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IP Rated Lighting Guide

Need to know:

What does IP rating mean?

IP rated lights in bathrooms refer to lights that have been rated for their protection against water and other foreign objects like dust. The IP rating system is a two-digit number (e.g. IP44) that indicates the level of protection provided.

IP Indication

The first digit indicates the level of protection against solid objects (e.g. dust), and the second digit indicates the level of protection against water, ranges from 0 to 6. For example, an IP44 rating means that the light is protected against water splashes from any direction, for use over a sink or shower, while a higher rated light (e.g. IP65) may be necessary for use in a shower or near a bathtub. An IP67 rating indicates that the enclosure is completely protected against dust (the first 6), and is protected against immersion in water up to a depth of 1 meter (the second 7).

Due to the amount of moisture and steam, lighting in the bathroom has to meet certain safety standards depending on the proximity to water. All the lighting we show on both our main website and online shop, are IP rated and specific for the bathroom.

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