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How to Choose Track Lighting for Your Home

Track lighting is a versatile, highly customizable lighting option that can be used in almost any situation or space. It's perfect for ambient or general lighting, task lighting, or even accent lighting for art pieces, shelving, or other objects of interest. These lights add both style and functionality to a space.


What Is Track Lighting?

A lighting fixture composed of a railing and moveable lights, also referred to as track heads, that attach to the railing. The track heads can be placed anywhere on the railing and are adjustable, making these light fixtures very versatile.


Before Buying New Track Lighting

Lighting can make or break a space. Lighting that is too dim can make a space feel dark and negatively impact its functionality. On the other hand, lighting that is too bright can make a space feel stark and uncomfortable. If you are finding that your current lighting situation is making your space feel awkward or unworkable, it might be time to rethink your lighting fixtures.

Before purchasing track lighting, decide what you’re trying to achieve by using it. Lighting options include bulbs that fill a room with light or focus individual lamps in tight beams in various directions.

However, keep in mind that a track lighting fixture has lights that extend down lower than the ceiling. For this reason, it may not be the best choice for auxiliary lighting in rooms that already have a low ceiling height. Instead, you may want to consider recessed lighting.

Types of Track Lighting

Standard Track Lighting

Standard track lighting is best used for straight or sharply angled spaces. They can be used to line a wall, or the corner of a room, or provide a straight line of lights to illuminate a gallery wall.

Swing Arm Track Lighting

Swing arm track lighting has a rail that can be manually changed into different angles thanks to flexible points along the rail. Its versatility and customizable angles make it a perfect choice for areas that would otherwise be hard to fill with a lighting structure.

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Reference: The Spruce

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