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    IC rated recessed can

    Regardless if it's an LED recessed can.... if it's non IC rated it is not allowed to be installed in contact with insulation... correct?
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    (1) Non-Type IC. A recessed luminaire that is not identified
    for contact with insulation shall have all recessed parts
    spaced not less than 13 mm (1⁄2 in.) from combustible materials.
    The points of support and the trim finishing off the
    openings in the ceiling, wall, or other finished surface shall
    be permitted to be in contact with combustible materials.

    (2) Type IC. A recessed luminaire that is identified for
    contact with insulation, Type IC, shall be permitted to be in
    contact with combustible materials at recessed parts, points
    of support, and portions passing through or finishing off the
    opening in the building structure.

    (B) Installation. Thermal insulation shall not be installed
    above a recessed luminaire or within 75 mm (3 in.) of the
    recessed luminaire’s enclosure, wiring compartment, ballast,
    transformer, LED driver, or power supply unless the
    luminaire is identified as Type IC for insulation contact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elecold View Post
    Regardless if it's an LED recessed can.... if it's non IC rated it is not allowed to be installed in contact with insulation... correct?
    The owner may replace the LED trim with a halogen lamp at a later date so you have to follow the rules for IC/non-IC.

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    IC rated recessed can

    I haven't seen a can light from a reputable supplier for led only that wasn't IC rated. Now I have however seen quite a few non ic rated cans that had an Edison base lamp holder in them. I think that the reason is because you can still install a high heat lamp. But the ones with the orange led connector can only be used for led lamps. That is of course unless someone re wires it but then at that point it doesn't even still hold its UL listing anymore.


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