Nearly every house i have worked in runs that system or something simular. Usually I prefer to hard label any cable over 50' so i dont have more then 5 bands on it, but in the lighting world you rarely have tons of cable over 50' that is not a multi. Also, in the space i am currently working in we have cable ranging from 5' to 50' with nearly every 5' increment in between. Doing a color code of these would be nearly impossible to remember let alone tell hands that show up the day of how the system works. Simply saying if you see 3 red bands its a 30', if you see 3 red bands and a green one its a 35'.jonhirsh said:So your saying you put a band of colour every 5' so you just add up the bands of colour to tell how long a cable is?
This sounds horribley enefficent, Try some heat shrink with printed length lablels. and use a colour code to determine the type of cable. or use a printed length with a single colour band to determine length such as red for 8' green for 16' blue for 32' white for 56' etc......
White. 75' is white, has always been white, and much more prevalent than purple+orange.... FWIW, the color code There is a code for 75', but it's fallen out of use in place of purple+orange, so I couldn't even tell ya what it is off the top of my head.