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What is the protection level of a panel light?

Date:25.09.2020

What is the protection level of a panel light?


led panel ligths IP stands for Ingress Protection, which is drafted by IEC (INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICAL COMMISSION) and is an important index for safety protection of electrical equipment. Simply put, IP rating divides the dustproof and waterproof performance of a product.

For example, the protection level of Billionaire lighting factory waterproof LED panel light is IP68, the first number represents the product's range of anti-dust, representing the level of protection against solid foreign objects; the second number represents the degree of confinement of the appliance against moisture and water immersion. The larger these two numbers, the higher the level of dust and water resistance.

waterproof led panel light


For the dustproof rating, the numbers in turn represent the following meanings.


  • 0: Unprotected, no special protection.
  • 1: Protection against penetration by objects larger than 50mm.
  • 2: Protection against penetration of objects larger than 12 mm.
  • 3: prevent full penetration of anything larger than 2.5 mm.
  • 4: Protection against penetration of objects larger than 1.0 mm.
  • 5: Dustproof, which does not completely prevent the ingress of dust, but the amount of ingress will not affect normal electrical operation.
  • 6: Dustproof and completely protected from dust intrusion.
led panel light waterproof


For the waterproofing class, the numbers in turn mean the following.


  • 0: Unprotected, no special protection.
  • 1: Protection against dripping intrusion and vertical dripping of water.
  • 2: Prevents drip ingress even at an inclination of 15 degrees.
  • 3: Protection from water ingress by spray.
  • 4: Protection from splash water intrusion.
  • 5: Protect against water intrusion from large waves.
  • 6: Protection against water intrusion from large waves.
  • 7: Prevention of intrusive water intrusion.
  • 8: Prevent the effects of sinking.
led panel light flat waterproof


The IP rating of common downlights and panel lights in the current market is IP20, which is a very basic protection level (dustproof level 2, waterproof level 0). The waterproof LED panel light from Billionaire lighting has an IP68 protection rating, which means it is dustproof grade 6 and waterproof grade 8, with excellent protection performance and can be perfectly used in bathrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, indoor swimming pools and other scenes.