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What Are IP Ratings For LED Products?

Shenzhen Oxford Lighting Co.,Limited | Updated: Feb 27, 2017

A. What does IP stand for?

IP is an acronym "Ingress Protection". It is a measurement of the protection an item which will have against solid objects (dust, sand, dirt, etc.) and liquids.

An IP rating is comprised of 2 numbers. The first number refers to the protection against solid objects (dust, etc) and the second number refers to protection against liquids.

     B. What is an IP Rating?

    

Each IP rating has two numbers, both of which give you information about the protection level. A higher number means greater 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 solid matter.

- The second number (0-8) references the level of liquid and moisture protection.

Take a look at the chart below to better understand the protection offered with each number.

   For example:With an IP 65 rating, the LEDs can be used in an outside setting and are water-resistant but they are not waterproof and are not suitable to be submerged. An IP68 can be submerged in water.

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