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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…

Where to Add Toe-Kick Lighting Around Your Home

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LED lighting can be used in a variety of locations around the home, although it is perhaps most commonly used under kitchen cabinets. This application provides a functional light for cooking, while also adding stylistic appeal. But in addition to bright task lighting, LED’s also provide a convenient solution for more subtle (yet equally important) accent lighting. Installing LED lighting above cabinets and along shelves, behind televisions or pieces of art, even in ceiling coves, can do wonders to improve the styling of a room! One of our very favorite accent lighting applications is also one which is commonly overlooked despite its advantages- toe-kicks!…

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…

Accessory of the Week: New & Improved USB Switch

Since their introduction to the market several years ago, Inspired LED’s TV backlight kits have been a favorite among our customers as a simple but highly effective use for LEDs. Now, these popular kits are better than ever with the addition of our newly redesigned USB switch! This week, we examine what makes this brand new accessory such a great addition to the Inspired LED product line. The frequent and sometimes dramatic variation in picture brightness from your television screen can cause visual fatigue in an otherwise dark room. A TV Backlight Kit from Inspired LED provides adequate bias light…

DIY: Easy Upgrades to Your Home

Enhancing your Furniture using LEDS

Many furniture items that are purchased at big box stores come pretty standard now, and don’t give off a lot of excitement, or really draw someone to it when it is all put together. Initially it’s just another room filler so you can place things on it, or work at. What if you could very easily add your own creative step in that assembly guide when putting together your newly purchased piece that could give off a little pazzaz and have your guest asking questions and complimenting how great that new center piece or end table is when they come…

New & Improved TV Backlight Kits

Just in time for the start of fall sports and television season premieres, our development team at Inspired LED has been hard at work revamping one of our most popular DIY LED systems- the Universal TV Backlight Kit! Whether you’re looking forward to cheering on your favorite NFL team, binge-watching reality television, or delving into drama with your favorite fictional characters, chances are you will be sitting down in front of the TV late at night or after a long day of work. The last thing you need when you’re ready to relax is the obnoxious intrusion of headache or…

Accent Lighting: Knick-Knacks

The blank space between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling can be the perfect to show off your creative sense of style, and even tie the whole kitchen together. In working with our customers over the years we have seen this area used for a range of decorative items, including ceramic pots, glass artwork, family memorabilia, plants, and more. Paring these “knick-knacks” with above cabinet LED accent lighting can help to highlight these unique features and transform the ordinary into something extraordinary! Here at Inspired LED we have developed the following tips and tricks to help you illuminate your curios and knick-knacks like a pro: 1.…

Sunday Night Lights: Preparing for Super Bowl XLIX with Inspired LED

You’ve invited your guests, planned your menu and purchased your decorations, all in preparation for the perfect Super Bowl party. But could there be a way to make this year’s game even more spectacular? We sure think so! In honor of our home state hosting the championship, Inspired LED brings you these tips for making your Super Bowl Sunday a fitting finale to the football season: Kitchen & Dining Room– A key ingredient for any good party is, of course, good food. Super Bowl Sunday is especially well known for an abundance of greasy American classics which are, of course, exempt from…

Light Up the Night – LED Accent & Toe Kick Lighting

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When the day is over and everyone is tucked in for the night, you may come across a certain urge that springs you out of bed, randomly be reminded about something that you just must write down for the next day, or maybe you just want to check in on loved ones while they dream the night away. Whatever the situation is that you so promptly must take care, let us help light up your path and dream up new ideas in the wee hours of the night…. We have all heard the term “night light” and think of that funny character plugged into…