New low heat cans


Old 10-24-06, 08:50 PM
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Location: Volusia County, Florida (Central)
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New low heat cans

Hello all,

Will want to use cellulose insulation in the ceilings and heard it would be smart to use a low/no heat cans, while a little more expensive, a little safer as well.

Noticed on another post someone disparaged the "home center" supply chain.

Any suggestions on the brand or what/where I should look for a good can?


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Old 10-25-06, 04:57 AM
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Any fixture that is UL rated is fine. I am not a fan of big box stuff, but the fixtures are the same as you would buy anywhere else, of the same manufacturer. What you need are IC(insulation contact) cans. That means you can put insualtion directly on the fixture. Non IC with direct contact can be a fire hazard. Even better are ATIC cans, airtight insulation contact. The designation has nothing to do with lo-temp or hi-temp.

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