LED track lighting offers an energy-efficient and convenient way to incorporate lighting solutions into any space. Boasting adaptability and versatility, track lighting can be installed in a variety of different settings and proves particularly popular for use in commercial and retail spaces.
Track lighting systems function using two main elements. The track itself, which can be mounted onto ceilings, walls, suspended or recessed and the LED spotlight, which are installed along the length of the track.
These LED track spotlights can be mounted anywhere on the track and are fully adjustable. All the system components are anchored in a single electrical system, thereby eradicating the need for structural remodelling and offering an easy and simple retrofit option.
While track lighting has much in common with recessed lighting and both can be used for spotlights and full illumination, there are features to differentiate the two. Recessed lighting is installed in the ceiling. These hidden fixtures blend into the ceiling, taking up less visual space but often requiring structural remodelling upon installation.
Track lighting, however, is mounted directly onto a ceiling or wall surface, allowing for a minimally invasive installation process. As such, recessed lighting typically costs more to install than track lighting.
Recessed lighting is often the ideal choice for a more subtle solution. The hidden fixtures blend seamlessly with the ceiling surface. For spaces with low ceilings, recessed lighting is often the best option, as track lighting will protrude down into the ceiling space.
While recessed lighting is a permanent fixture, track lighting can be rotated 360 degrees. The spotlights allow for easy adjustments depending on requirements, thereby offering enhanced versatility and the ability to illuminate any area.
LED track lighting has many positive points, we’ve already touched on the ease of installing, especially as a retrofit option with minimal disruption. It also offers the flexibility to highlight specific areas or products, a priority when used in a retail environment, as you can pinpoint the directional light quickly and easily.
Another advantage is the variety of track spotlight styles and colours available to suit your retail environment, you can choose from contemporary to more industrial designed spotlights for commercial sites.
On the other side, track lighting does not allow you to turn only one fitting on or off at a time, should you want that option, although you can get dimmable track spotlights. We supply a 3 circuit LED track system, allowing you to split the lighting into areas. Compared to other fixtures and depending on the track length, style and number of spotlights, the initial costs may be more, but using energy-efficient LED lighting will ensure that ongoing costs are reduced.
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