XVR Star Ceilings - Create the Ultimate Star Ceiling
My XVR glow in the dark stars come on unique simple to use multi-row star strips. No Glue – No Paint – No Wires – No Mess – 90 minute setup for a full small ceiling area: Min 8sqm/80sq ft or Max 12sqm/120sq ft. All night performance and no artistic ability needed, just slide, then press!
Star Ceiling Overview
Unique Highly Animated Star Ceiling: Over the years there have been many skeptics that my stars cannot provide a true movement effect and I have bad news for all of them, it has just got even better! The improved animation level is not only more defined than ever before it is also visible from just minutes of being in your dark room. This to me is one of the most important aspects of star ceiling realism as the true night sky is not a static picture.
A short video showing the stunning and animated star ceiling effect you can easily achieve on your own ceiling using my latest XVR-702 glow in the dark stars. No other stars available will match the endless star field depth or give you a brilliant animation/movement effect both critical for realism.
Glow in the Dark Stars are not Created Equal:
If you have come here not knowing my XVR star ceiling art then you are most likely wandering why my XVR-702 star kit is very expensive compared to basic glow in the dark star products online. The answer to that is very simple when you buy my stars you are not buying glow in the dark star stickers which is what they will look like to you but rather actual star ceiling artwork that has been created with years of experience (15+ years) and proven by time (Since 2004) to create true night sky realism. If you want the best of anything expect to pay for it.
Also as an artist that has a true passion for my star ceilings I have no interest whatsoever to make cheap, cheesy and zero realism glow in the dark stars for the sake of selling something and this type of “star” is already flooding the market. So for people that cannot understand or appreciate the cost of creating such intricate and complex handmade artwork there are countless versions of those basic and cheap star products available.
Stunning Animation Effect:
My XVR star ceiling art is the only indoor night sky available that has a true animation/movement effect and this is not a barley visible shimmer or a cheesy twinkle wheel style effect like fibre optics provide it is clearly visible and highly accurate to the real stars. The stars themselves do not physically move it is an effect and is built into most of the 576 depth stars to create perfect night sky accuracy. This is a true multi level luminosity variation a constant shift of visible light from the depth stars that is governed by their complex and unique multi glow signature you do not get a uniform, boring and static star field and you do not move your head to see it. How is this done? How indeed.
No Artistic Ability Required:
Unlike other glow in the dark stars that come on large awkward sheets and different sizes where you don’t know which star to use next my unique multi row star strip format is very straight forward to use. Each star strip carries the stars in a unique configuration so you simply keep sliding stars direct from the star strip onto the ceiling without being concerned which star to take. Once the stars are separated onto the ceiling they will then automatically create the perfect star ceiling effect when viewed in darkness.
Glow in the Dark Stars Install:
To create your star ceiling you slide the stars from each 4 row star strip direct to ceiling over a one square metre or 10 square foot area and then add around 6 to 8 of the bright range stars within the same area. That’s it you repeat this 8 times and with the extra 4 row star strip you have left over you can make any area’s of your star ceiling more complex after viewing in the dark. The extra bright range stars from the single 6 row star strip can then also be added for extra complexity. If you are creating a larger star ceiling area (Max 12sqm/120sq. ft Spread) with the stars then do the math on what area to cover from each star strip based on your total area. You can also setup star constellations if you wish, see my constellation star maps below.
Simple to use:
My XVR glow in the dark stars are self adhesive so there is no glue or putty required and are ready to slide direct to ceiling you do not pick them up or handle them in any way (too small to handle). Designed for white or light coloured ceilings and when installed on white the stars will not be visible during regular daytime hours.
Unlike fibre optics there is no need for ceiling excess, no cables to run, no power supplies to install and no holes to drill. Even if you go through all of that work to install fibre optics they have no capacity to provide any star ceiling realism whatsoever. There is also no mess like glow paint and the star ceiling outcome is always perfect you do not need to know what you are doing or have an artistic ability.
