Data center racks: Is it easier to work in lighter colored racks?

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We're in the process of securing new racks for our data center, and I remember having difficulty working with dark colored racks, especially in the back. If we use lighter colored racks will it solve that problem? I was thinking it wouldn't absorb as much light and improve visibility when we have to work it. Does anyone have experience with this or know where I can find research material supporting this?
ASKED: November 9, 2010  4:22 PM
UPDATED: November 11, 2010  1:38 PM

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Yeah darker color racks are harder to see in so a light colored rack would improve your visibility by lighting up the inside a little more. I just had another light I used to help me see by putting it aimed down into the rack. Oh and here is some products that might help.

http://www.rackmountsolutions.net/rackmount_Light.asp

http://cableorganizer.com/computer-cabinets/rack-mount-lights.html

http://www.rackmountsolutions.net/Server_Rack_Cabinet_%20Entry.asp

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  • jinteik
    yeah i admit that with black racks, its harder to see the inside racks....that is what i face in the DC. if the racks is bigger and more holes and etc, and if the light can penetrate thru then its ok
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