©CinemaShop Star Ceilings

©CinemaShop Star Ceilings

Star Ceilings

Click here for our CineStarPanel Installation Guide — opens as a separate .pdf document

CineStarPanel Star Ceiling Panel Design and Installation Tips

We start with master sheets of 4′ x 8′ x 1 (4′ x 10′ special order for unusual circumstances) and will cut to fit your project. Radius cuts and other special shapes available to suit your setting. You can easily field cut the panels for can lights, projector poles, air vents and the like, plus you can tap on the edges if the fit is a bit too tight.

CineStarPanel 2′ x 2′ and 2′ x 4′ panels can be made to fit standard T-grid suspended ceilings. However, ceiling grid systems are not recommend for rooms with audio systems, as they vibrate with sound. We also no longer offer domes, as they’re a parabolic dish that gathers and focuses sound from the room to directly below the dome — not at all good for proper sound quality.

We use Rotofast anchors (click here for info). as they make for quick, simple installs that any handy person can do in no time. No side, or overhead access is needed for installation, as the panels install straight up to your ceiling, even into coffered areas. A screwdriver and an Allen wrench to install the anchors, plus 2 people with 2 step-ladders, are all that’s needed to quickly install the panels — they’re lightweight, but bulky, so 2 people are needed. The Rotofast anchors even self-level the panels for a perfect, virtually seamless installation. We also offer Cloud Anchors for suspended star panel installations.

CinemaShop also has affordable matching fabric-wrapped acoustic panels for filler applications around the panels. Many different ceiling area sizes, shapes, fabrics and colors can be customized to fit your decor, but we always recommend black fabric on our star panels, as it’s the most natural look. Scroll down this page for optional fabric color options.

CineStarPanel Star Ceiling Panel Wiring Tips

There are 3 popular ways to power either a single panel, or multiple panels (we can easily power up to 20 — 4′ x 8′ panels from a single 12v power supply!). The best method is to plug the 12 volt power transformer (4 wide by 4 long by 2 high with a 3 prong power cord coming out) into a switched outlet in your mechanical room and later on, replace the toggle light switch with a remote switch to tie into your system control, if you like. You may also want to connect the power supply to a triggered power strip that you may already use to power up your AV electronic equipment stack. You can install a recessed switched AC outlet above the star ceiling location with a light switch on your wall to turn it on and off, but recessing the 4 x 4 x 2 with power cord transformer will take quite a bit of ceiling space.

The only thing that you need to provide is a simple 2 conductor low voltage wire to run from our power supply to the first star panel — we provide the power jumpers to go from panel to panel. If you’re considering multi-color remote control accent lighting near the star area, then you may want to use a Cat5 low voltage wire, as that would carry the power for the star panels, plus give you power and control of the accent lighting. We do not recommend dimming the star panels, as it damages the 12 volt power transformer and when the control chip’s power drops, the twinkling stars stop working entirely. Lastly, CineStarPanel products don’t require licensed electricians to install. as they’re all DC low-voltage, enabling easy installation and very efficient, dependable operation.

Star Ceiling Panel Skylight Frames and Multi-color Accent Light Effects

One great framing idea is using a standard wood molding attached to the ceiling around the Star Panel area to create the illusion of having a framed skylight with the night sky in a window above. In addition, if you have anything from a half an inch to inch clearance between the ceiling and molding, you can attach our Remote Control Multi-color LED lighting package on the upper outer lip of the molding, casting an indirect glowing colored light to the side and above the molding and onto the ceiling for a spectacular effect. With the wireless remote control included in our package, you have color selection and dimming capabilities, so you can create sunset and sunrise effects with the accent lighting, plus change to a myriad of colors and levels — even automatically fading from color to color.

Another great idea is to surround the CineStarPanel ceiling area with a cove or molding underneath the panel area with accent lighting facing up into the panel’s edge to create the illusion of a horizon, bathing the outer edge of the panel area with color using our remote control dimmable multi-color LED light strip package (see photo below). Call Toll Free #866-243-1001, or Contact Us for for more creative ideas for your room setting.

©CinemaShop Star Ceilings

CineStarPanel Star Ceiling Panel Warranty

With purchase of our star panels, there is a 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty. This guarantees that any products with defects in materials and/or workmanship will be repaired or replaced by the manufacturer for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase. During this warranty period, the manufacturer will replace or repair any defective parts and correct any defect in workmanship without charge for parts and labor. For warranty labor, contact us, as any reimbursement must be pre-approved by us before proceeding. We will not cover any warranty labor that has not been pre-approved and performed by a qualified provider. For this warranty to apply, the products must be installed and used in accordance to its written instructions. Damage to, or destruction of any product caused by the end user is not covered by this warranty. Additionally, normal wear and tear are not covered by this guarantee.

Shipping Damage is Not Covered under this Warranty. All shipments received by you that seem damaged, must be noted to the freight carrier, then refused and returned to the address on your shipping label for claim processing. You must report any damage claims immediately so that the party responsible for the damage can make amends. We will not be held responsible for any shipping damage and you may have to claim freight damage with your own insurance company, if you do not note it with the shipping carrier.

We will not be liable for any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose to any person other than the original purchaser and user. Under no circumstances will the manufacturer be liable for property damage, economic loss, or any consequential damages sustained in connection with the purchase and use of any products. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. The manufacturer neither assumes nor authorizes any representative or other person to assume for it any obligation or liability other than such as is expressly set forth herein. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which may vary, from state to state.

Optional Anchorage Fabric Colors for CineStarPanel — (we always recommend Black)

Note: Colors will vary from screen to screen, call us for fabric swatch samples for an exact color match — Toll Free (866) 243-1001 Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm Central Time.


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