Can this strip go outside?
HitLights sells varieties of strips that are designed for either Indoor (IP-20), Outdoor (IP-65), or Waterproof (IP-67) use as governed by the International Electrotechnical Commission's Ingress Protection (IP) code.
IP 20 Strips are for indoor use only. Moisture, even splashed, can cause these strips to short out and possible fail. They're fine in almost all indoor applications, but you might be careful installing them near showers or sinks.
IP 65 Strips for indoor or outdoor use. They're coated in a silicone material that protects the strip from water. They're not 100% waterproof, however, so we don't recommend exposing them to heavy or regular rain. They're great for installing in covered areas outside, like patios.
IP 67 Strips are for indoor or outdoor use. They're fully encased in a rubber sleeve, meaning that they're impervious to all kinds of weather conditions. You can install these strips almost anywhere you like. They are not, however, 100% submersible - so you can't use them underwater.