mid-century modern track lighting

Mid-Century Modern Track Lighting

Mid-Century Modern track lighting systems are excellent for bringing versatile and contemporary illumination to a large, dark room while staying authentic to an older home or vintage decor aesthetic. Mid-century modern track lighting was typically designed in a sleek, ultra-modern style reflecting the cutting-edge concept of ceiling lamps that could be adjusted, moved and removed without constant rewiring. Check out some of these mid-century modern track lighting systems we have collected over the years.


These Progress Lighting track lights are most likely from the 1970s, but could be as early as the late-1960s. They have impressive oversized spotlights measuring 8-inches in length and 6.5-inches in diameter.

mid-century modern track lightingThe white aluminum bullet-shaped lamps have a mod Space Odyssey vibe, with tubular chrome adjusting arms and ribbed black aluminum inserts. They adjust 90 degrees from horizontal to straight down position and rotate 360 degrees.

mid-century modern track lighting

Probably some of the coolest track lights we have ever seen. These original 1963 Mid-Century Modern Lightolier Lytespan track lights are shown with the Lytespot flood lamp and optional black aluminum hood shield. The Lytespot lamps have a beautiful Minimalist design, with a simple black metal frame and a thin satin brushed aluminum cylindrical tube-shaped body. mid-century modern track lightingThe matte black aluminum shields were an optional accessory for these Lytespots, and they snap directly onto the flood lamp bulb after installation. The following images are from a 1963 print ad for Lightolier Lytespan Track lights, showing these Lytespot lamps… mid-century modern track lighting lightolier mid-century modern track lighting

Lytespot lamps measure 2 inches in diameter and 7 inches in length (10.5 inches with black shade attached). The shades measure 5.5 inches in diameter. They are designed to hold standard PAR-38 or R-40 flood lamp bulbs (you can find these in any hardware store, even most grocery stores, and they are now made in fluorescent and LED varieties, too). We are proud to have rescued these unused old stock mid-century modern track lighting lamps from a flooded basement before they were ruined!

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