What is an IP Rating?

The ingress protection (IP) rating defines the sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against foreign particles like accidental contact, dust, moisture, liquids, etc. The rating is read as IP followed by 2 digits: the first digit, relating to protection against the ingress of solid particles(dust), and the second is the protection against the ingress of water.

Typically fixtures with a rating of IP65, 66 & 67 are considered IP waterproof ratings. For interior applications such as the bathroom, an IP rating of IP44 or IP65 is sufficient subject to the location the lamp is installed.

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