Fiber Optic Curtain / LED Curtain

A fiber optic star drop is typically a flat black backdrop with randomly spread fiber optic insert points connected to a lighting fixture or illuminator. The fiber optics are concealed between the opaque face fabric and the back face lining fabric, and they come out of the curtain bundled together inside a fabric connecting stripe or “pig tail” that works as a cover. The pig tail then finishes into a solid connector known as a ferrule. The ferrule works as an “electric plug”, and its purpose is to be a quick link between the curtain and the illuminator.
Fiber optic drops can be manufactured to create a night sky scene, a specific logo or a scenic image. Depending on the layout, different areas of the star drop can be lit simultaneously or randomly to achieve the desired effect. The fiber optic points can twinkle at different speeds and change colors.

This is usually achieved by changing the settings of the illuminator, which can be a fixed stand-alone type or a DMX compatible unit. The DMX compatible illuminator can be integrated into the existing lighting controls.

Fiber Optic Curtain / LED Curtain

The recommended fabric choices for both the Fiber Optic and the LED curtains
are Encore 15oz or Commando 16oz, lined with Poplin or Denim lining. The lining is attached to the curtain by way of hook and loop fasteners.


A more modern and durable alternative to the fiber optics are the LED drops which consist of randomly spread or evenly distributed LED’s wired to a variable 8 channels DMX control. This way the lighting operator can control the effects of the grouped LED’s, their intensity, chase speed, pattern type, and behavior. LED drops also feature a classic stand alone controller that can be programmed manually and the settings can be saved inside the controller for portable plug and play application.

LED drops provide a more dramatic and realistic effect compared to an otherwise dull fiber optics drop and is widely used by touring bands, discos, and venues all around the world.

Please contact us if you need help picking the right backdrop or for a custom quote for an LED drop or a Fiber Optic drop.

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