The Tech Lighting system is cleverly designed, attractive, and relatively easy to install. Some familiarity with electrical work is a plus if you're installing it yourself. I converted a recessed lighting can to a surface mounted transformer using this product (can adapter can be puchased at any of the big box stores). The transformer is fairly large, so make sure you're okay with a big metal dome on the ceiling before you go with this product. After getting the rail and lights installed, the transformer circuit breaker kept tripping. As it turns out, I had tightened the set screw of the Free Jack connector for the pendant lights too tightly when shortening the cable on two of the lamps, causing a short-circuit. There's a very fine line between tight enough and too tight. After doing some continuity testing with a multitester, I isolated the issue and fixed it. The instructions do warn about over-tightening the set screws, but I didn't appreciate just how gentle you had to be. Overall, a very good product.
By:John M. , Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
Product has a high quality brushed chrome finish and works perfectly with the spot lights that I have, which are also from Tech Lighting.
By:Ana R. , Designer (Purchase)
My electrician installed the base (with the transformer) to the ceiling. This unit is very heavy so it requires reinforcement to support the weight.
When I was about to attach the monorail to the unit I discovered that the center post which holds (and powers) the monorail was dangling by the wire. Upon removing the cover, it turned out that the set-screw holding the power connector was loose. In addition, there was only one wire from the transformer attached to the power connector. I don't know if it arrived that way or if the electrician borked it.
I needed to detach the one wire from the transformer lead, and then I was stumped about which wires should actually be connected because the wiring diagrams and descriptions (wire colors) don't match what you find inside the unit.
It may be that this discrepancy confused my electrician and he wired things incorrectly. Waiting on clarification from Tech Lighting technical support.
By:Eric T. , Homeowner