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Accessory of the Week: New Multi-Zone Remotes & Dimmable Receivers

Arguably the most important, and certainly the most active element in an LED system is the control device. Whether it’s an in-line dimmer, a wall switch, or a motion sensor, the controller is the interface that allows you to bring your LEDs to life! When it comes to plug & play set-ups, one of our most popular control options has always been the Single-Zone Dimmer with Wireless Remote, which provides customers with versatile dimming options and the ability to adjust their lighting system from almost anywhere in their home. However, this Single-Zone remote and receiver set requires all elements of an…

CRI and LED Lighting

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CR-WHAT? Sure, maybe you have heard of CRI, but if you’re like most people, you’ve never paid much attention to those three little letters. But if you’re in the market for an LED system, this bit of knowledge can mean the difference between lighting that you love, or lights that you simply tolerate. And let’s face it, if you’re wrapping up a remodel, the last thing you need is for finishing touches like lighting to spoil all your hard work! So what exactly is CRI? According to the Lighting Research Center, “CRI (color rendering index), is the measurement of a light source’s ability to show…

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner! As the nights grow longer and days grow colder, we look for ways to brighten up our homes and our spirits. Whether we’re decorating with lights, cooking up fantastic feasts, or wrapping gifts, it’s all about finding ways to spread a little cheer. But depending on who’s on your list this year, it can be tough to come up with creative gifts for everyone! So here at Inspired LED we put together a list of of our favorite products to give as holiday gifts to our own families and friends, as well as…

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…

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.…

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

  Father’s Day is on its way! Are you ready to give that special guy a great gift this year? Coffee mugs and new ties may be traditional, but if you’re looking for something that will really brighten his day, Inspired LED has a few items that are sure to do the trick! Let’s explore our 2016 Father’s Day gift Guide and find the perfect gift for your dad! For the guy who is constantly covered in grease, and spends most of his time under the hood of his newest or oldest toy, Inspired LED’s Automotive Lift Light Kit is the perfect father’s day…

Which Brightness Where?

From artistic accents to tasteful task lighting, flexible LED strips have become an increasingly mainstream feature in homes and businesses across the U.S.  No matter the room or the style of décor, there are countless ways which these handy little lights can be used to enhance the design and functionality of your space. Inspired LED’s flexible strip systems are simple to understand, easy to install, and are available in a variety of colors and brightness levels. But with so many great options to choose from, it can be a challenge to decide for yourself which products work best in which…

Are LEDs Here to Stay?

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Many home trends come and go. Some may eventually repeat themselves in an evolved form; others may drop off the map completely. While those vibrant 1970’s style appliances may be making a comeback in modern kitchens, other disco-age features like orange shag carpet (yuck) are unlikely to ever recapture the hearts of interior decorators. When it comes to design, the ebb and flow of trends seems to be the only consistent thing! So how does lighting play into this, you ask? According to a recent survey by the American Institute of Architects, “LED lighting is leading the growth and demand for both kitchen and bathroom features in American homes”. And unlike many design trends,…

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…