What is an IP value?

The IP value indicates the degree to which electrical appliances like lighting fixtures are protected against solid objects or materials, and water. The IP value always consists of two digits.


What is serial and parallel connection and when do I apply what?

There are two different connection methods possible: serial connection and parallel connection. You need to know the difference for LED light wiring. LED has to be connected either in a serial or a parallel connection. How these have to be connected depends on the light source. A wrong connection with LED will result in your LED lights breaking down.


How do I know whether a lighting fixture can be used in the bathroom?

To determine whether an electrical appliance such as a luminaire may be installed in the bathroom you need to check the IP-value of the fixture, the voltage at which it functions and the spot you want to install it.

To ensure the safety, the bathroom is divided into four imaginary zones based on their distance from the tub, the shower or the sink. Depending on the zone in which you wish to install the fixture, different safety requirements in terms of IP-value and voltage apply.


What types of electrical cable are available and what are these used for?

Take a look at our installation materials and you will see that there are lots of different types of electrical cables. We provide information about the most common types on this page.


Water damage to ground spots because of rising groundwater

Outdoor lighting has to endure cold, rain, wind, but also groundwater which rises to the surface occasionally. This is mainly a threat for ground spots of course.

The groundwater level differs from one area to another and changes throughout the year. Still, it’s best to always make your ground spot connection watertight.


How do I prevent standby-mode power consumption?

Does it bother you that your LED lamp continues to emit a small amount of light even when it is turned off? This is usually because your light circuit uses a single-pole switch. Turning off the lamp switches off the phase wire, but not the neutral wire.


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