What does track lighting look like?
Then, are there different types of track lighting?
There are three types of track: H, J, and L. The terms come from the manufacturers that set the standards for each type: Halo, Juno, and Lightolier. The different types do have some similarities.
Furthermore, how do track lights work? Track lighting is a method of lighting where light fixtures are attached anywhere on a continuous track device which contains electrical conductors. This is in contrast to directly routing electrical wiring to individual light positions.
Likewise, how do I choose track lighting?
In general, you'll want to place track heads on linear and monorail track every 12 to 24-inches. You can place lights closer together for a specific use, such as lighting a work area, but keep them at least 4” apart. Many track systems can be used on sloped ceilings, or even on a wall surface.
What is the difference between track and rail lighting?
At the most basic level, track is a line-voltage, 120-volt system; monorail is usually a low-voltage, 12-volt system. Monorail, on the other hand, will require a calculation between the light fixtures you want to use and the transformer required to run the system. The other major difference is aesthetics and design.