Fibre Optic Light Sources


At the heart of the system is the projector or light source which illuminates the fibres (These are also sometimes known as "light engines"). All our light sources are now based on super-economical LEDs and we have versions available that change colour, twinkle, dim and even strobe. Most models are supplied with radio remote controls and many models include DMX functionality. These DMX light sources can be integrated with home automation systems by firms such as Rako, Lutron and Control4.



MiniLED550

A good general purpose quiet-running compact light source for star ceiling, star panel and other end-emitting fibre projects. This is supplied with interchangeable twinkle and colour wheels - fit whichever suits your application or preference - and wireless remote control. Dimming is an optional upgrade.



Compact fibre optic light source with remote control

Working 5 hours per day, on an average electricity tariff (January 2016) of £0.16 per kilowatt hour the light source will cost you only £10.95 a year to run.
Supply voltage: 240vac via transformer 3-pin plug.
(110vac 2-pin available)
Unit input voltage: 12v dc via removable jack plug.
LED 5 watt cool white (which produces very natural looking stars)
Dimensions 200 x 85 x 67mm
Optical port internal diameter: 20mm
Weight 0.6kgs
Power consumption: 6 watts
Colour wheel: 6 colours including white
Twinkle wheel:
Wheel rotation speeds, set via dip switches:
Stopped, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 4, and 6 rpm
Fibre capacity:
0.75mm x 425 fibres
1.00mm x 230 fibres
3:1 mix 0.75mm and 1.00mm: 330 fibres
Cooling Fan: none
Heat radiation: light source body warm to touch.
Warranty: 18 months.
Country of manufacture: China
Manufacturer accreditation: ISO 900


MiniLED550 source with wireless remote control. (£235.00)
 
 

MiniLED550 dimming light source with wireless remote control. (£245.00)  
 


MiniLED600 twin port light source

Compact twin-port dimminglight source with a high fibre capacity of 700 fibres in our standard star ceiling mix  (3:1 ratio of 0.75 and 1.00mm fibres).

This light source is fitted with a twinkle wheel.

MiniLED600 twin port light source


Supply voltage: 240vac via transformer 3-pin plug. (110vac 2-pin available)
Unit input voltage: 12v dc via removable jack plug.
LED 2 x 5 watt cool white (which produces very natural looking stars)
Dimensions 150 x 100 x 75mm
Optical port internal diameter: 20mm
Weight 0.55kgs
Power consumption: 11 watts
Colour wheel :No
Twinkle wheel: Yes
Wheel rotation speeds, set via dip switches:
Stopped, 0.8, 3, and 6 rpm
Fibre capacity:
0.75mm x 930 fibres
1.00mm x 490 fibres
3:1 mix 0.75mm and 1.00mm: 700 fibres
Cooling Fan: none
Heat radiation: light source body warm to touch.
Warranty: 18 months.*
Country of manufacture: China
Manufacturer accreditation: ISO 9001



MiniLED600 twin port light source with wireless remote control. (£260.00)  
 




MiniLED750 light source

MiniLED750 twin effects wheel fibre optic light source


A powerful compact DMX* capable light source for a range of duties including some side glow applications. This features twin effects wheels - colour and twinkle - so that colour and twinkle effects can be combined. This is also dimmable.

However, please note that to access the full range of functionality this light source should be used with a DMX controller, or a PC equipped with DMX software (free download). Follow the link below to see the manual for this light source. Feel free to contact us to discuss the operation of this light source in the context of your own project.

The light source also has a wireless remote control function. Please refer to the manual for a explanation of the functions available.


Working 5 hours per day, on an average electricity tariff (December 2012) of £0.16 per kilowatt hour the light source will cost you only £20.07 a year to run.

