Bruck Flight Track System and Kits
Flexible Flight Track, Lamps and Kits from Bruck Lighting
Build Your Own Flight Track Run In Four Easy Steps
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Step 1: Plan Your Layout
Begin by sketching your basic floorplan on a sheet of graphing paper. Draw circles where you want to place light fixtures and connect them all with a contiguous line, representing the Bruck Flight Track, itself. Hand bendable track is sold in six-and-a-half foot segements, and is also available with amber, blue, or clear Swarovski crystals. Segments can be joined with a connector or isolating connector and the run must be closed at both ends with end caps.
Step 2: Choose Mounting Elements
Next you will need to determine the Flight Track's distance from, and orientation in relation to, the ceiling. Flush mount and suspension supports are available in both horizontal (parallel to ceiling) and vertical (perpendicular to ceiling) varieties. As a rule, the the track should be supported every three feet. In order to determine how many supports you will need, take the total length of the run, divide by three, and add one extra support element. (E.g., a run composed of six track segments totals 39' and will therefore require 13 + 1 supports.)
Step 3: Choose Fixtures
Thanks to its festoon lamps, Bruck Flight Track makes for fantastic accent lighting even without additional lights. Bruck offers a variety of fixtures that work with both the Flight Track and High-Line cable systems. Additionally, Bruck's impressive catalog of Uni-Plug fixtures (pendants, spot-lights, etc.) can be used with the Flight Track with an additional adaptor.
Step 4: Power the Circuits
The final step in designing your monorail run is dividing the system into powered circuits. Bruck Flight Track is a 300W single circuit system, meaning that each segment of your run can handle a maximum of 300 watts (e.g., six 50W fixtures.) Isolating connectors can be used to divide a run into as many separate circuits as you need. Each and every isolated 300W circuit requires its own power feed, power supply cable, and transformer.
To find out how many isolating connectors you need, take the total sum wattage of your fixtures and divide by 300. Round up to the nearest whole number and subtract one. (E.g., if you have eight 50W fixtures and four 35W fixtures, they will consume a total of 940W. Divided by 300 and rounded up, this means that you will need four circuits. Thus three isolating connectors will do the job.)