I'm looking at installing thin canless LED lights in our soon to be finished garage.
Our garage roof is truss roof and I would like to insulate it before drywalling. So my question has to do with the logistics of the wiring of these lights and insulating the ceiling before drywall.
My initial thought is to just install in the following order:
- install the rough wiring into the junction boxes and let them just hang down (below ceiling level) in roughly the right area.
- Then install (staple) the insulation in the spaces between the trusses and feed the wiring through/around the insulation to get the lights in the right spot.
- Then install the drywall, pushing the junction boxes in between the kraft paper and the ceiling drywall.
- cut the holes for the lights
- fish out the junction box and pigtail and connect the light and snap into place
Does this make sense or would you do things differently?
Do these junction boxes need to be attached to the roof trusses or can they just lay somewhere (between the insulation and the drywall)? Most of the videos I've seen are people installing them in finished ceilings and they just lay the junction box up on the drywall.
The main difference I have is that i'm planning to have insulation right above the drywall so I'm trying to figure out how to install it easily.
Edit: Just added a pic of the open truss system.