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Foam tape purpose?


I just bought and installed a Hampton Bay ceiling light fixture. SKU 533 589.  It came with a small roll of foam tape that is adhesive on one side.  The instructions say to apply it to the inside edge of the frame (the part that covers the bulbs) 1/2 inch down from the top edge.  I did that.  The light is up and works.  I just don't have a clue as to what purpose that tape serves.  Unless I did something wrong, I would have had the same results without it.

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Posted 2012-02-19T21:55:12+0000  by Marty Marty

Hey Marty.


The tape for that fixture is not really important, it is just used to cover holes in the frame of the fixture to keep light from shining through holes the top of the fixture, onto the ceiling. The light will diffuse properly on the ceiling with this tape on. Without the tape on it, it would have dots shining on the ceiling which wouldn't be any big deal but it is just their attention to detail to help the fixture look perfect.

Posted 2012-02-19T22:34:35+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL
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