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Sounds like a dumb question, I know IC stands for Insulation Contact, but I'm not sure if both the LED panel and driver can be covered in direct contact with insulation. I touched a driver today and it was hot.

I have these Halo 6-in canless recessed lights. When I installed them I mounted the driver boxes on the roof rafters. I'm going to blow in more cellulose insulation that will cover the drivers.

The manual says

  • cULus Certified type IC suitable for direct contact with air permeable insulation
  • Not recommended for use in direct contact with spray foam insulation (reference NEMA LSD57-2013
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  • IC also stands for Integrated Circuit which the dimmer circuit would have. What do the directions tell you your link is just a sales ad.
    – Gil
    Commented Aug 3, 2023 at 14:04
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    cULus Certified type IC suitable for direct contact with air permeable insulation Not recommended for use in direct contact with spray foam insulation (reference NEMA LSD57-2013 Commented Aug 3, 2023 at 14:34
  • How hot is hot? If you can hold your hand on the driver, even if it's uncomfortable, it's not really hot in insulation or electronics terms.
    – KMJ
    Commented Aug 3, 2023 at 14:57
  • I could only hold it for 10 seconds. Commented Aug 3, 2023 at 16:39
  • yeah, you don't want to foam the driver in, but that's because the driver itself won't be able to cool if you do that = cooked driver Commented Aug 4, 2023 at 4:13

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