Cutting Track Lighting

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  1. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    This is technically a reef lighting question.

    I am wanting to use track lighting to hold two or more PAR38 bulbs. The only tracks that I can find are 48" long. I only need 16" of track. Can I cut the tracks used in track lighting?

    Here is the link to the track I would be buying.
     
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  3. Dingo

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    yeah just make sure to reconnect the the terminals on the ends though. My home depot offers a 24" light rail
     
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  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with Dingo, checking into a shorter one and HD sounds like a good idea.
     
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  5. FaceOfDeceit

    FaceOfDeceit Hockey Beard

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    Look up EDI (Electrical Distribution Inc.), or HD Supply (Electrical branch). I believe both of those companies are in WV. I'm sure you have some other Electrical Supply Houses that I am not familiar with up there as well. They can get you any size you need.
     
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  6. Fresh2Salt

    Fresh2Salt Feather Duster

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    Yes you can cut the track to any size you like .... I do it all the time with a sawzall at work... Just reconnect the end cap after you cut it... And if you need to extra mounting holes if you cut them off, just drill yourself a new hole just keep it centered , make sure you keep all your heads away from where your screws are.
     
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  7. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    Thanks for all the info guys. For $8 I think I'm just going to buy a 4 foot track and cut it. There is a local electrical supply store, but they charge to much for simple goods. I like supporting the little guys, but not for double and sometimes triple the price of Lowes.