We finally got our light fittings installed! After how many years? We are very pleased with the results, particularly the outdoor lighting. For most of our lights we went for the ikea Leding tracklight with 3 spots... very good value at under $20. From what I can tell it is about the one item in Ikea that is actually more expensive in the U.S.
The chandelier (see photo) was a bit of an effort to install, as I'm sure you can imagine if you have been to our place! It is positioned directly above the stairs in an area that is open to the lower level of our house... you simply can't get a ladder near the ceiling at that place. From above you can't get within a metre of that point as the main airconditioning box for the ducted a/c is sitting on top of it! In the end a hand drill, a long handled pruner and some duct tape did the trick... and the chandelier looks good.