What is the difference between wet and damp ratings?

  • Written by
    Rami Lulu
  • Last updated August 23, 2022

Damp rated fixtures can be exposed to some moisture but are not meant to be fully drenched. Damp fixtures work best as bathroom lighting or semi-protected outdoor lighting.

Wet rated fixtures can be in direct contact with water such as rainwater or sprinklers.

Dry rated fixtures are not intended to have any contact with moisture or dampness.