There is a common misconception saying that downlights are the cheapest option on the market. Downlights’ initial purchase price might be much cheaper but the installation cost is a lot higher due to the mounting method you need to use. In a commercial setting, you need to bring a wire to every downlight which can cost between $100 and $150+ GST just in labor fees.
The track from systems on the other hand, will initially cost you a lot more for the track head and the track, but the installation cost is a lot cheaper. The installation is very simple as the tracks can be screwed on directly to the ceiling without the help from an electrician. The lights can then clip into the track. All that need to be done by an electrician is the actual live power that is added to one end of the tracks (unless you have a 3-pin plug you can access). Most surface mount track can in fact, be installed by the regular handyman.
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