Another example of energy problems around recessed lights

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Syracuse-based Senior Advisor John Scipione forwards this all-too-common photo from the field illustrating efficiency problems with recessed “can” lighting.  You can see light leaking through and around the fixture–air from inside the house is doing the same.  And because this fixture isn’t rated for insulation contact, the insulation has to be kept away.  Learn more about how to address this.

Energy weak points around recessed light fixture--air leaks and poor insulation.

Energy weak points around recessed light fixture.

[Side note–it you can see the tops of 6″ joists in your adequate above the insulation–you probably don’t have enough insulation.]

Thanks,
Mike

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