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Old 01-22-2020, 08:14 PM   #1
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Floor joist insulation and lighting


I would like to put insulation for sound-proofing and "pop-up"/"between the joists" radiant heat.

I know you're supposed to put special cans on recessed lights when they're going to be near insulation. Is there anything special I need to plan on doing around my ceiling light fixtures that'll be surrounded by insulation?

(I am looking at rockwool/mineral fiber insulation, though I might do open cell spray foam as well/instead if it can go around my radiant floor heating stuff)
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Insulated rated cans IR. or just use LEDs that look like pots.

Go with resilient channel too for the sound.

Rock wool or fiberglass are both good.
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You don't have to worry about the code around the LED pots? hmmm

I'm kind of thinking to replace almost all the lights in the house with LEDs. I don't mind the idea of buying new fixtures every 5-10 years since it's a good excuse to paint the walls/ceiling :P
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You don't have to worry about the code around the LED pots? hmmm

I'm kind of thinking to replace almost all the lights in the house with LEDs. I don't mind the idea of buying new fixtures every 5-10 years since it's a good excuse to paint the walls/ceiling :P
I don't know good or bad brands but watch the video here.

https://www.lotusledlights.com/led-r...w-construction
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