Pot Lights?? Installed in floor joists.... Can u insulate around them??
Hi. Im just wondering about my new pot lights i just installed in my basement. They are 5 inch contractor grade lights from home depot(apparently very common lights) The guy from home depot told me it would be fine the way I was doing it. I had a pro electrician wire them so thats all good.. . The insulation is touching the metal of the lights. But this insulation is not like that PINK...Pink will burn from farting too close to it.....Safe & Sound is fire proof and good for sound. Its my daughters room and i want to make sure there is no fire hazard. I was told by a pro u need the blue plastic covers for pot lights. But, all they are for is vapor barrier (Right????) basically its acts as a molded 6mm poly that u can tie ur 6mm poly into more easily...(Right?????). Kinda like the plastic electrical box covers you can buy now instead of wrapping 6mm poly around ur electrical boxes.
My question is whether you can install them with Safe and Sound Insulation arond them?
Also, how much breathing room/air gap do they need? If any?
Oh! Ya! The room is almost ready for paint... Basically DONE.
I am now questioning my instalation. Im worried there will too much heat build up. Which could cause a fire. Soo worried in fact I was up all night thinking about it, until I found this site..lol...I seen a reno show where the pro used a tin box that was instaled into the floor joists, then the pot light went inside of it, allowing the heat to disepate. but, if I used that I would meen no sound insulation..no room...
I hope i painted u all a good picture of my serious dilema, also sorry for blaburing on soo much. but please any comments are welcome.
Thanks A Bunch!