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What kind of lights can you put in a drop ceiling?

What kind of lights can you put in a drop ceiling?

There are two types of drop ceiling lights: recessed fluorescent and LED troffer lights. Recessed fluorescent and LED troffers are a very popular choice for many commercial and industrial applications because they provide powerful, even lighting to any amount of space without causing eye fatigue or strain.

How do you install a light fixture in a drop ceiling?

Follow these steps to add recessed lights to your drop ceiling:

  1. Find the right lights. Heat is your biggest concern when choosing recessed lights for your ceiling.
  2. Layout your lights.
  3. Establish supports.
  4. Cut holes.
  5. Position the lights.
  6. Wire the lights.
  7. Finish up.

How many drop ceiling lights do I need?

A good general rule for placement is to divide the height of the ceiling by two. The result is the amount of space to leave between each light. For example, recessed lighting spacing for an 8-foot-high ceiling would be 4 feet between each light. This will provide good spacing for general room lighting.

How do you install LED lights in a suspended ceiling?

Low clearance installation method

  1. Find a place to locate your drivers.
  2. Layout your light locations on the ceiling.
  3. Cut the hole that you’ll install the fixture into.
  4. Run extension cables or low voltage wire to the light location.
  5. Mount your drivers and run 120VAC power to this location.
  6. Connect the drivers to the light.

Can you put recessed lights in drop ceiling?

Recessed lighting looks great in any room, and it is an especially good fit for a space with drop ceilings, such as a basement. Recessed lights look sleek and illuminate brightly without sacrificing any headroom.

How good are LED ceiling lights?

This kind of illumination not only looks good, but it is economical. LED bulbs last a lot longer than traditional ones and use up to 90% less energy. If you are replacing old fixtures, the savings you make on your bills will mean new models quickly pay for themselves.

Can you replace a fluorescent light fixture with an LED light fixture?

There is a wide variety of methods for converting to LED tubes. The simplest is to completely replace old fluorescent fixtures with brand-new LED fixtures. “We do recommend that if the ballast in the existing fixture is 5 to 7 years old that you replace the ballast when installing the new bulbs.”

What is a light Troffer?

A troffer is a rectangular or square light fixture that typically fits into a modular dropped ceiling grid, often described as “recessed.” Historically, troffer fixtures have been designed to accommodate standard fluorescent lamps like T12 or T8 bulbs. However, now troffer lighting is available in LED.

How do you make drop ceiling tiles look better?

5 Drop Ceiling Makeover Ideas

  1. Paint them. Using matte paint in a dark color can help your ceiling recede, which not only makes the tiles less noticeable but gives the impression of taller ceilings.
  2. Replace them with tin.
  3. Wallpaper them.
  4. Minimize the grid.

Is it worth replacing fluorescent tubes with LED?

You could save a lot of money on energy by replacing your fluorescent bulbs with LEDs. They keep cooling costs down – You also may be able to trim down your cooling expenses as well. Fluorescent lights don’t generally produce a lot of heat, at least not as much as HID lamps, but they do burn hotter than LEDs.