My glow in the dark based stars are very responsive to charging by any regular light source and can be fully charged in anything from seconds to a few minutes depending on the type of light you use and will run all night. Many of the depth stars pulse from the darkness so don’t expect to see all the stars working all the time that’s not how they are designed to work. If you use a high lumen lamp or blacklight (Which is not required) to highly charge the stars then it will take around 10 minutes for the depth stars to drop back to their correct operating level.
Your Room Must Be Dark: Due to the complex multi level luminosity that my glow in the dark stars will provide your room must be correctly dark while viewing or the stars will simply NOT be able to work. You should test your room before buying and be barley able to see your hand at arms length after being in your dark room for a few minutes or easily make your way around the room without the aid of some type of light.
My new stars are not made the same way as past versions which where micro mouldings. With the past versions I had certain intensity levels defined by the actual glow in the dark resin formula and that worked to create a specific star range. Now I start by making the 702 micro canvas set and then base coat them with a specific resin. Once the initial pass is done I then hand paint the depth stars in a very specific way to give them a unique multi glow signature resulting in their uniquely animated and highly varied performance both critical to realism.
This may read simple but many of these star bases are smaller than a regular match head and to see the detail requires a headband magnifying loupe, there are 576 of these depth stars in each star kit. This is not basic uniform glow resin over the full area of each depth star which would be far more simple to do but would simply not work. To hand paint at this precision requires micro specs at varied loading and it must be done very specifically to be able to provide the critical multi glow signature and something completely unknown and unmatched by any other star artists.
Buy XVR Stars
Next available stock of my XVR-702 star kits will be shipping Wednesday 18th December 2019 but understand this is likely too late for pre xmas delivery.
The XVR-702 star kit is USD$167.00 and will create a true realism star ceiling over a minimum area of 8sqm/80sq ft. or max 12sqm/120sq ft. The star kit consists of a total 702 XVR stars as seen in this image. The price shown includes delivery worldwide but does not include any Import Duties or Taxes if applicable. United States, Canada, UK have an average 7-10 day shipping time once shipped. Most other countries are around 14 days.
Hi! Since 2004 I have been creating adult realistic glow in the dark stars some 15+ years and many of you especially in the United States will know my brand which is the XVR star ceiling for the past decade. I ended my XVR stars late last year (2018) at over 16000 star ceilings worldwide to complete a new type of unrelated art and have now re-made a new version with even higher animation and star field depth. Due to my other art I no longer make my stars full time.
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Customer Feedback (2018)
Hi Marcel, I took these pictures around 5:00 o’clock in the evening EST. the sun was going down. i closed the shades in the room. the ceiling pictures i will have to take when its much darker at night. Thank you for your professional service and for providing such a exceptional product. the different size and smaller stars is really what takes the whole night stars come alive in a realistic scene. I can see why your so busy with orders…
I was not able to get good shots of the ceiling and walls together. The room looks amazing once it got dark here. My wife and I were laying on the floor admiring the depth and color of the stars. It was like star gazing in the middle of a clear sky at night but in the comfort of our own home. We could even set up a tent to camp in the room! 🙂 Thanks again. I will try and send pictures of the ceiling when I have more time. victor – USA
Hey Marcel, Stunning, absolutely amazing 🙂 Thank you very much for this awesome nightsky !!! I’ve attached a picture I took now that I’ve finished setting up the stars, maybe you want to put it on the website 🙂 Great job man! Daniel
Marcel, Last week, I was able to take the time to install my son’s star ceiling. And while it may take some time for my neck and shoulders to recover from sticking 2000 stars up there, it was completely worth the effort. I’ve attached a photo (a one-minute exposure since they’re so realistically faint), but you know better than anyone that photographs can’t begin to do justice to the real effect of lying under these stars. Drawing his heavy curtains and making the room pitch black thrusts us into a very realistic night sky experience. As you can see, I’ve positioned many of the brightest stars to show some of the most prominent northern hemisphere constellations, and I even went so far as to try to preserve some important spatial relationships where possible. I want the ceiling to be as educational as it is beautiful, and I think, due to your outstanding product, it does an excellent job at being both! Thanks so much for creating these amazing stars. You’ve made for one very happy customer, and a 4-year-old who adores them and will be thrilled to have these in his bedroom for a very long time. The stars are everything your website promises: realistic, long-lasting, and easy to install. They really are the best thing available on the market…by light years! Cheers! David – USA
