A lighting canopy is the type of rounded cover that conceals a lighting fixture’s connection to the wall or ceiling, hiding any wiring and the necessary hole in the drywall; this extra hardware element can give any permanently mounted lamp a clean and finished appearance. However, monorail, cable, and track lighting are different than most traditional fixtures in that they have multiple connections to the walls and ceilings, as their long tracks require extra support. Because of this, there is a special selection of canopies that are designed to work with the connections of track supports to the ceiling, rather than the connections of the lamps themselves.
Track and cable lighting are also different from most lighting in that their tracks carry the electrical components for all the heads and pendants that are mounted on them. So for every track system, only one of the supports needs to carry the power feed for the system. For this reason, there are a few different types of monorail and track canopies to meet the needs of different parts of the fixture; some just complement a downrod to support the track, while others are specifically shaped to neatly conceal the power feed at the end of the track, so be sure to select the right ones for each part of your fixture. Of course, if you prefer all of your monorail components to pre-matched and ready to hang, be sure to also take a look at our monorail lighting kits, which have all the necessary components already included.
As this particular hardware element contributes dramatically to the overall aesthetics of the lighting fixture, they naturally come in a wide range of colors and finishes to ensure that all of your home hardware can coordinate. Some of the most popular options include stainless steel, black, bronze, and nickel canopies. So whether your home is bright and modern, or has more of a rustic feel to it, your track lighting can always complement the overall design.