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Old 07-28-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Recessed housing is labeled IC/Non-IC.......


What exactly does that mean?? I have 2 of these exact units. How do you install it differently to make it an IC unit??

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If these are similar to the Progress brand the unit can be either IC or non-IC based on the trim selected.
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If these are similar to the Progress brand the unit can be either IC or non-IC based on the trim selected.
Interesting, I've never seen that before.
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I have the same ones and actually contacted the company. there is a metal spacing insert within the can that has the fixture mounted to it. With it that way, the unit is IC rated. I opted to removed that metal piece and put a full trim bezel in the can which according to Thomas is also IC rated.

You should be ggod whichever way you go. Just don't move the spacer up as that will make it non IC.
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Could it simply be that the fixture is rated at 55W and therefore going higher than that would require a Non-IC installation?!?!
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I wouldn't go higher wattage than it's rated either way. The owners manual describes the IC vs non-IC as well
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Could it simply be that the fixture is rated at 55W and therefore going higher than that would require a Non-IC installation?!?!
The inside label will tell the correct bulb and combinations that can be used. Some will only be for use in a non-IC type usage. Change the bulb and trim and the same housing can now be used as an IC fixture.
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