Track lighting is the perfect way to spotlight a favorite piece of art or stake out a reading area. It’s also flexible enough to be adapted to your decor as your needs change, making it a great choice for home renovation projects.
Unlike monorail systems, there are many different options to choose from in modern track lighting, so you can find the best fit for your home or business. This is one of the reasons it’s so popular.
How Many Lights on Track Lighting
Most of the time, track lights originate from a ceiling-mounted electrical box in a room. This box is the start point of the track, which can run in 4-, 6- or 8-foot sections outward from this point as you desire. At the end of each section will be a T-adapter coupler, a right-angle coupler or a blank off-end cap (if you don’t need to extend the track to another area).
The length of the track and what you want to light will determine the length of the fixture. For example, if you need to highlight artwork that is 40 inches long or more, you may need to go with a longer track.
You’ll also need to choose whether you want line voltage or low-voltage track lighting. Generally, line-voltage systems use standard 120 volts, while low-voltage systems run on 12 volts. This difference makes it easier for homeowners to switch out bulbs in a track lighting system without damaging the circuit.
How Many Lights on Track lighting are Typically Used
The most common types of track lighting are spotlights or floodlights. These are generally the largest fixtures and tend to be found in line-voltage systems, but low-voltage systems can include a wide variety of bulbs, including LEDs, which use less power and can last a lot longer.
How Many Lights on Track Lightning are Usually Placed
There are three main ways to place track lighting: directly above the artwork, at the bottom of the ceiling or suspended from the top of the ceiling. For art that is at the bottom of the ceiling, the recommended position is 30 degrees up from the wall. This will provide a good angle for adjusting the lighting to your artwork without glare.
If the art is on the ceiling, you may prefer to suspend the light over it from the top of the ceiling using track suspension kits. Then you can use track heads that are placed at the top of the ceiling to direct the light to your art, and the lights will not glare or cause any damage.
For art that is at the bottom of the wall, the suggested position is 20 to 40 inches from the wall, and you should choose a track head with a diameter of about 1.5′′. This allows you to swivel it to any direction and adjust the lighting without glare or abrasion on the art.