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The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been a massive catalyst within the last decade, allowing hardware, software, and  simple daily functions to be integrated into one seamless control system. Using simple cell phone apps, home automation devices, or commercial building s, IoT allows a variety of devices to communicate, running preset programs or responding instantaneously to external commands. This means that home appliances, air conditioners, door locks, water heaters, even lights can now be controlled remotely! As we touched on in our last blog, LED Lighting For The Future, Inspired LED partner Igor Inc. has recently developed a way to harness the power and…

LED Lighting now, and the Future

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LEDs have become a staple in new construction, commercial buildings, retail spaces, residential homes, and so much more. This quick paced shift to LEDs in recent years has sent the entire industry ablaze. According to Strategies Unlimited, Packaged LEDs should see a 7% increase in compounded annual growth rates over the next few years, with majority of that directly from lighting revenues. This transfer away from traditional lighting like fluorescent and halogen lighting solutions is only expected to continue as new technology makes LED lighting increasingly more valuable. Safety LEDs are incredibly safe when sourced from reliable manufacturers, be sure…

A look at LED Lighting Systems Around the World

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From interior home lighting, to office retrofits, LEDs have become a staple lighting solution within the last 10 years, even becoming the top lighting choice for new builds. As the industry here in the U.S. has transitioned to brighter, more efficient, and economical lighting solutions, so has the rest of the world!  Let’s explore some major LED projects and programs across the globe!! Outdoor Guiyang, China– The Solar LED “Lighting 1,000 Villages Program” harnesses the power of solar for LED street lights to extend day light hours and keep cities safe. South Africa– The Nelson Mandela Bridge played host to…

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…

FAQ’s Answered

Can I exchange items I purchased for something else? Absolutely! We understand that often once you make an initial purchase plans can change. Frequently we encounter customers who want to exchange items for example there is the; “you ordered cool white and decided you really want warm white”, or the “I ordered a kit but I need different cable lengths“, or one of our favorites “the cabinet layout had to change due to another issue, and now our flexible led strips aren’t the right sizes”. We get it, we know more often than not when it comes to DIY or…

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…

Earth Day: Past to Present

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Every year on April 22nd, Americans and citizens from various nations across the globe celebrate the Environmental Movement with a tradition known as Earth Day.  On this day we reflect upon the impact we as humans have on our planet, and take the opportunity to bring environmental issues and concerns to light. Earth Day is a chance for us to not only acknowledges the challenges we face in preserving our planet, but also to make changes which will help to avoid the destruction of our natural resources. So today, in honor of Earth Day, let’s take a moment to explore how this very important holiday came to…

LED Care & Maintenance Guide

For the most part, LEDs require little to no effort in terms of maintenance. In fact, this is one of the primary benefits of LEDs over more traditional bulbs. But there are a few simple steps which can be taken to help maintain the quality and extend the life of your LED lighting system. Clean Surface Prior to Install Most Inspired LED products are designed with an easy install in mind, so they are manufactured with an adhesive mounting option. To ensure that the LED adhesive remains secure for the life of the product, surfaces should be free of dust…

Sewing Machine LED Lighting Kit

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Most commonly, LED lights are associated with accent lighting or under cabinet lighting, but there are countless other uses for LED flexible strips. Inspired LED products are also great for lighting up your collectibles, hobbies, or toys. And if your hobby happens to be sewing, then you’re in luck! Inspired LED has been retailing, testing, and refining our  Sewing Machine Flexible LED Strip Kit  for the past two years, in order to develop what we believe to be the ideal lighting solution for sewers and quilters alike. Our customers seem to agree, helping to make this kit a number one best seller on Amazon.com! Most modern…

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,…