The IP rating rates the degree of protection the bulb/fixture is provided against. The IP value consists of two digits: The first digit indicates the protection against solid parts such as dust or sand and the second digit indicates the protection against liquids. The higher the IP value, the better a lamp is protected. Example of an IP rating: IP67.
More information can be found in our blog about IP ratings.
In the table below you can see all the scales for IP ratings:
|0||Not protected||Not protected|
|1||Protected against object size > 50mm||Protected against vertically falling drops and dripping water|
|2||Protected against object size > 12mm||Protected against vertically dripping water when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15°|
|3||Protected against object size > 2,5mm||Protected against water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60°|
|4||Protected against object size > 1mm||Protected against water splashing against the enclosure from any direction|
|5||Protected against dust||Protected against water projected by a nozzle (6,3mm) against the enclosure from any direction.|
|6||Totally dustproof||Protected against water projected in powerful jets (12,5 mm nozzle)|
|7||/||Protected against ingress of water in harmful quantity up to 1m under defined conditions of pressure and time.|
|8||/||Equipment is suitable for continuous immersion under specified conditions beyond 1m and for 30 minutes.|
|9||/||Equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water beyond 1m and protected against high-pressure cleaning|
|9x||/||Equipment is suitable for continuous immersion beyond 1m and protection against high-pressure cleaning (standard for food and kitchens)|