Fiberoptic Studio Corp, the creators of iSky Panel Systems, has been granted a U.S. patent for its starfield ceiling.
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The patent (#7,766,526 B2) recognizes the design of the iSky star panel system, which combines fiber optics with LED and digital technology to create a star ceiling experience. The inventor is Jeff Graham, CEO of Fiberoptic Studio.
“While starfield ceilings have been around for some time, early designs had inherent problems in cost and tedious, labor-intensive installation,” Graham said. “By taking a completely different approach, iSky was able to provide a more affordable, easy-to-install solution that is actually three products in one – LED lighting, a star panel ceiling and acoustic panels. We call it Big Bang Effects, without all the banging.”
As a result of the exclusive, low voltage iSky Star Engine, embedded into each panel for daisy-chain wiring, lighting effects mimic the random glimmer and color temperature of starlight, according to the company.
iSky Panel Systems employ a simplified screw-in method and secures to finished dry wall or drops directly into grid ceilings so it can be utilized in most installations. Cloud installations by which the panels are hung by chains can also be specified. Dimensions of 24-inch, 30-inch and 48-inch (in square, radius and triangle shapes) allow for flexibility in panel arrangement and coverage, with custom models available upon request. Up to 100 panels can be wired from one common low voltage “wall-wart” power supply.