Recessed light question

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Old 01-06-07, 08:11 PM
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Recessed light question

I am planning to put recessed lights in all the bedrooms. Do I need to get IC rated kits?...there is insulation present in the cieling.
 
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Old 01-06-07, 08:35 PM
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Yes you need the IC rated housing, unless you plan on heating and cooling the attic by leaving holes 3" larger than the Non-IC housing. Save your self the money in the long run and get the IC rated housings.

Your area may also require the housing to be air-tight also.
 
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To be clear, jokes aside, a non-IC rated can will likely cause a fire if installed in contact with insulation. You need IC-rated cans, they are readily available and inexpensive.
 
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Old 01-06-07, 10:23 PM
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To be clear, jokes aside, a non-IC rated can will likely cause a fire if installed in contact with insulation. You need IC-rated cans, they are readily available and inexpensive.

Ok..thanks
 
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Old 01-06-07, 11:33 PM
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Yes, you will need IC rated cans and be sure to remember not to over lamp them as it can cause additional problems so stick with the lamp wattage suggested on the recesses and you should be all dandy...
 
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