Starscape

17,0000 stars at M18 Lanes

Starscape was contacted by M18 Lanes – a bowling alley and lounge in Stanmore,
north London, and asked to supply and install around 170m2 of Infinity panels.
As we’re based in North Northumberland travelling anywhere to install
usually involves the best part of a day’s travel in each direction,
so it’s not a service we can normally offer.

David with steel tracking

Workshop manager David demonstrating our Infinity steel track.

Room prepared

The space to fill with stars. This is very different to the home cinema environment which is the
main market for the Infinity system.

Ready to start

The first length of steel mounting track in place. 

Martin on the job

Technician Martin working on track installation

More track in place

A good photo showing the steel channel with the fibre optic carrier tails threaded through the access 
holes. These pairs of holes also provide anchor locations for the safety tethers on the rear of the 
panel, and of course can be used by speaker or other cables. 

Carrier tales hanging down

Lots of carrier tails. These will connect to the shorter tails at the back of each panel in due course.

Steel track in place

We had to make provision for Air Conditioning units, downlights, fire alarms, columns and
numerous other fittings.

Panels

It’s always nice to work with the light sources turned on.

Carrier tails in place

Here and there you can see bright spots of light dangling beneath the ceiling. These are the
ends of feeder tails, ready for connection to their respective panels.

Working at M18 lanes
Infinity panels

The diagonal line running from left to right in the top half of the image is where there was a 
change in ceiling height. The edges of the panels here were fitted with an optional black edge trim.

Thousands of stars

The downlighters in this area are also fibre optics, but instead of single fibres each fitting is 
illuminated by dozens of fibres.

Infinity panels
Air conditioning units to cut around
More panels installed
Only a ferw panels left to do.
M18 lanes star panels
M18 lanes star panels

Other trades were still working when we left so a ‘finished’ photo was not possible. 

However, M18 Lanes will commission some professional photos so WATCH THIS SPACE.