One of the home cinemas we are building currently will feature one of our Starfield ceilings, these are really fun and create a great atmosphere and ambience in the home theatre room, especially when the lights are dimmed and you look up and see tiny stars twinkling in the night.
Care must be taken to do it correctly, with the right fibre optic strands and light engine. If it’s done poorly, or cheap products are used then it looks cheap and ugly.
Done properly, by experts and with attention to detail and the better fibre optics it can look outstanding. Giving what is essentially a closed/boxed in room a feeling of scale and depth.
It all starts with a full plan of what stars go where, if you were to just place the individual threads willy nilly it wouldn’t look right. Each fibre thread is pushed through the ceiling in a pre-planned position, and then trimmed to length before being carefully glued into place with special glue.
The cinema we are currently working on has over 1,000 strands of fiber optic cable, driven by a powerful LED light engine to ensure reliability throughout it’s life. The first part of the project and where we are at currently involved threading these into place where they will be needed for the eventual ceiling. This particular cinema features wooden look beams on the ceiling, the effect will be akin to looking up at the night sky through a trellis.
Today we tested out the threads for brightness and consistency, in the photo above you can see the ends lighting up and the luminescence of the cable bunches. We’ll post more when it’s finished, this theatre also features our fantastic custom seating.