Track lighting is a versatile lighting solution which allows for multiple lights to be used as part of a complete scheme. Track lighting can be used in settings all around the home, from kitchens to bedrooms, hallways and living spaces.
There are three different methods for mounting track; surface mounting, recessed or suspended. Recessed track lighting sets track into the ceiling, so the track is flush with the ceiling surface. The installation is more complex than other methods, and is not compatible with all ceiling materials, such as concrete ceilings.
Track is available in a variety of lengths, and multiple pieces can be used to create any configuration you might require, from straight lengths to T, U or H shapes.
Recessed track suits modern interiors, as recessing leaves the ceiling uncluttered, resulting in a sleek and simple look. It also works well in spaces where the lighting scheme needs to be more unobtrusive, allowing architectural features or artwork to stand out.
One of the most popular locations to install track in the home are kitchens. An effective track lighting solution can cover the varying needs of a multi-functional space such as a kitchen, providing accent, task and general ambient light.
Track lights typically use LEDs, which offer excellent quality of light as well as being highly energy efficient. LEDs have a long lifespan, which minimises maintenance. There are a number of track light options to help customise your ideal solution. Variables include different beam angles, colour temperatures and wattages.
The beam angle of a track light determines how widely or narrowly focused the beam of light from the fitting will be. A narrow beam angle will give a narrower and more focused beam of light that can provide task or accent lighting. A wide beam angle will give more of an ambient, wall wash effect.
The colour temperature of a track light helps set the ambience. A warm colour temperature gives a cozy light, similar to fire or candlelight. A cool colour temperature provides brighter light which is closer to natural daylight.