Track lighting is a fairly modern invention in the lighting world.
Track lighting was first designed in the 1960s by the Lightolier
company. Originally used in restaurants and art galleries, as well as
other commercial lighting designs, track lighting became popular for
residential lighting plans soon after. Part of the popularity of track
lighting then and now is that it is easier to install than recessed
lighting because it does not require multiple holes to be cut into a
ceiling. For open ceilings with exposed beams, track lighting can be
used where recessed lights cannot. A single transformer feeds several
lights, making track lighting versatile and practical as well as
stylish. Track lighting has evolved over the years. It is becoming
popular once again as lights and lampage allow for smaller track
lighting fixtures as seen here. Look for more track lighting as well as
other versatile ceiling lights like monorail lighting
our ceiling lighting collection.
Track lights, including the W.A.C. Lighting Energy Saving Compact Fluorescent Track Light Fixture
pictured here, is a highly
functional way to add accent to a room. The sleek row of aluminum ballast
track light fixtures illuminates the menus on the wall. Track
lighting can be used in commercial applications like hotels,
restaurants and art galleries and in homes to highlight art,
architecture or create pools of light in a hall or kitchen. Use track
lighting as an alternative to recessed lighting or monorail lighting.
Versatile and stylish, track lighting can be used to highlight several
different objects, walls or artwork on a single track with track lights
that pivot and turn for almost infinite combinations of ceiling light
and accent light.