Infinity Star Ceiling Panels
With 100 mixed diameter stars per square metre, the Infinity system can deliver the ultimate star ceiling experience.
Ease of installation coupled with flexibility of design makes Infinity a natural choice for any serious home cinema room.
Each panel is individually assembled by our staff at Woodside, so every installation is unique.
Infinity is a butt-jointed panel based system that has been designed from the outset for ease of installation.
Individual panels have a bundle of 100 mixed diameter fibres (0.50mm, 0.75mm, 1mm and 1.5mm) distributed in a natural star pattern across the face.
On the rear of the panel this bundle is connected via a push-fit optical joint to a corresponding carrier tail connected to the light source.
Any questions? Contact Peter David or John on 01289 332900 or email: info:starscape.co.uk
Panels: 1000 x 1000 x 10mm
Material: Lightweight foam board
Face covering: Black Molton fabric
Weight: 5 kgs
Total depth from ceiling using steel channel and magnets: 47mm
Longest permissible carrier tail: 12 metres.
Speaker/down-light cut-outs available: Yes
Panels re-sizing: Yes
Edge trim available: Yes
NFPA fire rating – 0. No unusual hazard.
See us at Essential Install Live, stands 46 and 47 at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre 30th April and 1st May 2019
Infinity panels 'floating' in the centre of a ceiling in a 'raft' configuration.
As sight lines may show the fixing framework the track and magnets have been inset so the edge of the panels are cantilevered.
We can supply masking strips to conceal the track. Have a look at Infinity Edge here.
Infinity panels fitted into a recess.
Infinity panels fitted above a bulkhead in a coffered configuration.
A Starscape animation showing the components of the Infinity star ceiling system and the installation method.
This video was recorded in our workshop shows our colleague Martin, installing six Infinity panels using our unique magnetic mounting system.
Building a Home Cinema
This time-lapse video by Richard Bell of UK Home Cinemas shows the creation of a high specification home cinema room from start to finish, complete with perimeter bulkhead and Infinity star ceiling panels.
Fixing to timber
In this illustration the Infinity panels are screwed directly to timber battens. If using this method Starscape will supply adhesive black felt dots to conceal the screw heads.
Each panel is unique with its 100 stars laid out by hand. Starscape's panel assemblers compete to create the nicest combinations of clusters and constellations. This sort of star density is very rarely attempted in on-site installations - whether professional or DIY - and is one of the key features of the Infinity system.
No electricity or heat in the panels, light is distributed from the light source to each panel by sheathed bundles of fibre or 'carrier tails' via our Hydra distributor.
Six panels can be connected to one of our MiniLED550 light sources and 12 to our Maxi series.
Magnets and tethers
The panels have their own short mini ‘tail’ with a corresponding ferrule.
Also in this photo are the four safety tethers and nine super-strong magnets. Click the image for a close-up of the safety tether.
If you are ready to order your Infinity star ceiling system then please complete this form.
If you’re considering an infinity star ceiling then we would recommend using a qualified Home Cinema Installer.
CEDIA is a good place to start looking although there are plenty of excellent installers that aren’t members.
We hope to have a page dedicated to installers who can help, but in the meantime give us a call on 01289 332900 and we may be able to point you in the right direction.
If you want to go-it-alone and install Infinity yourself then there are a few things we need to know:
1. Make a plan of the proposed star ceiling area remembering that full size (1000 x 1000mm) represent the best value for money.
We can cut panels to size but you will be paying for the waste, so if you have the option, plan for an array with full panels.
2. Light source location is very important. We calculate the carrier tail lengths from this point so we must get it right.
As the panels are demountable, as long as you have the depth, the light source or sources can be located above the display.
If this is not possible try to keep them as close to the edge as practically possible.
The carrier tails can actually transmit good white light for more than 12 metres but, as the system allows for a nominal 3 metres of carrier, any more than this will be chargeable.
3. Let us know if the panels will be in a coffer or bulkhead or located by themselves in the centre of a room as this affects the magnet position.
For coffers and bulkheads the magnets will be on the outside edges.
For a central location, where sight lines to the mounting track may be an issue we will inset the magnets creating a 100mm cantilever.
4. Finally, decide on the sort of display you want to see. A classic white twinkle can be achieved using a simple MiniLED550 light source.
For more sophistication, including colour change, twinkle, strobe and dimming the MiniLED750 or MiniLED850 would be a good choice.
The 750, 850 and RGBW light sources are also DMX compatible so will integrate with home automation.
If you don’t understand anything on this page or, if you would just like to chat about our Infinity system,
do call Peter, John or David or Martin for more information or if you prefer email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Llight source features and capacities.
The MiniLED550 (up to 6 panels) features a nice, very natural twinkle effect. It doesn't offer any sophistication in terms of control features, but it's the unit we use in our own displays at trade shows. This light source will handle 6 Infinity panels and is supplied with interchangeable colour and twinkle wheels. The unit has to be physically configured to use one or the other. Power consumption is 6 watts. This light source has a rudimentary radio remote control: Power on/off, effects motor start/stop and dimming. Dip switches in the rear panel control twinkle/colour wheel rotation speed. There is no DMX function, so when used with home automation systems it will be limited to on/off.
The MiniLED600 (up to 12 panels) has a very good twinkle and has the advantage of 2 optical ports, so can light 12 Infinity panels. The radio remote control gives on/off and effects wheel start/stop. Power consumption is 11 watts. Twinkle wheel speed set by dip switches on the rear panel. There is no DMX function, so when used with home automation systems it will be limited to on/off.
The MiniLED750 (up to 6 panels) is a more sophisticated light source with DMX capabilities. This source can illuminate 6 Infinity panels and has twin effects motors with overlapping twinkle and colour wheels. Colour change, twinkle, strobe and dimming are available from the remote control or via a 4 channel DMX input. This light source also has on board programmes which can be set via dip switches.
The MiniLED850 (up to 6 panels) is a sophisticated light source with DMX capabilities. This source can illuminate up to 12 Infinity panels and has coulaor mixing capabilities.. Colour change, twinkle, strobe and dimming are available from the remote control or via a 4 channel DMX input. This light source also has on board programmes which can be set via dip switches.
The MaxiLEDRGBW (up to 15 panels) is a powerful DMX light source with red, green, blue and white LEDs mixing to offer a very wide colour palette. Colour change, twinkle, shimmer, strobe and dimming are available via an 8 channel DMX interface. A variety of preset programmes are available via the remote control. Power consumption 40 watts (max). A single MaxiLED is more economical than a pair of MiniLED750s, but its larger size means that it won't fit everywhere where a 750 will go. It also produces some operating noise which has to be factored in at the design stage.
Home automation systems such as Control4, Lutron, Rako and Crestron will interface with our DMX light sources. Do check with your installer that the necessary module is available.
The SDC-6 DMX is a 6 channel controller that will operate the MiniLED750 light source. The controller can be fixed at a remote location and connected to the source via a DMX cable. This controller would be best suited to a hidden location such as a cupboard.