If you prefer to do the work yourself we can offer a range of standard or bespoke star kits. Making your own star display or other decorative lighting effect is not complicated, and most of our kits go to homeowners who are installing fibre optics in their own bedrooms or bathrooms.
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.
We stock several types and sizes (diameters) of Polymer (pmma) Optical Fibre and solid core light guide, including: end-emitting fibre, multi-strand side glow fibre, solid side glow fibre, sheathed fibre and sparkle fibre.
While conventional optical fibres are designed to take light from a lamp to their tips with as little "leakage" of light as possible, the fibre optic tails in these kits are of a type which allows light to escape along their length, creating glowing flexible strands. The result is an effect which can be both stimulating and relaxing.
Sparkle fibre - optical fibre which has had its special reflective cladding nicked to allow bright pinpricks of light to escape - is widely used in chandeliers and in sensory kits, but it can be used virtually anywhere to add a bit of interest to your décor.
Glass and certain grades of acrylic (Perspex) share some of the properties of internal reflection which make fibre optics work the way they do. Light introduced at one edge (using fibre optics or LEDs) will pass through the panel to emerge at the other end.
Crystal fittings are easy to install and create an instant ‘wow’ effect to any ceiling. We have a custom made sheathed fibre (10 strands of 0.75mm) to transmit the light and the crystals have an expandable gripper round the body to facilitate easy fitting.
Accessories that may assist in your fibre optic project.
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