How to retrofit electrical potlights?
Our house has a more than an average number of pot-lights located in the second level ceiling.
The main floor has over 30, however, the main floor is not a concern at the moment. The pot lights which penetrate the upper floor ceiling into the attic space are rated as IC (insulated ceiling) but are not rated for AT (air-tight). The installation Poly boots was not mandated by our local authority.
The contractor installed the pot lights to hide his ceiling defects, as the light from a pot light will be directed downward and not across the ceiling. Surface mounted lighting will wash the ceiling and expose the ripples, bumps and numerous other defects.
I have approximately 24 pot lights penetrating the ceiling space into the attic and I would like to retrofit the pot lights with a surface mounted ceiling fixture which could be sealed with caulking and stop the migration of hot air into the attic space.
Are retrofits available and where would I purchase them?
Posted Tue, 09/10/2013 - 13:25
Edited Wed, 09/11/2013 - 07:30
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