Is your FLEXRAIL2™ system UL listed?
Yes. They are UL and CUL listed for both the United State and Canada.
What type of material makes up the rail?
Flexrail2™ is a semi rigid plastic extrusion encasing an aluminum core. The bus wires inside the rail are 12 AWG copper.
How do I feed power to the rail?
There are two different types of power feeds for the FLEXRAIL2™. One is a rigid feed that matches up to our standard standoffs. The other is a flexible feed that would be used when the standoffs are cut to a non-standard length or in a sloped ceiling situation. They both cover a standard 4 inch octagon box and can be used anywhere along the FLEXRAIL2™.
How does the rail mount to the ceiling?
It is mounted to fixed length standoffs that are available for flat, sloped, and suspended ceilings.
What are the basic components for a complete FLEXRAIL2™ system?
- The rail.
- Power feed, either the rigid stem or flexible cable type.
- Rail supports (standoffs). Three per 8’ section or every 42”. More should be used when using heavy fixtures such as
the compact fluorescent and metal halide track heads.
- QUICK CONNECT™ Fixtures / Pendants
- FLEXRAIL2™ QUICK CONNECT™ adapters
What is the capacity of FLEXRAIL2™?
FLEXRAIL2™ is a two-circuit system and each circuit is rated at 20 amps, therefore the capacity of the system is 2400w per circuit or 4800w total. We recommend de-rating to 80% so that each circuit does not exceed 1920W. De-rating is also advised when multiple connection points are being used.
How long can I make a FLEXRAIL2™ system?
Since it uses 120 volts the rail is not limited by voltage drop issues. You will need to consider the maximum capacities in your system design.
How do the fixtures connect to each circuit?
The same fixtures are used for either circuit. To change circuit, the fixture connector needs to be rotated 180°.
Can I field-cut the FLEXRAIL2™?
Yes. The rail can be cut to a desired length with a chop saw or hacksaw. Additional end-caps may be purchased if needed.
Is the FLEXRAIL2™ system dimmable?
Since the FLEXRAIL2™ track has a shared neutral between the two-circuits, only one circuit may be dimmed. The compact fluorescent and metal halide fixtures are not dimmable.
How many fixtures are available for the FLEXRAIL2™ system?
The FLEXRAIL2™ track system work with 90 different track heads and glass pendant. These units are the “HM” series featured on our website. In addition, by using the quick connect transformer adapter (HM-EN50-XX) you can use any element from the QUICK CONNECT™ family, which gives you an additional 300+ elements you can use with the system.
You have a series of decorative fixtures called ‘QUICK CONNECT™’, what does that mean?
“QUICK CONNECT™” is a means of quickly installing low voltage fixtures similar to a plug in jack. Either a fixture or a pendant can connect to a rail mounted transformer (HM-EN50). The advantage of this system is the ability to easily use any of the over 300 low voltage QUICK CONNECT™ elements. In addition, this feature allows the same elements to be used on other rail, track, and MONOPOINT/MULITPOINT systems.
Can we install the quick connect fixtures while the rail is powered?
No, the system must be powered off before attaching any fixtures.
Can we order rail in pre-curved sections?
Yes, there are a series of 22” long sections in 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90° angles available. These sections are best used to make a track transition, but not to use in an entire layout.
How is field bending accomplished?
We do recommend using the bending tool for attaining smooth and consistent curves. The bending tool, HM-BM, is available through your local distributor. Hand bending is possible, but using the bending tool is easier to create smooth and consistent curves. The recommended minimum radius for bending is 23”.
How is the FLEXRAIL2™ System sustainable?
The FLEXRAIL2™ has a Five-Year Warranty and is responsibly produced in WAC Lighting's clean, zero landfill manufacturing campus.