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Wire hanging kits?

Is there anywhere local I can find something as cool as this?
http://www.rapidled.com/hanging-kits/

None of the hardware stores carry them nor even the bobby stores.

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Depending upon the weight of your fixture, the hooks/clasps you can pick up in the jewelry section of Michael's could work well. They look a lot like the hooks in the first kit.

Whoops, forgot to add: I was in one of the more marine-centric fish shops in the Cincinnati area a couple weeks ago and saw several Coralife wire hanging kits for about $15. They may be worth considering if you can find them cheap enough.
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oh, ok. thanks.

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This journal has a good look at what could work for you.
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Your local electrical supply warehouse/wholesaler will have similar items. They are used for suspending fluorescent light fixtures. If you go during non peak hours, they will help you out and generally sell retail.
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ok, looking for manufacturers so I can find wholesaler

Found this one but no wholesaler info from them.
http://www.griplocksystems.com/light...-Grippers&id=1

http://www.pendantsystems.com/index....=18628&count=1

It might be easier just to buy from rapid led.

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^^^ good options.


There are a few lighting stores around here. I'll give them a call.

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The griplock systems are really well made. They supply directly to various light manufacturers like Columbia Lighting, so if you hunt for a Columbia distributor, you'll probably find they carry them (i.e. Columbia has their own part numbers for each griplock assembly).
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Thanks for the tip. I'll be calling some electrical stores that are distributors of columbia.

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I was at Home Depot last night and saw a bunch of different wire rope/grip/clamp options for super-cheap. Found them near the aluminum c-channel and not near the chains and such where one typically finds that thing.

May want to check them out. I didn't snap a pic but remember being impressed with the selection.
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Yeah I saw them. They're made for bigger gauge wires.

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