When it comes to lighting outdoor spaces, you can’t afford to ignore the weather and climate factor. Even areas which aren’t exposed to extreme conditions can be hazardous for regular lighting products. Specifically choosing an LED weatherproof light, or a weatherproof fluorescent light depending on your space requirements, means a more effective lighting solution in the long run.
To shield against water, wind and debris damage, it’s necessary to have quality housing with a relatively high IP rating. ‘IP’ stands for ingress protection, and refers to the way that moving parts or sensitive components are protected from ingress by dust, moisture etc. The first digit of the IP number stands for its protection against solids (0 = no special protection, whilst 6 = dust tight). The second digit stands for its protection against liquids.
For regular outdoor use, numbers 3 and higher are recommended.
Common applications for LED weatherproof light units include:
Lighting semi-undercover car parks
Illuminating outdoor pathways alongside buildings at night
Providing safety lighting to workers in low light outdoor conditions
General lighting in certain industrial spaces such as wet rooms
Making bus shelters, train stations etc. safer at night
Illuminating outdoor signage
Highlighting important areas at night, such as emergency phones, fire extinguishers etc.
Emergency lighting for evacuations, assembly points etc.
Hygiene/contamination sensitive areas, where water cannot be allowed to condense in a protected space and provide a breeding ground for bacteria
Industrial premises indoors where lights will be subject to steam, vapour and dust
For more information or to get current prices on any weatherproof fluorescent light labelled POA, please call us direct on 1300 882 536.