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Very nice light with great looking glass shades. Was easy to install and everything came in one box. What a great value compared to the junk the Lowe's and Home Depot is selling.
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By Nouna S. from Oklahoma City, OK on Aug 03, 2008
I would suggest installing a dimmer switch with this track light. The five 50 watt halogens get a bit too bright and hot if the light is installed on a lower ceiling. Love the look and style of this fixture.
We wanted a track type lighting system that didn't cost a fortune, had colored glass shades, a dark bronze finish, could accomodate a high sloped ceiling, and lit our kitchen area adequately. This light did it all! It was a little rough to install due to the design and my big fingers but overall it took less than an hour and we are extremely pleased with the look and the light quality. The swivel to accomodate the sloped ceiling and the down rods provided made it possible to place the fixture where we needed it without the expense of buying separate kits. Shipped very fast also.
The lights are really nice installed but putting the bulbs in the sockets was difficult. The bulbs flop around in the socket even when locked in. It's fine if you never have to replace the bulbs but I'd be worried if I did.
If it doesn't say so in the instructions(my husband put it together) I would advise putting the light bulbs and glass light covers on before hooking it up to the electrical wires. It will be very cumbersome to change lightbulbs!. Also, I have the red light covers which do cast a slightly reddish glow, but not bad. The light has really modernized my kitchen!
1)can the heads move along the rail?, 2) can a length of rail be added to make it longer (i.e. use a connector and another rail with a standoff?) and 3) does this head permit the use of a honeycomb or eggcrate diffuser?
The Mine Answer
The track heads are movable, you cannot (negative) on connecting another track peice, and you can change out the diffuser to amber spot, blue spot, red spot, green fire, yellow spot, red fire, amber, blue, frosted white.
It can be mounted on a wall or a ceiling, wherever you would have an electrical box. If you do not wish to hard wire the fixture you can purchase a power cord to go with the track lighting kit to be able to plug it into an electrical outlet. The part# for the cord is going to be HT-279/16G18-BK.