Using IC recessed lights in basement?

Old 09-19-06, 10:54 AM
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Using IC recessed lights in basement?

Any reason to use "insulated ceiling" recessed lights for a basement, which I don't plan on insulating? I recently received a quote from an electrician for 6.5" Lightolier IC lights for my basement.

Old 09-19-06, 11:18 AM
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You would not be required to use IC (insulation contact) lights, however you also would not be prohibited from using them. Perhaps he had a bunch of them in stock. The price is not significantly higher for IC over non-IC recessed lights and would allow you the flexibility of insulating in the future.

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