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Emergency Lighting and Signs FAQs

Can the emergency lights with IP65 rating be fitted with emergency showers?

Yes, IP65 rated emergency lights can be fitted with emergency showers as the unit is protected against low pressure jets from all directions - limited ingress permitted.

IP ratings are comprised of at least 2 digits. The IP65 rating is broken down as follows:  
  • 6: Dust tight and totally protected against dust ingress
  • 5: Protected against low pressure jets, from all directions - limited ingress allowed
Click here for a full explanation of possible IP rating values.

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