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Six Summer Lighting Projects

Whether you’re prepping for a casual kickback, a 4th of July blow-out, or just a relaxing summer evening at home, a little accent lighting can go a long way to help set the mood. So to help you celebrate the summer in style, we’ve collected some of our favorite DIY ideas from around the web, and collaborated with our Lighting Designers to see how LEDs can be used to achieve some of these classic looks! So grab an ice cold glass and prepare to be inspired by these summer lighting projects… Jars & Bottle Lanterns This is one DIY trend…

LED Technology in Bloom

There was once a time when we relied almost exclusively upon the sun for light, when people lived and died on the same fairly farm where they’d been born, and news traveled at the speed of horseback. Over the past century, advancements in technology have completely reformed what it means to be human, allowing us to live increasingly urbanized environments, providing us with access to many of the luxuries which we have come to take for granted. But this modern lifestyle has come with some costs, most notably when it comes to our health. Research has now explicitly linked the consumption of…

Pairing Wine with LEDs

Everyone knows that aging is an important factor in creating a fine wine. It is a delicate chemical process which continues long after the bottle has left the winery, on through its time in storage, up until the moment the cork is pulled. Not surprisingly, a wine which is properly stored will age and maintain its flavor much better than those which have not been well cared for. In order to preserve the integrity of a wine, it is recommended that the bottles be kept in fairly precise conditions. According to experts, wine should never be exposed to excessive amounts of light,…

Outdoor Activities with LEDs

As the last of summer dwindles into autumn, bringing with it cooler weather, now is the perfect time to advantage of the great outdoors! Whether you choose to answer the call of the wild by running, camping, hiking, or biking, there are many ways to enhance your fun with the help of LEDs… Camping The best part about camping is the ability to bring the comforts of home to the great outdoors, and this includes lighting! While we may want to cozy up by the campfire for warmth or to roast up some marshmallows, firelight is not necessarily the best source of…

LED Accent Lighting- Details by Design

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” -Charles Eames For hundreds, if not thousands of years, artists and craftsmen alike have understood the importance of light as a component in both art and design. Light has the power to draw the eye, to evoke a particular mood, to blend and play with color, to add a glint or shine. At Inspired LED, we specialize in helping designers, contractors, and DIYers to shed a little light on all their hard work. Often it’s the finishing touches that bring everything together, that final coat of paint or little brass embellishment…

Bridge Lighting: Functional and Artistic

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Those who keep up on current trends in the news may have noticed LEDs lighting up headlines in the past few months: winning the Nobel Prize in 2014 for advancements in energy efficiency, finding their way onto local city streets and art exhibits, and even making an appearance at Super Bowl 49’s University of Phoenix Stadium. Everyday it seems we find more and benefits, and more ways to use LEDs… The Bay Lights A San Francisco based non-profit organization, Illuminate the Arts, has constructed a massive work of public art featuring LED lighting across the San Fransisco Bay Bridge. Dubbed ‘The Bay Lights’, this installation currently holds the…

Beyond the Kitchen: Amazingly Unconventional Applications for LEDs

Here at Inspired LED we specialize in designing LED lighting systems for residential and commercial applications. Our LEDs are often used under kitchen cabinets or for basic office lighting. But every once in a while we are approached by someone with a new idea; a unique concept for which they are looking to use LEDs. We love a challenge and we love even more when we get to see the results of our products combined with our customers’ creativity! In honor of these innovators we present the top ten most unconventional applications for our LEDs: 1. Spectacular Signs: This particular customer came…

Custom Signs : Acrylic and LEDs Working Together

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First impressions are everything, especially in the world of business. So naturally, the way in which your brand or business is portrayed can make all the difference when attracting new customers. Neon signs and an outdated sticker on the window are old news. Instead, many organizations are now exploring the option of acrylic signs, which can help your company name or logo go from bland to grand! Thanks to a wide variety of styles and lighting options, this new medium opens a realm of possibilities for advertising. Recently, Inspired LED was very fortunate to partner up with Signs by Tomorrow,…

November Local Lighting

ZooLights Once again the holidays have arrived, bringing with them another year of local lighting entertainment from the Phoenix Zoo. From November 24th to January 11th valley residents will have the chance to view more than 3.8 million lights, over 700 sparkling displays, and many other holiday attractions at ZooLights. Each year hundreds of thousands of people come to experience the magic of these lighting displays, making ZooLights one of the largest holiday light shows in the country! Some may marvel at the sheer amount of power it must take to power these massive exhibits for over a month. But…

Staircase Lighting: Not Your Ordinary Accent Lighting

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Accent lighting can add a touch of elegance and style to almost any area of your kitchen; above cabinet lighting, toe-kicks, inside cabinets, etc. But just a little further outside the kitchen you might find an area of the home often overlooked when it comes to functional and accent lighting. Staircases come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from just a few small steps to a full grand entryway. Whether indoors or out, step lighting can have many benefits. Let’s explore why lighting for your staircase should be the next item on your home improvement list! Why LED lighting for…