Lowell Launches New Equipment Rack Lights Lowell Manufacturing Company has unveiled two new lighting products for 19-inch equipment racks: the RLB Series of vertical-mount light bars and the RPL Series of rackmount panels. By RS Staff Published: March 6, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Lowell Manufacturing Company has unveiled two new lighting products for 19-inch equipment racks: the RLB Series of vertical-mount light bars and the RPL Series of rackmount panels. “The ideas developed out of lighting our team assembled for trade show displays,” said Kathleen Lane, marketing communications manager. “Customers were drawn to the bright rack interiors and wanted to include that type of lighting in their own projects.” RLB Series light bars are designed to mount vertically to a rack’s rear corners or rails using magnetic backings to enable quick adjustments. Light bars are available in lengths from 16 to 60 inches to accommodate racks beginning at 10RU. Kits include two light bars, a power supply, and choice of a manual rocker switch or an automatic proximity switch for hands-free operation. The included hardware allows the switch to be mounted virtually anywhere inside or outside the rack. The new RPL Series of rackmount light panels mounts in standard 19-inch rack space—to front/rear rack rails or to the top section of racks with 19-inch top openings. The 1U panels include five wide-diffusion, high-output LED modules (525 lumens), on/off button, and power supply.