From upgrading your interior lighting or creating an ambient mood for entertaining and enjoyment, our team can custom-build a lighting upgrading package that will serve your needs and fit within your budget. We provide residential lighting upgrades in Seattle and surrounding cities.


In short, for safety and efficiency. IC or “insulation contact” rated new construction housings are attached to the ceiling supports before the ceiling surface is installed. If the area above the ceiling is accessible these fixtures may also be installed from within the attic space. IC housings must be installed wherever insulation will be in direct contact with the housing. Non-IC rated new construction housings are used in the same situations as the IC rated new construction housings, only they require that there be no contact with insulation and at least 3 in (7.6 cm) spacing from insulation. These housings are typically rated up to 150 watts.

Some older homes may have recessed lighting that is not IC-Rated but is covered with insulation. The obvious solution is to simply remove the insulation from a distance of 3 inches surrounding the fixture. This, however, creates its own hazard, especially in an attic, because heat can now escape from the fixture and cold air can come into the house. This can not only increase your heating bills but can also cause condensation around the light that can damage plasterboard or plaster ceilings as well as the fixture itself.


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We understand that home improvement projects like this, while very essential to your overall comfort and health, can be financially overwhelming. Visit our financing page for more information on financing options available to make your decision even easier!