There are three types of fixtures that can be attached to monorail - QP Pendants, QF heads, and basic monorail fixtures. If you are using QF heads and QP Pendants, you will need a quick connect adapter. But, the basic monorail fixtures can be attached directly to the track.
Generally, glass and metal shapes are the common materials used for monorail fixtures. The shades come in different variations. Almost all fixtures are supplied with 12 voltage bulbs. If the transformer used has 24Voltage, it is important to use 24V bulb. You can also choose to use low wattage, if the bulb is too bright; by using low voltage track lighting.
It is important to plan the layout for your Monorail lighting. If you are a layout newbie it is recommended you use the lighting kits provided by the lighting store. These kits contain everything you need for the layout of your monorails.
To determine the length of the monorail, draw a scale or use a tape measure. To trace the layout, you have to use a string. Measure the string to calculate the length of rail. The rail may be cut in the fields to desired lengths. To have longer single-circuit runs, you can join sections to each other, using the 'L' and 'T' couplers.
The monorail lighting power is the next thing to work. This lighting should be Low voltage track lighting. This type of lighting should have a power supply with a maximum of 25 A. This is equivalent to 300W at 12V or 600W at 24V. This part is tricky because you have to determine the sum of the wattages of the bulbs to be connected to the monorail.
If the sum is less than your transformer wattage, then you just need this transformer. On the other hand, if the sum of the bulbs to be connected to the monorail is more than the wattage of your transformer, you will have to use one of higher wattage. Make sure that the monorail runs are powered separately by different transformers. One way this can be done is by using non-conductive connector.
Low voltage track lighting can be used for corner lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces, recessed lighting fixtures and chandelier. Monorail lighting can be used for home remodeling or commercial buildings, because of its unlimited design. Restaurants use monorail lighting for accent and spot lighting. Homes use low voltage for accent and task purposes.
After you have finished working on the circuit and transformer, the next task to do is to drill holes where you need them. Remember that the holes are proportional to the holes used to connect the monorail to the ceiling or wall.
Connect the track to the holes made. Monorail lighting that uses direct connections are simply screwed into the wall or ceiling. Make sure that the fixtures are tightly in place. You are now ready to turn on your lights and enjoy your work.