LED Disk Light & Blown Insulation Barrier
Looking at lighting, and the thin disk LED’s look to be a great alternative to can lights. They are available in Insulation Contact, don’t displace insulation, can be suitable for Wet Locations, don’t use much energy, and have color changing functionality that enables setting the lights to warm or cool lighting hues. The ONLY drawback I can see is that they leave a big hole in the ceiling, and if/when they need to be adjusted or changed, pulling them out will allow a big chunk of our blown in attic insulation to tumble to the ground and make a huge mess. My initial thought is just to put some leftover housewrap (Obdyke FlatWrap) over the holes before the insulation goes in. Then…once we’re ready to install the lights, just gently push up the house wrap with the light and we’re good to go. The wrap is Fire Rated “A”, and the disks are IC rated. Are there any drawbacks to this plan? Moisture trapping? Still too much heat for the wrap? Has anyone considered or used this approach before?
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