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Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Kit through Gloss Black Acrylic Panels create a star ceiling for this restaurant.
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Have you ever been to the Rainforest Café restaurants? They have these amazing star ceilings. I’ve seen beautiful star ceilings in other restaurants, too. They are in quite a few design books.

When my son was little, I put little glow-in-the-dark stickers on his ceiling. They are in a lot of kid’s books, too.

“’The stars on the ceiling are cool,’ Dexter said. ‘I wonder how many there are.’”
Horrible Harry Bugs the Three Bears by Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz

Now there are easy-to-install fiber optic star ceiling kits that use LED. The light source just plugs in. The fibers run up to 12′ and push through the ceiling.

 Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Fibers through drywall ceiling.

Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Fibers through drywall ceiling.
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They are easy to install through the existing ceiling or wall. Special panels are available that can be fitted in or just replace drop ceiling panels. The stars can twinkle or change color. The more fiber you pull through the hole, the brighter the star is. You can even paint the ceiling to create cloud or galaxy effects.

Beautiful ceiling in a home bath.

Beautiful ceiling in a home bath.

These pictures are in books I would highly recommend. You may be able to check them out of the library. They are on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You can spend hours poring over the beautiful photos.

 “The dome detail above the whirlpool sparkles with fiber-optic stars, while recessed downlights along the perimeter give off light reminiscent of comets hurtling toward the heavens.”

“The dome detail above the whirlpool sparkles with fiber-optic stars, while recessed downlights along the perimeter give off light reminiscent of comets hurtling toward the heavens.”
Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Paperback by Randall Whitehead

At the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital - Memphis, TN “Stars, courtesy of fiber optics, change colors as they twinkle.” Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Paperback by Randall WhiteheadAt the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital – Memphis, TN  “Stars, courtesy of fiber optics, change colors as they twinkle.”
Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Paperback by Randall Whitehead

In a home built by John Kraemer and Sons Inc.; “fiber optic star patterns and the exact layout of the northern sky… the illusions of twinkling and shooting stars”
Perspectives on Design Minnesota: Design Philosophies Expressed by Minnesota’s Leading Professionals by Brian Carabet, John Shand

“The room’s low ceiling features a fiber-optic star [ceiling] framed by false beams to give an illusion of height.”
Perspectives on Design Southwest: Design Philosophies Expressed by the Southwest’s Leading Professionals  by LLC Panache Partners

Celtic Manor - Resort Hotel South Forum Spa

Celtic Manor – Resort Hotel South Forum Spa

Celtic Manor - Resort Hotel South Forum Spa

Celtic Manor – Resort Hotel South Forum Spa

The Forum spa at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, Wales
“Underwater sound and light beneath a constellation of fiber-optic stars.”

Celtic Manor – Resort Hotel South Forum Spa
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WAC Lighting’s Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting

WAC Lighting’s Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting

I just love these small recessed lighting fixtures! They work in so many areas and they are easy to install on suspended or finished ceilings.

WAC Lighting's Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting Crystal Pyramid DR-G361-CL

WAC Lighting’s Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting Crystal Pyramid DR-G361-CL used alone creates beautiful patterns.

Use just one by itself to create an accent.

WAC Lighting's Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting shown with MT-236-WT/BK Low Voltage Multiple Recessed Spots

WAC Lighting’s Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting shown with MT-236-WT/BK Low Voltage Multiple Recessed Spots

Use more scattered randomly. Or group them together to create an artistic “light sculpture” effect. Align them to draw the eye and create a visual flow.

WAC Lighting's optical crystal lights will add sparkle to any residential, retail or hospitality installation.

WAC Lighting’s optical crystal lights will add sparkle to any residential, retail or hospitality installation.

Along with general lighting, they add interest to the ceiling.

Without other lighting, they create a brilliant romantic star-like feeling.

Use one or more strategically placed to draw attention to an architectural feature.

Solid Colored Crystal or Faceted Clear Lead Crystal Diffusers

WAC Lighting’s Beauty Spots are hand-made of optical crystal.

