Weatherproof lighting is essential for extreme environments. Environments that can become hazardous, wet, or dirty requires lighting that can withstand various conditions. Extra protection is necessary in order to keep the light working and to withstand damage. Read More ...
What makes this range weatherproof?
IP65 ratings mean that the enclosure can only provide protection against low pressure (6.3mm) water jets. Fittings with these ratings are protected from total dust ingress and from low-pressure water jets from any direction. IP65 rated products offer reliable protection and are used for many indoor and outdoor applications. Cyclone S is IP 65 rated.
IP66 ratings make sure that these fittings are protected against high pressure (12.5mm) water jets. To reach a rating of IP66, these luminaires are tested in ways that include the enclosure being subjected to 100 litres per minute of water volume with the pressure of 100 kPa at a distance of 3m for at least 3 minutes. IK06 means protection from total dust ingress and from high-pressure water jets from any direction. IP66 ratings are the highest level of waterproof protection (an IP68 rating is a next step up if you need the product to survive total submersion in water.) Cyclone G, P, and X are IP 66 rated.
Ratings of IK06, IK08, and IK10 all offer great protection from various levels of impact. For lighting in extreme environments IK ratings are hugely important to determine what fitting can be used in what setting.
The Cyclone G from Tamlite is rated at IK06, meaning that it is protected against 1 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 0.25kg mass dropped from 400mm above the impacted surface).
The Cyclone X is the strongest of the Cyclone range, rated at IK10, meaning it is protected against 20 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 5kg mass dropped from 400mm above the impacted surface).