiling accents is their natural ability to hide LED light strips out of sight while still creating the same great “wash” of light.…

Moving On Up: Inspired LED’s New Office!

It’s been a busy summer here at Inspired LED! Frequent customers and visitors to our site may have noticed that among the usual product launches and summer sales, we also moved to a new office building. After several weeks of hard work, we are now proud to officially announce that Inspired LED is up and running at our new location in Tempe, Arizona! As anyone who has ever moved out of a childhood home will agree, there is something about digging through the closets and boxing up old forgotten possessions that can bring up some nostalgia. And all this moving…

Get This Look Part 3: Beneath the Bar

Welcome to week three of Get This Look with Inspired LED! Today we’ll be taking a look at how to enhance the design of home or commercial bars with the help of LED strip lighting… Home bars and kitchen islands have become more and more common these days in both new homes and remodels. Whether it is the first place you stop when you get home from work, or the spot for serving up drinks at your next house party, these fun little spaces can be made even more inviting with a little LED lighting! Bars and islands tend to be primarily illuminated…

Get this Look 2: Backlit Bathroom Mirror

Welcome to the second installment of Get This Look with Inspired LED! This week we’ll be analyzing a simple, yet creative way to add LED lighting to the bathroom… Whether for a high-end restaurant or a residential remodel, bathrooms are a great place to utilize LED accent lighting. Not only do lights help to set the mood in this area of the home, but when used around a mirror, they serve a particularly functional purpose. Done properly, mirror accent lighting can not only help your bathroom to look amazing, but they can help to make you feel amazing about the way you…

Get This Look: The “Floating” Shelf

If you’ve recently spent time browsing through a model home, window shopping at a mall, or eating in a high-end restaurant, you may have noticed some unique accent lighting displays. As LEDs become more readily available on the market, they are also becoming more commonly specified in new builds and architectural designs. In the hands of an experienced interior decorator, LEDs can create some stunning visual displays of light and shadow. In this segment, we reveal some of the secrets of how our LED products can be used to create some of these dramatic, eye-catching looks, beginning with the “floating” shelf. One of our most…