Accessory of the Week: NEW Right Angle Tiger Paws

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line. But in many instances, an LED installation requires more than just straight lines! Think of all the architectural features in your home or office space which are made up of angles and curves.  Flexible LED strips make quick work of rounded edges, but when it comes to turning sharp corners, issues can arise. One of the most common solutions up to this point has been to use a 4” jumper cable to round corners. For under cabinet applications, this typically works just fine; the cables are easy to install…

Inspired LED Awarded ‘Best of Houzz 2017’

Over the past decade, Houzz.com has become well-known as the largest residential design database in the world, helping to connect home owners with a wide variety of building and remodeling services. Each year, the online community evaluates and selects the highest ranking industry professionals to be awarded the title “Best of Houzz” in the categories of Design, Customer Service, and Photography. And for the fifth consecutive year, Inspired LED is proud to announce we have been named Best of Houzz in customer satisfaction! Following an annual survey of over 40 million Houzz® users, our employees have once again been recognized for…

A look at LED Lighting Systems Around the World

led lighting around the world

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…

Level VI Efficiency Requirements: What You Need to Know…

As early as the 1990’s, it was estimated that more than one billion external power supplies were in use across the United States. Since then, the technology boom has led to an influx of computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, increasing this number dramatically. Most of us never think about these little power hogs plugged in throughout our homes. But due to lack of initial market regulation, early power supplies made extremely inefficient use of the grid (as low as 50% efficiency). Many even continue to draw power even after the connected device had been turned off. The result is higher…

Accessory of the Week: New Multi-Zone Remotes & Dimmable Receivers

Arguably the most important, and certainly the most active element in an LED system is the control device. Whether it’s an in-line dimmer, a wall switch, or a motion sensor, the controller is the interface that allows you to bring your LEDs to life! When it comes to plug & play set-ups, one of our most popular control options has always been the Single-Zone Dimmer with Wireless Remote, which provides customers with versatile dimming options and the ability to adjust their lighting system from almost anywhere in their home. However, this Single-Zone remote and receiver set requires all elements of an…

A Year in Review: 2016 for Inspired LED

2016 for Inspired LED

We have endured another orbit around the sun! 2016 had it highs and its lows : from moving locations, adding hardworking new team members, developing innovative products, creating new partnerships, tackling crazy projects, all while maintaining our award winning customer service. 2017 is fast approaching but before we can welcome this exciting New Year, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of our favorite memories from 2016! Best of Houzz Inspired LED has been a long time PRO on the Houzz website, and we have enjoyed every minute being on such an innovative platform! Houzz allows professionals…

Ask an Engineer Part 2: All About Power

One of the trickiest parts of working with LEDs is understanding how to best manage and supply power to your lighting system. Our customer service team spends time each day helping clients to calculate power requirements, answering questions about the difference between power supplies and transformers, and providing advice on how to avoid voltage drop. We pride ourselves on being able to explain things in an educated and efficient manner which is simple enough for anyone to comprehend. Of course, LEDs remain part of a rapidly evolving industry and there are always new things to be learned and discovered. So when it comes to…

New Employee Showcase: Meet Jessica!

This year has been one of growth and change here at Inspired LED. We’ve introduced new products to the market, made new business partnerships, and even moved to a new location! Of course, any form of change requires a period of adjustment. We have had to adapt old routines and develop some new procedures, even creating entirely new roles to help us maintain the highest levels of productivity in our new office. Enter Jessica- our new Administrative Assistant! Aside from being the first face our customers see when they walk through the door, Jessica’s position is crucial for keeping our office running…

CRI and LED Lighting

CRI led lighting header

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…

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner! As the nights grow longer and days grow colder, we look for ways to brighten up our homes and our spirits. Whether we’re decorating with lights, cooking up fantastic feasts, or wrapping gifts, it’s all about finding ways to spread a little cheer. But depending on who’s on your list this year, it can be tough to come up with creative gifts for everyone! So here at Inspired LED we put together a list of of our favorite products to give as holiday gifts to our own families and friends, as well as…