Data Center lighting has many aspects, some of which are often overlooked. Lighting performs a practical function enabling the daily running of a data center. Lighting also affects data center
provisioning in two ways: first, lighting generates heat in its very function, thus contributing to cooling costs; secondly, lighting accounts for 3%-5% of the total power costs for running a data center. There are many practical approaches to improve lighting to achieve the best Power Utilization Effectiveness such as changing to LED lighting in lieu of incandescent lighting and keeping the overall lighting as dim as possible. Some Data Centers have taken these steps and added a twist customizing their lighting and making it as beautiful as fireworks on the Fourth of July. Here are 11 of the coolest data
center lighting designs, bursti
ng with color and lighting up the data center skies.