What IP Rating for Outside Lights

What is IP Rating Why is it Important For Outside Lights

What is an IP rating, what does this actually mean and why do I care when looking for an outside light?

IP is Ingress Protection, this classifies the degree of protection against solids and liquids in electrical enclosures. An IP rating basically tells customers how well protected the light fitting is against moisture and other foreign bodies such as dirt.

When buying light for your garden the minimum IP rating you should look for is IPX3 (IP43) this will protect your light against rain or spraying water. However in Ireland to protect your light against heavy rain we would recommend a minimum of IP44 rating for a standard outside wall lantern. IP44 would typically be considered splash proof.  If you are looking for Patio or decking lights we'd recommend IP45 or above as they are often cleaned by using a power washer of sorts.


Popular IP44 Outside Wall Lights Under 50

At the Online Lighting Shop we have a number of IP44 rated outside lights from different reputable suppliers for less than £50. We only sell outside lights from reputable European brands such as Fumagalli, Duralite, Searchlight Augenti. We have listed below some IP44 rated wall lights for less than £50!

 

Fumagalli Iesse Half Wal Lantern Only £30 View Product Details Here

Fumagalli Iesse Half Wall Light

Fumagalli Bisso Anna Wall Light Black Only £40 View Product Details Here

Fumagalli Bisso Anna


Duralit Minilite Louvered Non Rust Wall Light Only £44.16 View Product Details Here

Minilite Louvered Black Duralighting Non Rust Wall Light

Searchlight 2 Light Up and Down Outside Wall Light Only £41.00 View Product Details Here

Searchlight 2 Light Up and Down Light Onlye £41


IP Rating Table

The table below shows the

IP Number

First Digit - SOLIDS

Second Digit - LIQUIDS

IP00

Not protected from solids.

Not protected from liquids.

IP01

Not protected from solids.

Protected from condensation.

IP02

Not protected from solids.

Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from 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 from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

Not protected from liquids.

IP11

Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

Protected from condensation.

IP12

Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.

IP13

Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP14

Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP15

Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP16

Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP17

Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

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

IP18

Protected from touch by hands greater than 50 millimeters.

Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.

IP20

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters.

Not protected from liquids.

IP21

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters.

Protected from condensation.

IP22

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters.

Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical.

IP23

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters.

Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP24

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters.

Protected from water spray from any direction.

IP25

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters.

Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.

IP26

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters.

Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.

IP27

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 millimeters.

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

IP28

Protected from touch by fingers and objects greater than 12 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.

Protected from condensation.

IP32

Protected from tools and wires greater than 2.5 millimeters.

Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from 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.

Protected from condensation.

IP42

Protected from tools and small wires greater than 1 millimeter.

Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from 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.

Protected from condensation.

IP52

Protected from limited dust ingress.

Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from 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.

Protected from condensation.

IP62

Protected from total dust ingress.

Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from 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.

 1. IEC 60529, “degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Codes),” Ed. 2.1 (Geneva: International Electrotechnical Commision, 2011)