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Old 02-13-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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Hey there,

I just moved into a new apartment with relatively low celeings and couldn't help but wonder how dangerous this fixture potentially is. I have been cutting power every time I made lighting adjustments for safety. I am wondering, these rails are hot right? I can unclip and position the heads wherever I want along the rail, so that would mean one rail is hot and the other nuetral ? And all it would take is my hand to complete the circuit for a bad zap?

How dangerous is this light, I would hate to yawn one day without thinking and get a bad zap or worse.

Should I get a new fixture? Cheers.

Tyler
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:25 PM   #2
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How tall are you anyway? What kind of yawning are you doing? Looks like some type of track light to me. If you feel uncomfortable with it, remove it by all means.
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It's a low voltage track fixture. It is safe
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This is known as an open delta fixture. I've only ever seen them in third world countries such as Africa (very little code requirements). You are correct, one rail is "live" and the other is the return. You're inches away from near death.
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Well I'm average height. I live in a mansion converted to apartments in Toronto and my apartment is the attic. Ceilings are 8ft, I could definitely touch the tracks. Just wondering how dangerous it is.
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why is the guitar not in your hands ? smoke more doobies and keep playing that guitar. put the keyboard down. you will be fine.
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Well I'm average height. I live in a mansion converted to apartments in Toronto and my apartment is the attic. Ceilings are 8ft, I could definitely touch the tracks. Just wondering how dangerous it is.
Maybe wear these when you're around that fixture.

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Lighting systems operating at 30 volts or less shall comply with 411.4(A) or 11.4(B). Class 2 power sources and lighting equipment connected to Class 2 power sources shall be listed.
(A) Listed System. Lighting systems operating at 30 volts or less shall be listed as a complete system. The luminaires, power supply, and luminaire fittings (including the exposed bare conductors) of an exposed bare conductor lighting system shall be listed for the use as part of the same identified lighting system.
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