Track lighting is a versatile lighting solution for a wide variety of commercial and domestic settings. Track is available in a range of finishes to suit your decor, with a gold finish offering a decorative alternative to simple black or white finish that can suit a modern or traditional interior.
The best installation method for linear track lighting depends on your ceiling height and material, as well as the style of the room. Track can be surface mounted, recessed or suspended, with surface mounting offering the easiest option. Track is most commonly surface mounted on the ceiling, but you can wall mount track if preferred. Track is mounted on the wall in the same way as mounting to the ceiling. Track can even be mounted on a sloped ceiling, on beams, or on a dropped ceiling.
Recessing the track into the ceiling gives a clean and uncluttered look. However, installation is more complex and this option isn’t suitable for some ceiling materials, such as concrete.
Suspending track works well in spaces with a high or vaulted ceiling. A suspension kit will include adjustable wires to hang track at your preferred height. Suspended track can also provide a decorative feature over a kitchen island or dining room table.
Track lighting is available in a range of lengths which can be configured into a variety of shapes and sizes by using joiner accessories. Connector types such as an L joiner or T joiner can attach an extension to a single piece of track, to create systems of any dimensions. Gold track lighting can be used in a wide variety of settings around the home, such as a living room, kitchen, hallway, bedroom or even garage.
Linear track lighting is typically mains voltage, with the electrical connection fed into the track through an end power feed. An alternative which requires no hard wiring is a plug in kit, which is supplied with a flex and plug that simply plugs into a power outlet.
The light fixtures which mount to track are called track lighting heads. There is an extensive choice of gold track lighting head types to select from, ranging from simple spotlights to a vintage design. A gold finish can range from a sleek, smooth satin finish through to an aged, antique effect.
If you are looking for track which can be curved or made into a circular form, you may want to consider monorail track lighting. This uses flexible rails and also has the benefit that it can be used with both hanging pendants and track lighting heads. Monorail is low voltage so requires a transformer.
Gold track lighting heads may use halogen or LED light bulbs, such as a GU10. LEDs are recommended, for their energy efficiency, long lifespan and excellent quality of light. LED globes in a warm white colour temperature (around 3000K) create a warm and inviting environment. Using dimmable LEDs allows you to adjust lights according to the time of day and desired ambience.
High quality track lighting kits can offer an easy way to purchase gold track lighting, with all the components needed for a complete solution.