The protection level system is drafted by IEC (International ELectro Technical Commission).

LED lamps will be in accordance with its dust, to prevent foreign objects intrusion, waterproof, anti-moisture characteristics to be graded. The foreign objects referred to herein include tools, human fingers, etc. are not accessible to the live parts of the lamp to avoid electric shock.

IP protection level is composed of two figures, the first number that led display dust, to prevent the invasion of foreign objects; the second number that LED display moisture, water intrusion tightness. The higher the number is, the higher the degree of protection will be.

Dust rating (indicated by the first X):

  • 0: no protection
  • 1: to prevent large solid intrusion
  • 2: to prevent medium-sized solid intrusion
  • 3: to prevent small solids into the invasion
  • 4: to prevent the object is greater than 1mm into the solid
  • 5: to prevent the accumulation of harmful dust
  • 6: completely prevent dust from entering

Waterproof rating (indicated by the second X) The first X represents the meaning of the numeric code:

  • 0: no protection
  • 1: water drops into the shell without impact
  • 2: When the shell is tilted to 15 degrees, the water drops into the shell without affecting
  • 3: water or rain from the 60 degree corner to the shell without impact
  • 4: liquid from any direction to the shell without damage to the impact
  • 5: rinse with water without any harm
  • 6: can be used in the cabin environment
  • 7: can be in a short time resistant to water (1m)
  • 8: long time under a certain water immersion

Example: LED lights marked as IP65, said the product can completely prevent the dust into the water and can be washed without any harm.