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When choosing light fixtures for unsheltered areas and outdoors, the IP rating specification should reflect the environmental conditions that the light fitting is likely to experience.

The first digit of the IP code (protection against touching of live parts & access of solid items/bodies) will primarily be used to refer to the level of dust/debris protection of the light source.

The second digit of the IP code (protection against the harmful ingress of liquids) will be used to prevent the possibility of internal short circuiting of the light wiring & ballast by liquid  due to  emitting liquid sprays, cleaning routines using water jets etc.

Definition of first ‘IP’ digit for the light fixture

Digit Definition
0 The  lighting fixture has no special protection
1 The  lighting fixture has protection from solid objects greater than 50mm
2 The lighting fixture has protection against objects greater than 12mm in diameter
3 The  lighting fixture has protection against objects with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more
4 The  lighting fixture has protection against objects 1mm in diameter
5 The lighting fixture has protection against harmful dust
6 The lighting fixture is totally dust tight

Definition of second ‘IP’ digit for the light fixture

Digit Definition
1 The lighting fixture has protection against dripping water
2 The lighting fixture has protection against water droplets deflected up to 15° from vertical
3 The lighting fixture has protection against spray up to 60° from vertical
4 The  lighting fixture has protection against water spray from all directions
5 The lighting fixture has protection against low pressure water jets (all directions)
6 The  lighting fixture has protection against strong water jets
7 The  lighting fixture is protected against temporary immersion in water
8 The  lighting fixture is protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure

9K        The lighting fixture is protected against powerful high temperature water jets.

We recommend minimum IP 65 for outdoor settings.

 

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