Glossary of Terms

ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
These standards are accredited by ANSI, which is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. The organization also coordinates U.S. standards with international standards so American products can be used globally.

Candela — A unit of measurement of the intensity of light that is, power emitted by a light source in a particular direction.

Lux — The unit of luminous flux in the International System, equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle by a source of one candela intensity radiating equally in all directions.

Lumen — A unit of measurement of the amount of brightness that comes from a light source.

Lumens define “luminous flux,rdquo; which is energy within the range of frequencies we perceive as light.

IP (Ingress Protection) Ingress Protection (IP) ratings specify the environmental protection the enclosure provides. The IP rating normally has two numbers (IPXX). The first number represents protection from solid objects or materials (dust) where the second number represents protection from liquids (water). With the IP rating IP 54, 5 describes the level of protection from solid objects and 4 describes the level of protection from liquids.

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