A fiber optic twinkle star ceiling is an innovative and modern illumination solution for homes. This product is made of enhanced lighting installed on a fiberglass or metal frame, with a star-shaped pattern. With this design you can acquire many benefits like reduced energy consumption, easy installation, customizable size, and environmental friendliness. It offers you great visual detail as well as diffused illumination with its unique light patterns. Moreover, it helps create a home environment that feels special without the need for lights to be on always.
What is fiber optic lighting?
Fiber optic twinkle star ceiling lighting, in general, is a kind of illumination that uses very thin optical fibers to distribute light from one location to another. The illumination is distributed as light codes through the fiber optic cables. There are different kinds of fiber optic systems. However, star ceilings mainly use direct type design which focuses light onto small end-face to create high luminous intensity. You can see this spot from below when the system is working properly.
The spot of high luminous intensity along with the reflections across the length of each fiber produce a special appearance and feel. Further, it creates an illusion of depth and visual fascination as well as color blending. It also provides much better illumination than conventional methods while using less energy. The fibers are made of polished glass or plastic. This means that you can bend them into different directions and shaped according to your liking.
The light sources used in fiber-optic twinkle star ceiling systems are LEDs. They produce much less heat than other conventional light sources as well. LEDs last longer and use less energy than other lighting methods. The color temperature of LEDs can be very finely tuned to match the incandescent lights that most people are accustomed to. This feature means that color-temperature adjustment for a starry sky is possible.
Visible stars have a color temperature of around 6000K, but daylight has a higher color temperature of about 10000K. This means that you will perceive daylight as more yellow or white than a star-filled night. Therfore, you can use this feature to create a natural illumination for star ceilings.
Given the flexibility of fiber optics, the installation of fiber optic star ceilings is quite easy and quick. The installation cost is much lower compared to other alternative lighting systems. Although, the costs may vary depending on the size and complexity of the ceiling itself. The system does not require wiring as every module simply plugs into an electrical outlet for power. This feature allows for easier maintenance as well as replacement of damaged units. Moreover, you can achieve this without having to switch out entire cables and rewire connections.
The fiber optic twinkle star ceiling is built in direct or indirect, where all the fiber optic star ceilings have an indirect model. In the direct model, you can decorate only the spot of high luminous intensity. The light sources you use are non-directional LEDs.
The more expensive models come with the capability to change the direction of light and produce a more realistic appearance. This is achieved using special lenses which can be rotated in order to produce stars with different points of light sources at various angles and distances from the installation point.
As fiber optic twinkle star ceilings are made of plastic and glass fibers, which are very flexible. Moreover, it allows you to bend them into many different shapes and adjusted to fit any space easily. It is fairly easy to install and has low installation cost. It is quite easy to maintain as it does not require wiring and therefore does not require upgrade or maintenance. With different color temperatures, the fiber optic twinkle star ceiling can create all kinds of beautiful stars or create a natural look at night.
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