Supply voltage: 240v ac via transformer 3-pin plug. (110v ac 2-pin available)
Unit input voltage: 12v dc via removable jack plug.
LED 10 watt cool white
Dimensions 165 x 115 x 80mm
Optical port internal diameter: 20mm
Weight 0.85kgs
Power consumption: 11 watts
Colour wheel: 6 colours including white
Twinkle wheel with clear section
Fibre capacity:
0.75 x 425 fibres
1.00 x 230 fibres
3:1 mix 0.75 and 1.00: 330 fibres
Cooling Fan: none
Heat radiation: light source case warm to the touch.
Warranty: 18 months.*
Country of manufacture: China
Manufacturer accreditation: ISO 9001



MiniLED750DMX light source with wireless remote control. (£325.00)  


PDF document of DMX setup and dip switch settings here.

* DMX is a theatre industry lighting protocol which is also increasingly used by home automation systems. If you're new to DMX there are a number of good introductory tutorials on YouTube which explain the basic principles.


MidiLED200 DMX light source

MiniLED200 high capacity fibre optic light source



Supply voltage: 240vac
Power consumption: 47 watts

Fan: Yes
LED 45 watt Red, Green and Blue, 15 watts each
DMX: Yes 4 channels RGB. Dimensions 210 x 200 x 75mm
Dimming: Yes
Optical port internal diameter: 20mm
Weight 2.0 kgs
Twinkle wheel: Yes (The twinkle wheel on this model is always on, but in a star ceiling application this needn't be an issue.
Fibre capacity: 770 at 1.00mm, 1300 at 0.75mm and 1300 at a 3:1 mix of 0.75 and 1.00mm
Cooling Fan: Yes
Heat radiation: light source body cool to touch
Warranty: 18 months
Country of manufacture: China


MaxiLEDRGBW light source

Highest fibre capacity RGBW (colour changing) LED light source we stock with twinkle wheel. On-board and remote control via DMX.

Powerful DMX light source with RGBW led's

Supply voltage 240vac via UK 3-pin plug.
LED R-9w, G-9w, B-9w, W-9w (max).
Size: 281 x 274 x 135mm
Weight: 5.5 kgs. Power consumption: 40watts (max)
Fibre capacity: 880 x mixed 0.75 and 1.00mm at a ratio of 3:1
0.75mm x 1070
1.00mm x 600
DMX input via 3 pin connectors.
Cooling Fan: None - very quiet operation
Twinkle wheel: Yes
Colour wheel: No, colour changing is by RGBW LED chips
Dimmable: Yes
Front push-button panel to control on-board programs.
Heat radiation: Warm to touch.
Country of manufacture: China
Warranty: 18 months.*
Manufacturer accreditation: ISO 9001



MaxiLEDRGBW light source with DMX and wireless remote control. (£565.00.00)  


MaxiLED40 DMX light source

This light source has a single 40 watt LED lamp and two effects wheels, colour and twinkle.

40 watt LED light source with DMX


Supply voltage 240vac via UK 3-pin plug.
LED 40 watts cold white.
Size: 281 x 274 x 135mm
Weight: 5.5 kgs.

Power consumption: 46 watts (max)
Fibre capacity: 700 x mixed 0.75 and 1.00mm at a ratio of 3:1
0.75mm x 1000
1.00mm x 560
DMX input via 3 pin connectors.
Cooling Fan: None - very quiet operation
Twinkle wheel: Yes
Colour wheel: Yes
Dimmable: Yes
Front push-button panel to control on-board programs.
Heat radiation: Warm to touch.
Country of manufacture: China
Warranty: 18 months.*
Manufacturer accreditation: ISO 9001

 

MaxiLED40DMX light source. (£618.00)

 


MiniLED150 entry level light source

Very small LED light source with white light


Dimensions:
Length: 100mm
Width: 60mm
Height: 30mm
Weight: 117 gms
Input voltage 12v
LED rating: 5 x 50mA
Fibre capacity: 465 x 0.75mm
Twinkle: No
Remote control: Yes
Dimming : Yes - via remote control
On/Off: Yes – via remote control
LED colour: Cool white approx. 6000k



