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Magnetic Track Lighting: The Ultimate Guide

Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2023-03-29      Origin: Site

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Looking for a versatile and modern lighting system? Consider the magnetic track lighting system, which allows you to create unique and stylish lighting designs on walls and ceilings. In this article, we'll introduce this system, offer guidance on purchasing the right lights, and cover common track lights. Discover the benefits and features of this innovative lighting system, whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional designer.

magnetic track light

What Is Magnetic Track Lighting and How Does It Function?

The magnetic track light is a type of lighting fixture that attaches to the track using magnets located on the fixture. The track is made up of an aluminum shell, copper conductor, and iron sheet. When a luminaire with a magnet is brought close to the iron sheet in the track, it is adsorbed onto the track without the need for any tools. The luminaire also makes contact with the copper conductor, allowing it to be powered by an AC110-220V to DC48V transformer for the entire track lighting system.

Various forms of magnetic attraction lamps can be installed on the magnetic linear track. These lamps not only move freely along the track like standard LED track lights, but they can also be disassembled and installed as desired. By using different parts, the magnetic tracks can be connected to one another to form L shapes, squares, Us, and more.

What are the applications of magnetic led lights?

LED magnetic lights are a versatile and customizable lighting solution for a variety of indoor settings. For example, in a kitchen, magnetic lights can be installed above the counter or sink to provide bright, focused task lighting. In a dining room or living room, they can be used to create a cozy ambiance or highlight specific features of the room. In bedrooms, magnetic lights can be used as bedside lamps or to illuminate closets and wardrobes.

In addition to their use in homes, LED magnetic lights are also suitable for office lighting. They can be used to provide task lighting for individual workstations or as general ambient lighting for larger spaces. When paired with LED panel lights, the magnetic lighting system can create a cohesive and energy-efficient lighting solution.

LED magnetic track lights can also be utilized in commercial settings such as supermarkets, retail stores, and restaurants. They can be used to highlight merchandise, create mood lighting, or add visual interest to a space.

What parts make up the system of magnetic track lighting?

Similar to traditional track lighting systems, the magnetic lighting system is made up of three main components: magnetic rails, magnetic lighting fixtures, and accessories. It's important to pay attention to the specific features of each part. In the following sections, we'll provide a detailed overview of each component and its key considerations.

Magnetic track rails

Magnetic track rails come in two main sizes: 20mm width (M20) and 35mm width (M35), with the width of the track determining the size of the corresponding magnetic lamp track head. Additionally, there is a newer slim type track available that is only 15mm wide. There are also different installation methods available, including recessed, suspended, and surface-mounted magnetic tracks.

Magnetic Led Track light luminaires

There are several types of magnetic lamps available on the market, including grille spotlights, fold spotlights, linear profile lights, track spotlights, and pendant lights. These modular luminaires can be easily added, removed, or moved on the magnetic track.




Beam Angle


Magnetic grille spotlights

100mm,200mm, 300mm, 400mm

6W, 12W, 18W, 24W, 30W


Accent lighting

Magnetic fold spotlights

110mm, 220mm

6W, 12W


Accent lighting

Magnetic linear profile lights

300mm, 600mm, 900mm

10W, 20W, 30W


General lighting

Magnetic track spotlight

D50mm, D60mm

10W, 15W, 20W


Accent lighting

Magnetic pendant lights




Accent lighting


The magnetic track lighting system comes with a variety of accessories, such as a power input cable, built-in driver or external power supplies, L shape connector, and adapters for horizontal and vertical connections.

How Do You Choose Magnetic Track Lighting?

With so many parts to consider, it can be overwhelming to choose the right magnetic track lighting system for your needs. Here are some factors to consider before making a purchase:

Size and Type of Magnetic Rails:

Determine the appropriate width and type of magnetic track that you need based on the fixtures you plan to install and the installation method you prefer.

The magnetic track lighting system comes in four different design shapes, each suitable for different spaces and applications.

Design Shape

Suitable for

Square Shape

Living rooms, offices

U Shape

Living rooms

L Shape

Corridors, living rooms, cloakrooms

I Shape

Living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens

There are 3 different types of magnetic tracks available: recessed, trimless, and surface/pendant.

The recessed magnetic track is suitable for newly constructed houses without suspended ceilings, where grooves need to be made and the tracks embedded before being pressed with the ceiling.

The trimless magnetic track is ideal for rooms with pre-existing ceilings, as it can be directly fixed onto the ceiling plasterboard.

The surface/pendant magnetic track is mainly used in areas where it's not feasible to create plasterboard, such as supermarkets and offices.

Light Fixture Compatibility: 

Make sure the magnetic fixtures you choose are compatible with the track system you have or plan to purchase.

Wattage and Beam Angle: 

Consider the wattage and beam angle of the magnetic fixtures based on the intended application and lighting needs of the space.
































Check that the accessories you need, such as connectors and power supplies, are available for the magnetic track lighting system you plan to purchase.


Q: Can I use other light fixtures with your magnetic tracks? 

A: Yes, our tracks are compatible with light fixtures from other suppliers, as long as they match the width of our tracks (20mm or 35mm).

Q: How far should the magnetic track be from the wall? 

A: We recommend keeping the track 40-60cm away from the wall, but it ultimately depends on the size of your space.

Q: Are your magnetic LED lights dimmable? 

A: Yes, we offer 0-10V dimmable, DALI dimmable, and smart dimmable magnetic track lights (WIFI, Bluetooth mesh, and Zigbee versions), including 3CCT color changing+ dim brightness. They can be controlled through the TUYA APP, remote control, and smart switch on/off by smart hub (gateway).

Q: Are there any downsides to using magnetic track lighting? 

A: One disadvantage is that it is more expensive than other types of lighting fixtures due to the materials used.

Q: Do magnetic track lights come in different colors? 

A: Yes, our magnetic track lights are available in various color temperatures, including warm white, daylight, and cool white. We also offer black and white magnetic tracks, which can affect the lighting decoration differently.

Q: Are there any safety precautions I should take when installing magnetic track lighting? 

A: To prevent damage to the track and surrounding area, avoid applying downward pressure to the track, which can cause it to separate from the ceiling and damage your property and lighting system.

At Oteshen LED Magnetic Track Light Manufacturer, we prioritize safety above all else. Please avoid applying any downward pressure to the track to prevent damage to both the track and surrounding area.

Contact us today to learn more about our magnetic track lighting options and how they can enhance your space!

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