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IP Code – what does IP stand for?

August 13th, 2009 Posted in worth knowing Tags: ,


What does the IP in several product names stand for? A question many may ask, especially while flipping through our outdoor illumination chapter. To put it simple: The digits show how suitable spots and the like are for outdoor use – it is about the device being protected from water. Now more detailed information:

IP stands for International Protection, sometimes also named Ingress Protection. This is the degree of protection which provides information about the use of electrical equipment under various environmental conditions – in our case this means the protection from dust and water. Additionally, it comprises the hazard protection for persons during use. Read more »