Is this studio track lighting a fire hazard?


Old 09-21-15, 01:47 PM
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Is this studio track lighting a fire hazard?

My house has some old-school closet-style light fixtures on these cubby holes in the bedrooms as the primary light source. One of the fixture went bad in the guest room so I bought a studio track light setup from a big box store just to test out if they'd make a good replacement. They're not mounted normally because the electrical box is on the wall, not the ceiling. Anyways, after installing them, I noticed that the housings actually touch the drywall. I'm currently using LED bulbs. Is it a problem that the housing touches the drywall? Is this a fire hazard? I love the lighting setup, but if it's a problem then I'll remove it and return it to the store.


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Old 09-21-15, 02:34 PM
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Is that picture oriented correctly? Can you step back and give us a wider shot?
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Yes, the picture is oriented correctly. That's why I mentioned that I installed these fixtures on a wall rather than a ceiling (where they're usually installed). Here's two more pictures. One of the fixture from a wider angle, and of the original fixtures that came with the house.

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If you look closely, 2 of the lamps are coming in contact with the drywall/ceiling portion of the opening where the fixture is installed. That's what I'm wondering about. I've left the lights on for a while and so far the fixtures are cool to the touch, but I want to make sure i'm not missing something in terms of hazards.

Thanks for any help!
Old 09-21-15, 03:10 PM
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I don't see any problem.

The glass part of the LED lamps runs cool to the touch. The end where it screws into the socket runs a little warmer but no major heat issues.

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