The Galaxy Star Ceiling
The Galaxy, which has a diameter of 5 ft (1.5 m), is boxed and ready assembled just waiting for you to do the final installation. The Galaxy is cast in GRP (fibreglass) and has a standard matt white finish, but can be painted by customers to their own preference, as in the above example at Slough's Pinewood Hotel.
Perfect for living rooms and entrance halls -or above a dining table - the Galaxy is also most suitable for bedrooms and can be used as both a night light and educational tool for children.
A Galaxy makes a striking feature above a baby grand piano in this elegant piano bar.
Although the basic finish of the Galaxy is white - to simulate gypsum plaster - the exposure of the photograph below left has been manipulated to bring out the sculpted details to best effect. Hence the blueish grey colour of the disk. There is, of course, no reason why customers should not paint the disk to whatever scheme they choose.
Embossed lines link the stars in each constellation to create the outlines which gave rise to their identification with the figures of mythology.
Here, the Galaxy is shown with an optional upgrade package which involves the addition of six low-voltage 20 watt halogen rim lights. This option is particularly attractive where the Galaxy is displacing an existing pendant light fitting. The downlights are powered from a transformer which is suitable for use with a dimmer switch. In the example above, the rim lights are controlled by a dimmable wall switch next to the door, while the fibre optic stars are on a remote control switch, making possible a wide range of lighting combinations.