The starry sky stretch ceiling effect is achieved through the application of the optical fibre technology. A projector with an optical fibre bundle attached to it with a special adapter serves as a light source.
|RGB Starry Sky MULTI-COLOURED LED PROJECTOR
(SAROS DESIGN in-house development)
Intended to create a starry sky decorative lighting effect in wall panels and ceilings.
|TWINKLE EFFECT(PSM-1) LED PROJECTOR
The LED projector designed by SAROS DESIGN uses bright LED lights in contrast to metal halide lamps used in similar projectors. Consequently, the ПСМ-01 (PSM-01) projector has a low power consumption, does not heat up and does not require any air exchanger for cooling. Operates completely silently. The projector offers an operational life of 50 ths hours of continuous operation (6 years).
|OPTICAL FIBRE BUNDLES
Used with starry sky stretch ceilings. Standard bundles are made of optical fibres cut to size and arranged into one bundle that can easily be attached to a projector. The procedure for optical fibre termination developed by SAROS DESIGN specialists eliminates luminous flux loss on the fibre input.
TABLE OF STANDARD OPTICAL FIBRE BUNDLES(available from stock)
Customised bundles consisting of up to 700 optical fibres per bundle of any length are also available. The fibre diameter is 0.75 mm. The recommended “star” number per 1 m2 is at least 100 – 150 “stars”.
STARRY SKY STRETCH CEILING
There are two basic procedures for starry sky stretch ceiling installation: with and without holes in the stretch ceiling membrane.
STARRY SKY STRETCH CEILING INSTALLATION WITH HOLES IN THE STRETCH CEILING MEMBRANE
With this option, optical fibres are pulled through small holes cut in the stretch ceiling membrane. The fibres are then glue-fastened on the back of the stretch ceiling and are cut to about 1-2 mm on the outside. In case any decorative elements are used, embedded plates are required to be installed for each element. The process of decorative pieces installation is similar to lighting fixtures incorporation, the only difference being that a bundle of optical fibres is then attached to each lens. This option is more suitable for ‘thick’ finishes (e.g. Suede) which can disguise the optical fibres when the light source is not in operation (i.e. when the starry sky effect is off).
STARRY SKY STRETCH CEILING INSTALLATION WITHOUT HOLES IN THE STRETCH CEILING MEMBRANE
This option is more appropriate for ‘thin’ finishes (Lacquered, Satin, and printed membranes), and in case where a specific pattern is desired (e.g. a constellation, a geographical map etc). Besides, this option (without holes) ensures better stretch ceiling appearance with the lights off.
This approach requires installation of a false ceiling with the desired star sky image put on it prior to the installation (in case, a specific pattern is needed). The false ceiling sheet is then partly fastened onto the track, followed with hole cutting and fibre pulling through the holes. After that, the false ceiling sheet is properly installed and the fibres are glue-fastened. The next step is the installation of a track system for the outer stretch ceiling membrane and cutting the fibres to a certain length. Finally, the outer stretch ceiling membrane is fitted.
PICTURES OF STARRY SKY STRETCH CEILING