Technical Advice

Technical Advice

What is IP Rating for Outdoor Lights?

What are IP Ratings?

Ingress Protection ‘IP’ ratings are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies, tools, dirt and moisture.

This international classification system, when considering outdoor lighting, largely refers to how waterproof a set of lights, or lighting accessory is. Please see the table below, featuring an example definition of an IP44 related product.

What is IP rating?