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wall mounted monorail recommendations, please

Posted by carolml (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 31, 12 at 14:04

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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RE: wall mounted monorail recommendations, please

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


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RE: wall mounted monorail recommendations, please

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?


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RE: wall mounted monorail recommendations, please

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.


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RE: wall mounted monorail recommendations, please

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?


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RE: wall mounted monorail recommendations, please

How about having a 2 circuit monorail?

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


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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


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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.


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RE: wall mounted monorail recommendations, please

Thanks!


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