Ingress Protection & Shock Resistance
The degree of protection for luminaires against the penetration of dust, solid bodies and water, as defined in the Standard EN 60598-1, is represented by the initials IP followed by two characteristic digits, and may be represented by graphic symbols, e.g. IP 66.
The letters IK indicate the level of shock resistance of the luminaire to impact, according to EN 50102.
First digit IPX-
The first digit (IPX-) classifies the protection of the luminaire against the penetration of solid bodies.
IP1- Protected against solid objects larger than 50mm Ø
IP2- Protected against solid objects larger than 12.5mm Ø
IP3- Protected against solid objects larger than 2.5mm Ø
IP4- Protected against solid objects larger than 1mm Ø
IP5- Protected against harmful dust ingress (dust protected)
IP6- Totally protected against any entry of dust (dust tight)
Second digit IP-X
The second digit (IP-X) classifies the protection of the luminaire against the penetration of liquids.
IP-1 Protected against vertical water droplets
IP-2 Protected against falling water droplets to a maximum of 15º from the vertical
IP-3 Protected against rain to a maximum of 60º to the vertical (rain proof)
IP-4 Protected against water sprays (splash proof)
IP-5 Protected against water jets (jet proof)
IP-6 Protected against powerful water jets
IP-7 Protected against the effects of temporary submersion in water
IP-8 Protected against the effects of permanent submersion in water
Level of shock resistance IK
Clarifies the protection of the luminaire against resistance to impact.
IK01 Protection against 0.14 Joules of impact energy
IK02 Protection against 0.20 Joules of impact energy
IK03 Protection against 0.35 Joules of impact energy
IK04 Protection against 0.50 Joules of impact energy
IK05 Protection against 0.70 Joules of impact energy
IK06 Protection against 1.00 Joules of impact energy
IK07 Protection against 2.00 Joules of impact energy
IK08 Protection against 5.00 Joules of impact energy
IK09 Protection against 10.00 Joules of impact energy
IK10 Protection against 20.00 Joules of impact energy