Are my recessed light fixtures rated for insulation?


  #1  
Old 01-29-16, 06:09 AM
C
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 40
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Are my recessed light fixtures rated for insulation?

Name:  IMG_1247.jpg
Views: 1363
Size:  38.5 KB

Hello, this is the attic view of a VuLite V61C recessed light. There is no insulation covering it, presumably because the housing is not rated for it? Could I cover it with one of those Tenmat light covers or similar? Thanks!
 
  #2  
Old 01-29-16, 07:05 AM
Handyone's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 4,807
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
The actual model # is V6IC, not 1C. They are rated for direct insulation contact (IC).

You can cover the cans with insulation, but don't pack it in.
 
  #3  
Old 01-31-16, 02:03 PM
C
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 40
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Thank you for the response and clarification. Does it matter if I used faced or unfaced insulation here? Do I need to use mineral wool or is fiberglass okay?
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: