Fibre Optic Star Ceilings
A unique feature of fibre optic lighting is its ability to illuminate a number of points from one light source.
One of the best demonstrations of this is shown in star effect ceilings. Extremely difficult to achieve with conventional lighting methods, fibre optics make it easy to implement this stunning feature in almost any location where access above the ceiling is available.
Preferred star density is something very personal, however you should also consider the size of room you are installing the effect in. Generally larger rooms benefit from a less dense fill whereas smaller rooms can look great with a higher density of stars. The diagram on the right provides an illustration of the difference star density can make.
Fibre Harness Types
Two types of fibre are available, Star 9 and Star 28. Each type offers mixed diameter fibre strands which simulate a 'near & far' effect once they are installed in the ceiling and illuminated.
|STAR 9 Fibre||6 x 0.75mm / 2 x 1mm / 1 x 1.5mm|
|STAR 28 Fibre||20 x 0.75mm / 8 x 1mm|
The fibre tails that make up a star ceiling can be left bare or alternatively can be fitted with either Mushroom Lenses or Star Lenses.
Both options are great for disguising any unevenly drilled holes and give a slightly softer look to the light points.
In humid or damp areas, the star lens provides the best seal against moisture ingress.
For more information on these fittings please see the dedicated product pages by clicking on the links above.
Datasheet and Fibre Calculator
To aid the specification of fibre for star ceilings we have developed a tool that will take care of the calculations. This is part of the product datasheet which can be downloaded below.