When thinking of sky & cloud panels designs for your home, you first have to consider whether this unique type of ceiling decoration is suitable for your lighting system. For it to be used at all you must have either fluorescent or LED lighting, and then have that hidden behind standard 4 ft x 2 ft diffuser panels.
These panels diffuse the light so that the source is even rather than individual areas of bright illumination. For sky & cloud panels to work properly, the backlighting behind them must be even over the entire panel. That is why most types of decorative fluorescent light covers are made to fit over these diffuser panels.
Frosted glass or plastic diffuser panels are easy to fit over fluorescent lighting tubes and banks of LED lamps. They make the light more even and more suitable for sky & cloud panels. By using a diffuse form of backlighting, the scenes of clouds in blue skies appear more realistic. The same is true if you prefer scenes of the night sky rather than daylight. Some people even consider using both on the same ceiling: one set used in the evening and the other later at night.
Source of Sky & Cloud Panels Designs
The sky & cloud panels designs available on our website are created using photographs of genuine daylight sky scenes. The best way to recreate a natural scene is use a photograph of a real sky scene. At Octo Lights we use our own photographs of the most beautiful sky scenes we come across.
These are then printed onto transparent polyester covers that fit over the translucent and fluorescent light panels. Because they are genuine scenes, the panels look completely natural. It is possible for you to take photographs covering a large area of the sky, and then recreating that area on your ceiling using a number of panels, each printed with the corresponding photograph of that part of the whole sky.
This provides a far superior result to using multiple sky & cloud panels using the same photograph. You could use our custom service to have these photos printed onto standard light covers. If you take the photographs, we can transfer these to the covers to create a series of custom ceiling light panels to cover the entire ceiling of a room in your home or your office.
The effect is fantastic, which is why many people come to us requesting that we create custom fluorescent light covers for commercial premises and even schools and hospitals. The same is true of night scenes. We have some standard scenes of the stars at night, but you can take you own if you prefer.
Standard Sky & Cloud Panels
If you do not wish to go the expense of having your own custom sky & cloud panels made for you, then we have a good range of standard cloud scenes available. You are sure to find something you like among the 20 standard daylight sky & cloud panels designs we have to offer. If not, then you know what to do! Just get that camera out, and start shooting. Go to our custom page and find out what to do next!
Using our sky & cloud panels designs to give your ceiling a fabulous appearance of the natural sky will not only increase the apparent height of a low room, but also provide you with a means of astonishing your visitors. The days of struggling for a conversation topic will be gone!