What is the best IP rating for outdoor lighting?
Answered by CD Electrical
20th April 2020
CD Electrical answered the question "What is the best IP rating for outdoor lighting?"
The best IP rating is the highest you can achieve. The highest possible grade is IP69K but for general household lighting a more suitable minimum rating would be IP65 up to IP67. IP relates to Ingress Protection, the first number digit refers to the foreign bodies (Solid objects like fingers or tools) or particles (like dust and debris) the second digit refers to moisture ingress, IE water. A rating of IP65 will offer full protection against all foreign bodies, dust and other particulates as well as protection against low pressure water jets from any angle (ie a hose or small domestic pressure washer)
Answered by CED Electrical
2nd April 2020
CED Electrical answered the question "What is the best IP rating for outdoor lighting?"
For the best long term lighting, IP66 would be my minimum recomendation, this would ensure minimum chance of faults or failure in the future. To go with outside lighting, I would also recommend IP rated junction boxes with gel inside to again ensure a good connection for longevity.
Answered by Thomas Chaney Electrical Services
27th February 2020
Thomas Chaney Electrical Services answered the question "What is the best IP rating for outdoor lighting?"
The answer to this is the greatest rating you can find. Most outdoor lights tend to be IP66 or higher. I wouldn't advise any less than that otherwise you will get problems later on down the line with tripping etc. Most fittings have the rating on their packaging so be sure to double check and many manufacturers say their products are for outdoors but are not the correct rating for being completely exposed to the elements.