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TerryR

07:58AM | 01/06/00
Member Since: 01/05/00
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We have recessed can lighting throughout our house. In the two rooms which are below only attic space (as opposed to a second floor above), we have cold air blowing through the fixtures. When the temp dips below 20 degrees (which it does often) we get condensation forming around the rim of the can. How can we effectively insulate these can lights? Fire hazard is a BIG concern. Ideas?

BobF

03:21AM | 01/07/00
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
That depends on the type of cans you have. If they are IC then just put hte insulation around them. If they are non-IC, then you must keep insulation and other materials at least 3 inches away from them.

If they are non-IC, then build a box to go araound them - maintaining at least 3 inches clear space between the cans and the inside of the box. Now you can insulate around the box. Don't put much around them. Cans have a sensor that will turn them off when they get too hot.

TerryR

03:42AM | 02/04/00
Member Since: 01/05/00
2 lifetime posts
How do you find out if the can lights are IC?
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