Monorail System Components
Monorail components are the intrinsic to completing your monorail or track lighting system.
At Louie Lighting you’ll find standoffs for your monorail project, along with power jack canopies, freejack connectors, and hand-bendable field-cuttable tracks themselves. Below, we’ll explain briefly what each of these items does within your monorail system.
Standoffs – Adjustable or Rigid
Standoffs are used for ceiling mounting your monorail system. Whether adjustable or rigid, the standoff’s cable gives the monorail a clean and elegant look. Rigid standoffs offer multifunction ceiling mounting in one part for heavier track heads. They contain unique telescoping height adjustment and a rotational head insert. Both are recommended for use on fairly straight runs and adjustable standoffs come with a wire grip that allows you to shorten or lengthen the cable as you see fit. Some standoffs will be equipped with their own connectors as well.
Adjustable standoffs are not recommended on curvy runs or on runs with heavy heads, such as die cast ceramic metal halide heads. It is recommended to apply a standoff support every three feet of the monorail run and at the corners. You can also position the standoffs to cover points where your rails/tracks are joined. .
Power Feed/Power Jack Canopies
Direct-end Power Feed Canopies mount to a wall junction box perpendicular to the end of the run. .
Power Jack Canopies mounts directly to a junction box in the ceiling to power a compatible Power Jack head (sold separately). Be sure not to exceed its specified wattage. Some Power Jack Canopies come with an energy-efficient electronic ballast. Wattage must be specified and must match the wattage of your element.
Connectors are what adapt the actual lamp head or pendant to the track system. Connectors may be referred to as “two circuit freejack connectors” “single circuit t-bar” or “two circuit flexible”. Be aware of the voltage (12V or 120V) and note whether it is for a one or two circuit monorail system. You’ll also need to select the right shape of the connector slat on some connectors.
Sections of track are also available for purchase. One option is a two-circuit line-voltage track system with each circuit having its own dedicated neutral for two separately switchable 20 amp circuits. Each section of track is shipped with two end caps to cover the open ends of the track. You may order additional end caps if you will be cutting and separating track sections. Typically monorail track is hand bendable to a radius as small as 60". For custom bends, please contact us at 1877 385 2104 and we will provide a quote for a custom order. We will also be happy to help you put your monorail system together if you are unsure on which components are needed!