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Tenmat Recessed Light Cover
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Recessed Light Cover

  • Protects light fixtures
  • Prevents air leakage
  • Recessed Light Cover
$14.97 /each

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The Tenmat FF130E Recessed Light Cover is made out of a fire safe material and was specifically designed to protect your light fixture from insulation in the attic and to stop unwanted air leakage through your recessed light. The FF130E has been fire and thermally tested in accordance with UL1598 and IEC 60598-1 and can be used with IC, as well as Non-IC rated recessed lights (See installation instructions for maximum lamp wattage and types). Most recessed lights are not compatible with insulation and oftentimes start cycling on/off after they have been buried with cellulose, foam, fiberglass, etc. The lights' malfunction is a concern and a safety hazard. Pushing the insulation away is not an effective solution since it creates air passages in the building envelope and wastes energy. According to the department of energy, recessed lights account for 50% of the total thermal losses of a ceiling. Tenmat, the leading manufacturer of high temperature engineering materials and fire protection components for recessed lights specifically developed the FF130E Recessed Light Cover to solve this problem and protect lights from insulation while simultaneously allowing the insulation to be continuous and uninterrupted over the whole area of the ceiling. Due to this improved air tightness and insulation, Tenmat users experience significant energy savings, noise reduction and draft reduction. The FF130E covers are fit within seconds and do not require any assembly or special tools.

  • Thermally tested according to UL 1598 for usage with IC and non-IC rated lights
  • Fire tested in accordance with IEC 60598-1
  • Saves energy by eliminating draft through your recessed light fixture
  • Keeps flammable insulation at a safe distance from hot recessed lights
  • Easy to fit - no assembly required
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Are these recessed light covers one hour fire rated?

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February 15, 2016
I am installing LED slim surface mounts (9-12 watts) but I don't have 9 inches of clearance. I have 7 3/4 inches and I want to also put in 3 inches of Roxul Safe and Sound insulation for deadening the sound between floors. Will this work in this situation? My LED lights need 1 1/2 - 2 inches of clearance.
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October 25, 2016
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These light covers are not one hour fire rated. Other Tenmat models do meet or exceed this standard. FF109-350 meets the one hour standard, and model FF109X exceeds the standard. I do not know of a V-A construction standard approved cover which is only 4 inches tall. You may be able to cut one of the approved V-A rated models listed above to meet your needs. Recommend you contact Tenmat to verify Read More
These light covers are not one hour fire rated. Other Tenmat models do meet or exceed this standard. FF109-350 meets the one hour standard, and model FF109X exceeds the standard. I do not know of a V-A construction standard approved cover which is only 4 inches tall. You may be able to cut one of the approved V-A rated models listed above to meet your needs. Recommend you contact Tenmat to verify workable solution. Read Less
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April 6, 2016
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These are NOT 1 hr fire rated. If you look them up on the website, Tenmat advises using some of their other fire rated products for this application. This is simply a recessed light draft-stop cover. Please read the Manufacturer's website:
http://www.tenmatusa.com/insulation-protection-covers/ff130e-recessed-light-draft-stop-cover/
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These are NOT 1 hr fire rated. If you look them up on the website, Tenmat advises using some of their other fire rated products for this application. This is simply a recessed light draft-stop cover. Please read the Manufacturer's website:
http://www.tenmatusa.com/insulation-protection-covers/ff130e-recessed-light-draft-stop-cover/
Who ever answered this question that it was fire rated should do some research before talking about products they do not understand. Read Less
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February 17, 2016
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Yes, they are fire rated.
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what if the my lights are off centered between the beams?

