Types of Track Lights

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What kinds of bulbs can I use in track lighting?

Types of Track Lights

Track light fixtures can use several different kinds of bulbs:

  • Incandescent: Most common, but also not very energy-efficient. Best for ambient or general lighting.
  • Halogen track lights: Produce very bright, focused light for relatively little energy. Excellent for task lighting or dramatic accent lighting.
  • Fluorescent: Best for unfocused light, such as "washing" a wall with light. More energy-efficient than incandescent.
  • LED track lighting: Very energy-efficient and becoming more popular. A 7-watt LED bulb can cast as much light as a 40- to 60-watt incandescent bulb.



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