wall mounted monorail recommendations, please

carolmlOctober 31, 2012

Our new kitchen has an island that needs lighting. The ceiling above the island transitions from an 8' ceiling to an 11' sloped, wood finished one. Lights will need to be mounted on the 3 foot vertical wall. We would like to direct lights down on the workspace and, on a separate circuit, up lights to highlight the wood ceiling. The down lights will probably need to go on outriggers of some sort in order to centre the light on the counter. We are looking for a monorail, led system. Any suggestions?

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David

v2lightinggroup.com may have interesting led lights. You might find them on display @ some porcelanosa stores.

Here is a link that might be useful: Example

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 11:02PM
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carolml

davidtay - interesting looking lights but all individually mounted. I think we need a rail system that will allow some flexibility. Our run will actually go from kitchen through dining room - about 26' total. Most of the lights will be for ambiance but some will be task lighting over the kitchen counter. Who has the nicest monorail in your opinion?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 1:17AM
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David

Monorail systems will generally have lights of the same output intensity which makes it challenging to have some for ambient lighting and others for task (req higher intensity).

The other thing to remember is that monorails could require a fair amount of support (depending on the length and weight), which could mean additional wall mounting supports.

Get some inspiration from houzz.com for the style first.

Btw, the v2 lighting group also has a minimalistic bar light whichl could be strung out in a continuous line. It resembles a naked t8 fluorescent tube.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 1:11PM
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carolml

davidtay - interesting looking lights but all individually mounted. I think we need a rail system that will allow some flexibility. Our run will actually go from kitchen through dining room - about 26' total. Most of the lights will be for ambiance but some will be task lighting over the kitchen counter. Who has the nicest monorail in your opinion?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 2:45PM
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David

How about having a 2 circuit monorail?

Here is a link that might be useful: Monorail lighting system

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 7:12PM
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carolml

Thanks David for the links. I have been through numerous websites and agree that 2 circuit monorail is what we need. This company lists Tech and Edge components. Any recommendations on which would be the best?
Carol

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 12:14AM
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David

No recommendations.

You'd need to figure out the total light output and the number of lights (and type) to use to achieve the desired light output to know if the system would work out in terms of current draw.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:43PM
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carolml

Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 5:49PM
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