Vapor proof light fixtures use rugged die-cast housings for applications where the lamp socket and wiring are protected from rain, corrosive fumes, non-combustible dusts, moisture, and nonexplosive vapors and gases.
LED Vapor Tight Linear Lighting features a classic design and durability for use in new construction or retrofit applications. An outdoor vapor tight housing protects the light fixture from water and dirt in applications like Canopy Lighting, Covered Walkway Lighting, Parking Garage Lighting, Stairwell Lighting, Security Lighting.
These fixtures can come in 3 forms; high bay, linear and jar. High bay vapor tight fixtures are intended for use in indoor applications where the fixture is mounted to ceilings at least 18 feet high and can provide more illumination over a larger area.
Linear vapor tight fixtures typically come in 2, 4- and 8-foot lengths and can be mounted to ceilings, soffits or walls to provide a wide spread of illumination. Jar vapor tight fixtures are used to illuminate smaller spaces and can be mounted to walls, ceilings or hung as a pendant. These lights can vary further by the type of light source is used such as LED, incandescent or fluorescent.
The LED Vapor Tight Linear Lighting is an energy efficient, Wet Location rated fixture. The IP65-rated fixtures are designed to replace inefficient fluorescent light tubes in car wash operations, airports, tunnels, food processing areas, maintenance areas, parking garages and stairwells and many other commercial and industrial lighting areas. LED Vapor Tight Linear Lighting is versatile and is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and can be fixed or suspended mounted.
Vapor Tight light fixtures can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications that require durability, long life and water- and/or dust-resistance. They also protect against corrosion which affects the quality of light delivered. Examples are food service areas, car washes, parking garages, shopping centers, airports, stairwells and refrigeration rooms.
Below is additional context as to how each of the aforementioned locations provide specific difficulties which warrant vapor proof fixtures:
To get an idea of how IP ratings work, take a look at an IP ratings chart. Each IP rating is a two-digit number and each digit of the number has a specific meaning:
Note that there are some factors that IP ratings don’t take into account, such as resistance to heavy impacts and resistance to corrosion. If you need protection against these conditions, look into NEMA ratings (for corrosion) and IK ratings (for impacts).
If you want to light your outdoor area, one solution that may cross your mind is the installation of light emitting diode lamp. However, outdoor environments are prone to conditions such as heavy downpour, dust, among others, which may interfere with or even damage your lighting fixture. Fortunately, LED fixture manufacturers like us experts here at LITELUME are aware of such issues, and for that reason, we make the fixtures with varying waterproof ability. While shopping for such fixtures, you’ll come across different IP Codes, each signifying the degree of protection that an appliance has against harmful elements such as water.
When considering installing a LED lighting device that has a strong waterproof ability, regular flood light is the real deal. Such lights normally have IP65 or IP66 ratings. However, the latter has a more robust waterproof capability, but it is paramount to know what “IP66” means. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) publishes IP codes, describing the amount of water that a mechanical casing or electrical enclosure can withstand, among other protective capabilities.
An IP65 rated enclosure gives protection against low pressure water jets from any direction, as well as condensation and water spray. It’s suitable for most outdoor enclosures that won’t encounter extreme weather such as flooding.
P66 enclosures offer the highest protection against particles, and a high level of protection against water. These enclosures stringently adhere to these standards, and you can expect superior quality and craftsmanship.
|IP Rating||First Digit – SOLIDS||Second Digit – LIQUIDS|
|IP54||Protected from limited dust ingress||Protected from water spray from any direction, limited ingress protection|
|IP55||Protected from limited dust ingress||Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction, limited ingress protection|
|IP56||Protected from limited dust ingress||Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction, limited ingress protection|
|IP57||Protected from limited dust ingress||Protected from immersion between 15 centimetres and 1 metre in depth, limited ingress protection|
|IP58||Protected from limited dust ingress||Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure, limited ingress protection|
|IP60||Protected from total dust ingress||Not protected from liquids, limited ingress protection|
|IP61||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from condensation, limited ingress protection|
|IP62||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from water spray less than 15 degrees from vertical, limited ingress protection|
|IP63||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical, limited ingress protection|
|IP64||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from water spray from any direction, limited ingress protection|
|IP65||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction, limited ingress protection|
|IP66||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction, limited ingress protection|
|IP67||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from immersion between 15 centimetres and 1 metre in depth, limited ingress protection|
|IP68||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure, limited ingress protection|
|IP69K||Protected from total dust ingress||Protected from steam-jet cleaning, limited ingress protection|
Below is are four of the top advantages of linear LED vapor proof light fixtures:
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