Everything you need to know about the IP Protection Degree

We always think about its outdoor application when we talk about luminaires with IP protection. And it is true that programming an indoor event is not the same as an outdoor event, so the luminaires to be used must meet certain characteristics according to need. But equipment with degree of protection IP 65 and 66 also have great advantages for use indoors.

How does the degree of IP protection work? Many times we have mentioned that certain equipment has IP65, IP66, IP20, among others. With Ayrton, we are going to delve into the IP classification to understand what their differences are.

The IP Rating is used to rate the effectiveness of electrical enclosures in protecting the equipment they contain from exposure to solids and liquids, including dirt, dust, oil, and water.

The initials IP mean “Ingress Protection”, while the next two digits are defined based on the level of protection that the product has against solids and liquids.


Next, we will tell you about the different values ​​that are within the classification of solids and liquids in the IP Rating.

IP Rating: Solid
IP Rating: Liquids

Benefits of Ayrton luminaires with IP65

French company Ayrton understands the importance of having high-tech equipment that can be used in all kinds of scenarios and offers the greatest number of applications imaginable. It is so that the luminaries Perseus Beam, Perseus Profile, Domino LT, Domino Profile, Domino Wash, Cobra, Argo and Rivale count on IP65 rating that certifies its protection against dust, water and dirt.

In addition, all Ayrton IP65 equipment have marine grade coatingie they are coated and tested to C5-M anti-corrosion standards. This facilitates maintenance in environments with high salinity, humidity, high temperatures, as well as in highly corrosive environments.

On the other hand, Ayrton IP65 luminaires require less maintenance than the non-IP versions. Which implies having fewer maintenance interventions, increasing its use and ROI. And cleaning is also simple, since they can be easily rinsed with water jets and used again outdoors.

The adaptability to cold or heat when being outdoors is another of the characteristics that these IP65 equipment have. He Cold Protect-65TM mode Allows moving head devices to be used at temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F) as they are equipped with a standard sensor that allows real-time temperature measurement and internal temperature adjustment. In turn, the SunProtect-65TM mode protects the interior of IP65 luminaires from the sun's rays, regardless of their installation position. When the signal is interrupted, the light output of the luminaire is automatically directed towards the ground to avoid damage.

Added to all of the above, Ayrton equipment with IP65 is versatile and it is possible to request it in its IP66 version. That is, not only does it prevent the entry of dust (digit 5), but they are also protected against powerful jets of water entering from any angle (digit 6). They make them ideal for large shows with water fountains.

It is common for us to think only of its outdoor application when we talk about IP65 luminaires, but it is also a huge advantage indoors, especially in fixed installations. By considerably reducing the entry of dust and particles, we reduce the need for maintenance, thus avoiding having to hang, unhook and clean the equipment as often as in IP20. The reduction in hours invested in maintenance also has a very positive impact for rentals, which can have their equipment up and running quickly between events.

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