The following are some of the comments that have been received from customers that have set up my XVR glow in the dark stars over the past 9 years. I have many more comments from older star versions but no time to add them for the moment.
The one thing that all these customers have in common is correct room darkness which allows them to see the star effect as it was designed.
XVR 4th GEN Stars - July 2015 to December 2017
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!
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
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
I ordered from you just a couple of weeks ago all the way from Nova Scotia, It’s an incredible product. My sons ceiling looks amazing, absolutely realistic. I’ve taken quite a few photos with a Gopro hero4 and they turned out incredible. Feel free to post them on your website. I’ll probably end up ordering more and loading up the ceiling, I currently only have about a 1/4 patch done and I added some very small glowing planets at his request.
A word about this customer photo: The planets will be drowning out some or many of the faint/movement stars so if you do this yourself be aware that they will interfere with your night sky.
Marcel, I know it has been forever since I bought these. I finally got the room finished I was remodelling. See the attached pictures. Feel free to use them. I had to send two emails because I am sending the .RAW image files. Thanks again. Amazing product. This surpassed everything I expected and you truly get lost in the night sky in your own bedroom. Jacob – USA
Hi Marcel, Huge thanks for that speedy reply (you must get so many emails) and to be honest I too am quite happy the way they are at the moment, with just the daylight ‘charging’. Perfectly natural. I stopped my car near Goodwood last night (very little light pollution) and killed the lights to check the actual night sky out and was surprised at the similarity. Really fantastic.
My youngest keeps saying “.. I can’t believe he makes them by hand….”, so you really are a wielder of magic over there. They also dig your name ‘Marcel’ as they have started French.Thanks for the tips on the move, shall check them out again tonight and decide. We’re now booked to see ‘Frosty Winter Night Sky’ at the local Chichester Planetarium; you’ve sparked something. Best, Steve – USA
Happy New Year Marcel,
I managed to put the stars up on Boxing in my 4yr old daughter’s bedroom, as they were her Christmas present, they had remained in the tin box until then. Just want to say a supernova sized thank you to you for making such an amazing, honest product – I resisted just trying them out until i’d affixed them all to the ceiling, hiding various constellations (thanks for those too!) within random scatterings.
Then we switched the lights off……….WOW!!!…..absolutely unbelievable!! We were simply blown away by what we saw – they are uncannily realistic, so impressed!!
Thanks so much again, Marcus
Thank you; this is review overdue since I had successfully put up the stars on my ceiling right before Christmas.
I got say, I had some sort of expectation beforehand on how it’ll look and I am genuinely surprised at how these Stars work. It’s like my eyes are playing trick on me, the illusion of them twinkling as if they were moving plus the different sized stars made it really amazing to witness. I wish I could take a picture to share but we both know it won’t do it any justice for it has to be viewed in person to experience something like this. (Funny how I read most reviews saying this as well prior to purchase and felt otherwise, challenged to take a picture to capture its beauty, but to no avail)
My parents, whom were pretty old-school in terms of only having the standard white, plain ceiling, were more than impressed to see its effect in full darkness, perhaps even more amazed than I was! Pretty sure Mum’s going to enjoy my room when I eventually move out 😉
Oh, and applying them weren’t as tedious as I anticipated them to be, so that works out well! I was a little worried initially that I took so long to get them up on the ceiling, about 6 months from purchase before I opened them? Turns out it didn’t matter at all and everything worked out fine. Can’t believe you make these by hand, or that these stars work the way they do. Thank you so much Marcel!
Hi Marcel, I received the star strips in the mail today and I was able to properly install them in my library. I’m a little disappointment that my camera can’t capture the image properly because it’s truly amazing. This is a beautiful product and I’ve very, very happy with how it turned out. I’m sure that I’ll be ordering another set soon for my bedroom and I’m going to tell everyone I know about them. Thank you. Regards, Dalton
XVR - GEN II Star Kits - Jan 2014 to March 2015
I invested in blackout shades and soundproof windows, and when I turn out the lights for sleep, a dense field of sharp, bright stars shimmers into being. There’s nothing quite like waking up in the middle of the night to find them still glowing brightly. It’s pure magic. You sell a truly first-class product and I’m so glad I took the plunge. Best regards, Anne.
I have taken several pictures with my Nikon D3300 with a Rokinon 16mm f/2 lens at various exposure, aperture and ISO settings but nothing has recreated what my eyes see so I won’t bother sending you any of my meagre attempts at capturing what is actually there (but I will continue to try) and I most certainly will not post any of my images online as none will do your work any justice! If by chance, I happen to come across a Nikon D810A or high end Canon equivalent in the future I will be sure to share my results with you. Thank you for what you are doing! Sincerely, Austin – United States
Dear Marcel, I thank you so much for creating such a wonderful product. When I had, originally, gone on the net to try to find what I was dreaming of, I didn’t actually think I’d find it. I had the idea that I would like to fall to sleep under a night sky filled with the magic of all the stars I could possibly envision.
Similar to when I spent time on the top of a mountain on the northern part of Maine. A sky where you could imagine the endless possibilities of life. That was a big dream to go to search for on the net. Well, I am so very happy I found it! Thank you for being the artist that envisioned this first and then had the courage and fortitude to invent the product that would bring me and everyone else that beautiful night sky, right in our homes. It is just as easy as the video on Glowpatch site, to put the stars up on the ceiling and it is just as stunning as in your photo of a room with Glowpatch stars.
It’s incredible that you thought the whole thing through so well, where there are different intensities of light and different sized stars and all. I did put blackout curtains behind my window shades so that I could get the darkest room possible and it made all the difference to do so. I will probably thank you every night as I go to sleep for a long time to come. Laurie – USA
Hi Marcel, ho installato le tue meravigliose stelle sul soffitto, l’effetto finale è veramente incredibile e realistico, il cielo sembra cambiare in continuazione e si rimane incantati ad osservare… Un grazie particolare per questo fantastico prodotto! Con i migliori saluti,Mauro
Google Translation for those of us that read English. Got to love Google 🙂
Hi Marcel, I installed your wonderful stars on the ceiling, the final effect is incredibly realistic, the sky seems to be changing all the time and you will be amazed to observe … A special thanks to this amazing product! Best Regards, Mauro – Como, Italy
Hi Marcel, I just have to tell you that I am utterly amazed at how authentic our Glow Patch stars are. They are simply stunning and gorgeous. We only put them up today but I insisted my daughter drove over to see them too as the effect is way too awesome not to share. We found the stars easy to apply and it took my husband and son 3/4 hour working together.
When I walked my daughter out we looked up at the sky and honestly and truthfully, my bedroom ceiling looked just like the night sky. I found we have a bare patch so I will ask my husband to fill it in in the well recognized “saucepan” shape as we purposely saved some for this very purpose. We bought some pure sun block curtaining which we pushed flush against the window as we have a very bright security light just opposite us which made it hard to achieve the required level of darkness.
So, thank you so very much for this fabulous product which delivers all it’s promises……well done, you should be proud of your work. Cheers, Jayne – Australia