Ever wondered how music tours achieve the “starry night” effect onstage? Well, for years they have used drapes with embedded fiber optics. But the fiber optics tended to be bulky and difficult to manuever.
Today, more and more, fiber optics are being replaced by LEDs to produce a stunning light display that mimics the appearance of a gorgeous starry night. These LED Star Drops are manufactured utilizing a durable black synthetic velour on the face along with a strong but lightweight black lining, with strings of LED lights inserted between the face and the lining. A controller (which can be used on its own or with a lighting board) is used to manipulate the pattern, frequency (speed) and intensity of the blinking “stars.”
Our sister company, Rent What?, has found these LED Star Drops to be quite popular in their rental inventory. As a matter of fact, last year they were used by the “So You Think You Can Dance?” tour (among others). Want to learn more? Check out the “Starlight LED Backdrops” page on the Rent What? website.