Good cordless drills will cost multiples of what one with a cord will cost. And the batteries do not last forever even if unused.
If you're not using a drill every week, for hours on end, get a corded drill.
Should I just go cordless because if the fuse box is off then I'd have to run a super long extension cord to another room in the house because I won't have any juice in that room?
Lights probably run off a different circuit to wall sockets. Only one way to find out
Borrowed a BOSCH
hot butter - drilling done in 2 minutes
actual drilling time 15 seconds
my own moon - it’s actually not as bright as I would like so off to Tao b to order some lighting
Saw this thread late, should have sent me a PM, I have a Makita hammer drill.
Looking at the 1st photo with the previous lighting pulled down, it doesn't look like concrete at all, and some light taps with your knuckles will tell you if it is solid (concrete) or hollow (plasterboard).
If you don't have a wire detector, try and glimpse through the hole where the wires come out to get a general direction of which way the wiring goes, and then drill perpendicular to the direction. Alternatively, find which direction your fusebox is and drill perpendicular to that. This minimises the risk of cutting the electrical wire partly or completely, reducing risk of electrocution and having to rewire the ceiling.
For ceiling lights (or anything that hangs from the ceiling) in plasterboard I normally avoid those anchors, there are metal clasp you can get that you pole through the hole and then clasps the sides with a hole in the middle for screws.