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Old 03-09-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Seeking Remote Switch for Track Lights


I want to remotely control individual lights connected to a common track. So I remove the lamp fixture from the track; plug this switch into the track; then plug the lamp fixture into the switch. I know that this insertion switch concept is available for light sockets, and for AC outlets; but I can't find such a thing for tracks.

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Old 03-09-2015, 03:24 PM   #2
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The odds of you finding that for the typical inexpensive tracks is practically zero.

Here is one brand that claims that capability. (I've never used it, just heard of it.)
http://www.lexstar.com/lexstar/lexstar/dt-6061-1.htm

My guess is that it will be pricey.
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Thanks for your response


This is the closest I have come to finding the remote switch. Haven't found a price, but I share your concern that it's more than I want to pay.

It surprises me that it is so elusive; it seems like an ordinary thing to want to do (my case is in the bedroom with reading lights over the bed; need to control them separately). And there can't be a technical problem (IMO); it's just a packaging issue; the other examples (wall outlet, lamp socket) prove the concept.

Maybe I'm missing something...Anyway, thanks for your thoughts!
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I think I would leave the track lights alone and look at other possibilities for solo reading.
Reading lights for beds, plug in wall sconces (especially swing arm or adjustable arm), etc.
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You can get Bluetooth enabled LED bulbs that you can control from your phone.
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