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I shared this on Steve's thread from post #2368 regarding the Star ceiling I recently purchased. I got it made by forum member Star Designer. His blog is here: http://starceiling.blogspot.com/ and NEW website is here: http://www.starceiling-designer.com

I will be setting up and let you all know how it works. It is a very customizable design with infinite upgrade possibilities.

The one I ordered is for white sparkle ceiling with up to 8 spot lights possible. You can get shooting stars, color stars and more.

This all works with LED, so no heat and very little current draw. This design also saves you on the amount of fiber you need to purchase.

Check out the blog, you can now get pre made star tiles.

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tradewinds -

I was considering the coolsky led light source for my star ceiling project along with the startpak48 fiber bundles.

how do star designers units look compared with effects (sparkle, dim, etc) of the coolsky unit?

I don't want any colored stars just a recreation of a real night sky.

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You requirements are just the same as mine - no colored stars, just a recreation of a real night sky.

I have not tried the coolsky. However, I was going to buy it. Steve Withney has the coolsky and one of the things he finds is that he cannot get easy access to it to make any setting changes.

I just received my kit from Star Designer. His kit is a controller card PCB which you can control from any universal remote using Sony codes. It also supports up to 8 spot lights. His design also allows you to save a lot buy requiring less EG-PCAK48 cable.

I'll share more once I get it all setup.

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Not sure you can control those with remote and also support spot lights and add in shooting stars and future add-on modules.

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Pics of my Star Ceiling in progress. It is 8' x 9-1/2'

Star Ceiling Pic1
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Nice work, cant wait to see it finished.

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thanks....love how the website is coming along.

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Is the fibre plastic or glass?

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I bought the EGPACK-48 which I believe is plastic.

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I already have that also. I am talking about the .75mm fibre on the Stardesigner web site.

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Sorry, I misunderstood. I think it is Mitsubishi plastic but I am sure he will verify shortly.

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It is mitsubishi PMMA plastic fibre 0.75mm

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how many strands are in the jacket?

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What jacket do you mean?
EG-pack 48?
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No, the 0.75. How many fibres are in the cable?

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0.75mm fibre is unjacked, what i sell in my store.
What i have is Cable with 0.5mm fibre with 62 starnds in it, what we use for star ceilings.
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Stardesigner,

any chance of making a 'eg-48 like' bundle with multiple diameter fibers (.5mm, .75,1.0) for different size stars all enclosed in one jacket?
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any chance of making a 'eg-48 like' bundle with multiple diameter fibers (.5mm, .75,1.0) for different size stars all enclosed in one jacket?
thanks

Nice idea...would like to know this as well...


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Pretty cool. A little better pricing than I expected for everythign in one kit. Any links to a how-to?

What kind of bend radius can these fibers take? I have a niche going to the 3rd floor where we have the Lego Star Destroyer, Millenium Falcon and a couple of others. It is about 30 inches deep so I can spare a little depth. I would love to make a panel and install it just in front of the existing wall, maybe a couple of inches between them if possible.

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Stardesigner,

any chance of making a 'eg-48 like' bundle with multiple diameter fibers (.5mm, .75,1.0) for different size stars all enclosed in one jacket?
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I have soon cable with 0.75 , 1, and1,5 mmm fibre inside.

Sorry wrong information we will only sell raw fibre in 0.5mm 0.75mm 1mm
And 1 jacked cable we will offer for now and that is 64 stards 0.5mm
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Pretty cool. A little better pricing than I expected for everythign in one kit. Any links to a how-to?

What kind of bend radius can these fibers take? I have a niche going to the 3rd floor where we have the Lego Star Destroyer, Millenium Falcon and a couple of others. It is about 30 inches deep so I can spare a little depth. I would love to make a panel and install it just in front of the existing wall, maybe a couple of inches between them if possible.

the link on the how to is starceiling.blogspot.com
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What do you mean..
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StarDesigner,

How much would it cost to do an 8x8 area all things considered?
8x8 iSky Panel is $3200 shipped, just for reference.

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StarDesigner,

How much would it cost to do an 8x8 area all things considered?
8x8 iSky Panel is $3200 shipped, just for reference.

Thanks,
ELmO BonD

Hi, i am sorry i will not discuss any prices here in the forum.
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But for more information i can send you an email.
But 1 thing is sure i have the most functions and the best price.
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Hello all.

I am planning a 8ft by 6.5ft star ceiling in my theater.
I have scoured the internet for options and prices.
Was all set to do a ceiling like sandmans with a coolsky light unit.

Stardesigners input/support and help during the project has been invaluable.

I would urge folks to looks at his website and PM him as he is very quick to respond and help. http://www.starceiling-designer.com/

I believe his prices are very good and has the most functionality and customization that i have run across.

My plan so far includes a controller with 3 light units. 2 of which are bundled stars (similar to an eg-48pack) and 1 unit for a milky way galaxy of 0.5mm lights.

Stardesigner sent me custom specs for the project and was able to customize the controller for specific colors changes.
Im planning to install it over the next several weeks after painting so Ill keep this thread posted .
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That 6x12 star ceiling kit might be just what I'm looking for.
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StarDesigner,

How much would it cost to do an 8x8 area all things considered?
8x8 iSky Panel is $3200 shipped, just for reference.

Thanks,
ELmO BonD

I have been researching this and IMO this is way too expensive...


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I have been researching this and IMO this is way too expensive...

Star Designer's solution is not, but iSkyPanel's is.

The retail for iSkyPanel's solutoin is like $4500 for 8x8! Gimmie a break.

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