What does IC Rated Mean?

When buying recessed downlights for installation in your ceiling, you may have been puzzled about the use of the term “IC Rated”. Put simply this means Insulation Contact and refers to the fact that even LED Downlights can become hot on the outside and if there is packed insulation material around it, there can be a risk of fire.

If your downlight is already IC Rated then no problem, but if not you can add a cage around it to bring it up to the IC Rating. That’s it!