Track Lights

How uninteresting would it be if everyone’s house had the same lighting fixtures? What if everyone had the same decor style? Well, that scene is completely impossible with the hundreds of lighting options available today, from lighting from the ceiling (like spotlights and recessed lights) to under-cabinet lights to chandeliers, ceiling fan lighting fixtures and more.

Track lights are another lighting type to add to the lighting fixture craze! Track lighting consists of adjustable lights mounted along an electrically charged metal track.

Track lights are a great way to light a room, especially if the room has specific places or objects that need directed light. The wire track (the track from which the lights “hang”) gives power all along its length, making it possible to aim the heads in any direction you need.

Track lighting is usually placed along the ceilings or a high place on a wall, permitting the light to focus on any object or area you want to draw attention to. Many people use track lighting to shine on a piece of art or a sculpture. If you are looking for a flexible, versatile, modern and easy-to-modify lighting fixture type, then track lighting is the best choice for you.

Getting Started:

The very first step in selecting a track light system for your home is to select the track head style. There are hundreds of track head styles to pick from. Try to stay with the general decor style of the room.

The second step is to choose the light bulb; you can pick from a wide variety of bulb types such as low-voltage, halogen, fluorescent and halide bulbs. The type of bulb you pick should depend on the strength of light you want in the area and whether or not heat from the lamps will be an issue. You will also need to decide how exactly you will want to set up the lights on the track. Your specific needs, including whether you want to spotlight an object, will determine how you place the lights.

The large amount of choice as to the placement of the lights is part of what makes track lighting such a versatile option.

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