Water Resistance Ratings
The second digit of IP stands for protection from water or water resistance. Water resistance in flood lights starts from 4 to 8. Rating 4 means that flood light is protected against water splashes from all directions, rating 5 means that flood light is protected against jets of water and rating 6 means that fixture is protected again strong jets of water. Any regular portable and wired flood lights have a water resistance rating of atleast 5 and the powerful LED portable flood lights that are used in extreme conditions have a water resistance rating of 8 with extra seal to keep the lights protected even though it is continuously immersed under water. For moderate rains and light showers flood lights having a rating of 4 and 5 are enough to keep the light and its electronic components protected. These flood lights can also be installed in front doors, backyard, garden, drive way and anywhere around the house. Only in areas where there are chances of getting continuous strong and long rain showers or even in floods where it might get submerged under water we need to install a flood light with water resistance levels of 7 or 8.
Author : Arunima