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IP level of lamps

What does IP mean?

IP is an acronym for "Ingress Protection". This is a measure of the protection a product has against solid objects (dust, sand, dirt, etc.) and liquids.

Each IP rating has two numbers that give you information about the level of protection. A higher number means more protection against solids and liquids.

  • The first number (0-6) refers to the level of protection against solid objects and moving parts such as dust, debris or other solids.


  • The second number (0-8) refers to the level of protection against liquid and moisture.

See the table below to better understand the protection each number provides.


What is the difference between IP65, IP67 and IP68?

The differences between IP65, IP67 and IP68 rated products are small but very significant. Using the table above as a guide, we can see that all products are protected at the highest level against solid particles and dust. The versions are equipped with protection against liquids.

  • IP65 = Waterproof. "Protected against water jets from any angle" *DO NOT submerge IP65 LED lights, they are not waterproof. Examples with an IP65 rating can be viewed here connection.

  • IP67 = Waterproof plus. "Protected against temporary submersion (10 minutes)"* IP67 LED lights DO NOT submerge in water for long periods, they are not waterproof. Examples with IP67 can be viewed here connection.

  • IP68 = Waterproof "Protected against events of continuous submersion up to 3 meters". Examples with IP68 can be viewed here connection.

What IP rating will you need?

Unless you are choosing a light for exposed environments that are extremely dusty or wet, a lower IP rating would be sufficient.

In places where there will be a lot of dust, debris or potential contact with any solids or liquids, you will need to make sure that the IP ratings are high and that you have a suitable waterproof or waterproof coating on your lights.

Examples of IP ratings and usage

Low IP ratings are suitable for:

  • Internal use
  • When using aluminum profiles

High IP ratings are suitable for:
  • External locations
  • Places with a lot of ruins
  • Areas with heavy traffic
  • High water splash areas
  • High contact areas (people touch them)
  • Wet locations


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An example of choosing outdoor lights based on the IP level:

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An example of choosing bathroom lighting based on IP level:

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