IP Rating – Definitions

First Digit (Protection against ingress of solid bodies)

0 Non-Protected

1 Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm diameter

2 Protected against solid objects greater than 12mm diameter

3 Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm diameter

4 Protected against solid objects greater than 1mm diameter

5 Dust-protected

6 Dust-tight

 

Second Digit (Protection against ingress of moisture)

0 Non-Protected

1 Protected against dripping water falling vertically greater than 50mm diameter

2 Protected against dripping water when the luminaire is tilted up to 15 degrees from its normal position

3 Protected against spraying water falling on the luminaire at any angle up to 60 degrees from the vertical

4 Protected against splashing water from any angle

5 Protected against water jets from any direction

6 Protected against powerful water jets

7 Protected against immersion in water under defined conditions

8 Protected against continuous submersion under manufacturers specified conditions

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