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Star Ceilings - XVR - Create the Ultimate Star Ceiling

Image showing how you can transform a plain ceiling into the most incredible night sky!Create the most amazing star ceiling with these super realistic XVR glow in the dark stars!
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Hi, If you have been searching the web for glow in the dark stars to set up a star ceiling then you have found the right place and you will see very quickly that my unique and hand made star ceiling art is nothing like what you have seen until now. My XVR stars are a work of passion and dedication and are now at the fourth generation the most advanced bedroom stars in the world just got better!

Star ceiling products have built a reputation of being very cheesy and meant for 2 year olds and the stuff is everywhere and if you are an adult you don't want cheesy you want realistic and stunning a truly brilliant night sky. Glowpatch star ceilings have been refined over more than a decade and are crushing that bad reputation by giving you the ability to create the Ultimate Star Ceiling!

XVR Generation IV - Star Ceiling Overview

An image of my latest star ceiling product the XVR GEN IV star strips. Powerfull glow in the dark stars that create super realism!

Star Ceiling - Super simple set up

Image one showing how easy these glow in the dark stars are to install.Image two showing the simple placement of each glow in the dark star.
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Image of the XVR star ceiling panel showing the intensity range in each star ceiling strip and the reason you would get super high realism in your star ceiling.

Why my star ceilings work

If you are to look at the stars in the real night sky you will see variation the real stars do not all look the same in size or intensity. So if you want to recreate the same look on your ceiling you will need a product that will supply this variation. The star intensity panel shows the different glow strengths that you will receive with my new XVR series ceiling stars.

From the 8 micro star levels to the blue giants each of the glow in the dark star strips that you receive with you star kit will contain the full intensity range required to easily setup and replicate the true night sky. This star variation is at the highest level of any previous star kit due to the highest density star count configuration.

These stars are also the most highly animated of any that I have been able to make before and having this type of realistic animation increases the perfection in the night sky view. The stars will also make your ceiling look black even if it's white or light coloured to give you the illusion of deep black space thruout your star field. Have this amazing and relaxing work of art on your ceiling and enjoy sleeping under the stars!

Unique Glow in the Dark Star Concept

Time lapse photograph of a blue giant and L7 micro star as well as a magnification so you can easily see the fully moulded shape but in reality these glow stars are very very small. Each of these tiny mouldings is it's own glow in the dark light source that requires no batteries or power supplies and because this energy is defined by each individual star it gives the stars the capacity to produce an awesome star ceiling effect that will shine all night and with zero maintanence.

Glowpatch glow in the dark blue giant and L7 micro star closeup.Magnification of a glowpatch glow in the dark star.
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A picture of me in the process of hand making my star ceiling art.

Hands on Production Process

My latest GEN IV version glow in the dark stars are still fully hand crafted just as they have been since 2009. This is not a mass production process it is something that takes time to produce and even more so now with the new super tiny micro stars which are challenging to make even under magnification. Controlling the pigment loading, mass and intensity of each star however is the only way to achieve true realism. This is also one of the reasons that cheap mass produced bulky or sticker stars will never be able to come close to this same result. You can see my star info page Here for more detail about this.

A comment from one of my customers that sums up my star ceiling

No matter how many pictures you look at... you will never be able to appreciate how amazing these stars look. The stars on the ceiling in our daughters bedroom don't just look like little lights... the ceiling is transformed into a night sky with depth and distance... amazing simply amazing!

Star Ceiling Instructions - XVR GEN IV Star Strips

Image one showing the simple method of taking these tiny glow in the dark stars.Image two showing how to transfer these high end stars to the ceiling with very little effort.
Image one showing the simple method of taking these tiny glow in the dark stars.
Image of a star ceiling panel setup with XVR glow in the dark stars
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  1. Your room should be DARK. The XVR stars are affected by interfering light just as with the stars in the true night sky and without correct darkness you will not see many of the high depth faint/movement stars. If you have low level light and still want stars I will have a theatre version of these glow in the dark stars soon that can be driven by blacklight.

  2. Make sure your ceiling or wall is clean, dry and dust free before you place your stars or you will end up with some falling stars : ) Also I have pictured how to install the stars on a black background just so you can see how I am fitting them but on a white or very light coloured background or ceiling the stars will be almost invisible during regular daylight hours. That is not to say you cannot have a dark background or ceiling as the GEN IV stars work brilliant on dark blue or black.

  3. As seen in the above images fitting these new glow stars is very easy however fitting a few stars is very different to fitting thousands of them. Let's say you are going to setup a star ceiling area of 20sqm with the XVR-2720 star kit you will be fitting a little under three thousand stars. Let's now say you fit those stars at 1 star per 5 seconds so 13600 seconds devided X 60 = 226 minutes. So at just under 4 hours you could theoretically setup your magnificent night sky. In the real world however your arms will get tired and your neck will get sore after maybe 30 minutes.

    Now the above calculation is for one fitter you could have multiple fitters and also the stars are so easy to put up you could put a few up each day for a few days but this is something you need to consider before buying because the stars won't fit themselves. It is the massive star count that will give you the super high depth and complexity to your night sky and it will be more than worth your effort when you see the awesome effect.
  4. Each of the 60 stars per micro star strip that you receive with your star kit simply need to be separated out over a 0.5sqm or 5 sq. ft area in the way I show above. Once you have placed the 60 stars randomly place 7 super bright stars within the same area from one of the super bright star strips. Repeat this as many times as needed for the star ceiling area you are creating. When you have finished your entire star ceiling area view the stars in the dark for around 30 minutes and then while still in the dark place a few blue giants. Keep stepping back and viewing the change as you add blue giants as this way you can fine tune the star ceiling effect with careful placement.

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Star Ceiling Instructions - XVR GEN III Stars

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Image of a star ceiling panel setup with XVR glow in the dark stars
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Image of a star ceiling panel setup with XVR glow in the dark stars
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  1. Your room must be DARK. The XVR stars are affected by interfering light just as with the stars in the true night sky. To ensure you have a perfect night sky effect in your room the stars must have darkness and the more light you have the less effect you will get.

  2. Make sure your ceiling or wall is clean, dry and dust free before you place your stars or you will end up with some falling stars : )

  3. Only take stars from the strips in the direction of the arrow on the strip. Once you have taken a star it does not have to be placed in the same order on your ceiling it can and should go anywhere. Never touch the adhesive side of the stars with your finger.

  4. To take a star you can use the tip of a box cutter blade (See pictures above & Video) this method will give you full control. The blade does not need to be sharp but even if it is there is no pressure required to remove the stars from the new strips just a gentle nudge and you can lift each star away. You should use a small box cutter as shown in the above image or even an exacto knife or small craft knife just as long as it has a thin blade it will work just fine.

  5. The best way to install the stars is to fit and view. Start by fitting a few of the stars then view the result for a few minutes in the dark before going any further. Once you have viewed in the dark you will have a much greater understanding of just how simple this is and you can continue to add more stars.

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