Bruck High-Line Cable System and Fixtures
High-Line Cable, Lamps and Hardware from Bruck Lighting
How To Build Your Own Cable 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 High-Line cable itself. Keep in mind that High-Line cables will run straight, and every change in angle requires a wall or ceiling re-router. To determine the amount of cable required, measure the length of the desired run in feet, double it, and add an extra two. (E.g., a 20ft run would require 42ft of cable.)
Step 2: Choose Mounting Elements
A variety of mounting components are available, allowing the High-Line system to be mounted to any surface, straight or sloped. For straight surfaces, a standard mounting set may be used. For sloping surfaces, a vario standard mounting set is required. For segments of cable longer than fifteen feet, additional support is necessary: use wall and ceiling supports or cable suspension. Optional tightening elements allow for the quick correction of cable sag, which occurs naturally over time.
Step 3: Choose Fixtures
Now for the fun part—picking out the light fixtures! For ease and economy, Bruck offers a wide variety of fixtures designed especially for the High-Line cable system. However, an adaptor is also available to connect any of Bruck's plethora of Uni-Plug fixtures (pendants, spot-lights, etc.) to the High-Line system. Add as many fixtures to the system as you need.
Step 4: Power the Circuits
The final step in designing your cable run is dividing the system into powered circuits. Bruck High-Line 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 elements can 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 sets 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 sets of isolation elements will do the job.)