question on led recessed lighting. ic or not?
I'm doing a bathroom renovation and wanted to use LED recessed lighting but can't figure out if it's ok to cover the cans with insulation. Hopefully someone can help me out.
I plan on using the 5" LED retrofit kit made by Lithonia found at Home Depot. The kit comes with the can, and a combo trim/LED bulb. The area above the bathroom is an attic with batted insulation.
The box the kit comes in states "IC/NON-IC REMODEL HOUSING". So which is it? Nothing in the installation directions specifically states making it an IC or NON-IC installation. In the general caution list, there is a line item stating to avoid covering the LED fixture with insulation, foam, or other material. However, if the can is truely IC, then covering with insulation shouldn't be a problem.
I'm a little put out at the lack of detail in the directions regarding IC or NON-IC. This, to me, seems to be a pretty important issue. Is there a better recessed LED kit out there that addresses this more clearly?
Thanks for any help.