The New Year has arrived—a time to reflect on all that’s happened in the past twelve months, and to look forward to what the future holds.
Twenty-seventeen was an exciting year here at Inspired LED. We introduced more than a dozen new products, created more than a thousand custom lighting designs for homeowners and businesses, and were recognized as top professionals in our field. As we gear up for another year, we take a moment to look back on all that we’ve accomplished…
One of the first major projects finalized in 2017 was a large-scale custom lighting design for the iconic ASU Gammage in collaboration with Core Construction. We were thrilled to be able to contribute to the restoration, and so proud to see our products illuminating the historic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright! Read more about the ASU Gammage project here.
Throughout the year we had the opportunity to expand our relationships with many existing customers, developing lighting solutions for unique applications like custom artwork, signs, and server racks in addition to standard homes and businesses. We also began new working relationships with local contractors and distributors, including Anixter, Nogi Electric, George Brazil, and 24/7 Audio. With all these new projects and customers, it was no wonder 2017 was such a busy year for our office!
This past year also marked the fourth round of our annual NFL Giveaway contest on Facebook, and the third anniversary of our popular Sewing Machine Lighting Kit. But in addition to the old favorites, we continued to expand our inventory to include a range of new products…
The first product launch of 2017 was our new Multi-Zone Dimmers and Wireless Remotes. These handy devices gave our Lighting Designers and customers the ability to create intricate layers of lighting all controlled from the same convenient remote. Shortly thereafter we introduced several new versions of our patented Tiger Paws®, including Right Angle connectors, Micro-Lock connectors, Mid-connectors, and the new Super Clip Tiger Paw® connector.
Over the summer we unveiled two new lines of LEDs designed for commercial and specialty applications: our 24V Series, and RGBW Series. Our 24V LED systems offer all the benefits of low-voltage, energy-efficient lighting, with the added benefit of being able to run extended lengths before encountering voltage drop. By contrast, the RGBW product line allows our Design Team to create complex color changing systems for homes and businesses. We also added a range of new power supplies to our shelves to help support growing projects.
But perhaps most exciting for our contractors and installers was the DIY Radiant Edge Series, which for the first time allowed them to quickly and easily upgrade flexible LED strips into elegant “light bars” and custom fixtures in field. Comprised of just a few basic parts: an aluminum channel, frosted lenses, end caps, and mounting clips, this new product line has quickly become a favorite among our customers!
Awards & Achievements-
Though it was a year of was a year of hard work, it was also one of recognition for Inspired LED. We kicked of 2017 with our fifth straight ‘Best of Houzz’ award for customer service, a rating that our staff works very hard to achieve! Over the summer, the Inspired LED Blog was recognized as one of the ‘Top 10’ of the ‘Top 100 Lighting Blogs’ on the web by Feedspot.com. And a short while later we were also recognized by Magnitude Lighting Converters as the top distributor of Magnitude brand products in Arizona!
Of course, we know that we could not have accomplished any of this alone. We are so thankful to all of our customers, contractors, and distributors for helping us to have such a successful year. We look forward to providing you with exciting new products and high-quality service in 2018!
Inspired LED specializes in the design and production of high quality low-voltage lighting systems for commercial and residential applications. For more information on our products & services, visit our website, www.inspiredled.com, or reach out to our award-winning Customer Service Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.