What is an IP Rating?
IP is an acronym "Ingress Protection". It is a measurement of the protection an item will have against solid objects (dust, sand, dirt, etc.) and liquids.
An IP rating is comprised of 2 numbers. The first number refers to the protection against solid objects (dust, etc) and the second number refers to protection against liquids.
- The first number (0-6) refers to the level of protection against solid objects and moving parts, such as dust, debris, or other solid matter.
- The second number (0-8) references the level of liquid and moisture protection.
Take a look at the chart below to better understand the protection offered with each number.
Waterproof LED Strip Light IP Ratings
IP65 - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against water projected from a nozzle.
IP66 - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against heavy seas or powerful jets of water.
IP68 - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against complete, continuous submersion in water.
|Waterproof Name||Max Length||Color Temperature Deviation|
|IP65 Silicone Glue||10m||+150K~200K|
IP65 Silicone Extrusion
IP66 Silicone Tube
IP67 Silicone Extrusion
IP68 Silicone Glue in Tube
IP68 Silicone Extrusion
How to Choose Waterproof LED Strip Light?
Lower IP rating would be sufficient if you don’t use led strip in a harsh environment that is extremely dusty or wet.
High IP ratings are highly recommended if the plase have a lot of dut, deris, or potential to be in contact with any solids or liquids.
Low IP ratings are appropriate for:
Protected use inside sealed products
Inside sealed signage
When using aluminum extrusions
High IP ratings are appropriate for:
Unsealed outdoor locations
Places that have a lot of debris
Areas with heavy foot traffic
High splash areas
High contact areas (people touching them)