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The right Led Strip depending on degree of protection IP

degree of protection

When buying a Led strip, you should always think about where and how you will be using it: inside or outside, in touch with water or not.These questions are important for choosing the right product, and not being forced to replace it after a short time because of malfunctioning or premature wear.

One of the parameters to consider is the IP code. It helps to avoid not intended uses and the problems described above. In a Led strip the degree of protection IP (international protection) is an important value. It indicates the resistance of the device to atmospheric agents, dust or accidental contact. It is always written on the label and it is marked as follows: IP followed by two numbers. What do the numbers mean?

The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts (e.g., electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects. The second digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against harmful ingress of water. Here are two charts that explain it better:

Level Definition Practical effect
IP0X No protection against contact and ingress of objects
IP1X Any large surface of the body, such as the back of a hand, but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part (50mm) Protected against the back of the hand
IP2X Fingers or similar objects 12mm Protected against the access with a finger
IP3X Tools, thick wires, etc. 2.5mm Protected against the access of a gear
IP4X Most wires, slender screws, ants etc. 1mm Protected against the access with a wire
IP5X Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment. Protected against the access of dust or a thin wire
IP6X No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight). A vacuum must be applied. Test duration of up to 8 hours based on air flow. Totally protected from the dust

 

Livello Resistenza
IPX0 None
IPX1 Dripping water
IPX2 Dripping water when tilted up to 15°
IPX3 Spraying water
IPX4 Splashing of water
IPX5 Water jets
IPX6 Powerful water jets
IPX7 Immersion, up to 1 m depth
IPX8 Immersion, 1 m or more depth
IPX9 Powerful high temperature water jets

Now we will expain it more specifically, trying to give you concrete examples about the use of the most common Led strips.

    • Led strip with degree of protection IP20
      degree of protection led strip IP20
      It is only protected against dust. Ideal if installed in a false ceiling, on a wardrobe or in those internal zones which do not come in touch with water.

 

    • Led strip with degree of protection IP65
      degree of protection led strip IP65
      It can be installed in the bathroom, above the kitchen’s countertop or more in general in all those internal spaces where there’s humidity. If it is used outside, it should be placed in a repaired zone, because it doesn’t support a continuous exposition to atmospherical agents.

 

    • Led strip with degree of protection IP67
      degree of protection led strip IP67
      It can tolerate a continuous expostion to atmospherical agents. Therefore it can be installed outside, in the garden and in Lightboxes.

 

    • Led strip with degree of protection IP68
      degree of protection led strip IP68
      Ideal if used in places that require a continuous immersion in liquids (swimming pools and fountains).

 

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