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Air Sealing and Insulation: Can Lights

DIY Sealing and Insulating Can Lighting

DIY Can Lights

 How to Seal and Insulate Can Lights (video) – demonstrates how to simply and quickly stop air leakages through can lights using covers specifically designed for this purpose. Also watch Recessed Lighting – Proper Sealing and Safety in The Attic. and How to Seal and Insulate Can Lights (at 3:00 see thermal imaging and at 3:45 you can learn about how some older can lights are not insulation contact rated.  This means you can not have insulation come into contact with the can light. – solution explained at 4:20.

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Photo of Laura LanghamLaura LanghamEnergy Conservation Program Manager (919) 515-8474 laura_langham@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences - NC State University
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