By:ROBERT U. , Architect
I needed a 12" length instead of the shortest available of 18". So you will need the adapter kit which requires cutting and drilling the rods. A bit more work than I wanted so you may want to carry a 12" rod too.
By:Charles W. , Homeowner
I bought the track suspension kit to suspend and feed power to the track through a straight line power connector. The suspension kit clamp is too narrow to properly holds the outside of the power connector. Even thought it does suspend the tracks from the connector, the clamp has to be opened on the ends which makes the clamp plates rest on an angle to the connector sides causing an ill looking fit. If your track will be suspended 8' or higher this might not be a problem because it would be hard to notice the ill fitting from below. My problem is that my tracks are suspended only 7' from the floor so the bad fitting is noticeable.
By:Eduardo D. , Homeowner (Mexico)
I have a vaulted ceiling in my great room with only one electrical box embedded in a roof beam. I only had 2 choices to light the room. First, was to attach track lighting directly to the beam. The other was to drop the track lighting horizontal to the floor like you would see in a restaurant or industrial setting. I contacted a few electricians and spoke to a few lighting experts at various stores. All suggested calling an electrician who would modify the track lighting to suspend it.
I searched far and wide on the internet to find this suspension kit. I did it myself, it was relatively easy and looks totally professional. I am very pleased with the outcome.
By:Tom G. , Homeowner (Glen Ellyn Illinois)
The suspension kit combined with the optional swivel adapters for cathedral
ceilings were slick. Two words of caution. One, the rods only, come shrink
wrapped in very clear plastic. I almost missed this it was so clear. The other
point would be that the mounting clip to hold the track in place has two dress
screws with chrome caps ( nuts ). These need only to be tightened ever so
lightly otherwise you will flare out the bottom of the clip holding the track. We
are talking not much more than finger tight. Otherwise the instructions were good.
Used these suspension kits in black, with black track and heads, to hang from our very high and sloped ceiling. Great modern/industrial look!
By:Dana M. , Homeowner (Ridgway, CO)
I used the 24" suspension kit in my glass gallery where my ceilings are about 11' high. The track is now around 9' so the lighting is more focused on the work, and brighter. I really like the overall look of the assembly hanging from the ceiling. I installed the whole system myself without any trouble, but I am experienced in the electrical and building trades. The drywall anchors and all other parts that are included make for a very sturdy install. I would recommend a pro if you don't consider yourself handy with home projects as it involves a careful layout and drilled holes in the ceiling. Overall, I'm very happy with the products I chose from WAC.
By:Nathan H. , Designer (Canaan, NY)
By:John E. , Architect
I used 2 suspension kits to suspend the track from the ceiling in a staircase. I was able to connect one pole to the junction box in the ceiling and the other to a blank box. I ran the wire through the pole to the connector.
By:Skinner , Homeowner (indiana)