Recessed lights in outdoor soffit- airtight?


Old 04-10-18, 07:57 AM
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Question Recessed lights in outdoor soffit- airtight?

What are the attributes of recessed lights that are being installed in an outdoor soffit? Is an "airtight" type what I need? Would a recessed light for a shower work?
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Old 04-10-18, 08:49 AM
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If its outdoor, and not directly below living area, i dont know why it would need to be airtight. If it will be in contact with insulation it should be IC rated at a minimum. A non-IC rated fixture should not be installed within 3" of insulation. (Or whatever the mfg recommends)
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You will need IC rated can as XSleeper said already. And I believe pretty much all IC rated cans are airtight as well.
It doesn't need to be a shower trim if using regular bulbs, but if going for a LED trim get one rated for wet area.

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