1-phase tracks vs. 3-phase tracks
Tracks are available in several versions. 1-phase systems are a good choice, for example, when it comes to lighting living areas, small shops or offices and commercial spaces. 1-phase tracks in the surface-mounted version are somewhat flatter than 3-phase tracks and are more focused on design than on functionality in terms of lighting control. The lighting fixtures within the system are supplied with power via a single phase. This means that you can control all fixtures within the same phase at the same time.
3-phase systems offer the possibility of "distributing" the lighting fixtures on 3 individual circuits to control them separately. Functionality is the main focus here, but although the surface-mounted tracks are somewhat larger (usually between 3.2 - 3.6 cm high and 3.6 cm wide), their design is in no way inferior to that of the 1-phase tracks (approx. 1.8 cm high and 3.5 cm wide). This makes them suitable for all areas of use that require more flexibility and place higher demands on the lighting.
Both systems are also available as recessed versions. This results in a more unobtrusive system that blends in perfectly with any architectural style. And creates a high-quality look. Surface-mounted tracks, on the other hand, are advantageous in that they can be installed without major alterations.
With additional accessories such as steel wire suspensions, track systems can even be used in rooms with high or uneven ceilings.