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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 most faint micro star to the blue giants the glow in the dark stars that you receive with each star strip 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 using glow paint or 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 - Star Strips

Use only the 14 star strips from a single XVR-771 star kit at any one time never combine stars from multiple kits.Take the 14 star strips and place them in a shirt pocket so you can grab one star strip at a time or have a helper hold them.
Use only the 14 star strips from a single XVR-771 star kit at any one time never combine stars from multiple kits.Take the 14 star strips and place them in a shirt pocket so you can grab one star strip at a time or have a helper hold them.
Use only the 14 star strips from a single XVR-771 star kit at any one time never combine stars from multiple kits.Take the 14 star strips and place them in a shirt pocket so you can grab one star strip at a time or have a helper hold them.
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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 that provide most of the awesome star ceiling animation.

  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. Installing is now more simple than ever you simply need to seperate the stars from each single star strip as I show above to an approximate half square metre area. This would also be one star strip to every 5 or 6 square feet of star ceiling area that you are creating. That's it the stars will do the rest just have the room dark and after a few minutes in the darkness you will be enjoying the most amazing indoor night sky.

  4. If setting up constellations see the Constellation page for details and instructions.

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If you purchased your stars prior to the 25th September you will need to install based on the following instructions as the above will not apply to your 771 star kit.

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Use only the 14 star strips from a single XVR-771 star kit at any one time never combine stars from multiple kits.Take the 14 star strips and place them in a shirt pocket so you can grab one star strip at a time or have a helper hold them.
Select any one of the 14 star strips and start placing stars into one ofyour grid sections in the quantity as described below.Now take a second strip and place another set of stars thruout thegrid section and keep good separation from the first stars.
Repeat the process with each of the 14 strips and as you do thestar field will continue to become more complex.A photograph after setting up glow stars from each of the 14 star strips over a panel demo area of 0.8sqm or around 8 square feet.
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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. These stars are supplied 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 metre or 10sq.ft grid sections.

  4. To install take any star strip and place the correct quantity of stars within the first grid section and don't be concerned about spreading the stars out too thin as that is what you want. Now put that star strip down or hand it to a helper and grab a second strip to repeat the random placement throuout that same area. Begin placing the stars from a completely different position within the grid each time you go to the next star strip. Repeat this placement until you have fitted stars from each of the 14 star strips spread over the full grid section and then move to the next section.

    Each grid section should only take a few minutes to setup and the total 771 stars per kit may take you 60 to 90 minutes to fully install. You will also have some stars left over on each strip and these can be used to fine tune your star ceiling but view the initial setup for at least 30 minutes in the dark before deciding where to add more stars.
  5. The star quantity you should place in each grid section is marked on the back of each star strip and is based on a grid section of one square metre or 10 square feet.

  6. NEVER mix stars from one star kit to another or you will mess up the star intensities. If you have purchased multiple star kits use the stars from one kit within it's recommended area before going to the second star kit.

  7. If setting up constellations see the Constellation page for details and instructions.

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If you purchased your stars prior to the 14th September 2015 they will not have quantity markings on the back of each strip. The quantity of stars you put in each grid section is important.

For every 3 row star strip you need to place 6 stars anywhere within each grid section.

For every two row star strip you need to place 4 stars within each grid section.

For the single row star strip that contains 23 stars you need to place 2 stars within each grid section

For the star strip that contains 12 stars you should place just one star anywhere within the grid section.

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