High-tech-looking Eurostyle lights are readily available at lighting stores and home centers. They appear complicated but are easy to install. Some units simply plug into a receptacle.
Low-voltage halogens save on energy use, but the bulbs get hot. Keep the lights out of the reach of children and away from combustible surfaces such as curtains.
A transformer may step voltage down to 8 to 20 volts. However, you hook it up to standard household wiring, so be sure to shut off power before working.
About 2 hours to remove a ceiling fixture and install a Eurostyle light
Screwdriver, drill, voltage tester, stud finder, strippers, lineman's pliers, nonconducting ladder
Attaching hardware with screws, stripping wire, splicing stranded wire to solid wire
Spread a drop cloth on the floor.
New light fixture, wire nuts, electrician's tape