What is an IP certification?
“IP" stands for: International Protection Rating. Now that the name is clear, it is a little easier to understand. In other words, it shows how well electronic products such as smartwatches, smartphones and LED lights are protected against external influences such as water and dust. The IP abbreviation is followed by a two-digit number that indicates the protection type of the product. Read more about IP67 and other certifications below.
Looking for a device that will allow you to go through dust or a rainstorm without worry? Then we recommend you buy a device with at least an IP67 certificate. If you choose an IP67 product, you can be sure that it is completely water and dust proof. IP67 products are also known as 'underwater products'. This means that they can survive up to 30 minutes in water to a depth of 1 metre. More and more products are exceeding this level of water resistance.
Is IP67 Watertight?
The IP code is configured as follows: The first digit (6) stands for "protection against the ingress of e.g. water". The higher the number (on a scale of 1 to 6), the better the protection. This applies to dust, dirt, tools, touches, etc. The number 6 means completely dustproof. The second digit (7) stands for "protection against moisture". Again, the higher the number (on a scale from 1 to 8), the better the protection.
What are common IP values?
Value(s) that are commonly found are such as: IP65, (IP67) these enclosures are resistant to water jets. In practice, this could be a water hose used to water the garden. The highest protection class is IP68 and is water pressure resistant, so it is suitable for use under water. IP69K thus offers protection against the penetration of dust, protection against very high colour temperatures and very high pressure (in the case of water, for example), making products with this certification ideal for use in conditions where equipment needs to be carefully decontaminated. TRALERT® has a wide range of IP products such as our LED hamburger lamp.