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My attic has non-IC recessed lights. What is the best approach to insulate it?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 08, 2012 01:01 AM
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I was advised to build air tight rigid foam insulation boxes and cover the cans. Then I was told that I can blow in fiberglass or cellulose. Is it recommended? Also I have replaced all the recessed lights with cool LEDs. Now when I run the lights for several hours, the cans are not very hot to the touch and I can keep my hand on them. Does that remove the fire hazard? Do I need special cans for LED lights or can I just replace the incandescent lights with LEDs? They are of the BR30 type.




 

 

I was advised to build air tight rigid foam insulation boxes and cover the cans. Then I was told that I can blow in fiberglass or cellulose. Is it recommended? Also I have replaced all the recessed lights with cool LEDs. Now when I run the lights for several hours, the cans are not very hot to the touch and I can keep my hand on them. Does that remove the fire hazard? Do I need special cans for LED lights or can I just replace the incandescent lights with LEDs? They are of the BR30 type.

Peter,

The advice you received about building an air-tight box cover for your recessed lights is still good.

I would caution you to verify that your existing fixtures are equipped with high...



 

 

 
 
 

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