Outdoor track lighting?


Old 11-30-17, 09:18 AM
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Question Outdoor track lighting?

We just had a new screen room constructed, and I had the contractor rough-in boxes for a ceiling fan and another ceiling light fixture near the fireplace. Since this is an outdoor (though mostly dry) setting, we want to do it right and only use fixtures rated for outdoor use. The fan is no problem -- every home store and online retailer has a nice selection of outdoor fans. The fireplace lighting is another issue. All I have found are ceiling porch lights and rather crude-looking and expensive outdoor track lighting components. There are so many nice track and multi-head single mount point light kits -- but so far every one I've found is for indoor use only.

So I have two questions: does anyone know of a source for something similar to this, but for outdoor installs:


Or, alternatively, what would be the consequences of using an indoor fixture such as the above? The location is covered with a shingled roof with a typical overhang, and is a good 10' away from the screened-in edges. No way will rain ever get to it, but of course it will be subject to typical outdoor dampness.

Any advice or ideas welcome.
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Old 11-30-17, 09:55 AM
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Track lighting uses exposed copper bars or strips where the lights connect.
Those copper strips will oxidize quickly outside and especially in a damp location.
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Thanks for the reply. You'd think someone would engineer something that would work outdoors. If they can do it with a fan, surely it can be done with track lighting.
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