IP Ratings Explained

The IP Rating System (or Ingress Protection rating) is a scale of how waterproof and airtight an item is, as specified by the International Standard IEC/EN 60529.

IP ratings are made up of two numbers; the first being its protection from solid objects, and the second being its protection from water.

The majority of our range of products are IP65 rated, making them suitable for outdoor use.

In addition, we have some products which are rated IP66, offering even more protection against the elements:

Series B Beacons

IP66 beacon 135mm High x 94 Dia.



– Xenon Strobe

– Revolving / Pulsed/ Static LED

– Pulsed High Power LED Version

– Triple – Colour Red / Amber / Green

– ICAO Version


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ISB-C Combined Beacon & Sounder

112 dB Multi-tone Sounder with Integrated LED Beacon 85mm High x 94mm Dia.

– 64 Tone combinations

– Maximum output 112dB(A)

– High intensity LED array integrated into horn

– Clear Horn with Red, Amber, Green, Blue or White LEDs

– Internal volume control

– 10-40Vdc, 115-230Vac/dc and VRD (45-65Vac/55-95Vdc) models

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IAS-C Electronic Sounder

114dB Multi-tone Electronic Sounder 85mm High x 94mm Dia.

– 64 Tone combinations

– Maximum output 114dB(A)

– Internal volume control

– 10-30Vdc, 24Vac, 115-230Vac/dc and 45-65Vac/55-95Vdc models

– 2-wire connection with third-wire for alternate tone selection

– Compatible with full Series B and Series C ranges to provide a fully customised and integrated signalling solution

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On top of these, we have our Series G Range, which have an IP Rating of IP68, making them extremely durable and suitable for marine use:

Series G Beacon

IP68 Beacon 220mm High x 256 Dia.

– Rotating Mirror – LED

– Xenon Strobe

– Revolving LED

– Pulsed / Static LED

– ICAO 10cd+

– ICAO 32cd+


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