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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 the glow in the dark stars that you receive with your star kit will contain the full intensity range required to easily setup and replicate the true night sky.

These stars are 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 - GEN IV - XVR-702 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.
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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.

  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 on any background.

  3. The new stars are supplied slightly different to all other star kit versions and are best fitted by marking a temporary grid with painters or masking tape. Mark out one square meter or 10sq.ft sections.

  4. Once you have your grid in place you can begin by taking any star strip and randomly placing one star at a time until you have fitted 6 micro stars from that strip. Spread them out anywhere within one of the sections of the grid and don't be concerned about them being too spread out as that is what you want.

    Now you can put that star strip down or hand it to a helper and grab a second strip to repeat the random placement of another 6 micro stars throuout that same area. Once you have done so you will have two of your 9 star intensities fitted within the first section. Repeat this placement until you have fitted 6 stars from each of the 9 micro star strips so 54 stars in total. At this stage don't be concerned with fitting any super bright stars or blue giants as it works better to fit them last.

    Move on to the next ceiling section and repeat the placement until you complete the full star ceiling area. Each section should only take a few minutes to complete. All the stars from a 702 star kit may take you 60 to 90 minutes to fully install not including the time to mark the grid.
  5. Once all the micro stars are fitted you can remove the temporary grid and then randomly place all of the super bright stars and blue giants anywhere within the star ceiling. That's it you can now have the room dark and after 10 to 15 minutes you will start to see the awesome star ceiling effect.

  6. You can also make two or three constellations for each 702 kit by using some of the super bright stars but do not use more than half for constellations as they are very important for the random night sky. See the constellation instructions for details about this.

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The following instructions shown below are for the first version GEN IV stars that where supplied in single row strips. If your star strips contain three rows of stars per strip follow the above instructions.

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.
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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.

  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 on any background.

  3. 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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