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  • IP65 is not enough
  • by Jason Osterman

Vibration

06 October 2021

It can be difficult to find luminaires suitable for conditions where substantial vibration is present. The introduction of LED sources has made the situation somewhat easier, as having solid state components mounted on a substrate is very different to having tungsten filaments or discharge sources in a vacuum. 

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  • IP65 is not enough
  • by Jason Osterman

Impact

27 September 2021

Initially related to the IP code wherein a numerical rating was added to the end of an IP rating, the IK impact rating was made distinct from the IP code to measure the impact resistance of product in 1995. IEC 62262:2002 specifies impact protection ratings as part of the IK code.

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  • IP65 is not enough
  • by Jason Osterman

Ultraviolet, easy as A-B-C

12 August 2021

UV degradation is a commonly overlooked characteristic when specifying products meant for permanent outdoor installation. Read on to understand better the fundamentals of ultraviolet light and how to select materials suitable for outdoor environments.

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  • IP65 is not enough
  • by Jason Osterman

Corrosion

29 March 2021

Actively lowering internal humidity when a unit is powered, using managed pressure equalization and active de-humidification, means that SGM equipment can be installed in almost any environment.

 

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