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Fiber Optic Ceiling Lights

Fiber optic lights use a special device called an illuminator to transmit light through acrylic fibers, creating a dazzling lighting effect. This dazzling effect is the reason why fiber optic ceiling lights are often used for aesthetic rather than functional reasons. One really popular application of fiber optic ceiling lighting is starry ceiling lights for kids' bedrooms. Below you will find some tips for using fiber optic ceiling lights and some things to watch out for when working with them.

DIY Star Ceiling & Fiber Optic Lighting Tips

Starry Ceiling Light Kits

One popular application for fiber optic ceiling lights are star ceiling kits. They transform an ordinary ceiling into a celestial show. One main difference to consider between fiber optic star ceiling kits is the diameter of the acrylic fibers. Ceiling star kits come with uniform fibers or fibers of assorted diameters for a more realistic astronomical experience. From a kid's perspective, either option is stellar!

Other Fun Ways to Use Fiber Optic Ceiling Lights

Fiber optic lighting lends itself well to creative applications. The starry sky effect is popular, but the sky is the limit when thinking of ways to organize your acrylic fibers. You can group them into shapes and images of things like animals, galaxies, or words. You can trim the ends to be flush to the ceiling, or you can let the fibers hang. Or a little of both!

How to Handle Fiber Optic Ceiling Lights

Remember that the fibers are sensitive to UV rays. Although the fibers are bendable, do not bend them at hard right angles. They must be placed directly in the path of the light beam in order for the light to transmit effectively. Remember, if cutting the fibers, to use a very sharp razor for clean cuts. You want the light to shine through cleanly and brightly.