Protection Class in LED outdoor lighting
With extreme weather conditions such as incessant rain, relentless wind or cold winters, your outdoor lighting needs thorough protection. Typically, your outdoor lighting would be sheltered from these weather conditions, but this cannot always be the case. For instance, a recessed floor lamp that is installed on your terrace can be exposed to heavy rain for several hours.
It is not just moisture and rain which can affect outdoor lights, but also dust and other solid substances which can risk impacting your exterior lighting or garden spotlights. This should be considered when selecting the right degree of protection for outdoor use. LED outdoor lights require at least IP44 (splash-proof).
The more exposed your exterior light is, the higher the need for protection. For recessed outdoor ground spotlights, you should use protection class IP65 or IP67. This is why we build our outdoor lighting to be robust and durable, to withstand a variety of weather and strain.