Tech Lighting Cable with Exposed Beam Ceilings

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Pivot Lights Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Pivot Lights
Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Whether you remove an existing ceiling to expose the beams, or add the look, revealed wood ceilings add wonderful architectural interest.

This open floor plan home shows that the exposed ceiling doesn’t have to look rustic or industrial. The room has a high exposed ceiling painted a little darker than the walls. Cable runs between the beams.

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Pivot Lights Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Pivot Lights
Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

The lights are Tech Lighting K-Pivot.

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Pivot Lights Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Pivot Lights
Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Tech Lighting Kable Lite

Some of the most incredible contemporary architecture can create real challenges for lighting designers to overcome. Take the amazingly open space here for example – enormous exposed beam construction, beautiful tongue and groove wood decking, plus a 15° sloped ceiling. Scenarios like this make employing traditional lighting sources such as recessed fixtures, ceiling flush mounts, even track or MonoRail nearly impossible without causing major damage or undertaking a major construction project.

Kable Lite, however utilizes a system of tightly suspended low-voltage cables to effectively provide lighting across large, open spans without damaging precious architectural elements and without incurring additional construction costs.

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Tech Lighting K-Pivot

Tech Lighting K-Pivot

K-Pivot can be used on cables that are from 1″ to 8″ separation. The connection bar that holds the light can be field-cut to any size. The light swivels 220°. The 2″ to 8″ versions pivot on the horizontal axis. The 1″ version pivots on the vertical axis only.

Tech Lighting K-Pivot Head Cable Light uses up to 75 watt MR16

Tech Lighting K-Pivot Head Cable Light uses up to 75 watt MR16

They can put out quite a bit of light, so they are ideal for residential or commercial use.

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Tech Lighting Kable with K-Hello Lights and Mini Cargo Solid Pendants in Antique Bronze Pendants are suspended from cable with Freejack Kable Adapters running below exposed beams

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Hello Lights and Mini Cargo Solid Pendants in Antique Bronze
Pendants are suspended from cable with Freejack Kable Adapters running below exposed beams

Wood Beams

This room has a smooth, finished ceiling with contrasting warm wood beams. Cove lighting brings out the architecture and adds ambient light.

The space has a very high ceiling. Instead of running the cable horizontally between the beams, this home crosses the beams.

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Hello Lights and Mini Cargo Solid Pendants in Antique Bronze

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Hello Lights and Mini Cargo Solid Pendants in Antique Bronze

This is in a kitchen with a very high vaulted ceiling.

Design Challenge
Devise a method of providing evening illumination to an expansive kitchen which receives  daytime light from multiple skylights within a steeply vaulted ceiling.

Kable Lite Solution
By it’s very nature, Kable Lite can solve lighting challenges in simpler, easier and more cost effective ways than traditional lighting systems. Here, the designer took advantage of Kable Lite’s slim, floating form factor to quickly resolve the issue at hand. Two cable runs powering low-profile K-Hello heads are suspended at even increments at the opening of the vaulted ceiling to provide uninterrupted general illumination while a third cable run supports five handsome Mini Cargo pendants which provide ample task lighting on the elongated island surface below.

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This is what was used to create the look.

Parts List
Kable Lite Components

10 x K-Hello Heads 700KHELLO5
5 x Mini Cargo Pendants 600KLMCRGSZ
60-feet Insulated Cable 700KLAINSCL
3 x 300W Remote Transformers 700AT302EL
3 x 4″ Round Single Feed Line Turnbuckles 700PRTT1S

Tech Lighting K-Hello Kable lights An eggcrate louver is included

Tech Lighting K-Hello Kable lights
An eggcrate louver is included

Tech Lighting K-Hello comes in 3.5″ or 5.5″ separations. The light has a 140° head rotation.  The eggcrate louver keeps the bright 75 watt MR16 from overpowering you while still providing a lot of light.


Tech Lighting Kable with K-Hello Lights Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Hello Lights
Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Here is another room with exposed beams that uses Tech Lighting cable.