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January 15, 2016
as a result these light covers wont be "centered" on the lights, and my non-ic lights will be within 1-2 inches of one side of this tenmat cover. is that ok/safe?
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October 25, 2016
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None of my lights are centered; most are butted up to the wood rafter. IC requirements require the fixture to be 3 inches from the insulation. The Tenmat cover corrects this problem even when the fixture is nailed to a 2x4 rafter. It is definitely okay, and recommended to use the Tenmat cover. I simply inserted one side of the cover between the fixture and the wooden rafter; cutting one or more slots in Read More
None of my lights are centered; most are butted up to the wood rafter. IC requirements require the fixture to be 3 inches from the insulation. The Tenmat cover corrects this problem even when the fixture is nailed to a 2x4 rafter. It is definitely okay, and recommended to use the Tenmat cover. I simply inserted one side of the cover between the fixture and the wooden rafter; cutting one or more slots in the side of the cover to accommodate wiring and flex. I finished by sealing with fire retardant spray foam and the cover to the sheetrock ceiling. If you are running really hot, wattage bulbs, then you can use the Tenmat Fire Rated covers; check Tenmat site for details. Read Less
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February 22, 2016
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First and foremost Look inside your can light... does it have a large orange sticker ASTM 283 e If it does and you use an LED trim that also has the same rating If so roll your regular Insulation right up to it.also If it has a title 24 sticker IT means it was tested to the highest air penetration level and this ridiculous product Known as TENMAT would not be needed ,The times you absolutely need it is Read More
First and foremost Look inside your can light... does it have a large orange sticker ASTM 283 e If it does and you use an LED trim that also has the same rating If so roll your regular Insulation right up to it.also If it has a title 24 sticker IT means it was tested to the highest air penetration level and this ridiculous product Known as TENMAT would not be needed ,The times you absolutely need it is when your Recessed are older and NON-IC... Read Less
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January 24, 2016
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I have a similar problem with ceiling joists are quite narrow about 10 inches apart. In my case, I will have to take a hand saw and cut each side down to where the cover will fit in between the joists. In your case, it looks like will have to trim it at a 90-degree angle to fit in the corner, pulling back that loose wire so the cover will fit over the light. I don't think there will be a problem with the Read More
I have a similar problem with ceiling joists are quite narrow about 10 inches apart. In my case, I will have to take a hand saw and cut each side down to where the cover will fit in between the joists. In your case, it looks like will have to trim it at a 90-degree angle to fit in the corner, pulling back that loose wire so the cover will fit over the light. I don't think there will be a problem with the clearance as you have a smaller light. The inside diameter of the cover is about 8-9 inches providing enough clearance. Go onto the manufacturer's website and check out their installation video. You might even be able to call a representative of the company. I e-mailrf a question and received a response shortly afterward. Gary Read Less
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Will this fit over a 4" low voltage can light? They are kind of long...

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The diameter of this cover is 14 inches which can be elongated by creating an oval shape vice the normal circular shape. This is done by pressing on opposing sides of the cover. You need to measure your total fixture length which may be 14 3/4 inches including the box. You may get by with normal size Tenmat cover. If not, then go with the Tenmat model FF135 Oversized Draft Stop Cover which has a 16.5 Read More
The diameter of this cover is 14 inches which can be elongated by creating an oval shape vice the normal circular shape. This is done by pressing on opposing sides of the cover. You need to measure your total fixture length which may be 14 3/4 inches including the box. You may get by with normal size Tenmat cover. If not, then go with the Tenmat model FF135 Oversized Draft Stop Cover which has a 16.5 inch diameter. Read Less
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Dear Jason: That depends on the size of your low voltage light and the transformer behind it. The interior diameter of the Tenmat cover is 14" and the height is 9".

If you need a longer, more rectangular cover, you can easily build one yourself from pieces of drywall. Tape the edges together with foil HVAC tape. (Not silver fabric "duct" tape.)

Either way, seal the edges of the cover with latex
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Dear Jason: That depends on the size of your low voltage light and the transformer behind it. The interior diameter of the Tenmat cover is 14" and the height is 9".

If you need a longer, more rectangular cover, you can easily build one yourself from pieces of drywall. Tape the edges together with foil HVAC tape. (Not silver fabric "duct" tape.)

