LED Retrofit Lights – caulking the trim ring
We bought a home with a lot of recessed lights with incandescent bulbs. I just completed installing Tenmat rockwool covers over the accessible lights. I am retrofitting LED lights now and bought three samples of Satco S29313 retrofit kits with E26 base adapter (photo below). The kit does not come with a gasket to seal the ring/light to the ceiling, probably because there is no way those friction springs could apply enough upward force to form a good gasket seal to the ceiling.
I want to caulk the trim ring to the ceiling to get a good air seal, but I’m concerned about possible future failures of the LED requiring replacement. So a permanent caulk is not a good solution.
Has anybody tried using “temporary” caulks such as Dap “Seal ‘N Peel Removable Caulk” to air-seal the LED trim ring to the ceiling?
Are there other solutions to air-sealing the LED trim ring to the ceiling but being able to remove it in the future for repairs? (Martin — other than ripping out the entire recessed lighting fixture, that is)
GBA Detail Library
A collection of one thousand construction details organized by climate and house part