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What is IP44?

IP44 Rating

IP Ratings consist of a two-digit number, which provides an "Ingress Protection" rating to determine the protection a product has from external elements, such as water or dirt. Each digit is individually ranked from 0 to 6 (solid protection) and 0-9 (liquid protection), with 0 being no protection.

An IP44 rating means that your product will be protected from solid particles that are over 1mm in size and from low velocity sprays of water from every direction.

Which lights are IP44 rated?

At the Electrical Counter, we offer an extensive range of IP44 lights that are suitable for indoor and some outdoor purposes. If you're looking for a product to go in a garden where it is likely to be exposed to high velocity water (such as heavy rainfall), we would recommend an IP65 rated product instead. The IP44 lighting range is one of the most highly customer-requested items as our products are available in a variety of wattages and attractive finishes so that you can find a light fitting that isn't just functional - but it enhances the aesthetics of your property too.

IP44 vs IP65

It can often be confusing to choose the right IP rated product for your home or workplace, but this can be easily overcome by understanding the exact purpose that you have for your lighting. If you choose the wrong fittings, you risk damaging your fixtures which could lead to you spending unnecessarily on repairs.

When purchasing a product for your bathroom, it is important to consider the four IP Rating zones which are determined depending on the location of the fitting in relation to your water sources. IP65 lighting is recommended to be installed in Zone 1, as it may be exposed to accidental sprays from the shower or bath.

However, IP44 bathroom lights are generally used in Zone 2 of the bathroom as it can withhold a short burst of water spray as opposed to IP65 products, which are protected from low pressure water jets and dust.

If you are planning on installing IP44 lights outdoors, you should take into consideration the climate of your region, as the "4" liquid protection rating does not cover heavy rainfall or similar adverse weather conditions.

IP44 Rated Products

The Electrical Counter offer a huge selection of IP44 rated products from outdoor floodlights to indoor lighting for bathroom walls and much more. Popular options include:

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