Fiber strands and cables are manufactured with a standard color coding. This allows for easy, effective management and identification of strands.
An example; a loose buffer tube cable with 144 strands would have 12 tubes colored as indicated in the image below. Within each buffer tube would be 12 fiber strands using the same color scheme. Therefore, strand number 61 would be in the white buffer tube, blue fiber.
Download the Fiber Color Identification Chart
We have added two more fiber color charts for a 288 and 432 count cables. They are both in pdf format and can be downloaded and printed.