ok to put insulation in ceiling with cree cr7s?

Kristen HallockJune 15, 2013

Our master bedroom is above our kitchen. We are using existing 6" cans with CREE CR7 inserts. Can we put insulation in the ceiling? Do LEDs get hot? Should we leave space between the light and insulation?

We just want to eliminate noise in our bedroom.

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live_wire_oak

The Cree are just the inserts. The housing type determines if you can insulate above it. You need IC (insulation contact) ones if you want to insulate above them. If you are doing recessed in a space with an attic above, you want Insulation Contact Air Tight housings for those.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 7:55PM
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Kristen Hallock

Ugh. It's to an attic above. It's a regular full 2nd story on a house. Is there something to look for to tell if the cans are rated for insulation? These cans are 20+ years old.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 11:36AM
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