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…

Stop by the Inspired LED Showroom

a visit to Inspired LED

It’s almost been a whole year since Inspired LED relocated to our new facility in Tempe, AZ, and we are pleased to say business is on the rise. Since the big move, we’ve had the ability to increase our work flow, expand our available inventory of LED lighting products, and begin building larger specialty fixtures for custom jobs. And, perhaps most importantly, we now we have a much more comprehensive showroom, featuring sample LED installations and interactive demo boards of our products. Beyond taking the chance to check out the fancy new floor plan, here are a few reasons to stop by for…

Inspired LED Named Largest Magnitude Distributor in AZ

Since 2009, Inspired LED has proudly carried Magnitude drivers as a reliable source of power for our low-voltage lighting systems. But as of this week, we are excited to announce we have been named the largest official distributor of Magnitude Lighting Converters in the state of Arizona! Based in Orange County, CA, Magnitude was founded back in 2008 with the mission of applying breakthrough technologies to manufacture high efficiency transformers for the emerging low-voltage industry. With their combination of quality and performance, they quickly earned the reputation as a leading manufacturer of LED drivers in the nation. Meanwhile, in Silicon Valley, Inspired…

Using LEDs in the Kitchen

kitchen lighting with LEDs

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen and want it to look beautiful, (and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t?), high-quality lighting is an absolute must. No matter how much time, money, or effort you put in, a kitchen will lack that coveted “wow-factor” unless it’s properly lit.  One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is through LED lighting. Kitchen LED lighting was one of the hottest home design trends of 2016, and is on track to dominate the scene once again in 2017. Highly customizable and energy-efficient, with the ability to create some stunning effects, this type of lighting is actually surprisingly affordable and extremely easy…

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…

Accessory of The Week: Blue Mid-Connector Tiger Paw

blue TP

It comes as no surprise that around here we think our patented Tiger Paw® connectors are the best thing since sliced bread!  This ingenious little product line began with a few simple and commonly used styles, like our standard screw terminal and plug-in connectors, which allowed electricians and DIYers alike the freedom to cut, connect, and design low-voltage lighting systems in-field. But we didn’t stop there! Over the years we’ve designed thousands of custom LED layouts, and in the process discovered innovative ways to make our products easier to use in a wide variety of applications. We adopted new connector sizes and styles, and even…

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

The start of summer is on its way, bringing longer days, warmer nights, and the chance once again to celebrate all the fathers and father figures in our lives. If you’re anything like us, you’re eager to find that perfect gift which will show your dad just how much he means to you. But a man can only own so many coffee mugs and dress ties… so what’s a son or daughter to do? Fortunately, Father’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to the same old clichés! This year, give him a unique gift from Inspired LED and light up…

24V LED Flex & Power Now Available at Inspired LED

Since opening our doors back in 2009, Inspired LED has made our mark on the lighting industry with a supply of reliable, easy-to-use 12V DC products. From LED panels and flexible strips, to power supplies and connectors, we have long specialized in basic DIY systems for homes and businesses. However over time, as our company and our clientele have evolved, larger projects have required us to explore outside the box, pushing into the world of 24V. And what began as a series of one-time solutions for specific customers has grown in the past few years to become an important part…

Head to Head: Inspired LED Takes on the Competition

For more than eight years, Inspired LED has been committed to providing our customers with high quality LED systems at affordable prices. It is our mission to ensure all of our customers receive only the best products and services! As a first-time buyer of LEDs, it can be tough to know what you are looking for, or where to start. These days, there are many companies out there who offer similar style flexible LED strips, custom design solutions, and comprehensive information regarding their products. But not all brands are created equal. At Inspired LED, we have worked hard to establish a line of products which…

Flex into Fixtures: Taking LEDs to the Next Level

Flexible LED strips first came onto the market as energy efficient solution for accent lighting, particularly in kitchens. A low-profile design made them easy to hide away under cabinets, counter tops, or shelves, while the robust nature of the flex made the use of traditional lenses unnecessary in most applications. This meant reduced material costs which helped LED flex strips to become one of the most affordable lighting options available. For the past several years these so-called “bare flex” installations have grown in popularity, allowing the average consumer to achieve the look of high-end lighting for less. But as increased competition…