MiniLED150 entry level light source. (£125.00)
 

MiniLED250 entry level light source

Compact and effecient light source


At 120 x 50 x 50mm this is the smallest LED light source in the range. Cool white or Warm white options available. Supply voltage: 240vac via transformer 3-pin plug.
Unit input voltage: 5v dc via removable jack plug.
LED 3 watt.
Dimensions 120 x 50 x 50mm
Weight 0.16kgs
Power consumption: 3.2 watts
Twinkle wheel: No
Colour: No, white light only. Cool white or warm white.
Fibre capacity: Mixed 0.75 and 1.00mm at a ratio of 3:1 = 160    
0.75mm = 200
1.00mm = 110
Heat radiation: Just warm to the touch
Country of manufacture: China
Warranty: 18 months.*

MiniLED250 light source. (£125.00)


60 watt hard wire kit for MiniLED 150, 550, 600 and 750.

If the supplied 3-pin transformer plug is not a practical solution to powering your light source, then this 60 watt LED transformer can be hard-wired straight into the lighting circuit. Always consult a qualified person. (Light source not included)


Hard wire conversion kit for LED light sources that use 12 volts.

60 watt hard wire kit £36.00  

DMX controllers

All our DMX light sources have fairly comprehensive on-board controls allowing stand-alone operation. In addition, the DMX sources have remote control as standard.

The light sources can also be controlled by most home automation systems although an add-on DMX module is usually required.

If precise colour mixing is a requirement, the 6- and 8-channel controllers below can be sited up to 100 metres from the star display. Connection via DMX cable.

6-channel controller for MiniLED750 and MaxiLED40

Slider controller for DMX light sources
6-channel DMX controller £68.00  

8-channel controller for MaxiLEDRGBW

8 channel controller for DMX light sources

8-channel DMX controller £169.00  


Please note that the prices above are for units bought outside the context of a kit purchase. If you are buying light sources as part of a larger package you will usually qualify for discounts on these prices.


Starscape Light source comparison chart

 
Size
Watts

Number
of fibres 1

Twinkle
Colour
Change
DMX
Dims?
Strobe

Remote
control

Optical
Port
type4
MiniLED250 120
x 50
x 50mm
3
125
         
3
MiniLED500 200
x 85
x 67mm
3
350
2
2
     
5
1
MiniLED550 150
x 80
x 70mm
3
350
2
2
 
 
4
MiniLED600 150
x 100
x 75mm
2 x 3
700
2
2
     
1
MiniLED750 165
x 115
x 80mm
10
350
1
MaxiLEDRGBW 281
x 274
x 135mm
4 x 9
900
3
2
MaxiLED40 281 x 274
x 135mm
40
900
2
 

Notes

1) Fibre capacity based on our standard DIY mix of 0.75mm and 1mm in a 3:1 ratio.

2) This light source has a single effects motor but is supplied with both twinkle and colour wheels. You need to physically change from one to the other, which is a 3-4 minute job. (See the video at the bottom of this page.)

3) When being used in DMX - as opposed to standalone - mode this light source requires a DMX controller with 8 available channels.

4) Not all light sources have the same size optical port, so a fibre harness made for one light source may not be compatible with another model. Where the ports are the same you can upgrade from one light source to another without any modifications. So, if you start with a simple MiniLED500 you can upgrade to DMX by replacing it with a MiniLED750.

Or, if you have an installation with a MiniLED550 but would like to increase the number of fibres you can upgrade to a MiniLED600 which has twin optical ports. The existing harness would plug into one port and we could supply a second, new, harness to use in the other port.

5) Remote control for the MiniLED550 is an optional upgrade for the Orion and Pegasus kits and standard on the Gemini and Great Bear, and also when the MiniLED550 is supplied as part of an Infinity package.

*Warranty: 18 months for home installations 12 months for commercial. Please read our terms and conditions.



Call 01289 332900 or email: info@starscape.co.uk to discuss our light sources.

 

 
     

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