Re: Recessed Lights Help
The IC cans are for direct contact with insulation; this means they do not give off a dangerous amount of heat, and therefore are safe in your predicament. I hope you have a little wiggle room at the top, or you are liable to have difficulty actually getting them flush to the ceiling. It really sux when the trim can't fit tight to the drywall because the can is up as far as it can go but it's still not enough.
Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.