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Photographer: Steve Henke
Design: JALIN Design
Don’t you love this contemporary kitchen with MonoRail Lighting?
The Satin Nickel rail from Tech Lighting follows the bar. It has Bee functional art lights and Mini Om heads.
Tech Lighting Bee 700_BUGB
Aluminum wings and legs; glass body. Two 18″ hand-bendable, fieldcuttable wire leads. Includes low-voltage, 20 watt Halogen bi-pin lamp. Aluminum finish only.
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Tech Lighting Mini Om Head 700_OM
Flexible, clean head rotates 360˚; pivots 260˚ to direct the beam. Low-voltage, MR16 lamp of up to 50 watts (not included). Accessory required; sold separately.
Length: 3″, 6″, 12″, 18″, 24″
Compatible Optical Controls: Glass Lens or Eggcrate Louver (sold separately)
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Design your own Tech Lighting MonoRail System
MonoRail is Tech Lighting’s signature low-voltage hand bendable rail system that can be used to create the ideal shape to complement any space. It is available in Chrome, Satin Nickel and Antique Bronze finish. There is a wide selection of compatible architectural heads, decorative pendants and functional art lights.
Tech Lighting is available as Pre-configured Kits.
All kits include:
- 2 rigid standoff supports
- 2 sets of decorative end caps
- 8 foot long hand bendable MonoRail
Lighting Elements can be selected separately.
Transformer can be upgraded to higher wattage to support more lights.
You can also design your own MonoRail.
How do I design my own MonoRail?
First: a) Choose your lights or pendants. Accessories are available. too.
b) Choose your lamps (bulbs), 12 or 24 volt, that do not exceed the maximum wattage of each light or accessory.
(Bulbs may be included with element).
C) Add up the total wattage of all of the lights and pendants you want to have on the system. Your transformer will have to be rated a little higher than this wattage.
d) Choose the finish (Chrome, Satin Nickel and Antique Bronze) of your monorail system. Make sure all of the parts you want come in this finish.
2nd: a) Decide where you want the rail to run.
b) Sketch it to scale on a piece of paper, so you know what length you want.
C) Measure the length of your MonoRail run.
d) You will need one pair of End Caps for each open end of the run.
e) Count one Standoff for every three feet of rail.
f) Does the run include a sharp angle or turn? If so, you will need a Flexible Connector to make the turn.
If you would like, the rail can be custom bent at the factory.
3rd: a) Select a Transformer.
Do you want a surface transformer (visible) or a remote transformer (hidden in the ceiling or a closet)?
Do you want a magnetic or electronic transformer?
Do you want 12 volt or 24 volt?
Most people select 12 volt electronic. Now you need that number you came up with in step 1. How many watts do you need?
b) If you have selected to use a remote transformer, you need to select a power feed canopy. Do you want round or square? What size hole do you need to cover?
c) Or select a Surface Transformer.
Remember! The wattage of the transformer must meet or exceed wattage of lamps calculated earlier!
d) If powering system with more than one transformer, add Isolating Connectors to isolate the feeds from each other.
e) If dropping system a distance below ceiling, add one Power Extender to each power feed (add two when using dual feed).
4th: a) Select how to mount it.
Select Standoffs that meet or exceed the drop of the Surface Transformer or Power Feed, the distance from the ceiling.
b) How long is your MonoRail going to run? You will need 1 standoff for every 3 feet of rail.
C) Is your ceiling vaulted? If so, you will need one Power Vault Adapter for each power feed (add two when using dual feed) and one Standoff Vault Adapter for each Standoff.
So, here’s your checklist
Make sure your Bill of Materials includes:
Power Feed Canopy for remote transformer)
Power Extender (if necessary)
Isolating Connectors (if necessary)
Standoffs—one for every three feet of run (standoff Lengths must match power feed Length)
End Caps (one pair for each open end)
Elements (your lights)
You can see many on this page. Just ask about others. You can mix or match.
Lamps (bulbs)—if not included with elements – do not exceed maximum wattage of element, accessory or transformer)
Make sure all finishes match or coordinate.
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