Enclosure or caulk around thin LED recessed lights?
I know this may make some cringe, but I am interested in installing 12 qty Halo HLB 4” recessed LEDs in my home’s second floor (see product link below). We have a combination of wall and ceiling fan/lights throughout the second floor now, but it is just too dark at night for our liking.
Like most folks, am concerned with maintaining a continuous ceiling air barrier as the lights will protrude into the attic.
I asked the manufacturer, Eaton, if the lights would function properly being housed in small plywood and rockwool enclosures mounted on the attic side. The enclosures will include a fluid applied WRB and have a 2- or 3-in air gap around all sides of the light. They felt this approach was excessive because the lights are sealed, include a gasket, are E283 compliant, and should be caulked to the ceiling. They said the lights would function either way though.
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