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IP (Ingress Protection) Ratings
Last Updated: 01/10/2013
IP Ratings are used to make it clear as to how resistant a product is against objects and/or water. The rating is made up of two parts - the first digit indicates the protection against objects and the second indicates protection against water. Please keep in mind that ratings provided on certain website, such as those in China, can many time be incorrect or overly optimistic. For outdoor decorating, the highest level usually required is IP64.
 
The following chart shows the details of the two numbers used in the IP rating system:


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