Flexible track lighting is also called a track light or track fixture is a light that is mounted on a metal track that is electrified. People find that this style of lighting is a viable alternative to the traditional wired lamps and fixed lighting . Consumers also like it because it is very adaptable to practically any environment. It allows homeowners and designers to use their creativity when setting up lighting in a room.
Flexible track lighting is a good way to provide accent lighting in any room or to provide accent lighting to a particular piece of art or architecture. Before you purchase any lighting , you will need to determine how much of it you will need. You can combine different lengths of track to reach your desired overall length. This style of lighting is able to wrap around corners and you can create a cross pattern using the different connectors that are available.
Flexible track lighting is found in museums, restaurants, hotels, conference rooms, libraries, retail outlets, offices, galleries and many other locations due to its versatility. Once the lighting is installed, you have the ability to change the positioning by redirecting the light or by removing or adding to your setup.
Once your flexible track lighting system is installed, remember that you can always add to it if needed later. If you plan to do the installation yourself, there are some tools that you will need. Here is a list of the tools required for the job:
- Voltage tester
- Wie strippers
- Drill and bits
- Track connectors
- Cover plate
- Lighting heads
- Toggle bolts or screws
When installing, the individual flexible track lighting fixtures can be positioned anywhere on the track. They also can be rotated in any position and then pointed in any direction as well. This flexibility allows to change the position of the lighting at any given time. Just follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you are going to the work yourself. Remember, that the first step in any electrical job is to turn off the power to the circuit you are working on. Test with a voltage tester to make sure the power is in fact off. If you are not comfortable with this type of work then hire a contractor who has the skills to do the job right.