Marcel, I should have responded sooner. I just wanted to say that your product was everything that it claimed to be, and probably more. When my Granddaughters arrived for their summer visit they were in awe of the night sky I had put up in their room. Thank you for making this project a spectacular success. David. Texas – USA
Well, so delighted to add another drop to your sea of testimonials..my clients are over the moon with what your product added to their home theater…your directions, and other customer comments, made application a fun and tidy process…this job was the most fun we’ve had this season…creating a massive night sky in a specially designed room…just so much fun and magical impact! Thank you, Marcel…I’m anxious to do this again in the future! – USA
Marcel, It’s been over a year now and the stars are still amazing! I recently bought a Sony A7s that I was able to capture a glimpse of the stars but you’re right in doesn’t quite bring them to life in the way they appear to flicker to the naked eye. We are thrilled by them! They are the best investment we’ve made in our daughters room yet. Looking forward to purchasing some more for my sitting room. You’re awesome keep them coming! Sincerely, Austin C- Monroe, NC, USA
Question: Not all the stars are glowing the same on the star strips I received?
Answer: Most of my detailed work goes into the faint range depth stars which provide the depth and animation to the star ceiling but until they are installed and viewed correctly in the dark room they will look like they have very little glow and vary from each other which is exactly what they should look like while on the star strip.
Just fit some of the stars as my instructions show and then view the stars in the dark room for at least 15 minutes. Installing the stars is the only way you will see what they actually do and after you see the perfection from the first few installed you will be very happy to create your full star ceiling area.
Question: Are the stars more than one glow color?
Answer: My stars are varied hues of blue and blue/green however when viewed in correct darkness they will look like white stars with a slight blue hue representing the true night sky to perfection. The camera does picture the stars higher blue only because they have to be super charged with a high intensity blacklight for any type of capture. Getting video is even worse the stars do not capture well and it was very frustrating to achieve even the few second video I have showing the star ceiling effect you can create but again this is over blue in glow colour.
Question: Does my room need to be dark?
Answer: YES your room MUST be correctly dark while viewing or the stars simply will not be able to work. You should barley be able to see your hand at arms length after being in your dark room for a few minutes or easily make your way around the room without the aid of some type of light. Any level of room brightness above this will start to cancel out some intricate depth stars and then the more light you have the less effect you are going to get.
Question: Should I paint my ceiling black?
Answer: The stars are designed for white or very light ceilings so on dark ceilings they will stand out during daylight hours as they are whitish in day colour. They will work on any colour background and you will get a deeper black space effect on a dark background but a light background provides a higher star aura. Both ways the effect is stunning so it really won’t matter to the actual star ceiling in the dark just the daytime look will vary.
Question: After I have fitted some stars they don’t seem to have a strong grip to the ceiling?
Answer: You should never try and feel the grip of a star after fitting it as it will build it’s grip over time. You should just push each star firmly to the ceiling for half a second which will activate the adhesive and then just leave them to build their grip over the next few days.
Question: Are the XVR ceiling stars safe for a Nursery?
Answer: Yes provided the ceiling is dry and dust free when you fit the stars they will stay up. You may have the odd star fall now and again over time but they are so small they are not a chocking hazard. Some of the bright range stars from the single 6 row star strip have a tiny bit of size and if they are a concern for you smear a very small amount of clear craft glue, mod podge, elmers etc over those few after fitting to lock them in place.
Question: My ceiling does not look like black space and my stars are not very bright?
