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LED IP Ratings- LED Flex strip waterproofing explained - Waterproof v nonwaterproof LED strip lights

What are LED IP Ratings?

LEDs come in waterproof and non-waterproof applications. To choose the right LED strip light, first assess the conditions that the LED lights will be subjected to. Will they be indoor? Outdoor? Rainy areas? Desert climate? etc.IP ratings measure the amount of protection flexible LED strip lights get from the elements.

IP ratings are here to specify the amount of protection the LED received from the elements. The IP stands for Ingress Protection. Each IP rating has 2 numbers. The first number refers to the protection against solid objects (dust, etc) and the second number refers to liquid protection. Look below for our chart on IP Ratings. Our 5050 LED strip light and 3528 LED strip lights come waterproof or non waterproof!

LED strip light IP ratings what is an IP rating

Example :With an IP65 , The LEDs can be used in an outside setting and are water-resistant, but they are not waterproof and are not OK to be submerged. An IP68 can be submerged in water.

Note: These flexible LED strips are not to be used in or around chlorinated or salt water, waterproof LEDs are fully submersible in untreated water.

Waterproof LEDs also have higher protection against foot traffic. Example would be movie theater aisles, yard pathways, staircases, restaurant bars, club floors, yacht deck lighting. Our waterproof LED flexible strip lights are perfect for bathroom or kitchen applications. Undercabinets near showers, sinks, or other high splash areas. These LED strip lights can be placed just about anywhere.

Each of Flexfire LEDs LED flexible strip lights are rated with an IP number. Still confused? Email us at info@flexfireleds.com


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