IP RATINGS

IP ratings are a rating of the protection for electronic equipment from dust, solid objects and liquids. All of our outdoor lights have an IP44 rating which means they are protected from water sprayed in all directions. We achieve this with strong rubber cables and double sealed caps over the bulbs. All indoor use lights are usually rated IP20. We’ve popped together a comparison table so you can see the difference between ratings.

Protection against solid objects and dustProtection against fluids
First NumberDescription / TestSecond NumberDescription / Test
0No Protection0No Protection
1Protection against solid objects over 50mm, e.g. accidental touch by hands1Protected against vertically falling drops of water
2Protected against solid objects over 12mm, e.g. fingers2Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical
3Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm (tools / wires)3Protected against sprays to 60 degrees from the vertical
4Protected against solid objects over 1mm (tools / wires / small wires)4Protected against water sprayed from all directions – limited ingress permitted
5Protected against dust – limited ingress (no harmful deposit)5Protected against low pressure jets of water from all direction – limited ingress permitted
6Totally protected against dust6Protected against strong jets of water, e.g. for use on ship decks – limited ingress permitted
7Protected against the effects of immersion between 15cm and 1m
8Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure