Track lighting offers plenty of options. You can install the track in various configurations. Lamps, available in many styles, can go anywhere on the track and point in any direction. You can mix types of lights, some for general illumination and others to highlight work areas or spotlight art.
The track usually takes power from a light fixture box via a mounting plate. Sketch your planned installation and show the drawing to a salesperson, who can help you gather the track, mounting plate, lamps, and other fittings. A starter kit includes everything needed for a basic installation.
About 4 hours to remove an old fixture and install about 8 feet of track with one or two turns, as well as several lamps
Screwdriver, tape measure, strippers, drill, side cutters, voltage tester, lineman's pliers, hacksaw, stud finder, nonconducting ladder
Measuring accurately, driving screws into joists, stripping wire, splicing stranded wire to solid wire
Spread a drop cloth on the floor and set up one or two ladders. A helper comes in handy when installing long pieces of track.
Parts for the track system, plastic anchors, screws, wire nuts, electrician's tape