WAC Lighting's Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting DR-G362-CL

WAC Lighting’s Beauty Spots Skirted Ball Recessed Lighting DR-G362-CL

Multi-facetted lead crystal diffusers break light into beautiful patterns. These cut crystal diffusers spill beautiful eye-catching light patterns to create a beautiful effect.

WAC Lighting's Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting Cylinder DR-G356-CL

WAC Lighting’s Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting Cylinder DR-G356-CL

Geometric crystals refract light to create beautiful striations on a surface. Cylindrical and cubical crystal accents create a softer striation of light on the ceiling.

Solid Crystal in Pewter finish DR-301-PT with Cobalt trim DR-G352-BL

Solid Crystal in Pewter finish DR-301-PT with Cobalt trim DR-G352-BL

Colored crystal diffusers splash colored light to enhance or contrast with the elements of color within an environment.

All of them are dimmable to set to set the mood by controlling the amount of light.

WAC Beauty Spots Recessed Lighting

Canopies are available in Chrome or White. They include a miniature recessed can.

The basic fixture consists of miniature can for a 2 3/4″ canopy  with a socket for a 12 or 24volt, 20 watt xenon (not halogen) lamp.

Canopies require a 2 3/8″ cutout and remote transformer. Several can be wired from a single transformer.

The crystal shades fit over the lamp and are held in place by a spring band on the socket.

Overview from WAC
Intended for use in ceilings, cabinets and displays. Fixtures use a Xenon (not tungsten halogen) 12V bi-pin lamp 20 watts maximum (24V lamp may be used with 24 volt power supply). Recessed wiring compartment contains a standard size knock out hole that will accept BX or Romex clamps. Fixture is held in place by spring tension against the cut out hole.
Installing fixture:
  1. Run a wire from a remote transformer to the fixture site (use 12 or 24 volt listed transformer, not supplied).
  2. Cut a 2 3/8” diameter opening on the mounting surface.
  3. Bring the wire through the hole.
  4. Loosen the two screws on either side of can to remove and access the socket wires.
  5. Remove the knock out in the can and install the appropriate wire clamp.
  6. Connect “output” wires from the transformer to the socket wires with wire nuts provided.
  7. Tuck wires under the can and re install with the two screws removed earlier.
  8. Compress the leaf springs on either side of the housing and insert into the cut out hole.
Installing Lamp & Shade:
  1. Use a Xenon (not tungsten halogen) lamp 12 or 24 V (depending on power supply) 20 watts maximum (included).
  2. Align lamp pins with holes in the socket and gently push in.
  3. Shades will fit over the lamp and are held in space by a spring band at the base of the socket, simply push on or pull off.
  4. Shades sold separately. Use shades from the “DR” series.

Square Walnut QisDesign SWLC11-D Flamenca LED Table Lamp – How Cool is this?

Square Walnut QisDesign SWLC11-D Flamenca LED Table Lamp

Square Walnut and QisDesign have introduced another fun design! But, this one is only $133.90, List Price.

It comes with a cord and plug to power it by the wall. Or it can be powered off the USB on your computer. Or put in 3 AA batteries; the LEDs draw so little power.

Perfect to replace the traditional centerpiece for a modern or contemporary restaurant.

Passionate and full of zest, Inspired by the breathtaking movement of Flamenco dancer’s ruffled skirt twirling around in the air, the Flamenca is an ambient light which captures the playfulness of this true essence.

With a gentle touch on the metallic-like plate, the Flamenca echoes you with the “dancing mode” which creates a soft flowing effect. Press and hold the plate, you may pause at any illumination you want and hold to turn off. The design is an exciting combination of bicolor acrylics and curvy shape that achieves dreamy and bewitching lighting effect. Designed for three fabulous colors: pink, orange, and green, Flamenca is suitable for decorating in multiple lifestyle scenes, including the dinning room, bedroom or any other preferable personal space.

Powered by USB, wall plug or batteries

Light Source: LED
Environment : Indoor
Finish: Pink, Orange, Green
Certifications: CE, FCC, RoHS
Switching: Touch Dimmer switch
Power Input AC: 100-240V/50-60Hz
DC: 5V, 1A Battery AA x 3
Can be powered by 3 AAA batteries. Battery pack is included.
Power Consumption: 3W Max
Construction Material : PMMA

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