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Halogen Track Lighting

Apr 23, 2008
Halogen track lighting is a light fixture that is mounted on a metal track that is electrified. The lighting itself can be easily moved to a different location on the same track. This lighting can be referred to as a track fixture or a track head as well. This type of lighting has several different functions. It's main functions are to mainly provide accent lighting but also to provide some task lighting and even some general lighting too.

Halogen track lighting is quite versatile, each individual track feature has the ability to be positioned anywhere on the track that you want. It can also be swiveled or rotated while in any particular position. You can aim the lighting in any direction which allows you to change your entire lighting scheme whenever you want to or whenever you need to change it. This versatility is one of the main attractions of this lighting system. Many homeowners even hang track lighting pendants from the lighting track to give it a different and interesting look.

Track lighting fixtures are available in low voltage of twelve volts and line voltage of one hundred and twenty volts. The fixtures can use several different types of light source. Light sources used include incandescent, florescent, metal halide, PAR halogen and MR 16 halogen. One of the many advantages of this style of lighting is that it allows the homeowner to be creative with their lighting designs. It is frequently used to highlight or compliment other areas of design in the home.

The amount of light supplied by halogen track lighting may not be enough to completely light a room. However, they do provide a good amount of light or just a small amount of light, depending on what your needs are. The halogen style lights are best used as accent lighting. The reason they are better for accenting a particular area is because they have a small filament and thus the light produced is not as bright as fluorescent lighting for example.

Halogen track lighting is an excellent addition to many different areas of the home. Some of the examples of possible locations are in hallways, retail store locations, museums, offices, churches, night clubs, restaurants, hotel rooms and conference halls. Many dimly lit areas of a home are also good options for this style of lighting.

Although it is not always recommended to use this type of halogen track lighting in a home. Some people have found that if they have a very high ceiling in their kitchen that track lighting is a good choice for them. If the homeowner chooses a flexible track then there are advantages to using this particular style of lighting. Mostly, though it is used in a retail like setting. If planning to install a lighting system like this, it is important to measure the length of track that you will need, add a little extra just in case. You will also need to determine where along the track that you will need power. The tracking system can always be added to after time. You will also need the proper connectors for your system as well, you will require either a T-connector, L-connector or flexible connector.
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