IP Rating Chart

IP Rating Chart

When buying a portable temporary LED Light, ask the right questions about protection.   You need to ensure your light will work at your Site without being damaged or harmful to you and co-workers.

The numbers that correspond with Ingress Protection each have a specific meaning.  The table below should help to explain each IP Rating.

  • The first number indicates the degree of protection from moving parts (tools) and protection of enclosed equipment from foreign objects (soil, pests, etc.).
  • The second number defines the protection level from various forms of moisture (drips, sprays, submersion, etc.).
First NumeralSecond Numeral
IPRequirementIPRequirement
0No protection0No protection
1Protected against solid objects over 50mm e.g. hands, large tools.1Protected against vertically falling drops of water or condensation.
2Protected against solid objects over 12.5mm e.g. hands, large tools.2Protected against falling drops of water, if the case is disposed up to 15 from vertical.
3Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm e.g. wire, small tools.3Protected against sprays of water from any direction, even if the case is disposed up to 60from vertical.
4Protected against solid objects over 1.0mm e.g. wires.4Protected against splash water from any direction.
5Limited protection against dust ingress.5Protected against low pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.
6Totally protected against dust ingress.6Protected against high pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.
7Protected against short periods of immersion in water.
8Protected against long, durable periods of immersion in water.

 

Example:

Question:   I bought a light online and the IP Rating on the box says IP54, what does this mean?

Answer:      It means your light has (5) limited protection against dust ingress and (4) protected against splash water from any direction.