What Mean IP Rating (Ingress Protection)? What IP Rating Shall I Choose

IP rating’. This code is a simple way to indicate how well-protected a lighting product is from external influence.

Ingress protection determines if an electrical product’s exterior case or enclosure will protect the working parts from water, dust or solid object intrusion, keeping the product electrically safe and lasting longer

The first digit defines the level of protection against the penetration of solid objects, like dust

The second digit defines the level of protection against penetration of water into the housing.

The higher the number, the better the protection.


Use the chart Below to determine IP are in Exactly what you will need. This should provide you with a good understanding For How to choose the appropriate value for your lighting fixtures


What kinds of IP Ratings are found on lighting fixtures?

These lighting fixtures will often have one of the following IP Ratings:

IP65: Dust-tight and protected against low-pressure water jets

IP66: Dust-tight and protected against strong jets of water

IP67: Dust-tight and protected against temporary, limited depth and duration immersion in water

IP68: Dust-tight and protected against complete immersion in water


What IP Rating Shall I Choose?

The following is our advice to you when purchasing products for particular environments around your house. This advice covers specific minimum requirements to meet regulation


Low IP ratings IP20~ip44 are appropriate for:

- Indoor use

- Protected use inside sealed products


High IP ratings IP 44 ~ IP68 are appropriate for:

- Unsealed outdoor locations

- Areas with heavy foot traffic

- High contact areas (people touching them)

- Wet locations


If you still aren’t sure what you need, our Design Team experts can help . Whether you have a full lighting plan or just need one lamp, we can help find the perfect fixture that suits your needs. To speak with a member of our Design Team, please give us a call at  920014332

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