A track lighting fixtures system consists of a number of lights connected to a metal guide rails or tracks. Tracks can be straight or curved and may extend from several feet to the length of a room or a hall. A variety of lighting units, which are typically adjustable, can be installed on the track. Being highly customizable, track lighting can serve as a source of simple light, a projector or a design element.
Track lighting fixtures comes in three basic designs, taking its name from its first manufacturers: Halo (type H), Juno (type J) and Lightolier (L-type). Now each is available from a number of manufacturers. If you are buying additional equipment to existing track lighting, be sure to buy the accessories designed for your specific type of track, since the elements are not interchangeable.
Track lighting fixtures has both residential and commercial applications. At home, the runway lights are often used as accent lighting and ambient lighting to complement the whole. They are also popular in kitchens as a light on the stove and countertops. In commercial environments, the runway lights are normally used to highlight a piece of art or a design feature, or to attract attention to the products in a retail establishment.