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IP Rating for Lights

The IP rating is an international standard that tells you how resistant a device is to solids and liquids. As applied to lights, the first digit defines protection from dust, and the second digit defines protection from rain.

  • 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

This video provides a light-hearted explanation of IP rating