Answer: The brightness of your stars and the blackness effect of your ceiling will be determined by the darkness of your room. If you don’t have a perfect star ceiling you simply have too much interfering light in your room: Street light, Moon Light, Air Conditioning L.E.D light hitting the ceiling, bright L.E.D clocks, Computers, Optical Mice, Stereos, other glow products etc. You need to find the interfering light and remove it or obscure it. If outside light is the problem you can fit block out curtains or if you have a lot of gadgets place some black tape over all the LEDs.
Question: I have been told I have to pay import charges to collect my item is this normal?
Answer: As stated at the cart you are responsible for your own Country Import Duties and Taxes if any. I do not control what your Government charges you on entry nor do I profit from their tax.
Question: If I am renting can I reuse the stars if I move?
Answer: No, my stars can only be fitted once and you would never get them to work a second time even if you managed to glue them because they would not be in the correct order they are supplied to you in a way that will give you a perfect night sky effect. Also in most cases the stars will remove clean within 12months of fitting but this depends on the quality of the painted surface so it is not possible to guarantee. If you are renting you could make portable star posters by placing the stars onto large laminated white paper sheets and then just hang them up.
Question: How long will the stars last?
Answer: There is no set end time for my glow in the dark stars they have the potential to work endlessly so provided your ceiling is clean and dry and the paint is not flaky or peeling when you fit them they should continue glowing for decades.
Question: Will the stars work on very high ceilings?
Answer: Yes however room darkness will be more important in order to see the very fine detail and movement stars at distance. Also it will take more effort and time to put the stars up as the ceiling is harder to reach.
Question: Will your star kits work in theater rooms?
Answer: Many customers use my bedroom stars in theatre rooms but they will only work while the room is dark. They enjoy the star ceiling before or after movies, while listening to music, talking, relaxing etc.
Question: Do your stars work on textured ceilings?
Answer: Many of my US and Canadian customers have textured/popcorn ceilings and tell me they have no problem as the stars are small enough to fit on flat spots all over the ceiling. You may have to glue or silicone the few largest stars if you don’t have large enough flat spots for them. Vacuum the ceiling before fitting the stars to ensure a good surface for adhesion.
Also textured ceilings can be a little challenging because the stars disappear as you fit them so be sure to keep moving not to over apply in one area. It would be better to have a thinner placement with left over stars to start with and then add more after seeing the initial star ceiling effect in the dark. It may be helpful to fit the stars at dusk with a regular room light turned on as this will make it easier to spot where you are applying.
Question: Do you have to move your head to get the effect of movement?
Answer: Not even slightly my stars have an awesome animation effect and even if you are skeptical you won’t be able to miss it. This is an effect it is not something the stars will physically do but it is so defined you will be wandering how is it possible.
Question: Can I put stars on the walls as well as the ceiling?
Answer: You need to be careful adding stars to opposing faces as you risk actually reducing the effect. This is because any bright stars facing depth stars will cancel them out to an extent so more is not better. You could try a few at a time on one wall and make sure to view overnight before adding any more.
Question: Will the star ceiling light effect your sleep?
Answer: No, The star light is very soft rated in millicandelas or fractions of a single lumen and will not penetrate your eye lids, your eye lids are like an on/off switch and once they are closed the light is gone.
I setup star constellation maps years back for customers that want to add a few constellations to their awesome star ceiling. You can see the Dipper here and in the star video at the top of this page. I have PDF files for each of the below constellations which you can take to your local print shop and have them print your constellation maps onto A1 size paper or you can down size the file to A2 (Do not go smaller). Use a 12mm or half inch hole punch for all the holes regardless of their colour and diameter.
Use stars from the single 6 row star strip that you receive which are the super bright/constellation stars. Place a star into each position that your star map shows. You will see different size circles on some maps just fit larger or smaller stars in these positions based on the image. Have the room correctly dark and enjoy your astronomically correct star constellations within your star field!
Note: Use no more than half of the bright range stars for star constellations as they are very important to also be placed random thru out your star ceiling. If setting up constellations place those stars up before any other stars and then keep some distance clear between the constellation stars and the remaining random bright range stars as this will make your constellations more defined. If using all stars as random just follow my instructions above.