Can Drop Ceiling Tiles Support Recessed Lighting?

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What You'll Need
Additional wire supporters

Recessed lighting fixtures are among the most decorative looks for drop ceiling tiles. Because drop ceilings are not designed to hold a significant amount of weight, people have concerns about whether or not the tiles can support the weight of the recessed lighting fixtures. As the home settles or shifts, the drop ceiling will move along with the home. To install recessed lighting in a drop ceiling, you need to install additional wire supports to the ceiling tiles that will hold the lighting. One wire support in each of the four corners of the ceiling tile should be more than enough support for any recessed lighting fixture.