IP Ratings for Lighting

Ingress Protection IP Ratings

The IP Rating is an international standard used to specify how protected a light fixture is against certain solid objects and elements such as water and dust.

A 2-digit number rindicates IP ratings on exterior lights and ceiling fans. The first specifies the level of protection against the penetration by solid objects, such as dust. The second digit specifies the level of protection against water from entering the housing. Basically, the higher the number, the more protected the light fixture is.

So for example, an IP65 rating would mean that the fixture is protected against both dust and water spray. Below are some common IP designations.

  • IP00- no protection from objects, no protection from rain
  • IP01- no protection from objects, protection from vertical light rain
  • IP02- no protection from objects, protection from light rain
  • IP03- no protection from objects, protection from rain and spraying
  • IP04- no protection from objects, protection from rain, spraying and splashing
  • IP05- no protection from objects, protection from rain, spraying, splashing and nozzle pressure
  • IP06- no protection from objects, protection from all rain and sea conditions
  • IP07- no protection from objects, protection from accidental submersion in water
  • IP08- no protection from objects, protection from accidental deep submersion in water
  • IP10- protection from objects > 50mm in size, no protection from rain
  • IP11- protection from objects > 50mm in size, protection from vertical light rain
  • IP12- protection from objects > 50mm in size, protection from light rain
  • IP13- protection from objects > 50mm in size, protection from rain and spraying
  • IP14- protection from objects > 50mm in size, protection from rain, spraying and splashing
  • IP15- protection from objects > 50mm in size, protection from rain, spraying, splashing and nozzle pressure
  • IP16- protection from objects > 50mm in size, protection from all rain and sea conditions
  • IP17- protection from objects > 50mm in size, protection from accidental submersion in water
  • IP18- protection from objects > 50mm in size, protection from accidental deep submersion in water
  • IP20- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, no protection from rain
  • IP21- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, protection from vertical light rainr
  • IP22- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, protection from light rain
  • IP23- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, protection from rain and spraying
  • IP24- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, protection from rain, spraying and splashing
  • IP25- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, protection from rain, spraying, splashing and nozzle pressure
  • IP26- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, protection from all rain and sea conditions
  • IP27- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, protection from accidental submersion in water
  • IP28- protection from objects > 12.5mm in size, protection from accidental deep submersion in water
  • IP30- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, no protection from rain
  • IP31- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, protection from vertical light rain
  • IP32- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, protection from light rain
  • IP33- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, protection from rain and spraying
  • IP34- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, protection from rain, spraying and splashing
  • IP35- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, protection from rain, spraying, splashing and nozzle pressure
  • IP36- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, protection from all rain and sea conditions
  • IP37- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, protection from accidental submersion in water
  • IP38- protection from objects > 2.5mm in size, protection from accidental deep submersion in water
  • IP40- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), no protection from rain
  • IP41- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), protection from vertical light rain
  • IP42- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), protection from light rain
  • IP43- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), protection from rain and spraying
  • IP44- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), protection from rain, spraying and splashing
  • IP45- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), protection from rain, spraying, splashing and nozzle pressure
  • IP46- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), protection from all rain and sea conditions
  • IP47- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), protection from accidental submersion in water
  • IP48- protection from objects > 1mm in size (eg wire), protection from accidental deep submersion in water
  • IP50- significant protection from dust, no protection from rain
  • IP51- significant protection from dust, protection from vertical light rain
  • IP52- significant protection from dust, protection from light rain
  • IP53- significant protection from dust, protection from rain and spraying
  • IP54- significant protection from dust, protection from rain, spraying and splashing
  • IP55- significant protection from dust, protection from rain, spraying, splashing and nozzle pressure
  • IP56- significant protection from dust, protection from all rain and sea conditions
  • IP57- significant protection from dust, protection from accidental submersion in water
  • IP58- significant protection from dust, protection from accidental deep submersion in water
  • IP60- air-tight, no protection from rain
  • IP61- air-tight, protection from vertical light rain
  • IP62- air-tight, protection from light rain
  • IP63- air-tight, protection from rain and spraying
  • IP64- air-tight, protection from rain, spraying and splashing
  • IP65- air-tight, protection from rain, spraying, splashing and nozzle pressure
  • IP66- air-tight, protection from all rain and sea conditions
  • IP67- air-tight, protection from accidental submersion in water
  • IP68- air-tight, protection from accidental deep submersion in water

 


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