I am in the process of installing 6inch retrofit LED recessed lighting in the first and second floor.
This is a remodel.
I intend to use airtight IC rated cans for the same. For the first floor there is no insulation The second floor has insulation and roof access through attic.
The inspector with the township wants to know what type of fire rated cap I will be using.
I then started researching about the installation of fire caps which requires me cut into the sheet rock and close spackle and paint it again. There is obviously more time/cost involved.
Question is are the caps really required by code?
I tried looking up NEC code for recessed lighting with fire caps but couldn't find much
Any guidance appreciated. If anyone can point me to related documentation of the fire cap requirements for LED recessed lighting that will be great.