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The Best Freejack Lighting Heads in 2021

Looking for the best freejack lighting heads to add to your freejack system? We’ve put together our favourites with buying guides to help you choose the right solution for you.

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What are Freejack Lighting Heads?

Freejack lighting heads are suspended directional spotlights for freejack lighting systems. They are an important part of the freejack lighting system as they provide the majority of the task, accent and ambient lighting that a room always needs.

Freejack Lighting heads are different to ordinary directional spotlights or monopoints as they cannot be installed into a ceiling without the suitable freejack port housed in a canopy or surface mounted transformer.

Why Use Freejack Lighting Heads?

The great benefit to using freejack pendants is the opportunity to quickly add or remove them or even swap it for another light that uses the freejack connection system – perfect for over tables or kitchen islands where sometimes a drop pendant is desired and other times replaced with freejack light heads for a more direct task orientated illumination.

Freejack systems also allow you to customize your lighting to suit the changeable uses of a room. 

Where Best to Use Freejack Lighting Heads

Freejack heads are the primary source of light from any suspended freejack system, so they can be used in the same way a recessed light or spotlight would but with added benefits.

Most interiors include recessed lighting to add a general lighting layer of light, and by positioning the heads downwards a room will be lit the same way. However, the spotlight head can do way more, by swivelling and angling in all directions directing the light to exactly where you need it.

A popular location is to use freejack lighting heads for direct lighting over kitchen islands in grouped multiples to make a real statement and combine them with freejack pendants. A well lit food preparation surface is important from the task lighting of the heads whilst the freejack pendants add the accent lighting for a more relaxing level of illumination. Both types of fixture can sit side by side and be changed at will.

Choosing Freejack Light Heads

As the primary source of lighting on a freejack system, first plan where you need to deliver the lighting within the room and make sure the freejack heads are going to be near those areas so the light will reach. Choose the areas that need direct task lighting but also use freejack heads to reflect light back into the room off of walls or even off the ceiling. You can then choose a spotlight head or LED lamp to fit into a head.

The finish and design of a freejack head body and drop rod can be chosen to compliment the room’s style.

Freejack heads need to fit to freejack ports within freejack canopies or into freejack adaptors on monorails.

Choosing the physical size of a freejack head is a little limited but they can certainly make a statement by being grouped in multiples, say over a dining room table or office reception desk.

Best Freejack Lighting Heads

The ‘Best’ label is used a lot online, so that’s why we recommend only heads from good quality brands and manufacturer’s.

1. Tellium Aged Brass Freejack Head

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2. Tellium Antique Bronze Freejack Head

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3. Tech Lighting One Light Freejack Head

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For lots more on suspended lighting choices check out: The Best Track, Monorail, Freejack & Cable-Lighting

Andrew Orange , the owner of Orange Lighting qualified and worked as an interior designer in 1993 before specialising in lighting working on high profile projects based in London. Since starting Orange Lighting Ltd in 2003 he has been sharing his knowledge and unique teaching style mostly to his designer clients, offering practical real life advice born from running a busy consultancy and lighting supply business. Launching in 2020, his blog has evolved into Quick & Easy Lighting, curating some 25 years design experience into making the lighting choice and design process achievable and easy to understand for all.