This depends on where you’re going to be using your LED strip lights. If they might be exposed to moisture, then you may want to put an IP rating on your purchase. IP ratings and the level of protection they provide is as follows.
|IP Rating||Protection against foreign bodies||Protection against moisture|
|IP20||Protected against objects larger than 50mm||No protection|
|IP44||Protected against objects larger than 1mm||Splash proof|
|IP65||Completely dust tight||Light jets of water|
|IP67||Completely dust tight||Submergible at depths up to 1m for up to 30 minutes|
|IP68||Completely dust tight||Full submergible|
Generally, to make sure there is no damage to your strips, we recommend using IP65 protection in areas like the kitchen or bathroom, ensuring that steam and condensation won’t cause any damage.
If you’re planning on using them outside, or in a fish tank for example, then we recommend using IP68 rating. We also offer something called IP68 nano – a revolutionary new type of protection that encases your strips in a silicone coating.
This ensures that you can still use it with our range of aluminium profiles, as it doesn’t alter the physical size of the tape itself.