Converting can lights
I have 8 recessed/can lights in my home. They are not ICAT rated, so there is currently no insulation around these fixtures. No air sealing, either. We’re adding cellulose insulation within the next few weeks, so I’d appreciate some advice on how to deal with these dang lights.
We priced replacing with ICAT fixtures, but it’s too expensive. Also considered removing them entirely, but that’s even more expensive and time-consuming. We ordered some LED retrofit inserts (Cree C6), but they are too bright (625 lumens) and the depth of the light causes shadows that we dislike.
I decided to order Tenmat covers & LED bulbs as a workaround. Is this a safe solution? Also, there are some cracks around the trim of some of the can lights. Can I apply a basic latex caulk to seal these cracks? And between the Tenmat covers and drywall?
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