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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, or cheap rope lights that do not last. But one of the great things about ceiling accents is their natural ability to hide LED light strips out of sight while…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…