Ingress protection determines if an electrical product’s exterior case or enclosure will protect the working parts from water, dust or solid object intrusion, keeping the product electrically safe and lasting longer. Ingress protection testing, or IP testing, provides a repeatable test standard to compare the enclosure protection; IP testing should always be performed at an accredited test laboratory.
For more information on IP Ratings, see our education article here.
Integral offer strips rated to IP20/IP33 (Non-waterproof), IP65 and IP67:
- IP20/IP33 - Not waterproof. This is standard uncoated strip. Use in dry and dust free areas such as ceiling coves, display cabinets, wall washers, bedroom and living rooms (indoor).
- IP65 – Splash resistant - The PCB, LEDs and other components on the top of the strip are coated with silicone, providing protection against dust and splashing water. Typical interior uses are in bathrooms or kitchens, under cabinets and in places where there is a chance that people will have contact with the strip. The cable and driver used when installing an IP65 strip must have an IP65 rating.
- IP67 - Water resistant - This strip is protected with a silicone gel against temporary immersion in water between 15cm and 1 metre. Excellent protection for indoor and outdoor use. Typical interior uses include bathrooms or kitchens, under cabinets and near showers or sinks. Typical outdoor uses include pathways or walls. In addition to the self-adhesive tape; Integral LED IP67 strips are supplied with mounting clips to secure the strip. IP67 strips should NOT be continuously immersed in water. The cable and driver used during installation must also have an IP67 rating.