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

What are LED IP Ratings?

IP ratings measure the amount of protection flexible LED strip lights get from the elements.

LED strip lights can 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 is an acronym "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 ColorBright™ and UltraBright™ LED strip lights come outdoor IP65 rated or a lower IP rating for indoor purposes.

LED strip light IP ratings what is an IP rating

Example :With an IP65 rating, the LEDs can be used in an outside setting and are water-resistant but they are not waterproof and are not suitable to be submerged. An IP68 can be submerged in 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 IP65 LED flexible strip lights are perfect for bathroom or kitchen applications. They are also great under cabinets, near showers, sinks, or other high splash areas. These LED strip lights can be placed just about anywhere.

Each of Flexfire LEDs flexible strip lights are rated with an IP number.

We are experts in LED strip lighting and have design specialists waiting to help you with your projects.

Call us at 1-844-FLEXFIRE (353-9347) or Contact Us here.


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