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IP (Ingress Protection) Ratings

First Number - Protection against solid objects.

IP   -   Meaning

0    -   No protection

1    -   Protected against solid objects up to 50mm i.e. accidental touch by hands

2    -   Protected against solid objects up to 12mm i.e. 'fingerproof'

3    -   Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm (tools & wires)

4    -   Protected against solid objects over 1mm (tools & small wires)

5    -   Protected against dust, limited ingress permissible

6    -   Totally protected against dust

Second Number - Protection against liquids

IP   -   Meaning

0    -   No protection

1    -   Dripping water Type I, protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation

2    -   Dripping water Type II, protection against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical

3    -   Spraying water, protected against direct sprays of water up to 60° from the vertical

4    -   Splashing water, protected against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted

5    -   Water jets, protected against low-pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress
          permitted

6    -   Powerful water jets, protected against low-pressure jets of water from all directions e.g. for
           use on shipdecks - limited ingress permitted

7    -   Immersion up to 1 m, protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m

8    -   Immersion beyond 1 meter, protected against long periods of immersion under pressure

Third Number - Protection against mechanical impacts (commonly omitted)

IP   -   Meaning

0    -   No protection

1    -   Protected against impact of 0.225 joule (e.g. 150g weight falling from 15cm height)

2    -   Protected against impact of 0.375 joule (e.g. 250g falling from 15cm)

3    -   Protected against impact of 0.5 joule (e.g. 250g falling from 20cm)

4    -   Protected against impact of 2.0 joule (e.g. 500g falling from 40cm)

5    -   Protected against impact of 6.0 joule (e.g. 1.5kg falling from 40cm)

6    -   Protected against impact of 20 joule (e.g. 5kg falling from 40cm)

Examples of LEDstrip IP Ratings:

 IP20 indoor LEDstrip

IP20-_LEDstrip

 IP64 protected LEDstrip

IP64_LEDstrip

IP68 waterproof LEDstrip

IP68-LEDstrip