The diagram above illustrates star density. Each square represents 1 square meter and the number in the square is the number of stars.
One of the best demonstrations of this is shown in star effect ceilings.
Extremely difficult to achieve with conventional lighting methods, fiber optics make it easy to implement this stunning feature in almost any location, indoors or out.
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 left provides an illustration of the difference star density can make.
Two types of fiber are available, Star 9 and Star 28. Each type offers mixed diameter fiber strands which simulate a 'near & far' effect once they are installed in the ceiling and illuminated.
|STAR 9 Fiber||6 x 0.75mm / 2 x 1mm / 1 x 1.5mm|
|STAR 28 Fiber||20 x 0.75mm / 8 x 1mm|
The fiber 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.
To aid the specification of fiber 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.Datasheet & Calculator