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11:01PM | 11/19/01
Member Since: 11/19/01
3 lifetime posts

I was wondering if someone could help me with a question on track lighting.

I plan to install new track lighting in the family room. I saw some 8 feet long track lighting tracks at Home Depot that would fit nicely. My question is do these 8 feet long tracks need any special power requirements since they will be powering 3-4 light units when installed.

I plan on removing an existing light fixture and using the same outlet to power the track lights, while replacing the on/off switch with a dimmer switch. The existing light has only two bulbs, and hence my concern for the new track lights with 3-4 bulbs after all is said and done.

Thanks for any help or advice.


02:43AM | 11/20/01
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
This setup will be fine.

Christopher Sparks

03:40AM | 11/24/01
Member Since: 08/09/01
29 lifetime posts
Dear CCIE:

Please make sure that if you decide to put in those highend expensive fixtures with transformers that accommodate those little halogen lightbulbs that there is the proper switch controlling the track.

Those "expensive fixtures" require a special dimmer not just your ordinary type.


03:34PM | 07/26/15
I have two track light strips in the kitchen and, because I keep them on most of the day, those halogen bulbs are costing me a fortune! I read about LED track heads that fit into the existing strips - it seems that they never need replacement bulbs. I have two questions: is that true about no replacements and how much light can LED bulbs give off - would it be enough, with six track heads, to light up a small room?

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