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.



MiniLED550MiniLED550 twinkle or colour change light source

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.

Data sheet

MiniLED550 source with wireless remote control. (£235.00)
 
 

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
Cooling Fan: none
Heat radiation: light source body warm to touch.
Warranty: 18 months.
Country of manufacture: China
Manufacturer accreditation: ISO 900

 

MiniLED600

MiniLED600 high capacity twin port light source

Compact twin-port dimming light source with a high fibre capacity.

This light source is fitted with a twinkle wheel.

Data sheet

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

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
Remote control: Yes - On/off, dimming and twinkle wheel stop.
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
Cooling Fan: none
Heat radiation: light source body warm to touch.
Warranty: 18 months.*
Country of manufacture: China
Manufacturer accreditation: ISO 9001

MiniLED750

MiniLED750 colour/twinkle DMX 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 and has a wireless remote control function.

However, please note that to access the full range of functionality this light source should be combined with home automation such as Control4 or used with a DMX controller (see bottom of the page), or a PC equipped with DMX software (free download).

Data sheet

MiniLED750DMX light source with wireless remote control. (£345.00)  

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
Cooling Fan: none
Heat radiation: light source case warm to the touch.
Warranty: 18 months.*
Country of manufacture: China
Manufacturer accreditation: ISO 9001

 

MiniLED850

MiniLED850 high capaciry twin port RGBW light source

This light source has colour mixing Red, Green, Blue and White LEDs together with dimming and twinkle.

Data sheet

MiniLED850DMX twin port RGBW light source with wireless remote control. (£485.00)  
 

Supply voltage: 240v ac via transformer 3-pin plug. (110v ac 2-pin available)
Unit input voltage: 12v dc via removable jack plug
Fan: No
LED Red, Green, Blue and White at 3 watts each
DMX: Yes 7 channels .
Dimensions 125 x 190 x 80 mm
Dimming: Yes
Optical port internal diameter: 14mm
Weight 895 gms
Twinkle wheel: Yes
Fibre capacity
0.75 x 930 fibres
1.00 x 480 fibres
Cooling Fan: No
Heat radiation: light source body warm to touch.
Warranty: 18 months
Country of manufacture: China

Maxi RGBW

MaxiLEDRGBW light source

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

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

Data sheet

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

Maxi 40 light source

Maxi40 DMX light source

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

 
 

Data sheet

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

MiniLED150

MiniLED150 entry level light source

 

Data sheet

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

Hard wired power supply

Hard wire power supply for MiniLED 150, 55, 600, 750 and 800

48 watt hard wire kit £36.00  
 

Input voltage: 240
Watts: 48
Size excluding cables: 105 x 45 x 30 mm


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 DMX controllers below can be sited up to 100 metres from the star display. Connection via DMX cable.

SDC6 DMX controller6 channel controller for MiniLED750 and MaxiLED40

Simple controller with up to 6 channels. No programming function. £95.00 inc VAT. Please discuss before purchase.

8 channel controller8 channel DMX controller

Although this controller has no on-board programming function it has 8 channels so can control all of our DMX light sources including the MaxiLEDRGBW. £115.00 inc VAT. Please discuss before purchase.

16 channel controller16 channel programmable controller

A more sophisticated deck that can control multiple light sources and has the ability to memorise and store sequences or ‘scenes’ of lighting effects. £169.00 inc VAT. Please discuss before purchase.



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
MiniLED150 100 x 60 x 30
5
350
       
1
MiniLED550 150
x 80
x 70mm
3
350
2
2
 
 
1
MiniLED600 150
x 100
x 75mm
2 x 3
700
2
2
     
1
MiniLED750 165
x 115
x 80mm
10
350
1
MiniLED850 190 x 115 x 85 15 700   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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