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Litepanels launches ASTRA

Building on the company's original 1x1 fixture, the ASTRA 1x1 Bi-Color offers a light output that is up to four times brighter than the company's traditional fixture.

Litepanels has released its new ASTRA 1×1 Bi-Color panel. Building on the company’s original 1×1 fixture, the ASTRA 1×1 Bi-Color offers a light output that is up to four times brighter than the company’s traditional fixture, high CRI (Color Rendering Index), and user selectable active or passive cooling modes.

The daylight to tungsten tunable colour model is the first in the company’s new ASTRA line of panels, with additional fixtures in the series set to be released later this year.

The ASTRA 1×1 Bi-Color panels are designed with surface mount LEDs that are paired with custom designed TIR (total internal reflection) optics. The fixtures offer a tunable Bi-Color output, allowing users to adjust color from daylight to tungsten as needed. Tightly binned LEDs and fine-tuned optics provide the new ASTRA 1×1 with higher intensity, a longer throw, and a wider effective beam spread than the original 1×1 fixture, the company claims.

“The ASTRA line is a very exciting addition to the Litepanels family of products,” said Chris Marchitelli, vice president of marketing for Litepanels. “We are always striving to set new standards and deliver the best in LED technology to our customers. We’ve done that with the ASTRA 1×1, which is likely the most versatile LED panel ever built. It’s both sturdy and lightweight, flexible and strong, and provides a higher output and better colour than has ever been seen before.”

The ASTRA 1×1 has a curved yoke design with a wide tilt range, dual integrated cable guides, and a combination yoke mounted power supply with a 3-pin XLR locking power connector and optional Gold Mount(R) or V-Mount battery plates. The yoke also features a removable TVMP connector and additional 1Ž4-20 mounting points. The ASTRA 1×1 Bi-Color panel will be available worldwide this summer.