There's a certain situational element to keep in mind. . .cabinetry, dropped ceilings, un-insulated finished ceilings. . .but setting those to the side, for insulated ceiling work, I agree with your choice, Sparky. This type of can will provide the greatest selection of trims and bulbs while in contact with insulation, and, in my experience, allow the highest wattage lamps of a given manufacturer's IC line.
Buying from the local supplier here in Central Wisconsin. For residential I use IC-2 and IC-22 pretty much all the time. IC-22 is around $15 a piece for the housing and $12 for bafle trim............Brian
We generally use Halo cans. They are almost identical to Juno, but since Home Depot sells Halo, they are much cheaper. We've looked at some cheaper cans, but I refuse to use them. Sometimes Lightolier gets spec'd and we use them, but I don't like them due to problems changing lamps or trims.
To me it's not necessarily brand name, but configuration. Given heat in a hole 2 barriers seems safer than these;
besides, plumbers, alarm guys etc run right over them.....it does not 'reserve' the trim space... These ( IC-Non-IC) i simply do not understand, the instructions require one to 'scrap the label off' for it to assume IC status....
besides, all insulation is not equal, sme of these IC cans have holes, not too good for blown in insulation.