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I am in the process of a kitchen/den remodeled and recently had recessed lighting installed. Only the inserts and lights (various bulbs I had on hand right now 40-75 watts) are installed at this point, as I wanted to have my drywall guy do his magic and then paint before my electrician put the baffles and trim on. My home is a two story home with hardwood floors on the second level. Last night as I was walking across the floors barefooted I noticed warm spots over where the lights have been installed. There is no insulation between the floors and the cans are Type IC. If these lights are putting off enough heat to make it through both the subfloor and hardwood floors, is there any danger of a fire? Will this heat damage my hardwood floors? Also is this heat transferring warmer right now due to the lack of the baffles being in place? The lighting is beautiful, but I want to make sure everything is safe. Thanks for the help.