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How to attach track lighting to acoustical tile ceiling?

I need to attach track lighting in an office with acoustical tiles. Can I screw the track directly into the metal tracks of the suspended ceiling? (running power is not a problem to the track, but the tiles have to stay)

Answer:

yes you can screw the trac to the celing grid, just use some really small head screws
Apr 14, 2017
No! You need to install 'T' bar clips to the T bars. Your track will attach (snap onto) the clips. Depending on the brand of track lighting you are using, the clips may be available at your local (big box) hardware store. Screwing straight to the T bars is asking for a short.
Apr 14, 2017
Check with your local building department. I expect you will find that your electrical code does not permit supporting fixtures from the T bar, tiles or the same support wires.
Apr 14, 2017

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