LUMINAIRES for HIGH ABUSE AND CORRECTIONAL APPLICATIONS

 

There are three main Technical Ratings which apply to Survivor's luminaires for High Abuse and Correctional applications:

 

IK RATING

IK rating (International Standard IEC 62262:2002 and IEC 60068-2-75:2014) is the international standard which defines the degrees of protection against external mechanical impact provided by enclosures for electrical equipment.

Under this standard, Survivor’s range of luminaires are rated as a minimum of IK10. However, our IK10+ products are designed to withstand the toughest conditions and are tested beyond this standard until failure. Survivor products are tested to IK26 ensuring unfounded extended durability and high performance in extreme conditions.

The table below outlines the different classifications covered by the IK standard

IK CODEIMPACT ENERGY (JOULES)PROTECTED AGAINST
IK00 no protection against any mechanical impact
IK01 0.15 200g object dropped from 7.5cm in height
IK02 0.20 200g object dropped from 10cm in height
IK03 0.35 200g object dropped from 17.5cm in height
IK04 0.50 200g object dropped from 25cm in height
IK05 0.70 200g object dropped from 35cm in height
IK06 1.00 500g object dropped from 20cm in height
IK07 2.00 500g object dropped from 40cm in height
IK08 5.00 1.7kg object dropped from 29.5cm height
IK09 10.00 5kg object dropped from 20cm in height
IK10 20.00 5kg object dropped from 40cm in height
IK10+ 50.00 10kg object dropped from 50cm in height

 

 

IP RATING

IP rating (International Standard IEC 60529-1:2003) is the international standard which defines the degree of protection against intrusion, dust and water provided by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. All Survivor Lighting products are manufactured and tested to IP66. An IP rating is made up of two digits, the following tables explains their meaning.

 

First Digit

The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts (eg: electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.

IP CODEOBJECT SIZE PROTECTED AGAINSTEFFECTIVE AGAINST
IP0_ No protection against contact and ingress of objects
IP1_ > 50 mm Any large surface of the body (back of hand) but no protection for deliberate contact with a body part
IP2_ > 12.5 mm Fingers or similar objects
IP3_ > 2.5 mm Tools, thick wires, etc
IP4_ > 1 mm Most wires, screws, etc
IP5_ dust protected Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact
IP6_ dust tight No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact

 

Second Digit

Protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water.

IP CODEOBJECT SIZE PROTECTED AGAINSTEFFECTIVE AGAINST
IP_0 not protected No protection
IP_1 dripping water Dripping water (vertically falling drops) shall have no harmful effect
IP_2 dripping water when tilted up to 15° Vertically dripping water is not harmful when enclosure is tilted up to a 15° angle from its normal position
IP_3 spraying water Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect
IP_4 splashing water Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect
IP_5 water jets Water projected by a nozzle against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
IP_6 powerful water jets Water projected in powerful jets against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
IP_7 immersion up to 1m Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion)
IP_8 immersion beyond 1m Equipment suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions specified by the manufacturer

 

 

AT RATING

Anti Tamper (AT) rating is the rating system developed by Survivor which outlines the degrees of protection against systematic tampering provided by the external fasteners which secure access to luminaires. The system is rated from 1 through 10+, with 10+ providing the highest level of protection.

Under the AT rating system, Survivor’s range of luminaires are rated as a minimum of AT06. However, if a greater level of security is required, Survivor are able to provide fasteners which are designed to withstand higher levels of systematic tampering.

The table below outlines the different levels covered by the AT rating system

AT CODEPROTECTION
AT01 no security clip or fastener
AT02 security clip only – no tool required for access
AT03 phillips or slotted head – readily available tool required for access
AT04 hex head – readily available tool required for access
AT05 torx head – non standard tool required for access
AT06 security torx fastener – non standard tool required for access
AT07 tri-lobe security fastener – non standard tool required for access
AT08 snake eye security fastener – tool not readily available
AT09 penta-drive security fastener – tool not readily available
AT10 key-lok security fastener – custom tool only available to Survivor customers
AT10+ custom key-lok security fastener – custom tool individually registered to customer

Having the toughest luminaire in the world is of no benefit if inferior fasteners are used to protect it – it is like having an armoured car and leaving the keys in the door.

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