IP Ratings explained
IP Rating is a system by which electrical
products can be classified for suitability for use in proximity to moisture,
water or fluids.
The IP (Ingress Protection) standard
a uniform system for classifying the degrees of protection provided by the
enclosures of electrical equipment.
An example of an IP Rating
light pictured to the left has an IP Rating of 44 which means:
Protected against solid objects greater than 1mm
Protected against water sprayed from any direction - limited ingress
see how the number system works please see below.