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Mar 25, 2013, 10:37 AM
Opinions on track lighting
I have a kitchen where the sink and prep areas are in an l shape that divides the eat in kitchen and living room. All one big room. I need lighting for the prep area since the lighting existing today is behind me when I am at the counter.

I will have to add a electric to this area. I didn't want to run 3 separate boxes for three pendant lights and all of the pendant sets I have found are king enough. I need a 60 inch run.

I was thinking maybe some track lighting in brushed nickel, my concerns this an outdated lighting source and will it provide enough light.

Mar 25, 2013, 02:02 PM
most track lighting uses little bitty flood bulbs these days. there are pendant sets for tracks.

somebody is going to mention the low-voltage track sets, with bendable track. we have five in the basement of our office building. all have been dead for 10 years because the transformers are junk.

we installed a 3-head trackish-flood fixture that is on a single round ceiling mount in our kitchen, and pointed the three bulb systems at our prep areas. we're doing well by it. that's another option, and a darn sight cheaper.

sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Mar 25, 2013, 04:00 PM
Another option would be to consider a ceiling fan, either with 3 lights or 5 lights. They typically use 60 watt bulbs but you could loosen one or two if you don't want that much light.

You would also have the wonderful advantage of cooling in the hottest room in the house.
Mar 26, 2013, 01:54 PM
but a fan would tamper with our "is it done?" system.

the smoke alarm.

sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?