Light Your Space with Track Lighting

By danielle_abram on 04/30/2018

 Kitchen With Track Lighting      

When deciding how to make a room more interesting while keeping it well lit, track lighting may be your best option. LED track lighting fixtures are great because they are decorative and can be used in a variety of places by being mounted to a ceiling or wall. With their multi-purpose properties, you can pick out which features will make your room look the best. Creating an aesthetic is important for any room, and LED track lighting can help you achieve your vision.

Track Lighting in Living Room

Track Type

When choosing a track type, you are looking at the lengths of tracks and picking between different styles, such as Line and Low Voltage, Single and Two Circuit, or Flexible and Straight Lines. You want to pick which LED track lighting fixture is the most aesthetically pleasing. With their unique designs, you can create a different look in every room with a range of LED track lighting types.

Track Light Guide:

Track Spot Lights

Spot lights – They focus a bright light to illuminate specific objects or places, such as pictures (under 25-degree beam angle)

Track Lighting in Retail

Floods – Have a large beam angle to brighten a large space. A 25 degree angle is a narrow flood and a 40 degree angle is a wide flood.

 Decorative Line Track

Low Voltage – LED MR16 and MR11 lamps often used for accent lighting

Line Voltage – Variety of styles of lamping (MOST COMMON)

 Decorative Wall Grazing Track

 

Wall Washing – Illuminating a wall (usually non-textured)

 

Wall Grazing – Dramatically highlighting texture of a wall

  • brick, stone, or draperies
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Layout and Components

 Flexible Kitchen Track Lighting

 

Monorail – Versatile and useful for residential spaces

 

Flexible – Create your own monorail shape either by hand or pick out a unique design.

 

After picking your layout, you have to figure out the wiring to provide power. There are some LED track lights that are plug in, or don’t need to be wired, but most of the fixtures are attached to a junction box.

Connectors are used to connect track lights either in straight lines, at 90-degree angles, or any other angle with a closed loop or in a box shape. Here are the main cuts that people make to a track lighting strip with their connector:

Different Wiring for Tracks

BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU WANT TO ILLUMINATE

Not all track lights fit all track types! You have to make sure that you are using the same track standard and the correct Voltage. Track suspension kits are also helpful to allow you to hang the track from the ceiling instead of being mounted to it.

Accessories

 Color Changing LensThere are many different accessories that you can pair with your LED track lights. You can modify your lights by shape, color, and location! For different shades of light, you can use color and color dichromic lenses. There are also lenses that help change the shape of the light, such as honeycomb louvers, spread lenses, or beam elongating lens or you can use custom framing to help focus the lights.

LED track lighting fixtures are extremely versatile lighting solutions that help you power many different types of lights. Create contrast in your room today!

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