Track Lighting Buying Guide

Track Lighting Buying Guide

If you have already decided to install a track lighting in your house, a good idea is to learn more about such systems. Let's take a look at the very basics

Smart Tips On Using Track Lighting In Your Interior

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interior design with track lighting

You should first of all decide on your lighting needs and only after that pick the system, because track lighting systems are created for different purposes. At first try to determine what you would like your new lighting to focus on. The quantity of light spots you need will coincide the quantity of lighting heads that should be bought.

After that remember to decide on where you would like to install the track. For a small space there will be enough a single track in the center of the place. Large spaces will require a much more complicated system that should border the ceiling. Measure the room where you are planning to install track lighting before buying.

Track lighting is available in a wide range of styles and designs. You can select tracks that will fade into the ceiling or, on the contrary, pop out as a part of interior design.


The heads of track lights are also very important and may completely change your interior. There are heads available with metal boxes or different colorful glass covers. You may still prefer basic black and white for a more exquisite appearance.

There is a wide range of styles and types of tracks available on the market, but at first you will need to determine the length of a track. Moreover, estimate exact or at least approximate length of a room where you are going to install the system.

Also you should estimate the interval between each lighting head. Big spacing is acceptable if the lighting fixture is quite big and ensures enough lighting. Tiny intervals, in contrast, are used with small fixtures because the system is using more of them. Any type of lighting is fine, and you just need to choose the one that best matches the desing of your room's interior.

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interior track lighting (click to enlarge)
Paulmann Airled track lighting
Paulmann Airled track lighting (click to enlarge)

One more factor to take in account when choosing the track lighting is its material. Usually tracks are manufactured from different types of metal or plastic, still there are wood coated tracks or some other types and styles available in stores today.

Usually a track lighting set is quite easy to install and many customers can do it by themselves. But if you do not have any experience of installing lighting fixtures, it is recommended to ask someone with a corresponding skill to help you, or arrange a professional do this job.



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