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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,…

5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Home This Spring

The snow is melting, birds are singing, and the air is laced with sunlight. The return of spring is upon us at last! At Inspired LED, this is one of our favorite times of year, the season of all things bright and colorful, a time to throw open the windows and shake off the cobwebs. While lighting is, of course, our specialty, there are lots of ways to brighten up your home this spring! Join us as we explore these five simple ways to make the most of springtime around your home… Step one to a bright and happy home…

Ask An Engineer Part 1: LED Basics

As with any new technology, LEDs require some fairly specific background knowledge in order to fully comprehend both the functional properties, and possible methods of application. While everyone here at Inspired LED prides themselves on being knowledgeable enough to answer the most common technical questions regarding our products, there are, of course, times when this technology surprises us with a new challenge. This is when we turn to our resident LED expert- Engineering Manager, Tanner Leland. Aside from helping us to develop our latest and most innovative products, Tanner is the one we turn to for all things mechanical/electrical. Whether it is a unique customer…

Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered! Part 3

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Here at Inspired LED, we are constantly inundated with questions about our products. Everything from general inquiries about LEDs, to questions about power and specific products seem to be extremely common. Below we take a moment to answer a few of the more commonly asked questions that tend to be asked by our customers. Hopefully we can provide a concise answer to all of your questions here! Question 1: “I just received my sewing machine kit. Am I missing my second light strip with the expansion kit?” If you are unfamiliar with Inspired LED’s Sewing Machine Kit, this kit offers a cut to length light strip with all…

Inspired LED 101: LED Terminology

In the world of LEDs, as with any new technology, there are a lot of new terms which need to be mastered in order to properly understand the features and elements of the system. Rather than focusing on the specific terms for Inspired LED products, as we have done in previous blogs, this week’s lesson will focus on more general industry terms. The more you understand about these common LED words, the better equipped you will be to have discussions and make decisions regarding LED technology. Lumen: [\ˈlü-mən\] Noun, Plural- Lumens, Abbreviation- lm The unit of luminous flux, equal to…

Predictions for 2016 Kitchen Trends

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Last year’s style trends for kitchens played a lot on clean simple lines, open shelving, layers of texture, and according to every Pinterest board in sight, it’s own 50 shades of grey (yes, I am talking about the color). Now that 2015 has come and gone, let’s explore a few kitchen trends which we think will be popular in 2016 and into the future! Innovative Spaces Now, we know this might not be considered a “trend” but we can expect a lot of tech updates in kitchens this year. Simple upgrades like USB outlets and charging drawers both offer a convenient…