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Getting your head round IP ratings!

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Getting your head round IP ratings!

Philippa Lambert / 8th August 2018

I’m sure you’ll agree that the term ‘waterproof’ is a generic and rather vague marketing term that actually doesn’t tell us a great deal!


So let’s take a look at IP ratings, these are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures (like our lights) against intrusion from foreign bodies (tools, dirt and other stuff).


These ratings are made up of ‘IP’ and then 2 digits, for example ‘IP68’. Here’s what this means…





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Our most common ratings put simply:


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