Frequently Asked Questions about STAS multirail
- Can I cut the rail to size?
- Is the system dimmable?
- Is there a battery-operated alternative?
- Can I install an on/off switch or dimmer on my system?
- Which fixtures should I choose?
- Can I shorten the fixtures?
- Which type of lamp is suitable for the fixtures?
- Can I use a halogen lamp?
- Can I use a led lamp with a different shape?
- Can I use a lamp with a different wattage?
- Should I use a transformer?
- How many transformers do I need?
- Can I use my own transformer?
- Can I use 2 transformers on 1 rail?
- How many light fixtures can be installed on one rail segment?
- Can the cable be extended (from the rail to the transformer / from the transformer to the power socket)?
- Could I use the system in the bathroom?
- Should I turn off the power before I place the fixtures?
- Should I turn off the power before I replace the lamps?
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Can I cut the rail to size?
Yes, you can, provided that you use the wooden strip included with the rail. Slide the wooden strip in the rail at the spot where you will be sawing. That way, the copper wires in the rail will be kept in place while sawing and will not get damaged. After sawing, remove any burrs.
Can I install an on/off switch or a dimmer on my system?
We would strongly advise against this. When used incorrectly, the transformer can become very hot and can easily burn out. Moreover, you will lose all warranty rights when you connect your own switch or dimmer switch to the system. STAS urgently advises NOT to use a dimmer switch.
Which fixtures should I choose?
This is mostly a matter of taste. We provide 2 types of lighting fixtures. The ‘sirius’ fixture has a length of 40 / 50 or 65 cm. The ‘signo’ frame has an arched design and is 70 cm long. Both fixtures have a chrome finish. We recommend using the fixture of 70 cm on walls that are 8.8 ft (2.70 m) or higher.
Which type of lamp is suitable for the fixtures?
We provide 3,5W and 4W (power) LED lamps for both the ‘sirius’ and the ‘signo’ fixtures. LED is extremely energy efficient and does not get warm or emit UV or infrared radiation. Moreover, led lights have a much longer lifespan than halogen. In short, led is without a doubt the safest, cheapest and most durable option for illuminating artwork.
STAS multirail LED spot 3,5 W 95° - The spot VL10900 of 95 ° has a beam that can illuminate large works of art. The STAS LED spots of 3.5 watts are equivalent to 20 Watts in terms of output. The warm white light has a chic look and fits into any interior.
STAS multirail powerLED 4 W (code: VL 10700)
Tone: cool warm white 3000 K.
Lifespan: 20.000 hours.
Output: equivalent to a regular 20 W bulb.
Closed shell (no translucency at the back).
Equipped with 3 leds and a frosted lens.
Can I use a led lamp with a different shape?
In essence, you can. Nevertheless, keep in mind that the two pins in the light fitting should fit into the fixture. We recommend exclusively using the STAS lamps.
Can I use a lamp with a different wattage?
Not without taking into account the wattage in relation to the transformer capacity. Moreover, a light beam with a different intensity could burn your artwork. We therefore strongly recommend exclusively using the STAS lamps.
Be careful: if you wish to use more rail footage or more lamps, you will need an extra transformer, but you can NEVER connect two transformers! (see warning below)
WARNING: when using more than one transformer, create independent circuits! In other words: two transformers should never be connected. Therefore, NEVER connect two rail segments that are each connected to a different transformer! Only connect rail segments that share one transformer.
How many light fixtures can be installed on one rail segment?
If you keep in mind the following rules, you can place as many fixtures as you like:
- 1 transformer per 52.5 ft (16 m) of rail
- a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 fixtures per transformer
- a maximum of 4 rail connectors or corner connectors per transformer
When in doubt, please contact us.
Can the cable be extended (from the rail to the transformer / from the transformer to the power socket)?
STAS urges you NOT to do this. The transformer cables are molded in the transformer and therefore cannot be extended or shortened. Shortening of the cable can cause the lamps to burn out.
Should I turn off the power before I place the fixtures?
Yes. Install the entire system including the fixtures with lamps, then turn the power on. If you wish to rearrange the fixtures, turn the power off again.
CAUTION! RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK!
Do not short-circuit the output terminals.
Ensure the correct voltage is used as continuous excess voltage could damage your multirail system.
DO NOT OPEN this unit. To reduce risk of shock, this product should ONLY be opened by an authorized technician when service is required.
Disconnect the product from mains and other equipment if a problem should occur.
Do not expose the product to water or moisture.