Buying Guide

Track Lighting

Purpose
  • Ambient/General Lighting. Use to provide ambient lighting in smaller rooms. Multiple tracks allow you to cover a large area for general lighting.
  • Accent and Wall Wash. Accent lighting provides higher intensity light and wall washing lighting makes rooms appear larger, lighter and more airy.
  • Task Lighting. Assists you in performing specific activities by supplementing overhead ambient light in areas where it is most needed.
Accent/Wall Wash

Placement

  • Bedroom
  • Family room
  • Living room
  • Study

Points to Consider

  • Highlight paintings and pictures
  • Angling lights minimizes glare and reflection
  • Make rooms seem larger and lighter
Ambient/General

Placement

  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Entryway
  • Kitchen

Points to Consider

  • Best in smaller rooms
  • Enable safe movement
  • Multiple tracks allow you to cover a large area for general lighting
Task Lighting

Placement

  • Basement
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Study

Points to Consider

  • Ideal for working areas
  • Enhance energy efficiency
  • Supplement ambient light
Installation Considerations
  • Junction boxes may require professional installation.
  • Use a floating-canopy connector with a junction box for power along the track‚Äôs length.
  • Use a live-end connector with a junction box if you need power at the end of the track.
  • Cord-and-plug connectors allow you to connect to a standard outlet.
  • The number of fixtures you can use is determined by the total wattage of the fixtures.
Features
  • Dimmer Switches. Allows you to adjust the level of light you use.
  • Track Suspension Kit. Allows you to hang track lights from high ceilings so the light source is closer to the area needed.
  • Track Connectors. Lets you join straight track lengths to form various configurations.
  • Lenses. Alters the shape and color of light to create unique effects.