Why are IP ratings important?
International standards are important
When considering a purchase, it is important to know if a flashlight or a headlamp can be used in the intended environment. Therefore, a standard like the IP code is extremely important for the consumer.
At Suprabeam we test all products according to the IP standard, in order to give the customer, the best possible idea of how our flashlights and headlamps can be used. All our products have an IPX4 rating as a minimum, which means that they are Splash Waterproof. In reality, the IPX4 rating means that you can use the headlamp or flashlight in heavy rain, but you cannot submerge it into water.
Some of our flashlight have a higher IP rating, such as the E1 and Q3classic that has an IPX8 rating. These flashlights can be submerged in water down to 1M.
The Q3defend and the entire S-series have the IP68 rating, meaning that they are both dust and waterproof. The S-series down to 1 M and the Q3defend down to impressive 10 M.
If a product states that it is waterproof but with no clear IP rating, ask the manufacturer.