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songbird_63366 03-10-2009 05:55 PM

How to install pendant lighting above an island
 
We have a track light above the kitchen island which we are removing. It has only one center fixture wired in the ceiling. We purchased three pendant lights which need to be installed individually. The track light is installed through a beam in the ceiling, which is not accessible through the attic because there is a bedroom above the kitchen. How do we brace the other two pendants? Will the lock down box hold the weight of them without having to try to put some type of bracing above the ceiling? And if we have to do that, how do we get it up there without destroying the ceiling? The pendant lights will be about eighteen inches apart. They are not heavy, but we do want to be sure they are stable.

gregzoll 03-10-2009 06:09 PM

The proper way, would be to use Pendants that use a Track, if you do not want to cut the Gypsum board, install boxes and pull wiring. Only way to do it.

songbird_63366 03-10-2009 06:11 PM

pendant lights
 
The pendants don't have a track. We couldn't find one that looked nice with our beautiful new granite, but we sure tried.

unclduey 03-10-2009 08:49 PM

You should be able to purchase the adaptor, Juno, Halo has them if thats your track brand. Track fittings are mostly brand specific and dont interchange. Heres a link:http://www.junolightinggroup.com/pro...&brand=1&hl=67

songbird_63366 03-11-2009 07:08 AM

pendant lights
 
Thanks for the info. The lights are Maxim, so I'll see if I can get the adaptors you talk about. They will make such a difference in my kitchen!

unclduey 03-11-2009 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by songbird_63366 (Post 243069)
Thanks for the info. The lights are Maxim, so I'll see if I can get the adaptors you talk about. They will make such a difference in my kitchen!

Glad I could help, just to make sure though, the adaptors need to fit the brand of track you have or even easier yet purchase a new piece of track along with the adaptors. Good Luck!

patriot1 03-11-2009 08:47 PM

Can you use round pancake boxes and mount them on the joist which should be 16'' apart and fish the wire through the holes? Also an adjustable fan brace with a box will work as well. Check your local home depot or lowes maybe even
mc coys if those are available. Most electric suppliers have them also.


25CU" CEILING FAN BRACEPass & SeymourModel: 22200CC

songbird_63366 03-11-2009 09:12 PM

pendant lights
 
Actually, tonight, my husband did just that, and the lights are strong, sound and gorgeous! Thanks for all your help!


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