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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

It’s once again time to celebrate the women in our lives who have dedicated their time and efforts to caring for us over the years. Whether it’s a mom, a grandma, a spouse, or another female family member who has taken on this role, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to make sure they know how much they are appreciated. While flowers and cards are common tokens of affection, this year, why not brighten up Mother’s Day with something more a bit more unique and long lasting? Inspired LED has compiled a list of some of our most popular products to help…

Lighting Options for Every Phase of Design

led lighting options for all pahses of design

Often, homeowners who are interested in adding LED lighting to their kitchens express concerns about the effort that will be required to rewire existing electrical lines, or the difficulties of planning a lighting system before cabinets have even been installed. But not to worry, no matter what stage of a project you are in, Inspired LED has a lighting solution for you! Whether you are looking for a minor decor upgrade, or beginning a full kitchen remodel, we have the perfect LED lights, controls, and power sources to fit your needs. Let’s explore a few different stages of the kitchen design process, and discover some ways…

Fall in Love with LEDs this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here, traditionally a time for wine and chocolates, dinner and flowers. But this year, rather than spending money on cliches, we at Inspired LED wondered if there was a way to bring a bit of that romance back into the home. So, in honor of Valentine’s, we have compiled some ways in which our products can be used to light up different rooms, and spark some extra love just in time for the most romantic day of the year! Movie theaters are often a popular stop for date nights; a darkened environment and a good movie can easily set…

Ask An Engineer Part 1: LED Basics

As with any new technology, LEDs require some fairly specific background knowledge in order to fully comprehend both the functional properties, and possible methods of application. While everyone here at Inspired LED prides themselves on being knowledgeable enough to answer the most common technical questions regarding our products, there are, of course, times when this technology surprises us with a new challenge. This is when we turn to our resident LED expert- Engineering Manager, Tanner Leland. Aside from helping us to develop our latest and most innovative products, Tanner is the one we turn to for all things mechanical/electrical. Whether it is a unique customer…

Accessory of the Week: Magnetic Switch

When it comes to creating the perfect LED system for your home or business, a few extra touches can make all the difference. Inspired LED offers a variety of technical tools and accessories which can make your lighting system fantastically functional and especially unique! This week, we analyze the features of our Magnetic Proximity Switch, a convenient accessory which allows our LED lights to turn on and off with a change in magnetic contact. Most commonly, this accessory is used to trigger lights when a cabinet or drawer is opened or closed. The Magnetic Switch is, perhaps not surprisingly, made…

Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered! Part 3

frequently asked questions

Here at Inspired LED, we are constantly inundated with questions about our products. Everything from general inquiries about LEDs, to questions about power and specific products seem to be extremely common. Below we take a moment to answer a few of the more commonly asked questions that tend to be asked by our customers. Hopefully we can provide a concise answer to all of your questions here! Question 1: “I just received my sewing machine kit. Am I missing my second light strip with the expansion kit?” If you are unfamiliar with Inspired LED’s Sewing Machine Kit, this kit offers a cut to length light strip with all…

Inspired LED 101: LED Terminology

In the world of LEDs, as with any new technology, there are a lot of new terms which need to be mastered in order to properly understand the features and elements of the system. Rather than focusing on the specific terms for Inspired LED products, as we have done in previous blogs, this week’s lesson will focus on more general industry terms. The more you understand about these common LED words, the better equipped you will be to have discussions and make decisions regarding LED technology. Lumen: [\ˈlü-mən\] Noun, Plural- Lumens, Abbreviation- lm The unit of luminous flux, equal to…

Predictions for 2016 Kitchen Trends

kitchen trends 2016 blog

Last year’s style trends for kitchens played a lot on clean simple lines, open shelving, layers of texture, and according to every Pinterest board in sight, it’s own 50 shades of grey (yes, I am talking about the color). Now that 2015 has come and gone, let’s explore a few kitchen trends which we think will be popular in 2016 and into the future! Innovative Spaces Now, we know this might not be considered a “trend” but we can expect a lot of tech updates in kitchens this year. Simple upgrades like USB outlets and charging drawers both offer a convenient…

Plug-in or Hardwire: That is the Question

There are lots of things to consider when beginning a lighting project: color, brightness, shadowing. The right combination of these elements has the ability to transform the plain into contemporary, the dull into elegant, the blase into the inspired. But before getting carried away with matters of form, it is important to first address questions of function, and when it comes to LED lighting, the first and most important question is that of power. Whether its the light bulb in your lamp, the back light on your cell phone, or even the daylight cast by the sun’s rays- all light is…

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

The holiday season is well underway, with decorations adorning our homes and colorful lights lining the streets. But there is more than one way to brighten the mood this winter! For those looking for a clever or unique gift idea this year, Inspired LED offers a variety of products which are sure to light up faces of friends and family come Christmas morning… Backlight Kit | Starting at $39 For anyone who enjoys the experience of kicking back and relaxing in front of the television, a backlight kit from Inspired LED is the perfect holiday gift! This simple DIY kit fits…