How to Insulate Recessed Lights | Seal and Insulate Can Lights | Recessed Light Covers DIY

How to Insulate Recessed Lights | Seal and Insulate Can Lights | Recessed Light Covers DIY


hi Michael here in this video I’m gonna
show you how to air seal some gaps in your attic that should help to lower some of those
utility bills and make your home more comfortable stay tuned today what we’re going to do is we’re
gonna install a recessed light cover the reason why you need a recess light
cover is you’re not supposed to have insulation touching the recess lights unless they are IC
rated an IC rated light can withstand the insulation touching it
to keep it from becoming a fire hazard but I a non IC
rated light should have a recessed light cover we
like the insulite brand of recessed light covers just because
they’re very easy to use so if you’re looking for something it’s very easy to
use this would be a a great product to use All you do just
open it up as you can see it creates a little box and they have two different sizes here
available that you can use and then you just basically put it over
the recessed light as you notice it also has a gauge to tell you how tall the insulation is
you’re using around here is about an R 38 around six inches is an R19 in our
part of the country they recommend at least R38 even R49 insulation so here’s what it looks like
installed you can also open the top if you need to to allow for air to escape if it’s hot
air coming off the recessed light on so this is a one way that we do is we
just put this light cover over it and then we use a little bit a spray
foam to spray from around the light cover to make
sure that it’s properly sealed this way to stop air
from coming through if you’ve got a situation you can also
air seal the top if you like you can either use spray from like I’m doing here or use
some sorta tape if you like so that is the one way to install a recess light cover. still
trying to figure out how to improve the air quality overall health and efficiency of your
home well I got you covered click the link
below to download my latest guide on how to make your home dry clean healthy and efficient I like
in your home more up more this that deer in the headlights
look as was up


3 thoughts on “How to Insulate Recessed Lights | Seal and Insulate Can Lights | Recessed Light Covers DIY

  1. There are slotted and solid versions of this. How do you determine which one is the right one to use if you have non-IC canned lights?

  2. Hello Everyone. If you are planning an Air Sealiing DYI project make sure your use the best closed cell spray foam: https://crawlspaceninja.com/product-category/diy-ninja-store/air-sealing-products/

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