While many know that monorail lighting is one of the most customizable ways to light any room, most don’t realize that this flexibility is largely due to the wide range of accessories that go with these systems. The most crucial of these are the specific components which can assist in the creation of various shapes and configurations of monorail systems.
Monorail connectors are one of the most commonly used accessories for this purpose; however, there are actually two entirely different types of connectors: track connectors and lamp head connectors.
Track Connectors – These consist of an assortment of differently shaped hardware accessories that can connect separate segments of monorail tracks to each other. Yet, monorail connectors not only secure the pieces to each other, but continue to pass on the electrical power from the original track so that the whole system can still run from a single power feed. These pieces come in a wide range of designs from T junctions and adjustable angle connectors to four-way splitters and basic right angle corner connectors, so your imagination and your space are the only limits to the light fixture you can create.
Lamp Head Connectors – These connectors attach lamp heads and pendants to the monorail track and offer a bit more distance between the lamp and the ceiling. In this configuration, you can also have a lighting stem extension plug into the connector to offer even more flexibility of height. This modular solution can create almost any specific type of illumination that you need, and can even work to hang lamps down at an angle. However, keep in mind that some monorail lamp connectors are only compatible with specific brands, such as the Teck Lighting Freejack or Nora Lighting connectors, so make sure to read the product specifications if you are unsure.