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|Product Type: Full track lighting kit||Style: Contemporary|
|Material: Metal||Track Type: Monorail lighting|
|Mounting Type: Single Circuit or Monorail||Number of Lights: 8|
|Bulb Wattage: 35 Watts (W)||Number of Bulbs Required: 8|
|Bulb Included: No||Shade Included: Yes|
|Transformer Included: No||Lens Included: No|
|Eco-Friendly: No||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Product Warranty: 1 Year limited warrany, it is limited to the correction of any defect in material and workmanship. The warranty does not cover the finish.|
|UL Listed: No||cUL Listed: No|
For over four decades, George Kovacs has been a name synonomous with contemporary design. George Kovacs is a pioneer in the fusion of clean lines with unexpected twists and curves, resulting in pieces that had a modern appeal with a retro flavor. George Kovacs designed and manufactured his products from his facility in Brooklyn, NY up until a few years ago. His studio, designs, and naming rights were purchased by the Minka Group and his collection was incorporated as a stand-alone grouping.
Although the products are now imported, the design heritage remains the same. George Kovacs lighting remains at the forefront of cutting edge contemporary style, and he retains a team of renowned designers, including George Kovacs himself, Rachel Simon, Karim Rashid, and Alecia Wesner. These lighting experts have designed a wide selection of wall sconces, pendants, ceiling lights, bath lighting, table lamps and floor lamps.
There is nothing better than a Kovacs light for today's modern home decor. Be sure to browse the Kovacs line of lighting and be astonished by the intriguing and forward-looking aspects of cutting edge design and technology. Defined by unusual elements fused with a popular vision of what modern means, his lighting creates an individual and powerful sense of space no matter where it is placed.
Dont buy this fire hazard
C R Williams from Calgary
We installed this kit in April 2012. The switch was broken but we were able to tape the switch housing with electrical tape and install it. The distributor was great about sending a replacement transformer. Because it was EXTREMELY difficult to install the transformer (the housing is barely able to contain the transformer and the wires), we left the unit up. The unit stopped working after about 2 months and the wires were melted inside the housing that holds the transformer even though the unit is rated for 300 volts and we only had 8x35 volt lights on it (total 280 volts) AND it was installed correctly. We installed the replacement we had received earlier (again, very difficult) and a month ago the unit stopped functioning. Again, the wires inside were melted. So, the first unit lasted 2 months, the second unit lasted 8 months. We definitely won't be installing another transformer from this company, because it seems to me it's a fire hazard if the wires keep melting. We bought it because it was cheaper than other track lights we looked at - I guess you get what you pay for.
Irene from Bronx, NY – Verified Buyer
The pluses: good looking, interesting design. Powerful flexible lighting. Modern statement. The cons: the lights are halogen, therefore a bit hot. Replacing the shades is tricky as the new shades are a slightly different color white.
I like it.
Marty from New York, NY
I really like the product, looks good, lighting is good for my purposes. The only problem I have is that the manufacturer recommended a low voltage dimmer which resulted in a humming noise. I am working around with other options.
Happy Hownowner from Minneapolis, MN – Verified Buyer
We were remodeling our kitchen and were trying to add new light into the area that used to be our kitchen eating area. The hole in the ceiling from the previous light was off-center from the rest of the lights because it was centered over our table. We chose this lighting system because it allowed us to utilize that same hole, while giving us amazing light for the whole space...and we are very happy that we did. It looks AMAZING! We absolutely love it! My husband, the skeptic, is even sold on it now too! It is wonderful! It defintitely was a challenge to install trying to get it to hold it's shape going up, but we finally came up with a good system. We decided to lay it out on the floor just beneath the area where we wanted to hang it. Then we used push pins with a weighted string to pinpoint the exact places to install the braces. If we had to do it all over again, we would have started with just the two end points and once it was up on the ceiling with those, then we would have installed the others in between. We have heard that the lights will eventually turn the lamp shades pink so we plan to upgrade to a colored shade eventually.
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Virginia from Stuart, FL – Verified Buyer
I am so very pleased with this purchase. The lights are absolutely gorgeous and give plenty of light. I was very happy to have read some of the other statements from purchasers on how to hang them. It will save you a lot of trouble but well worth it in the end as they are very elegant and modern but fit perfectly into my 1926 house as an eclectic update to its antique charm.
gman from Pennsylvania – Verified Buyer
I'm really impressed with this light. I looked at several other stainless steel-looking track lights which all looked cheap up close. Thus I was hesitant to order this one. Was thrilled to see the high quality when opened the box, and love how it looks. I was skeptical if the small bulbs could light up my 22' x 12' office, but it does a great job. Looks fantastic. Only drawback is that it's tough to install perfectly. We laid it all out on the floor then ran a string down the middle of the ceiling to determine the right offset for each support. Quite a project, but well worth it!
Don't buy this
MJM from Rhode Island – Verified Buyer
The bulbs in the lamps continually come loose and go out. Pretty much every time we turn this light on 2 or more bulbs are not on! It's a very expensive item that basically doesn't work. And now our ceiling is full of holes from the installation. NOT recommended.
My full approval
Robert from Chicago, IL – Verified Buyer
Used it on a long entry hall that had a 90 degree bend. It worked great in illuminating the entire hall and leaving no dark areas.
lynn from clearwater, fl – Verified Buyer
We just redid our kitchen and were looking for lighting that would enhance the new look. Our son-in-law is an electrical engineer and searched online for what we had in mind and found your site. He bent the tracks in an ess type pattern and it looks awesome. We are very happy with the choice
A product that made me happy!
shorty from Victoria BC – Verified Buyer
I used this product in my hair salon. It made a bold and beautiful statement