Our customer Daniel Brough of Safespark Electrical Services, Stockport created this fantastic star ceiling for his son Jack, seen below gazing at the great star patterns. Jack is already a star ceiling connoisseur appreciating the time taken by his parents to arrange clusters and not be afraid of leaving empty spaces.
Daniel created the display using a custom kit supplied by Starscape which consisted of 350 mixed diameter fibres (0.75 and 1.00mm) at a ratio of 3:1 The light source was a MiniLED500 (superseded now by the MiniLED550).
Daniel kindly wrote a description of the project and took some photos along the way, Daniel writes;
“The ceiling prior to doing the nursery was lath and plaster….
I played around with a few lamps to see what wattage and colour I wanted and I opted for a 9W cool white LED GU10 lamp. Installation time. I had a friend in the loft whilst I was below the ceiling with drill in hand and wondering where on earth to start. I had several A3 sheets of paper with star constellations on for me to copy. Scorpio, Libra, Pisces ( family star signs ) then the big and little dippers, and Draco (the dragon) I even went as far as to see where the big dipper was the night before so I could see it in the sky as well as through the bedroom window the same way. The others however I just dotted around the ceiling, making sure Libra was above where the cot would be as that was our due date for the baby ( October ). I drilled these first so I could get an idea of how it was going to look. As I drilled a hole my friend poked a fibre through from above. As the holes I drilled were spot on and the plaster was sound there was no need for me to glue/silicone them into place as it was a tight fit. We just pushed them flush with the ceiling after the insulation was fitted. After the constellations were done I then literally went round drilling holes in completely random clusters and odd ones here and there making sure I didn’t go through a joist. And that was that. I ended up using 335 fibres. I left 15 fibres above the ceiling just in case I damaged any when I was in the loft insulating. And I’m glad I did… but not because I damaged any, I got married on August 9th. And my wife went into labour the next Day!! 10 weeks early!! He must have known the stars were finished. So now I had Libra instead of Leo above his cot. So I ended up using the spare ones on putting Leo up as well. All in all I am really impressed with the finished product and I’m very thankful for the advice I received from Starscape. I can’t wait to do the rest of the rooms!”