Air sealing low profile LED lights
I have a 1600 sqft single story house in Huntington Beach, CA (US Climate Zone 3; CA Climate Zone 6). It currently has 36 recessed lights throughout the home. These lights have the conventional 6″ remodel housings. I want to replace these with the following low profile lights so that I can better insulate my attic. My only problem is that I don’t know of a good way to properly air seal these lights.
Does anyone have a recommendation on how to air seal these types of lights? Are the clips and gasket enough to provide a good air seal? The attic is a traditional vented attic, and I think I will be forced to insulate at the ceiling instead of the below the roof deck.
Just to clarify, these lights do not require housings. I will be removing the existing large metal housings, and installing these lights in the opening. Unfortunately, all the recessed lights are 6″ in size.
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