Technical

Solite have prepared the following technical information for our customers:

ISO Standards

We have made it as easy as possible to find out which of our fittings meet each ISO standard. We have also organised a comparison table for all worldwide equivalent ISO standards.

National and International Standards Comparison Chart

Country USA EU ISO France Germany Australia
Standard 209D 209E GGMP BSEN 14644-1 BS5295 AFNOR X44101 VD I.2083.3 AS 1386
Date of Issue 1998 1992 1997 1999 1989 1981 1993 1989
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1 M1.5 3 C 1 0.035
10 M2.5 4 D 2 0.35
100 M3.5 A & B 5 E, F 4,000 3 3.5
1,000 M4.5 6 G, H 4 35
10,000 M5.5 C 7 J 400,000 5 350
100,000 M6.5 D 8 K 4,000,000 6 3,500

Luminaire Range to Suit Clean Room Standard

ISO Standard Omega IP66 Sigma IP20 Lambda IP65/65 Kappa IP65/65 Zeta IP65 Epsilon IP65/54 Tau IP65/54 Gamma IP65/54 Mu IP65/54 Delta IP65 Alpha IP54
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Luminaire Range

Ceiling Type Omega IP66 Sigma IP20 Lambda IP65/65 Kappa IP65/65 Zeta IP65 Epsilon IP65/54 Tau IP65/54 Gamma IP65/54 Mu IP65/54 Delta IP65 Alpha IP54

Recessed Mounted

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Grid * * *
Walk On * *
Wall *

Surface Mounted

Plaster/Panel * *
Grid *
Wall * *
Cornice *
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Understanding IP Protection

Are you unsure what the IP rating of our fittings means? We have entered all of the information you need into a couple of simple tables.

IP Explanation and Ratings

Luminaires are classified in accordance with the requirements of EN60529 and EN60598 regarding their ability to prevent the ingress of solids or liquids. The classification system utilizes the letters "IP" ("Ingress Protection") followed by two digits.

Degrees of Protection - First Digit

The first digit of the IP code indicates the degree that persons are protected against contact with live parts and the degree that equipment is protected against solid foreign bodies intruding into an enclosure.

Degrees of Protection - Second Digit

The second digit indicates the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against the harmful entry of various forms of moisture (e.g. dripping, spraying, submersion, etc.).

The IP Code Symbols

The table below illustrates the use of special symbols in the IP classification system. These symbols should be placed on equipment to illustrate the IP protection provided. An "X" is used for one of the digits if there is only one class of protection; i.e. IPX4 which addresses moisture resistance only.

First Characteristic Degree of Protection
Numeral Symbol Short Description Details
0 No protection No special protection
1 Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm A large surface of the body, such as a hand (but no protection against deliberate access) Solid objects exceeding 50mm in diameter
2 Protected against solid objects greater than 12mm Fingers or similar objects not exceeding 80mm in length. Solid objects exceeding 12mm in diameter
3 Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm Tools, wires etc. of diameter thickness greater than 2.5mm. Solid objects exceeding 2.5mm in diameter
4 Projected against solid objects greater than 1.0mm Wires or strips of thickness greater than 1.0mm. Solid objects exceeding 1.0mm in diameter
5 IP5x Dust protected Ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with satisfactory operation of the equipment
6 IP6x Dust tight No ingress of dust
First Characteristic Degree of Protection
Numeral Symbol Short Description Details
0 No protection No special protection
1 IPx1 Protected against dripping water Dripping water (vertically falling drops) shall have no harmful effect
2 Protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15° Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at any angle up to 15° from its normal position
3 IPx3 Protected against spraying water Water falling as a spray at an angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect
4 IPx4 Protected against splashing water Water splashed against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect
5 IPx5 Protected against water jets Water projected by a nozzle against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect
6 Protected against heavy seas Water from heavy seas or water projected in powerful jets shall not enter the enclosure in harmful quantities
7 IPx7 Protected against the effects of immersion Ingress of water in a harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time
8 IPx8 Protected against submersion The equipment is suitable for continuous submersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer.
Note: This will normally mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However with certain types of equipment it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.
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