Monorail Track Lighting – The Basics

Flex Track or Monorail Lighting Systems are a type of Track Lighting. A continuous rail conducts electricity from a single source. Pendants or fixtures may be attached anywhere along this track. There are a lot of choices in track, fixtures and pendants.

Track lighting fixtures for standard track lighting and monorail are available in incandescent, fluorescent, halogen and LED. Fixture extensions can be added to bring a fixture lower. Line voltage fixtures must be used on line voltage track. Low voltage fixtures with incorporated transformers may be used on line voltage track as well. Low voltage track uses low voltage fixtures.

A wide variety of filters, lenses, shades, shields and accessories are available.

Monorail Kits

Complete MonoRail Kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

Complete MonoRail Kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.

Complete MonoRail Kits
If you are looking for a simple layout, a kit might work for you. Monorail kits have all the hardware you need for most basic layouts and include pendants or fixtures.
You may be able to customize these kits with additional components to join multiple kits, drop them further from the ceiling or suspend them from airplane cable.

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Fixed Monorail gives somewhat the look of monorail, but is installed like a standard light fixture.

Fixed Monorail, the look of monorail installed like a standard light fixture.

Fixed Monorail
Fixed Monorail gives somewhat the look of monorail, but is installed like a standard light fixture.

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Customize starter kits with your choice of pendants and heads.

Customize starter kits with your choice of pendants and heads.

Monorail Starter Kits
Customize these kits with your choice of pendants and heads. If you are looking for a basic layout, these kits will work for you. Kits have all of the hardware you need. Then you make them your own with your choice of a wide variety of pendants or fixtures. Eurofase Monorail, Besa Monorail, Bruck Enzis Monorail, Bruck Flight, LBL Monorail, Tech Lighting MonoRail and WAC Solorail Monorail have kits available.

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Monorail Chandelier Kits>
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Custom Monorail Options

Single Circuit or 2-Circuit
2-Circuit MonoRail allows individual fixtures to be independently switched or dimmed. Bruck Flex-Line Monorail Track, LBL Monorail, Tech Lighting MonoRail, WAC DuoRail Monorail and FlexRail 2 120V Monorail are available 2-Circuit.

12 Volt, 24 Volt & 120 Volt MonoRail
Usually Monorail is a low voltage 12 Volt system. Besa, LBL, Tech Lighting and WAC Lighting Monorail is available as 12 volt or 24 volt. WAC Lighting and Tech Lighting both offer a line voltage 120 Volt version of Monorail.

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Mounting
Some systems offer more mounting options than others. Mounting is available for flat ceilings, angled, vaulted ceilings or dropped T-grid ceilings. Cables allow the monorail to be suspended from the ceiling. Some systems allow you to attach or cantilever monorail from the wall.

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Connecting
Most Monorail systems have live and isolating connectors. Dead-End isolating connectors allow you to switch and dim sections of rail separately. They also allow you to have more lights on track on separate circuits without exceed the rating on the system. Some systems have special connectors to allow monorail to make sharp angles or join in a “T” or “X”. Different systems offer different standoffs and connectors.

More Uses for Picture Lights

“For the San Francisco designer, a multipurpose room doesn’t always have to be TV-centric. It can be a tranquil retreat or a great place to entertain.
“Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware.”

Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

"Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware." Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

Picture Light: It creates ambiance and casts a warm glow on the artwork, shelves and barware.”
Instant Room by Palmer Weiss in the March 2014 House Beautiful Magazine

Get the Look

Lumina Daphine Parete Swing Arm Wall Lamp  Wall fixture in metal with an articulated arm and a diffuser pivoting on 360°. Electronic transformer.

Lumina Daphine Parete Swing Arm Wall Lamp
Wall fixture in metal with an articulated arm and a diffuser pivoting on 360°. Electronic transformer.

WAC PLED Hemmingway LED Picture Lights

 

WAC Surface Mounted Low Voltage Flexible Light MM-204, shown with MBS16 Mesh Bulb Shield, not included. Snaps over an MR11 or MR16 bulb and diffuses glare from the back of the bulb.

WAC Surface Mounted Low Voltage Flexible Light MM-204, shown with MBS16 Mesh Bulb Shield, not included. Snaps over an MR11 or MR16 bulb and diffuses glare from the back of the bulb.

Tech Lighting Joshua and Meg Picture Lights 700JOS, 700MEG

Tech Lighting Joshua and Meg Picture Lights 700JOS, 700MEG
These elegant, unobtrusive picture lights are designed to properly illuminate your artwork and eliminate glare. Choose a lamp that will provide the proper beam spread. By changing lamps or adding a lens, you can light an area as small as f our inches square or as large as four feet square!

House of Troy Classic Picture Lights C Series Shown in Satin Nickel

House of Troy Classic Picture Lights C Series
Shown in Satin Nickel
Adds traditional ambiance to this restaurant dining room.

Eurofase 21813, 21814, 21812, 21815 Pull Down Recessed Lighting

Eurofase 21813, 21814, 21812, 21815 Pull Down Recessed Lighting
Flush mounted with ceiling. Full function directional capability while still have most of the units components hidden within the ceiling.
LED lighting technology provides high lighting performance in long life span.