The good weather is finally here. The rains are over and the sun is out. It is that time of the year when we move our celebrations from indoors to outdoors. Grills, garden lights and decorations are all part of this fun and games. And with all parties and celebrations come uninvited guests. And these are not people.
Bugs are always attracted to lights. When they come, night or day, they will affect the mood of other guests in a bad way. This can force you to go back inside the house. If you forgot to close the windows, they will even follow you inside. The light can be of any type the sun, the moon, the street lights or any type of decorative light that you have at home. If they decide to make you little LED outdoor light their home, this could mean trouble for the efficient lamp.
This is where the IP XX certifications come in.
What does IP mean?
It is very important to know what IP stands for and represents.
IP stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection against intrusion and it can be from foreign particles like water and dust.
The ratings of IP is basically used to understand the quality of effectiveness of sealing.
There are 2 digits in an IP rating.
The first digit is used to measure the level of protection against solid objects. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 6 ie. IP 1X to IP 6X.
The second digit represents the level of protection against water ingress. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 8 ie. IPX1 to IP X8.
- Protection against water through a nozzle and dust is represented by IP65.
- Protection against powerful jets of water and dust is represented by IP66.
- Protection against immersion underwater and dust is represented by IP67.
Characteristics of IP certified LED Lamp
- Around 3000K warm color temperature LED lamps (IP65, IP66, IP67)
In a scientific investigation, it has been found that
- 80% of the insects swarmed around the filament lamp
- 15% went to the compact fluorescent lamp
- Only 2-3% came to two different LED lamps.
As a result of less amount of insects were attracted to the LED lights. These lights are also ideal for landscape lighting as they are pleasing to the eyes without any super brightness elements.
- A dustproof and waterproof LED lamp (IP65, IP66, IP67)
The most important element of the LED lamp is the LED chip. There is no way that water and dust will go inside it if it is IP certified. Of course, it will have extra protection if it has a dust-proof electrical enclosure. This will ensure that the LED lamp is working properly with much efficiency.
- More protection with silica gel.
The gasket surrounding the LED will be sealed with a special silica gel. This helps in preventing the insects from coming towards the LED lamps and swarming around it.
- Cleaning the LED lamp periodically
Well, that is a no-brainer. If you want a beautiful garden with awesome outdoor lighting system you have to tend to them regularly. An occasional cleaning day will help in keeping our little invaders away. Also, you will get an awe-inspiring squeaky clean garden.
- Well planned LED lamp installation.
Proper planning can go a long way when installing an LED lamp. Installing them in areas that are easily accessible and active is a good start. You can also place other lights in a remote area to attract the bugs there.
Solar LED Lamps
Nowadays, energy conservation and use of renewable energy are becoming a hot topic. So combining the LED lamps with solar power is becoming quite popular. Plus you can save a lot in the finance department with the ever-increasing electricity bills.
The motion-sensing LED solar lamp is a lethal combination. It takes care of the overuse of energy and light pollution all in on go. So, for the sake of our environment consider buying motion-sensing LED solar lamps.
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