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How to install cable track lighting

A good way to improve the lighting within a room is to give it a makeover by using the cable track lighting. This system enables you to individually highlight many areas of a room by adjusting each individual light to suit your needs. To learn how to install cable track lighting, read the guide below.

Removing the existing lighting

Find the style that suits your needs Designs and colours of ceiling track lighting kits can vary considerably, so it is important to shop around to find just what you need. A wire kit that can be fitted to use the connections to replace your old fixtures can save you a lot of unnecessary wiring. Switch off the existing power The first step to any task that involves electricity is to ensure that the power is switched off. To be doubly sure, check the system with a tester to ensure that no electrical current is running through the system where you will be working. Remove the old fixture Unscrew the old fixture that you are replacing and disconnect it from the plastic or metal box that holds the electrical connections. Loosen the connections to free the wires to fully remove the fixture.

Fitting the new lighting system

Replacement lighting Study your new display lighting kit and familiarise yourself with the system. You may have to do some pre-assembly, do this at the floor level. Read the instructions fully to further understand how to complete the task. Attaching to the ceiling or walls Attach the track lighting system to the ceiling or walls whichever is relevant for the system that you are using. Ensure that it will be connected to a solid point in the surface by using a stud finder or similar device. Connect the cables Once the new kit is firmly anchored in place, attach the electrical cables ensuring that the colour coded cables are correctly matched. Use plastic connectors to ensure that a good connection is achieved and cover these joints with safety tape to avoid any potential sparks between the positive and negative wires. Connect additional lights Once you have the main light in position, then position the remaining lights to correspond with that one depending upon the design and fitting.
Reconnect the electricity Once all the bulbs and wires are connected, then reconnect your electricity and check if the your halogen lighting or whatever you have selected is working. Individually adjust each light to the position that you desire and the task is then completed.

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