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Luminaire Ingress Protection (IP) Rating

The International Electrotechnical Commission established the IP Code (or International Protection Rating), sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating to specify the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical enclosures, including luminaires, against the intrusion into the equipment of foreign bodies (i.e., tools, dust, fingers) and moisture. This classification system consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. The first digit refers to the protection against solid objects and the second digit designates protection from moisture (e.g. dripping, spraying, submersion, etc.).

Degrees of protection for luminaires and electrical equipment.

#

First Numeral: Level of protection against solids

0

No protection against contact and ingress of objects.

1

Any large surface if the body, such as the back of the hand, but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part >50mm.

2

Fingers or similar objects >12.5mm.

3

Tools, thick wires >2.5mm

4

Most wires, screws, nails.>1 mm.

5

Dust Proof: Dust is not entirely excluded, but cannot enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment, complete protection against contact.

6

Dust Tight: No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact.

 

#

2nd Numeral: Level of protection against liquids (describes conditions withstood)

0

Not protected.

1

Vertically Dripping Water: Water dripping straight down when enclosure is in normal position

2

Vertically dripping water when tilted upwards: Vertically dripping water when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15o from its normal position.

3

Spraying Water: Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60o from the vertical.

4

Spraying Water: Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction

5

Water Jets: Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction.

6

Strong Water Jets: Water projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction.

6K

High Pressure Water Jets: Water projected in powerful jets (6.3mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction, under elevated pressure.

7

Immersion up to 1 meter: No ingress of water in harmful quantity when the enclosure js immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1m of submersion).

8

Immersion in more than 1 meter: The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.

9

Heated High Pressure Jets: Protected against close-range high pressure, high temperature spray downs.

 
IP Rating Reference Chart

IP Number

First Digit: Protection from solid objects

Second Digit: Protection from moisture

IP00

Not protected from solids.

Not protected from liquids.

IP01

Not protected from solids.

Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation).

IP02

Not protected from solids.

Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.

IP03

Not protected from solids.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP04

Not protected from solids.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP05

Not protected from solids.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP06

Not protected from solids.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP07

Not protected from solids.

Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.

IP08

Not protected from solids.

Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.

IP10

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Not protected from liquids.

IP11

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation).

IP12

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.

IP13

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP14

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP15

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP16

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP17

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.

IP18

Protected against solid objects over 50 millimeters.

Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.

IP20

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Not protected from liquids.

IP21

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation).

IP22

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.

IP23

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP24

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP25

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP26

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP27

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.

IP28

Protected against solid objects over 12.5 millimeters.

Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.

IP30

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Not protected from liquids.

IP31

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation).

IP32

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.

IP33

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP34

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP35

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP36

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP37

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.

IP38

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.

IP40

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Not protected from liquids.

IP41

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation).

IP42

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.

IP43

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP44

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP45

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP46

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP47

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.

IP48

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.

IP50

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Not protected from liquids.

IP51

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation).

IP52

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.

IP53

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP54

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP55

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP56

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP57

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.

IP58

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.

IP60

Protected from total dust ingress.

Not protected from liquids.

IP61

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protection against vertically falling drops of water (e.g. condensation).

IP62

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.

IP63

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP64

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP65

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP66

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP67

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.

IP68

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.

IP69K

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from steam-jet cleaning.

 
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