Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New design for the overhead light track

Zach and I made progress in our meeting today on the design of the light strip. We figured out how to connect the strips in such a way that makes it easy for one person to hang it up and connect each 6 foot long strip end-to-end.  This is a three part system: the first part is a plastic clip that gets screwed to the ceiling. The first track section slides around this clip, then the next one is added.  As each track section goes up, the installer places a connector that hides the joint, and makes the 8-wire electrical connection. Here's a detail drawing that illustrates the system's components.

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