LED light Impact Protection

2022-12-05

IK Rating or “Impact Protection” (the K is from 'Kinetic' to differentiate from IP rating) is defined in international standards and indicates the level of resistance an electrical enclosure provides against mechanical impact. IK ratings are an important factor when choosing LED lighting which may be fitted in an area that could be subject to rough environment, attempted vandalism or other impacts.


IK00 - No Protection

IK01 - Protected against 0.14 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 0.25kg mass dropped from 56mm above the impacted surface)

IK02 - Protected against 0.2 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 0.25kg mass dropped from 80mm above the impacted surface)

IK03 - Protected against 0.35 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 0.2kg mass dropped from 140mm above the impacted surface)

IK04 - Protected against 0.5 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 0.25kg mass dropped from 200mm above the impacted surface)

IK05 - Protected against 0.7 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 0.25kg mass dropped from 280mm above the impacted surface)

IK06 - Protected against 1 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 0.25kg mass dropped from 400mm above the impacted surface)

IK07 - Protected against 2 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 0.5kg mass dropped from 400mm above the impacted surface)

IK08 - Protected against 5 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 1.7kg mass dropped from 300mm above the impacted surface)

IK09 - Protected against 10 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 5kg mass dropped from 200mm above the impacted surface)

IK10 - Protected against 20 joules of impact (the equivalent to the impact of a 5kg mass dropped from 400mm above the


LED light Impact Protection