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Old 08-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #16
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How would you loose heat with an IC air tight can? You can add spray foam on the back side and run the insulation right over and around it.

If you think there out of style you better start calling the builders that are installing these day in and day out by the thousands.
the bulb heats up the can. this puts heat in the attic.

i didn't say they were out of style. someone in another thread did. that is why i asked.

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i was at HD yesterday. they had a nice display. i found 6" led bulbs that had the trim on them, $39. and IC cans for about $8. they had one working and the can was completely cool, i am sure it was on all day. so i am leaning this route.
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I have 8 can lights in my kitchen for general lighting. Put them all on a dimmer and most of the time it sits at about 75% of full on. One of the lights is over the sink. Mistake I made was leaving it on same dimmer as rest of lights. I should have put it on its own switch or dimmer. For the best selection in trims, you will need to go to a real lighting store, not the big box stores. There are literally hundreds of trims to chose from so you should be able to find one that suits your tastes.
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and IC cans for about $8
You want the ICAT cans, not IC.
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You want the ICAT cans, not IC.
i believe they are the same thing. they just put IC on the box.
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IC = “insulated Ceiling” Can light Housing. This simply means insulation can be put around them where they protrude into the attic.
ICAT = “Insulated Ceiling Air-Tight” Can Light Housing. Same as above with the added feature that no air leaks from the house upward into the attic.


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Can you be more specific?

Having installed five of these in my kitchen I can say it is not that hard if you have access to the area above the kitchen. if you don't, well lets say it requires more skill.

you can buy a box of 6 at a big box store for like $65 - $80. Plus the cost of the special tool to cut the holes.

Also though we call them "can lights" the technical term is "recessed lights"
65-80 dollars? got a pack of 4 for 25 at Menards... special tool? Just use a serrated knife/ blade after tracing the outside of the can (be sure to cut about 1/4" inside of the line if using remodel boxes)
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i got a 6 pack of icat cans at HD for $50.

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