Can I pretend my non-IC can lights are IC rated?
April 23, 2014 4:02 PM Subscribe
A few years ago I had installed 6 remodel recessed can lights which were non-IC rated for use with 50 watt halogen bulbs. They are in the ceiling of my 2nd floor office, with the attic above. The electricians told me they pushed the insulation away from the cans at least 3 inches. Now I don't like the big loss of insulation in the ceiling and want a change. But what?
posted by Rad_Boy to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My current idea is to replace all the halogen bulbs with equivalent lumen LED bulbs (PAR 20 type). Will I then be able to pretend the can is IC rated and push all the insulation back up against it?
If not, what else?