July 24, 2009, Newsletter Issue #176: Plan Your Track Lighting Installation

Tip of the Week

Before you bone up on how to install track lighting, you first need to plan where you want the lights to go and what you want them to do.

For the best accent lighting of an object on a wall, plan so that the light is at a 30-degree angle to the wall. This will prevent glare and minimize shadows.

If you can handle a little math, try this: Let S be the distance from the track fixture to the wall being lit. Let D be the distance from the ceiling to the center of the object being lit. The track fixture location can be found with the equation S = D x 0.55.

Avoid putting your track lighting installation down the center of the room -- it just causes glare, and you get inadequate light at the edges where most task lighting is needed.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Exclusive Sponsor

Thank you for subscribing to the LifeTips weekly newsletter, sponsored by LAMPS PLUS! We are the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer, offering you all the top brands plus our own exclusive lighting designs that you’ll see nowhere else. Visit us at LampsPlus.com for the best in home lighting, from table and floor lamps, to chandeliers, ceiling fans, outdoor lighting, kitchen and bath designs and more. You can build your own custom table lamp or ceiling fan design, use our online tools to plan a decorating project, or browse home accents and accessories to make your décor come alive. We also operate over forty lighting superstores in the western U.S. Find a store near you by visiting us at LampsPlus.com, plus get money saving coupons and browse our complete lighting and home décor selection. We hope to see you soon! http://www.lampsplus.com/

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Lighting Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Byron White