IP Grade for stage light, moving head and par led

Aolait Lighting Co., Limited

What is the IP Grade meaning for a stage light

When we read about a stage lighting parameter, we usually would see on the moving head or par led or wall washer about IP20 or IP65. What does IP and the two digits standard for?

IP is the international code used to determine the level of protection IP rating consists of two figures. The first digit is for dust; the second is for waterproof grade. The number is larger, the better the degree of protection.


Dust proof Grade
Digit Protection Grade Definition
0 No any protection  
1 Prevent object over 50mm intrusion To prevent the human body due to accidentally encountered within the lamp parts to prevent the diameter of more than 50mm objects intrusion
2 prevent object over 12mm intrusion prevent the fingers hit the internal parts of the lamp
3 prevent object over 2.5mm intrusion Prevent the diameter of more than 2.5mm tools, wires or objects intrusion
4 prevent object over 1.0mm intrusion Prevent mosquitoes, insects or objects that are greater than 1.0 in diameter
5 Prevent dust Can't completely prevent the intrusion of dust, but the amount of intrusion into the dust will not affect the normal operation of electricity
6 Prevent dust Completely prevent dust intrusion


Waterproof Grade
Digit Protection Grade Definition
0 No protection  
1 prevent dripping of water Water drops into the shell without impact
2 Tilt 15 degrees still prevent the intrusion of water When the case is tilted to 15 degrees, the water drops into the shell without affecting
3 prevent the injection of water intrusion Water or rain from the 60 degree corner to the shell without impact
4 prevent splash of water intrusion The liquid is poured from any direction to the shell without damage
5 prevent the water from splashing in each direction Rinse with water without any damage
6 prevent the waves of water intrusion prevent the water from splashing in each direction
7 prevent water intrusion of seawater Rinse with water without any damage
 
For example, Aolait AL1018WW, 18X15W Led Wall Washer waterproof IP65, means the product can completely prevent dust from entering and available water without any damage. This means that the lights can be used outdoors, such as buildings outside the park.

And for a moving head light, you could use a rain dome to turn it from IP20 to IP65.