Ingress Protection (IP) Testing Per IEC 60529 for Lighting Products

Evaluate the Degree of Protection Provided by a Product’s Enclosure

Although ingress protection (IP) testing is voluntary, specifiers and purchasers often request an IP Rating in order to verify your lighting product’s acceptability for use in outdoor or industrial applications. We validate that your product’s enclosure will withstand moisture and dust, and will perform as expected in environments where these conditions are prevalent. With IP testing per IEC 60529, you can confidently stand by your performance claims.

An Ingress Protection rating may be the additional proof of product quality verification that gives you the competitive advantage you seek. Download the whitepaper below for an insight on water/dust ingress testing and how it applies to the requirements specific to lighting products:

IP Rating Matrix

Dust (First Number)Moisture (Second Number)
IP 0x - No ProtectionIP x0 - No Protection
IP 1x - Objects > 50mmIP x1 - Vertically Dripping Water
IP 2x - Objects > 12mmIP x2 - 75 to 90 Degrees Dripping Water
IP 3x - Objects > 2.5mmIP x3 - Sprayed Water
IP 4x - Objects > 1mmIP x4 - Splashed Water
IP 5x - Dust Protected (Vacuum)IP x5 - Water Jets
IP 6x - Dust TightIP x6 - Powerful Water Jets
 IP x7 - Effects of Immersion
 IP x8 - Indefinite Immersion
 

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