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Giving Thanks With LEDs

Thanksgiving with LED's

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, time for friends, family, and feasting! From grocery shopping, to travel plans, food preparation, and home décor, there is a lot to do to consider when preparing for this November holiday. This year, let Inspired LED give you and your guests a little something extra to be thankful for, with the addition of low-voltage, energy efficient lighting… Here are some ways to light up your Thanksgiving with the help of LEDs! Cooking (Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting)- Whether you are ordering takeout, microwaving a frozen meal, or dusting off a traditional recipe from Grandma’s old cook book,…

Fall Lighting Ideas: 7 Rooms in Your House That Need LEDs Now!

How to Make Sure Your Home is Fully Prepped for the Holidays with Fall Lighting… We have officially reached the month of November: a time for harvest festivals, colorful leaves, and of course, pumpkin-flavored everything! Fall is under way, and we know how quickly the holidays will follow close behind. So this is the year, get a jump on all your home preparations before visitors come to town, not just with cooking and cleaning, but with some new decor that will make your house look stunning all year long!  To give you a little inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of some of the…

Nogi Electric: Apartment Complex Lighting

exterior LED lighting

As a U.S. based manufacturer of LED lighting and accessories, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with some wonderful local companies, and to see some of the fantastic work they do with our products! One of our newest customers, Nogi Electric, recently completed a massive lighting project for the 3rd Avenue Palms Apartments in Phoenix. This large outdoor installation required a wide range of lighting products, including direct spotlights, LED strip lights along architectural features and security gates, as well as colored accent lighting and custom fixtures for walkways. Let’s explore how this project came together, and learn a little bit about…

Halloween Lighting Ideas

From costumes to decorations and everything in between, a little lighting can help to take your Halloween from freaky to freakin’ fabulous! And if you’re going to be adding light, you might as well do it right (because even witches, goblins, and ghouls can appreciate “going green”). So, with this in mind, here are some ways to get spooky this year with the help of energy-efficient, cost-effective LEDs: Homemade Costumes: You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to create a spectacular Halloween costume this year. There are hundreds of ways to enhance your Trick-or-Treating experience with flexible LED strips.  Flex can…

Get Inspired: Pumpkin Carving with LEDs!

By now, most people know that there are many great things about LEDs! Their low-voltage energy efficiency and cooler operating temperatures not only help to save money on monthly electric bills, but it also allow them to serve an ideal light source for some less than conventional applications. For the past few years around the holidays we at Inspired LED have experimented with a variety of creative ways to use our lights in adding to the celebration. From colored backlight displays to costumes and trunk-or-treat ideas, we’ve discovered there is almost no place where LED strip lights do not look at…

How-To: Installing Glass Cabinet Lighting

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How to Install Flexible LED Strips on the Interior of a Glass Faced Cabinet Under cabinet lighting is not your only option when it comes to adding LEDs to your kitchen. Glass cabinet lighting serves as a great source of accent lighting, helping to make your cabinets pop and your glassware glow. After years of design consultations, our expert Lighting Designers have found the easiest way install glass cabinet lighting is an an upside down “U” position along the front of your cabinet. This ensures an even distribution of light throughout the cabinet, while ensuring the LED light strips stay hidden…

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…

DIY Mirror Lighting

Mirror, mirror, on the wall… who’s the brightest of them all? Mirrors, depending on their size and style, can benefit from a variety of lighting options. Let’s take a look as some different ways in which LED lighting can be used to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of mirrors around the home! Backlighting Adding a back-light to a mirror creates a soft diffused glow that helps to draw the eye, and acts as the perfect source of indirect illumination when the mirror is in use. Because the light remains ambient, this type of installation method is best for decorative applications. Often, depending…

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…