Create a Well Designed Space with Modern Track Lighting
Today’s track lighting offers versatility and flexibility with the added aesthetic value that makes these systems the go-to choice for consumers and contractors everywhere.
How to Choose the Right Modern Track Lights
First, choose what type of track that you want. The three main options are straight tracks, flexible tracks and curved tracks.
Second, confirm that the desired track head or pendant lights are compatible with your chosen track system. There are three track lighting standards - H, J and L - which refer to the shape of the track where the light's connector locks into.
Third, you will need to choose between line voltage or low voltage lighting for your track lights. Low voltage fixtures use less electricity and provide warmer light. Line voltage fixtures are often more affordable and use 120 volts, eliminating the need for a transformer.
Where to Install Track Lighting Systems
Track lighting is particularly well-suited to spaces with installation challenges such as sloped ceilings or during new construction.
LED track lighting is the most popular lighting type since these fixtures are easy to maintain and boast a long life. Living room track lighting offers functionality with the style of traditional fixtures. In spaces that need brighter lighting, choose kitchen track lighting with bright 4000K or 5000K color temperature.
Track Lighting FAQs
Q: What are the Different Types of Track Lighting?
A: The most common track lighting systems include monorail, FreeJack, and cable track lighting. When shopping for track lighting systems, the standard H, J, and L track types generally refer to the shape of the track.
Q: Can you Replace Track Lighting with Pendants?
A: Yes, track lighting pendants can be installed on existing tracks for increased task lighting and an updated look.
Q: How Many Lights can you put on a Track Light?
A: It is recommended to put one track light fixture per foot of track.
Q: What is Meant by Air-Tight Down Light?
A: Any air-tight rated downlight has demonstrated in an independent testing laboratory environment that it will prevent airflow through the fixture. This is important because it saves money on heating and cooling costs. Some state regulations are now requiring that new home construction use this type of downlight.
Other Things to Know
You may need to purchase various track lighting accessories like track connectors, circuit joiners and end caps. If installing track lighting fixtures in a space with a high ceiling, opt for a monorail system as these are specifically designed for places where traditional track lighting isn’t suitable. Commercial areas with expansive square footage can benefit from commercial track lighting systems that utilize low-voltage systems. If you still have questions, talk to one of our lighting experts by calling (866) 951-4986.