Either way, seal the edges of the cover with latex sealant to block air leaks -- NOT Great Stuff foam or other types of spray foam, which are flammable. DAP 230 is a good option.
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Venting recessed light covers

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My attic is under-insulated with ten can-lights that are not IC rated and currently uncovered in the attic. I intend to have cellulose fiber insulation blown in after I cover my 10 light cans with the appropriate insulating can-cover. My question: the can-lights have incandescent bulbs (i.e., not halogen, LED, etc). I would imagine that the heat build up after they are on for several hours can be extreme. If the insulating can-light cover is not vented, will the heat build up under the can-cover cause a fire or electrical hazard? I realize that if I vent the cover, I will experience a decrease in the insulating value of the can-cover. My concern is sealing up a heat producing source (the can-light bulb) that is attached to the ceiling sheetrock.
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Dear Owl: You are correct: heat will build up if the cans are covered, particularly with incandescent bulbs. If your existing recessed lights are older, they may also lack an automatic high temperature shutoff switch -- which is standard with new cans.

So, the best option is to replace your recessed light cans with new IC rated cans. This is actually very easy, particularly if the cans are not
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Dear Owl: You are correct: heat will build up if the cans are covered, particularly with incandescent bulbs. If your existing recessed lights are older, they may also lack an automatic high temperature shutoff switch -- which is standard with new cans.

So, the best option is to replace your recessed light cans with new IC rated cans. This is actually very easy, particularly if the cans are not fastened to the ceiling joists. (Even if they are, it is easy to remove the old ones.) The wiring connection is simple; just be sure to turn off the power first, of course.

Sealing your recessed lights is a great idea. Air flow up into the attic is a major cause of energy loss, and recessed lights are Culprit #1. Blocking air flow in your house is almost as important as insulation and R value.

When you install covers over your new cans, also be sure to seal the edges carefully to block air leaks. Use sealant -- not spray foam (e.g. Great Stuff) which is flammable. DAP 230 works well.

Best of luck with your project!

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March 1, 2016
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No, this is not safe for use with incandescent bulbs.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Tenmat Recessed Light Covers are an excellent value, and large enough to easily cover my fixt... The Tenmat Recessed Light Covers are an excellent value, and large enough to easily cover my fixtures. I installed five of these over my existing non-IC rated fixtures; making cuts in the sidewalls to accommodate flex and wiring. This gave me a tight fit with the ceiling sheetrock. I then sprayed fire retardant foam to seal the cover to the sheetrock. They are strong enough to handle the load of R60 insulation. I highly recommend this simple but effective cover for all recessed light covers. Tenmat makes a larger size if needed.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent Installed per the installation instructions. Immediately made a huge difference. One bathroom has two recessed lights and was always the warmest room in the summer and coldest room in the winter. Within minutes of the installation you could feel the difference. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered 22 of these but it turned out only 17 downlights were accessible in our attic. They ha... I ordered 22 of these but it turned out only 17 downlights were accessible in our attic. They had the correct fit over the height of the lights. I made cuts with a box knife to allow for electrical cables. Plus I needed to make 4 slits at the base to accommodate the fixture hangers between the joists. Once the Tenmat cover was seated flat on the drywall ceiling, I used "great stuff" to permanently seal the bottom lip to the drywall, and also sealed the slit I made for electrical wiring. Finally the attic insulation that I had shoved back for the installation process was pulled back into place. With the cover in place, the insulation fit snugly against the cover and the draft through the light fixture was eliminated. This all started when the local utility did an energy audit of our home and pointed out that our downlights were acting like holes sending warm and/or cool air directly into the attic. Although a pricey solution, I highly recommend these covers versus other alternatives I had considered.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Design is well thought out....covers all sizes of can lighting with good height to account for added blow in insulation.Easy to cut to allow for cable entry. Seems a bit pricey for recycled material though.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Glad home depot carries these, because i didn't see them at lowe's. But overall, These fit fine after I cut sections for wires. Install Was very easy.. Sealed the edges with great stuff.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These were great to cover our ceiling lights. We'd been losing a lot of heat into the attic befo... These were great to cover our ceiling lights. We'd been losing a lot of heat into the attic before we covered them. Just the right size, good coverage, easy to install.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was fairly easy to install, but would be better if it was narrower to fit in between the beams. Was fairly easy to install, but would be better if it was narrower to fit in between the beams.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light covers Definitely served the purpose I need them for.would purchase again if needed
Date published: 2016-12-27
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