All 1.0mm fibers ship installed in a harness. The
harness simply screws to the front of the illuminator per
the diagram above. Installation: of harness should
occur after you have positioned both illuminator and
installed fibers into pre-drilled ceiling panel holes.
The Galaxy Fiber Optic System is composed of the three
different sizes of ceiling panels shown below.
A For use in a 2' x 2' drop ceiling. Pre-drilled with
a minimum of 25 holes.
B For use in a 2' x 4' drop ceiling. Pre-drilled with a
minimum of 50 holes.
C For use in custom dimensioned application. Can
be shipped as large as a 6' x 8' dimensions. Larger
panels require mounting screws as shown under
"Custom Panels" below. Pre-drilled with at least 5
holes per square foot.
Installing Standard Panels
The system will consist of the illuminator, the
fibers and harness and the 2' x 2' or 2' x 4' panels.
Installation: steps are as follows:
1 . Separate fiber harness from illuminator. Place illuminator
in final mounting position assuring availability
of 110V power, ventilation and illuminator is within
minimum run of fibers to all ceiling panels (you will
need at least 12" above the ceiling panels).
2. The illuminator comes with both a color wheel and
a black and white "twinkle" wheel. The black and
white "twinkle" wheel is installed in every illuminator.
The wheel motor and cooling fan runs constantly
when illuminator is plugged in. If you wish
to have the "star points" change color all you need
to do is unplug the light source, remove the front cover, unscrew
the center bolt on the "twinkle"
wheel, install the color wheel and re-screw the center
screw bolt until snug.
3. The easiest way to complete the next step is to first
mount the panel, green dots up, in place. The 2' x 2'
panels have a minimum of 25 pre-drilled holes; 2' x 4'
panels have a minimum of 50 pre-drilled holes.
the fibers are 1 millimeter. Holes in the ceilings panels
are drilled through the green stickers. Some holes
are drilled at a slight angle to vary light intensity and
dynamics as you view the panel from different places
in the room.
Push fibers into pre-drilled holes until
about 2" past other side of panel.
One GP-35B-12' can power up to (6) 2' x
2' or (3) 2' x 4' panels at 6.7 fibers/sq. ft. One GP-50-
12' can power up to (8) 2' x 2' or (4) 2' x 4' panels at
9.4 fibers/sq. ft. One GP-75-12' can power up to (8) 2'
x 2' or (4) 2' x 4' at 12.5 fibers/sq. ft.
4. Plug light source in and assure all "star point"
5. From the viewing (room) side of the panel, push all
fibers up so that ends are flush with panel.
Installing Custom Panels
This system also will consist of the illuminator and
fibers and harness and the custom panel(s). Custom
panels over 8 square feet (2' x 4') will not work well in
a drop ceiling due to the weight and the "sag," of the
panel. Almost all custom panels are mounted to Floor or
ceiling joists per diagram below.
Measure and drill countersunk mounting holes through
viewing side of panel. Install illuminator per "Standard
Place custom panel on saw horses below
final mounting area, green dots toward ceiling. Install
fibers by pushing ends at least 2" into all holes on custom
Lift custom panel and fiber harness up into
final mounting area and screw panel into ceiling/Floor
joist through 2" wood spacers. Attach fiber harness to
illuminator and push fiber ends flush with bottom of
Trim the edge of the custom panel as necessary.