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How and Why You Should Buy Track Rail Lighting (Reviews / Ratings)

by Dagmar Hemp

Household trends in appliances and lighting start from either Europe and/or commercial spaces. Rail has been used for 30 years in high-end spaces like law firms and other higher end spaces.

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Topics: Lighting, Track Lighting

How to Do Kitchen Track Lighting Right

by Felisberto Silva

The kitchen is one of the rooms in your house requiring the most light. Lighting in the kitchen will help with prep and cooking processes, and layered lighting with accent, ambient and decorative elements is your best bet to illuminate your space.

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Topics: Track Lighting

How To Light a Wall with Recessed and Track Lighting

by Henriette Rieu

Shining light on a wall is something that has been done for a very long time. "Wall washing” as it is called, can enhance a room on so many levels. The general concept is to have light shine on the wall evenly to create a uniform distribution of the light.

Wall Washing vs. Accenting

Traditional “wall washing” has been used for years in commercial applications and has become more popular for residential installations as well. Wall washing can make a space look bigger. It can add interest by highlighting texture of the wall surface or brighten up wall colors or wall coverings. Wall washing is an even approach to lighting a wall vs. accent lighting such as shining a spotlight on a picture. Wall washing is about illumination whereas accenting is about highlighting an object.

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Topics: Recessed Lighting, Track Lighting

How to Light a Kitchen: Track vs Recessed Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Roger Pontes

Invariably, the decision will be track vs recessed lighting when lighting a kitchen. Track and Recessed lighting are two of the most common types of task lighting used for lighting up a space. In every application, task lighting is necessary if you want to achieve proper lighting. It's like the skeleton of the body, whereas the other elements of lighting design: decorative, accent and ambient provide the affects or personality of the room.

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Topics: Recessed Lighting, Track Lighting

Don't Do This

by Steve Sheinkopf

You can't see in this kitchen, have a look.
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Topics: Lighting, Track Lighting

Track Types

by Steve Sheinkopf

You recognize this:
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Topics: Lighting, Track Lighting

Track Tunes!!

by Steve Sheinkopf

Want to see something really cool...Have a look.
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Topics: Tech Lighting, Track Lighting

More Track Lighting

by Steve Sheinkopf

As you know, there are are four elements of illumination: Accent (highlighting objects), ambient (uplighting), decorative (visual jewelry like chandeliers) and task lighting.
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Topics: Lighting, Track Lighting

Task Lighting....Track

by Steve Sheinkopf

To rehash how to light a room, There are 4 different light sources: Decorative, which provides the visual pop and depth like chandeliers...Ambient or uplighting provides even, environmental lighting from pendants and sconces. Accent lighting highlights objects.

But the most important element of lighting is task, which is provided by track or recessed. Task lighting provides the functional light for the room and is the backbone of any lighting plan. The majority of new construction employs recessed, but track has its merits. It is more versatile with movable light sources (called track heads).

It also has become more unique and customizable with literally thousands of possibilities...and you do not have to cut into your ceiling multiple times like recessed...

Have a look at some apps:

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Topics: Lighting, Track Lighting

How to Light Your Kitchen...Part 4

by Steve Sheinkopf

To review, the other 3 components of a light plan:

Task Lighting: Track, recessed and undercounter lighting designed as the backbone of your lighting plan.

Accent: Designed to highlight objects

Decorative: Chandeliers and wall sconces designed to personalize the space. Decorative adds light, but is secondary to task for overall illumination.

This brings us to a forgotten, yet important element of your plan, Ambient lighting. Ambient provides pleasant(weak word, but I am just returned from the red eye), environmental lighting. It has been called the "roaring fire" by lighting designers.

I prefer to call it "uplighting" or fixtures, which light the ceiling. Pendants and semi-flushes can provide ambient lighting...Cove lighting. can achieve the same result as well

Let me show you a few applications...



You are confused? Just remember a pendant, for example, can provide decorative and ambient functions.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Track Lighting, etip

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