Track lighting is one of the most adaptable
light types. Although it's great for highlighting artwork or decorative items on
walls to create focal points, it can also provide abundant and pleasant
illumination for an entire room. With this system, individual lamps, or lighting
heads, fit into tracks secured to your ceiling. Because you install the tracks
to suit your space, you end up with a custom configuration that is tailored to
your needs. And once in place, the lamps can be repositioned along the track to
vary the lighting effect or to accommodate new requirements. Best of all,
because the power comes from an existing ceiling junction box, track lighting
can usually be installed without any remodeling.
The choices in lighting heads for track
lighting range from small, unobtrusive can-shaped fixtures to large, high-tech
lamps that lend drama to an interior space. Quartz bulbs offer a quality of
light that is similar to low-voltage halogen fixtures, but at a lower cost.
When deciding where the track lighting will
be positioned in the room think about where the ceiling junction box is located
since that is where the track lighting will receive power. If the ceiling
junction box is positioned in location that you might want to change remember
that you will most probably be using an L or T track connectors which provide
flexible layout and track branching.
Finally before installing any lighting
device keep in mind that you will need to shut off the electrical circuit to
prevent any accidents and double check before installing the new wires.