Knowledge

LIGHT TERMINOLOGY

LIGHT TERMINOLOGY

Glossary

The luminous flux describes the quantity of light emitted by a LED light source or luminaire. The luminous efficiency is the ratio of the luminous flux to the electrical power consumed (lm/W). It is a measure of a LED light source’s economic efficacy.

DEGREES OF IP PROTECTION

DEGREES OF IP PROTECTION

IP rating chart

IP is an acronym "Ingress Protection". It is a measurement of the protection an item will have against solid objects and liquids. The first number refers to the protection against solid objects and the second number-against liquids.

DEGREES OF IK PROTECTION

DEGREES OF IK PROTECTION

IK rating chart

The IK rating is an international code which measures the degree of protection against mechanical wear and tear as well as the amount of impact a specific fixture can take. It is a measure of a fixtures robustness and durability.