Office Lighting

Old 05-09-18, 08:40 AM
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Office Lighting

Hi there. I'm looking for new lighting in my office which has ACT drop ceiling tiles. We currently have 2x4 (I think fluorescent) standard drop ceiling lights.

I saw this (see image) at another office. I couldn't find a single 2x4 unit that looks like this. Could it be two 1x4 fixtures put together? If it is two 1x4s - would that be pretty easy to install as a replacement for my 2x4 lights?

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Old 05-09-18, 03:30 PM
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Hi, that is odd, if the ceiling grid is 2X4 then you certainly can install 1 fixture , make sure it is supported independently from the ceiling grid .
Old 05-09-18, 03:54 PM
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By ACT type.... I assume you are describing the type of drop ceiling where the tiles sit
down below the edge of the grid.

That type of ceiling doesn't really allow for a surface fixture.
When the fixture gets mounted.... the tiles get pushed up.

Why not just upgrade the existing in-ceiling lights.... either by relamping with LED type lamps or replace with new drop in fixtures.
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Lithonia and probably others make 2x4' fixtures in that style, either with fluorescent or LED.
Old 05-12-18, 03:06 PM
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That is likely an LED 2 x 4 fixture, not 2 1x4's. This could be the one: Accord LED Series but you could confirm that by looking at the nameplate of the fixture. Any 2x4 fixture would be a fairly easy replacement for your existing 2x4 lights.

make sure it is supported independently from the ceiling grid
That would be up to the AHJ. I have had many inspectors approve just attaching the fixture to the grid because the LED fixtures are so much lighter.

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