Removing track lighting requires so much less work than replacing it. So, don’t worry. We have described the whole process with a very clean look which will remove all your confusion.
Can You Change Track Lighting?
Yes, you can change, remove, or replace your track lighting. The total process is very simple but you have to know the steps in detail. There will be several channels that will be wired and linked with the ceiling. So you have to be careful while disconnecting the lights.
How to Remove Track Lighting from Track?
So, the big question is how you can do so. Here are some of the best tips that will help you to complete the task successfully.
1. First of All
Cut off the connection. Firstly, the breaker should be turned off. But circuit breaker can maintain the total power of a room or just the fixture. So, after disconnecting don’t forget to check if the work is done or not.
Now, take a ladder to reach the light. Check for the layout properly and try to find every individual track. It will help you to remove them quickly. After detecting every track on the fixture take a screwdriver and start unscrewing them.
2. Task of Removal
Start removing the tracks from the outermost one. Pull them away one by one and others will automatically slide into corresponding places. Repeat the process till unscrewing all the tracks. The cover of housing will be secured with screws you need to locate them. Take a screwdriver that has Phillips’s head and remove the screws using that.
After removing them you can release the cover from the housing by pulling it outwards. You will find the twisted plastic wires connected to the tack lighting junction box. Release those track wires by untwisting and then put the house wires as they were before. It will be better if you re-twist them before putting them into places.
3. Final Step
Lastly, you have to remove the fixture. The fixture will be attached to the junction box by some screws. Unscrew them using Phillip’s head and pull it outwards and here your work is done.
How Do You Replace Track Lighting with Recessed
Good quality recessed lights can change the environment of your home. Recessed light includes its own bulbs and housing. So, if you want to replace track lighting with recessed light you have to remove the whole fixture and all the electrical equipment or the box. But it’s easier to install one in another place rather than replacing. In this case, you will need an extra junction box and some cables.
Why Do My Track Lights Keep Burning Out?
Track Lights can burn out for various reasons. One of the most common reasons is the loose wire. If the wire is loose then on the way to the bulb current flow will fluctuate continuously. This fluctuation will reduce the lifetime of the light.
In case the fixture is not well connected then the same will happen. Or else you should check the main connection and how the voltage is dividing into those lights.
Monorail Track Lighting Troubleshooting
For monorail installation, you will get the necessary instructions with all the components. Instead, here we will give you a summary so that you understand the process better. First, you have to install a transformer. Determine the accessible location and expand the wire towards the J-Box. Then install the canopy with J-Box.
The rest of the process is very simple. Give shape to rail and install the support to the ceiling. Lift the rail so that it can secure the rail and transformer. Finally, Install the adapter and switch on to check if it works or not.
How Do I Fix Track Lighting?
If your track light isn’t working then you can change the bulb. But sometimes only changing the bulb doesn’t fix the problem then you will have to do some further work.
Firstly, turn off the main power switch otherwise it will be very risky for you. Then check the track with a tester. When the tester will beep that will be the alive one. Keep the alive track and remove the rest of them.
Clean up the place but remember don’t use anything that will dampen the area. Uplift the contacts with metal using a screwdriver that will fix any loosen connection. Replace the track light and check the connection of the wiring bridge. If the connection is not tightened then bump it back. That will be enough otherwise set up a new socket.
How to Clean Track Lighting
Before working with any electrical equipment always remember to disconnect them. It is very risky to work while they are connected to the power supply. Start removing part by part like the bulb, cover then the socket, etc. Use any brush you prefer or you can use cloth also. If you use dampen cloth then before reconnecting make sure everything has been dried up.
How to Install Track Lighting
Mount system is different for every distinct fixture. Some of them have a screw in the center, some at the outer edge. Follow the system and remove the bulb cover and the blub. Loosen the screw which holds the fixture and lower it. Removing the wire tape you will see wires of three colors. They are black the hot wire, white the neutral wire, and green ground wire.
Secure the mounting plate using screws. Make a hole by locating the screws of mounting to secure the track. Detailed instructions for securing will be provided with the product. After installing the track drag the wires and connect them with the terminals. Finally, cover the track with the provided plate and your track light installation is done.
Q: Why does my track lighting not work?
Ans: If a single light is disturbing then check that particular one or the holder. Replacing the bulb or the holder will solve your problem.
Q: What is the advantage of having more than one track system?
Ans: Three different systems are available here and this gives flexibility to the users.
Q: Which track system is better among the three of them?
Ans: Three of them are different from each other by both design and construction. So, you can’t compare them. Customer’s preferences are prioritized here.
We all know that a little learning can be dangerous. In the case of working with electrical equipment, it can cost you your life as well. So, don’t risk yourself by doing any work without knowing the proper way. We are ready to direct you all along the way. We hope our method will make your track lighting removal process trouble-free.