December 3, 2019

NEC CODE Questions Answered:

Q: According to the NEC, what all is required to adequately support a 2×4 lay-in light that is installed in a commercial suspended grid ceiling?

A. “hurricane” clips (part of fixture)
B.  fasteners (bolts, screws)
C.  grid wire (independent)
D. both A & B
E. both B & C
F. all 3 are required

Answer: B   article 410.36(B)

Building code requires grid wires to supplement the fasteners, not an electrical code.