For best possible result when using spotlights for paintings & art as well as for a wall washing effect, you need to install the lights on the right distance from the wall. The rule of thumb is to install the lights 1.5 – 1.75 metres away from the wall to create a suitable intensity of light to hit the artwork. You also need to install your lights on an appropriate level between floor and ceiling to achieve a successful illumination. If you have a ceiling height of three meters or under, you can fix the lights straight onto the ceiling surface.
If however, you are dealing with a taller ceiling, you will usually need to suspend the tracks in order to bring them down to a more convenient level. This is done by using a suspension kit that comes in 1.5 and 3-metre adjustable lengths.
Sometimes, all you want is a lighting design as subtle as possible, perhaps in even more in an art gallery in order to not steal too much attention from the artwork. An option is then to recess the tracks which mean a hole is cut into the ceiling surface where the track is placed and installed making only the light fittings visible.
Also be aware of the shape and size of your art gallery and adjust your lighting design accordingly for best possible outcome. Think about what artwork is going on what area and where you, for example, need to create spotlighting for paintings & art and on what area you should use a wider beam angle etc.
You can easily customize the tracks after the shape of your application which means, if your art gallery is very rectangular you can e.g. install a rectangular track configuration or run two straight track lines along the two longest wall spaces. Always make sure you find what design works best for your specific application.