LightStar Fiber Optic Illuminator

  • Rental Rates

  • 1 Week $44.00
  • 2 Weeks $83.00
  • 4 Weeks $149.00
  • The LightStar™ fiber optic illuminator uses an innovative LED light engine comprised of Red, Green, Blue, and White LEDs for a broad spectrum of color choices as well as reducing the power draw and weight.

    DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. manufactures the LightStar™ illuminator to Main Light’s exact specifications and Main Light is the exclusive distributor for the LightStar™ illuminator.

    A key feature of the LED-powered LightStar™ is that it produces an output comparable to a fiber optic illuminator using a 150-watt metal halide light source.

    Watch the video demo of LightStar™ with a LightScape® fiber optic curtain.

    Electronic color management

    The LightStar™ illuminator eliminates the need for a traditional color wheel. Unlike many other fiber optic illuminators, LightStar™ is not limited to three or four colors on the wheel, rotating at a fixed speed. Capable of a wide selection of colors produced via the RGBW LED, instant color changes as well as smooth fades are possible. Creating a strong star effect no longer requires time to mix to white by using a DMX channel that brings up a pre-mixed cool white color.

    Built-in Strobe function and Dimming channel

    With the LightStar™'s built-in strobe function and separate dimming channel you can dim down and not lose your color mix plus it is equipped with a twinkle wheel for sparkling effects with star drops. The fiber port has a 30mm aperture, which can handle 900 points of fiber, enough to light one circuit of a 20' x 30' Main Light LightScape® fiber optic drapery.

    Full DMX capability

    The LightStar™ illuminator has full DMX capability for remote control; up to 30 units can be daisy chained via DMX control using five-pin XLR or Ethernet RJ-45 in-and-out connectors. Built-in DMX-based master-slave functionality allows one unit to control and synchronize the behavior of the other units, such as dimming and twinkling. LightStar™ can also operate in standalone mode as well as be controlled locally at the illuminator. The unit has a DIP switch to set the DMX address and it requires eight DMX channels for control, one per color and one each for the twinkle wheel; the strobe; the dimmer and a pre-mixed white color.


    • RGBW LED (Red, Green, Blue, White)
    • Output comparable 150-watt metal halide units
    • Electronic color management
    • Built in Dimming and Strobe function
    • Full DMX capability (8 total channels)
      • RGBW colors (4 channels)
      • Twinkle wheel (1 channel)
      • Strobe (1 channel)
      • Dimmer (1 channel)
      • Pre-mixed white color (1 channel)
      • Daisy-chain up to 30 units
      • Master-slave functionality
    • Standalone and local control modes
    • Virtually silent low noise cooling fan
    • Power draw of only 2-amps
    • Weight: 5lbs
    • Dimensions: 12"L x 6"W x 5"H

    DMX Channel Layout


    1. White - 0 to 255 

    2. Red - 0 to 255

    3. Green - 0 to 255

    4. Blue - 0 to 255

    5. Color Corrected White all colors - 0 to 255

    6. Dimmer - 0 to 255

    7. Twinkle - 1 Stop, 2 to 125 Rotate >> Slow to Fast, 126 to 131 Stop, 132 to 255 Rotate << Fast to Slow

    8. Strobe - 0 Off, 2 to 200 Slow to Fast