Attic insulation around pod lights question

Old 02-07-21, 10:31 AM
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Attic insulation around pod lights question

I have multiple pod lights in my kitchen and I have blown in insulation in the attic. When I installed the lights, I just pulled back the insulation because of the heat that the flood lights could make. Since then Iíve gone all LEDs and Iím starting to think about additional insulation.

I know that they make a hat that goes over the back of pod lights, they were pretty expensive when I looked into it. Now with the evolution of LEDs and the much lower heat created, whatís the proper way to cover over the back of the pod lights and is heat a concern ?
Old 02-07-21, 11:06 AM
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Technically the only way to have insulation touching a lighting fixture is if it is IC rated, regardless of the type of bulb used.

LED's do put out LESS heat but they still produce some heat!

I know what your looking for but cant give it!
Old 02-07-21, 11:33 AM
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Marq is correct. IC rated cans have a thermal overload that turns off the power if the can gets too hot. This heat can come from the lamp or just from that attic getting hot from the sun. Plus, if you were to cover them with insulation who's to say the next person won't put a different lamp in the can.

Check to see if the cans are IC rated by looking at the label inside. If they are you can cover them with all the insulation you want.

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