Independent Support Clips accommodate tall T-grids.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to meet requirements of NEC® Article 410.16-C, CADDY® IDS series accommodate 1½ and 1¾ in. tall ceiling substructures (T-grids) in order to provide separate means of support for fixtures. Products have static load limit of 65 lb, and optional barrel nuts are available for low-profile track lighting. Packaged with all mounting hardware included, products do not require any tools for installation.

Original Press Release:

Independent Support Clip (IDS) Series from ERICO® Expanded to Accommodate Taller T-Grids

The CADDY® IDS series of Independent Supports Clips from ERICO® has been expanded to accommodate 1½" and 1¾" tall ceiling substructures (T-grids). Independent Supports Clips are required by NEC® Article 410.16-C as a way to provide a separate means of support for fixtures. Article 410 states that framing members of suspended ceilings used to support lighting fixtures (luminaires) need to be securely attached to the building structure at appropriate intervals. CADDY IDS clips, with a static load limit of 65 lbs, are an ideal way to comply with this standard.

No installation tools are required to install CADDY IDS. The clips are packaged with mounting hardware included. Optional barrel nuts are available for low-profile track lighting.

ERICO expanded the CADDY IDS series to meet changes made by certain manufacturers of T-grids, who are now manufacturing taller grids. The extension of the series will enable the CADDY IDS clips to fit all commercially available T-Grids in a code-compliant manner. This will alleviate the need for end users to clip the bulb off of the T-grids and thus compromise its integrity to allow for installation of a support clip.

For more information, please call 1-800-25-CADDY or visit

ERICO® is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of precision-engineered specialty metal products serving global niche product markets in a diverse range of electrical, construction, utility and rail applications. The company is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA with a network of sales locations serving more than 25 countries and with manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. ERICO's well-known brand names include: CADDY® fixings, fasteners and supports; CADWELD® welded electrical connections; CRITEC® surge protection devices; ERICO® rail bonds and specialty products; ERIFLEX® low-voltage panel components; ERITECH® electrical products; and LENTON® concrete reinforcement. Visit ERICO online at

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Contact Name: Laurel Modic
Title: Media Relations

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