Why you Need Waterproof LED Lighting for Outdoor?

Outdoor lighting adds beauty and dimension to your property. Lighting has always played an important part of an effective home security system. Outdoor security lighting restricts intruders from targeting your home by increasing the risk of being caught. The best lighting design allows physical detection, and facial recognition minimizes hiding spots and increases your sense of safety. It doesn’t mean you to light your home like a Christmas tree; over-illumination can draw unwanted attention to valuable items at your home.

In this blog, we will spotlight on the options of outdoor lighting and why it’s important to choose a waterproof outdoor LED for your home. Let’s find out.

Outdoor lighting – Robust, Trendy and Economical Garden Lighting Products
Outstanding design features mean that the external lighting range from Hykolity not only looks fantastic but is also durable and weatherproof certified including IP67 and IP68 ratings, thanks to its high-quality materials and beautiful designs are crafted with precision. The knowledge that spring is the ideal time to rediscover your garden. Easy fitting and Safe handling mean that even amateurs can achieve results worthy of a master craftsman when installing our outdoor lights. Additionally, waterproof or water resistance lights will add weather resistance capability to your home.

Where to Place your Outdoor Lights?

You should place outdoor lights as per security and comfort point of view.

Areas you should consider are:

  • House Corners
  • Entrance Doors
  • Garage Area

How much waterproof LED lights are different from LEDs

You won’t find any differences when you see for the first time, but actually, they are very different in terms of protection and performance. The standard LED may not work during rains, but a waterproof LED will continue to deliver its performance. In modern LEDs, the reputed manufacturer like Hykolity carries a wide range of waterproof LED options.  

Water resistance is certified with an IP 67 rating whereas, waterproof LED is certified with a certified IP68 rating which means it can survive in heavy rains and IP67 will survive in water splashes.

Find out the difference between IP65, IP67 & IP68 ratings?

The differences between products commonly sold with certified IP65, IP67, & IP68 certified products are slightly different from each other.  

  • IP65- Water resistant. Protected against water splashes from any side or angle.

*Do NOT immerse IP65 LED lights, these are not waterproof.

  • IP67- Water resistant plus. Protected against the events of temporary submersion for a limited time (max 10 min)

*Do NOT immerse IP67 LED lights for extended periods, these cannot survive underwater, but they are splash proof.

  • IP68- Waterproof Protected against the events of permanent submersion up to 3 meters. 

 If you are not sure which rating you should consider for a particular area, here are the few examples you should consider before you made your final decision.

Lower IP ratings are appropriate for:

- Indoor use (Washroom)
- Protected use inside sealed products
- Inside sealed signage
- When using aluminum extrusions

Higher IP ratings are appropriate for:

- Unsealed outdoor locations (Entry gate)
- Places that have a lot of debris
- High splash areas

- Wet locations

* Lower IP ratings include IP65 and IP67 ratings.

* Higher IP ratings include IP68 ratings.


Relax your home is safe now!