IP Ratings in damp areas

IP RATINGS IN DAMP AREAS

 

Application of IP ratings within damp locations

BS 7671: section 701 (17th Edition)

Guidance is provided by the above standard to the selection of luminaires within   locations containing baths, showers and cabinets that contain a shower /and or bath; along with the surrounding areas.

 

Zone Equipment permitted IP requirements
0 No switch gear IPX7
1 Luminaires IPX4
IPX5 if water jets are likely
to be used
2* Luminaires IPX4
IPX5 if water jets are likely
to be used

* IP ratings in Zone 2 do not apply to shaver supply units, complying with BS EN    61558-2-5, located where direct spray from showers is unlikely.

    a) bath tub

b) shower with basin

*Zone 1 if the space is accessible without the use of a tool. Spaces     under the bath, accessible only with the use of a tool are outside   the zones.
c) shower without basin but with permanent fixed
partition

 

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