Interior of an aircraft at night lit up by the SCHOTT Star Ceiling aircraft cabin lighting system

Star Ceiling

The wonder of a star-filled sky is brought to life by the SCHOTT Star Ceiling aircraft cabin lighting system. A combination of SCHOTT® HelioFlex fiber optics and LED technology adds starlight to the cabin ceiling, giving passengers a memorable experience of the galaxies from the comfort of their own seat.
Close up of an aircraft cabin ceiling lit up by the SCHOTT Star Ceiling lighting system

Adding beauty to air travel

The SCHOTT Star Ceiling replicates a beautiful night sky in the cabin, providing a truly relaxing in-flight experience for passengers. Up to 30 light dots or stars can be created with one harness. Each harness consists of fiber optic light guides that are powered by a single LED light source. This means easier installation, longer service life, and less maintenance.

Bundle of black fiber optic guides as part of the SCHOTT Star Ceiling lighting platform for aircraft

Cost-effective and interference-free

The SCHOTT Star Ceiling fiber optic platform offers a number of key benefits to aircraft manufacturers and airlines. The system is 30% lighter than traditional LED solutions, its fiber optic bundles are simpler and faster to install, and there’s no electrical interference with wireless on-board applications.

Ceiling of an aircraft cabin at night lit up by SCHOTT's Star Ceiling illumination system

Product variants

Smart software enables the SCHOTT Star Ceiling to create a number of effects. The Constellation Stars system allows cabin crews to make a certain ‘constellation’ shine more brightly than surrounding ‘stars’ for a showpiece display. The Background Stars option creates the impression of a far-away galaxy, while the Flickering Stars variant shimmers like the Milky Way.

Ceiling of an aircraft cabin lit up by SCHOTT's Star Ceiling illumination system in Background Stars mode
Ceiling of an aircraft cabin lit up by SCHOTT's Star Ceiling illumination system in Background Stars mode
Stars in your eyes

We are certified

SCHOTT Aviation Lighting is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards for quality and environment, and EASA Parts 21/G and 145 for production.

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Intuitive functionality
News & Innovation stories

Intuitive functionality

Ben Rowan, Director at PriestmannGoode, discusses how SCHOTT’s lighting technology inspired him and his team to create compact in-seat reading lights with distinct design and intuitive features.

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Design pioneer

Find out why the German Design Council gave the SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light a prestigious product design award.

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Day of the Dot

SCHOTT celebrates International Day of the Dot with its groundbreaking glass optical glass fibers for subtle aircraft cabin lighting.

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Fairs and Events

Meet our experts on August 31 - September 2, 2021 in Hamburg, Germany, where they will be exhibiting at Aircraft Interiors Expo. They are looking forward to meeting you and having some vibrant discussions.

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Aircraft Interiors Expo 2021

Hamburg, Germany

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Whether you need more information, samples, a quote, or advice for a project, we would be delighted to talk to you.

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