When shopping for LED lights, particularly off-road lights and work lights, you have probably noticed that there is an IP rating listed. What is an IP rating and why is it important? IP ratings stands for “International Protection Rating” and are used on many different electronics.
An IP rating is listed as the letters “IP” with 2 digits after it. The first digit is a rating for solids (such as dust, dirt, body parts, etc.). The first digit is on a scale between 0 and 6, 0 indicates your electronic is not protected from solids at all and 6 indicates your electronic is completely protected. For LED light bars and LED off-road lights, a rating of 6 is ideal especially for driving through sand, dirt, or mud. The second digit is a rating for liquids and is on a scale between 0 and 8. A rating of 0 indicates your electronic has no protection against liquids while a rating of 8 indicated it is fully protected to be immersed in water 1 meter or deeper.
For example, the UBL Slim+ 54-Watt Light Bar has an IP Rating of IP67. This is perfect for an LED work light in case your vehicle goes through dirt, sand, rain, or any other water you may encounter. With IP ratings like these on our off-road lights, you can't go wrong!