Barricading recessed lights with insulation??


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Old 12-19-07, 07:32 PM
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Barricading recessed lights with insulation??

Can you barricade IC recessed lights with insulation, I know insulation can touch the side of it but I didn't know if it could be on top and all around it.
 
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Old 12-19-07, 07:36 PM
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Yes, an IC rated can may be completely surrounded by insulation.
 
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Old 12-20-07, 02:48 PM
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It's also a good idea to get the air-tight IC cans if you plan on using loose or blown in insulation material. The loose material can sometimes work its way into the plain IC cans over time.
 
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Good point on the loose insulation!
 
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Old 12-20-07, 11:27 PM
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And let me add this one as well.

PLEASE read the manufacter label for the lightbulb max wattage related to the type of trim it will make the diffrence as well.
 
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One better than the wattage if possible go with compact flourecent bulbs and then heat/wattage is no longer and issue. You can feel good saving the environment plus a couples bucks on your electric bill too!
 

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