H Track lighitng - what screws to use?

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H Track lighitng - what screws to use?

I am about to install H track lighting for the first time. The lighting track came without mounting hardware. What size screw should I use?
 
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How large and heavy is your lighting and what are you attaching it to?
 
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It is a 6 feet track. I will be attaching about 4 small line voltage spots.
 
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I would use toggle bolts.
 
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I was thinking to use nylon self drilling anchors. I am guessing the weight rating is reduced with ceiling installation a bit over wall/hanging installation?
 
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I wouldn't trust plastic anchors. In a wall the force vector is only about 90 so only a small percentage of the weight is acting on the anchor to pull it out but in a ceiling the force vector is a 180 so the whole wight is trying to pull it out. You could use molly screws also.
 
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It all depends on what your mounting to. You never said but it matter if it is wood, sheet rock, plaster or concrete.
 
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It is a sheet rock ceiling
 
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