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Fibre optics


Whether it’s a swimming pool, a starry ceiling or a chandelier, fibre optics is still a firm favourite for many designers. Starscape is enjoying great success within the fibre optic sector. The company moved to bigger premises in March and is planning to use the additional space to expand its new product development programme. Starscape intends to expand its fibre optic chandelier business and also to build on the success of its popular domed fibre optic star ceilings.


The new workshops near Berwick-upon- Tweed provide four times as much space as


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the firm previously had. The resultant improvements in productivity have already been passed on to customers in the form of reduced prices for fibre optic star cloths, according to partner Peter Fagan. Among the first to benefit from this, he says, is a state theatre company in Australia, which has ordered a set of three large star cloths. Recent months have seen star cloths shipped to Botswana, chandeliers to Malta, a domed star ceiling to Portugal, a Galaxy star ceiling disk to Finland and star ceiling kits to customers on at least four continents.


Star ceilings of one sort or another remain the core of Starscape's business, but the versatility of fibre optic lighting means that there are many other applications. The company supplies deck and paving lighting kits, makes up sensory kits for private and commercial customers and also works closely with specialists in sectors as varied as sign-making, home cinema installation and bathroom installation. ‘Fibre optics work particularly well in the bathroom,’ says Fagan. ‘The ability to separate the electrical component and the light output has obvious safety advantages,


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