So what are IP rated lights? At first glance, IP ratings may appear unremarkable, but getting to grips with them is essential when you’re shopping for bathroom lighting and to ensure you choose the correct light fitting that complies with bathroom lighting regulations.
The IP rating can be determined by reading the first and second digits following the initial ‘IP’. The first digit in IPXX is its protection rating against particles, while the second is its protection against water. So, IP44 basically means ‘4 for protecting against particles larger than 1mm in size; 4 for protecting against water splashes’.
Spaces directly above a shower or bath are considered “Zone 1” while those within 60cm of a water source are “Zone 2”; both require a rating of at least IPX4 (so IP44 is acceptable).
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Click HERE to read our complete guide to understanding IP ratings and zones.