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1 INGRESS PROTECTION Bronzelite Ingrade Luminaires © copyright 2006 BronzeliteRev. 1

2 What is Ingress Protection? The International Electrotechnical Commission or IEC provides Ingress Protection (IP) ratings that are used to determine the degree of protection provided by an electrical enclosure. IP ratings define protection differently than an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or Canadian UL (cUL) Wet Location Listing. © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Rev. 1

3 Why Ingress Protection? Since the IEC is an international standards organization, IP ratings have global application for lighting luminaire enclosures. Global acceptance of IP rated luminaires ensures straightforward communication of enclosure ratings, facilitating specification on a worldwide scale. © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Rev. 1

4 What are IP ratings? IP ratings designate the degree of protection an enclosure provides against the ingress or intrusion of foreign objects. IP ratings consist of the letters “IP” followed by two numbers. © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Rev. 1

5 What do the numbers represent? IP6X The first number designates protection against solid objects. IPX8 The second number designates protection against water. © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Rev. 1

6 Professional testing © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Bronzelite tests per the IEC standard, ensuring reliable and quantifiable IP ratings. For optimum results, we perform solid and water intrusion tests on our luminaires. Rev. 1

7 Solid intrusion ratings IP RatingSolid Object Size IP1X> 50mm (1.97”) diameter IP2X> 12.5mm (0.49”) diameter IP3X> 2.5mm (0.098”) diameter IP4X> 1.0mm (0.039”) diameter IP5Xdust-protected IP6Xdust-tight © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Rev. 1

8 Solid intrusion testing © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Solid intrusion testing is performed first. The luminaires are energized using the hottest wattage configuration and are operated to steady-state under normal operating temperatures. They are de-energized and put in the dust chamber. After the prescribed time, they are inspected for dust intrusion. The dust-tight IP6X rating means no dust has penetrated into the luminaires. Rev. 1

9 Water intrusion ratings IP RatingType of Water IPX1vertical dripping IPX2dripping (up to 15 o tilt) IPX3spraying (up to 60 o angle) IPX4splashing from any direction IPX5jets from any direction IPX6powerful jets from any direction IPX7temporary immersion IPX8continuous immersion © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Rev. 1

10 Water intrusion dual IP ratings Per the IEC standard, enclosures only rated IPX7 or IPX8 are restricted use and are unsuitable for exposure to jets of water. Dual ratings are more versatile. For example, IPX6/IPX8 designates an enclosure that protects against both powerful jets (such as from power washers or driving rain) AND against continuous immersion (such as when installations in low lying areas results in pooling of water on top of the luminare). © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Rev. 1

11 Water intrusion testing © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Water intrusion testing is performed after solid intrusion testing. First, the luminaires are sprayed from all directions with a powerful water jet. Rev. 1

12 Water intrusion testing © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION After the prescribed time, the luminaire is inspected for water intrusion. The dual IPX6/X8 rating means no water has penetrated into the luminaire. Then they are immersed with 1m (3.28ft) of headwater over top of them. Rev. 1

13 Bronzelite ingrade IP Ratings The following ingrade luminaires are dual rated IP66/IP68 to a depth of 1meter (3.28ft) which means they are dust-tight sealed against powerful water jets AND sealed against continuous immersion for a depth of up to 1m (3.28ft) of headwater © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION Rev. 1

14 Bronzelite ingrade IP Ratings © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION DB5000 Series IP66/IP68 to 1m (3.28ft) Rev. 1

15 Bronzelite ingrade IP Ratings © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION G8000 Series G7000 Series GM1000 Series IP66/IP68 to 1m (3.28ft) Rev. 1

16 Bronzelite ingrade IP Ratings © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION SG7000 Series DG7000 Series IP66/IP68 to 1m (3.28ft) Rev. 1

17 Bronzelite ingrade IP Ratings © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION IP66/IP68 to 1m (3.28ft) DB2000 Series DB3000 Series G5/G6 Series Rev. 1

18 Bronzelite ingrade IP Ratings © copyright 2006 Bronzelite INGRESS PROTECTION IP66/IP68 to 1m (3.28ft) G1/G3 Series GM4000 Series GM2000 Series Rev. 1

19 INGRESS PROTECTION © copyright 2006 Bronzelite For more information regarding ingrade Ingress Protection and IP ratings, contact your local Bronzelite Sales Representative. Rev. 1


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