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Facing page: Garden decking and a bathroom lit by Starscape. This page: Universal Fibre Optics was commissioned by LDI and Amanda Rosa Interiors to supply fibre optics to illuminate textured glass panels in the spa of Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire.


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and the "install-and-forget" characteristics of fibre optics means they are ideal for using in tiled walls and floors - whether as star points or as a means of back- illuminating glass tiles.’ Fibre optics are also a natural in the home cinema sector. In one noteworthy recent project, Starscape recommended the use of solid core light guide to decorate some cinema wall panels, and in due course the customer reported back to say that the effect had proved "awesome". The company is now offering LED-based light sources for some fibre optic


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installations, and expects that these will gradually displace the conventional halogen units, offering more economical operation, greater flexibility and lower operating and maintenance costs. TV production companies, professional photographers and engineering companies are also among the company's fibre optic clients. Starscape has even manufactured special optical fibre harnesses for a defence sector application. ‘I'd like to tell you more,’ joked Fagan, ‘but then I'd have to kill you... and all your readers.’


Flexibility is the hallmark of Starscape's


approach, he says. ‘We've tackled five-figure projects, but we also deal with tiny orders from students and model makers. For us, the bespoke is standard, and we steer customers away from off-the-shelf products if a custom kit will offer them better value for money.’ Universal Fibre Optics was commissioned by Lighting Design International and Amanda Rosa Interiors to supply a fibre optic lighting system to illuminate textured glass panels in the spa of Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland.


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