27 Apr '12, 4am

Recessed Can Lighting- Air Tight Housings, Air Tight Baffle Trim, or Air Seal from Attic w/ Boxes #green

How effective are air tight recessed can lights with regard to energy efficiency and indoor air quality? Would you say that they're worth the added expense? How much can be gained by retrofitting an existing standard (not air tight) recessed can with air tight baffle trim? Is air tight baffle trim worth purchasing and installing in existing standard cans? Will installing an air tight baffle trim eliminate most of the air leakage from standard recessed can lighting? Will retrofitting a recessed fixture with air tight baffle trim do nearly as much as installing an air tight drywall box over the can light from the attic? Skip the air tight baffle and build the box? Any recommendations on quality brands of air tight recessed can lights?

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