Recessed LED cans under blown-in insulation?
Is some type of covering required over recessed IC and air tight light cans with LEDs?
I'd like to install recessed 6" LED lights in my kitchen ceiling (now just one big florescent light fixture). Above the kitchen is attic space that is covered in loose chunks of blown-in fiberglass insulation.
My plan is to install cans that are IC and air-tight (and EcoSmart LED kits from Home Depot) then have my electrician wire them up.
I have seen conflicting suggestions on whether it is necessary to put a box or other barrier between the IC-AT cans and the insulation. Can anyone confirm that nothing more than the IC cans (which will in fact be in contact with insulation) are necessary?
Also, some cans say they are specific for LED lights - can't I use any IC-AT can for my EcoSmart LEDs so long as it's the correct size (here, 6")?