About the Sanus CALT01
Rack-mounted systems are great, but sometimes it can get pretty dark in that cabinet. The Sanus CALT01 task light solves that problem by providing powerful illumination, making it easy to see your component's front panel. The light is rack-mountable, and is designed for use with the CAPT01-B1 Multi-Volt Power Supply. The light's cover flips up easily to change bulbs.
What's in the box:
- Rack-mountable LED task light
- 39" DC power cord with DC power plugs at both ends (attached to light)
- Instruction Manual
Sanus CALT01 reviews
So I'm actually being generous by giving 3 stars. The light arrived with zero packaging inside a long box and it was sliding and banging inside. The light itself, a long plastic led tube-like structure, is supposed to be held to the metal housing with double sided tape. It has two pieces, about the size of your nail on your pinky finger, if that. One piece of tape was stuck to the inside of the cardboard box, the other detached from the metal housing of the light fixture that screws to the rack. I called Sanus and to their credit, with no questions asked, they said they'd send me a new light. It came about a week or so later, only this time both pieces of double sided tape detached and no longer usable. Once again, zero padding inside box. Hard to believe but true. I ordered special double sided tape online from a different retailer and just used it to restick the light to the inside of the metal housing. Should I have had to do that? No. Very poor quality. I'm soon going to order a thousand dollar Sanus rack. I am truly leery to do so. I can only hope for the best. So far, not so good.
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A really nice "finishing touch" for my system. This light combined with the Sanus CAPT01 12v power supply allows me to easily see my components and load disks even in a completely darkened room. One note, though, is that the power connector to the light is smaller than the connectors to the fans. The connectors that Crutchfield sells fit the fans but are too big to fit the light.
Pros: looks great and performs well especially with the CAPT01
Cons: a little pricey but, in my opinion, worth it
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More details on the Sanus CALT01
Overview: The Sanus CALT01, part of the Sanus EcoSystem, is a rack-mountable LED task light designed for use in an AV rack. The light contains 21 bright white LEDs for illuminating the front panel of your rack-mounted components for easy viewing. The CALT01 has standard rack-mount ears (for a 19" rack) and fits into a single rack unit (1U) space. The CALT01's cover is hinged, allowing you to flip it up to access the light, or flip it down for a clean look.
Note: The CALT01 does not include rack screws (requires 10-32 x 3/4" screws)
Power Connections: The CALT01 task light has a DC power connector with an attached 39" DC power cord. The CALT01 has a 12-volt, 0.14-amp rated input, and plugs into the Sanus CAPT01 Multi-volt Power Supply. The CALT01 does not have a power switch, but rather is turned on and off by the CAPT01 power supply.
Sanus EcoSystem: The Sanus EcoSystem is a fully customizable accessory that serves as the single power source for all low-voltage equipment in a rack. The CAPT01 MultiVolt Power Supply powers the other rack accessories, including ventilating fans, equipment lights, and temperature gauges.
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