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Installing Track Lighting in a Bathroom

Stylish new track lighting is assembled in a bathroom.

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Step 1: Apply Foam Insulation

Safety Alert: Be certain that the power has been turned off at the fuse box!

Spray foam insulation into the electrical box to seal it.

spray foam insulation into electrical box to seal

Step 2: Connect the Wires

Lift the transformer onto the electrical box in the ceiling (Image 1). Connect the appropriate wires from the transformer to the light box (Image 2).

Step 3: Assemble the Track

Assemble the track on the floor. Use a five gallon bucket to help bend the track.

use five gallon bucket to help bend track

Step 4: Insert and Tighten the Pins

Insert the pins at the end of each piece to connect them together. Tighten the pins with an Allen wrench.

insert and tighten pins

Step 5: Screw in the Anchors and Supports

Center the track on the floor with the transformer on the ceiling using a laser as a plumb bob (Image 1).

Use the laser to mark where the supports will go on the ceiling (Image 2).

Punch a hole on the mark with a screwdriver, then screw in the anchors and supports (Image 3).

Step 6: Make the Final Attachments

Raise the rail and attach it to the supports (Image 1).

Attach the light fixtures to the track (Image 2).