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Model FF130E

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Recessed Light Cover

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

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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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Venting recessed light covers

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February 29, 2016
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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August 9, 2016
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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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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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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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R-Value

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February 3, 2016
Perhaps I've overlooked it, but does this product have a R-Value?
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June 18, 2016
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The purpose of these is to cover your recessed light housing so that you can then put insulation over it like the rest of your attic floor.
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February 9, 2016
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The cover does not have an R value.
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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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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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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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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Product itself is good If you have plenty of room to work and the canned lights are spaced evenly between beams, these should be easy to install. Otherwise as in my case they’ve been a bit of a pain. I have to crawl in my attic, and all of the 11 canned lights I have are against a beam, so I’ve had to cut the caps to fit, leaving gaps. I bought the spray fireblock, but its also difficult to use with the limited space I have to work. I've pretty much given up on trying to get an airtight fit, but at this point if I can just get the fixtures covered enough so the heat of the attic in summer wont cause the cans to be hot to the touch on the room side, that‘ll be good enough for me. Three down and eight more to go... June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very practical and easy to use I bought these to cover can lights (attic side) so I wouldn't have A/C funneling out the cracks. I slit the side and made it smaller to achieve what I needed to. Easy to work with. June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by recessed light cover The recessed light covers fit just right over the lights that were put into the attic an no problem with putting them in May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Easy to install. Warning this does have fiberglass in it if you are sensitive to fiberglass. I didn't know until I opened them and got it on my hands. Just a warning but great product, our insulator was impressed! May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by As good as i can be The product is fit for purpose, the trouble comes when you try to fit it in the attic. Cramped, hot, and fibre glass everywhere. The best thing is the recessed light fittings are never in space they are always squashed against a beam so the only way to fit the cover is to tear chucks out of them. Spraying the foam is a nightmare too because it can be impossible to see what your doing around the 360 degrees you need to. None of this is the fault of the product but beware fitting these is tough work and you will need crawl planks everywhere you need to go so you can get close to where you need to. I fitted 6 over one room and have 4 more to go and I can't face going up and doing it. One day when my memory fades I'll do the others. Wear googles because the fireblock foam can go anywhere. April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by draft eliminator excellent product for those that have recessed lights exposed to attic area and are experiencing draft from them. extremely easy installation. recommend using the fireblock foam sealant with product May 17, 2016
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