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Hello Lights Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Tech Lighting Kable with K-Hello Lights
Cable Lighting on a ceiling with exposed beams

Design Challenge
Retrofit this mid-century modern living space’s vaulted ceiling with a solution to provide general illumination while echoing the linear nature of the wooden beams.

Kable Lite Solution
To mimic the linear nature of the architectural wooden beams while preserving their historic nature, three parallel Kable Lite systems were recessed between the beams as not to obstruct the open flow of the vaulted space. To keep the style and spacial impact to a minimum, ultra-sleek K-Hello heads were installed to provide highly-functional general illumination throughout the various areas of this special room.

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This is what was used to create the look.

Parts List
Kable Lite Components

6 x K-Hello Head 700KHELLO5
45-feet Insulated Cable 700KLAINSCL
3 x 150W Remote Transformer 700AT302EL
3 x Power Feed Turnbuckles 700PRC14S
3 x Universal Turnbuckles 700PARTTS


Tech Lighting cable with K-Hello lights run wall to wall below and exposed wood ceiling using Soft Turnbuckles for wall attachment

Tech Lighting cable with K-Hello lights run wall to wall below an exposed wood ceiling using Soft Turnbuckles for wall attachment

Painted Wood Ceiling

I absolutely love this beach house. The exposed wood ceiling is painted white and Tech Lighting Cable runs from wall to wall.

Tech Lighting cable with K-Hello lights run wall to wall below and exposed wood ceiling using Soft Turnbuckles for wall attachment

Tech Lighting cable with K-Hello lights run wall to wall below and exposed wood ceiling using Soft Turnbuckles for wall attachment

The cable is attached to the wall with Soft Turnbuckles.

K-Hello lights are very bright, but the eggcrate louver keeps them from bright lighting you. They are also dimmable, so you can completely control the light level.

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Tech Lighting Pele pendants suspended from Tech Lighting Kable run wall to wall below an exposed wood ceiling Lightweight pendants can be suspended from cable using the free-jack connector.

Tech Lighting Pele pendants illuminate this kitchen. They are suspended from Kable Lite to run wall to wall below an exposed wood ceiling.

Exposed Wood Ceiling

This kitchen has a beautifully finished wood ceiling. A series of pendants are suspended from cable to run over the long island bar. An adjustable standoff helps to support the long run of pendants.

An additional cable run has two K-Hello lights over the counter. At 75 watts each, they provide plenty of light.

Tech Lighting Pele pendants suspended from Tech Lighting Kable run wall to wall below an exposed wood ceiling Lightweight pendants can be suspended from cable using the free-jack connector.

Tech Lighting Pele pendants suspended from Tech Lighting Kable run wall to wall below an exposed wood ceiling
Lightweight pendants can be suspended from cable using the free-jack connector.

Design Challenge
Suspend decorative pendant lighting above an elongated kitchen island without disrupting the open, airy feeling of a mid-century modern home.

Kable Lite Solution
When working on the lighting design for this beautiful mid-century modern renovation, it was imperative to maintain the integrity of the two major design elements within the space: the open, gently vaulted ceiling & the beautiful hardwood ceiling. Kable Lite is the perfect solution to both areas of concern. First, its ultra-slim wire profile is nearly invisible as it floats above the kitchen; second, even with this expansive run and five relatively heavy glass pendants suspended, only a single tiny hole was drilled into the ceiling to support the system at its center. To complete the look, retro-inspired Pelé pendants were selected to complete the look.

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This is what was used to create the look.

Parts List
Kable Lite Components

2 x K-Hello Head 700KHELLO5
5 x Pelé Pendantx 700KLPELWS
40-feet Insulated Cable 700KLAINSCL
2 x 300W Remote Transformer 700AT302EL
2 x 4″ Round Single Feed Canopy 700KP4C24S
2 x Slimline Turnbuckles 700PRTT1S
1 x Adjustable Standoff 700PRTD3S

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