Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel

Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel

Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel

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Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel

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  • Variable Tungsten to Daylight Balance
  • 588 fc / 6330 lux @ 5.0' at 5600K
  • Dual Cooling Modes
  • Optional DMX Module, TIR Optics,
  • 100-240 VAC with Included AC Adapter
  • 13-24 VDC with Optional Battery
  • Optional Gold Mount and V-Mount Plates
  • High CRI: Daylight 95, Tungsten
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Litepanels Astra Overview

  • 1Description

Litepanels continues to expand and enhance their formidable LED line with the introduction of the Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel that is 6x the brightness of the original Bi-Color 1x1. As in previous versions of the 1x1 form factor, the Astra has variable tungsten to daylight color temperature with negligible color shift, 0-100% dimming and a universal (100-240 VAC) adapter. You can also run on 13-24 VDC batteries with separate purchase of a V-Mount or Gold Mount battery plate.

The technological advancement and enhancement is evident in the high CRI and significantly increased brightness due to the use of tightly-binned LEDs and fine-tuned TIR (Total Internal Reflection) optics, resulting in a longer throw over a wider field. Another addition is the Astra Bi-Color's Dual Cooling. Choose the fan/convection mode or run silent with the field-replaceable fan off. You can control the Astra's functions locally or remotely with separate purchase of a DMX module. The Astra 6X Bi-Color comes with both US and EU power cables and a removable 5/8" TVMP connecter for hanging or stand mounting. Two 1/4"-20 female taps offer alternate mounting points.

High Output
  • High performance LEDs with custom paired optics
  • Higher intensity equals longer throw with wider effective beam spread
  • Superior Color Reproduction
  • High color rendition (CRI)
  • Efficient Thermal Management
  • Ultra-quiet active cooling mode
  • Smooth Dimming from 0-100%
  • No noticeable color shift throughout the entire range
  • Flicker-free at any frame rate or shutter angle
  • Flexible, Modular Concept
  • Optional communications module allows the brightness, color temperature, and cooling mode to be controlled via DMX512 protocol (additional module options under development)
  • Optional yoke mounted Gold Mount or V-Mount battery plates
  • External power supply
  • Field-replaceable fan module
  • Modern Fixture Design
  • Easily identifiable and ergonomic manual controls for dimming, color, and power status
  • Aluminum I-beam core construction to provide maximum durability and superior thermal management
  • Aluminum accessory mounting points and lens/filter rails
  • End cap exhaust vents angle downward to direct air flow away from the fixture and help prevent foreign material from entering
  • Durable, industry standard 3-pin XLR locking power connector
  • Custom Curved Yoke Design
  • Wide, unobstructed tilt range
  • Yoke mounted power supply and optional battery plates with dual integrated cable guides
  • Removable TVMP connector for flexible mounting options
  • Two alternate 1/4"-20 mounting points
  • In the Box
    Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel
  • Yoke with TVMP Adapter
  • US Power Cable
  • EU Power Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Extension to 2-Years with Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    Litepanels Astra Specs

    Light Fixture
    Beam Angle 46°
    Color Temperature 3200 to 5600K
    Color Accuracy Standard CRI 95
    Cooling System Fan/Passive Combo
    Dimming Yes, 0 to 100% 
    Display None
    Housing Material Aluminum
    Fixture Dimensions 17.7 x 16.3 x 5.3" / 45.0 x 41.4 x 13.4 cm
    Fixture Weight 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
    Connectors
    Power Input Connector 3-Pin XLR
    Mounting
    Yoke Mount TVMP/ Hex Bolt
    Fixture Mount 5/8" Receiver
    Accessory Mount None
    Yoke
    Remote Operation
    Remote Control Type DMX
    Power
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 13 to 24 VDC
    Power Source AC Adapter, External Battery
    Max Power Consumption 105 W
    Physical
    IP Rating IP20
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.4 x 20.3 x 6.0"

    Litepanels Astra Reviews

    Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed. I have several Dracast panels that serve me well, but they're just not bright enough to fill talent outdoors. After a little research, I settled on this Astra 6X, based mostly on it's specs and it's ability to work with a single Anton Bauer battery. It ain't easy comparing units with lux, footcandles and varying numbers in feet and meters. But based on it's advertised output, the 6X seemed like the best bang for the buck. In my unscientific side by side eyeball test, this 6X puts out about twice the light of the Dracast. I usually punch panels through silk or diffusion, but used open face and cranked up, the 6X does make some serious, hard light. The color seems great, without any noticeable green or magenta cast. I'm going to drag it around europe next week and we'll see how it holds up. A note about batteries. After a long discussion with the Litepanels tech, this is what I learned: This thing draws 104 watts at full output, so you need at least a 120,150WH or larger battery on it. A 90WH battery is not going to make you happy. My A/B 150's should work well. Also, some battery manufacturers put current protection in even their largest batteries, so even if they should work based on their specs, they may not. I realize Litepanels is owned by the same company as Anton/Bauer, but I really feel his advice was based on real feedback from surprised users.
    Date published: 2017-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely more power than original Litepanel Have not used it in the field yet but in a test it is definitely a more powerful output from previous generations. Slightly awkward design but the Astra's are well built and I have had little trouble with them. The only real design flaw is when you use a battery plate for running the light there are separate cables and thus things hang off it. I can't believe it couldn't be designed so that the battery adapter would somehow plus into the power supply so the same source cable to the unit head would be used.
    Date published: 2018-01-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short Life, Expensive Fix! I bought two of these lights. Just after year (and expiring warranty) one of them started flickering for a while and stopped working. The service department is asking $250 to just look at it, and charge for extra costs (probably will land in $500 range) not a good investment. I moved back to Kino Diva !!!
    Date published: 2018-07-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very useful but unreliable. Bought in September 17, and its broken for the 2nd time. Love it when it works, but both this and my Daylight 6x quit working within a year, and now my bi-color wont illuminate its 3200 leds. Make sure you register for the 2-year warranty. Takes about a month and you pay shipping, but they will fix it.
    Date published: 2018-11-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleased but not everything that I wanted. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase. I measured the color accuracy and it is right on it terms of color temperature, however, as with almost all LED lights, there is a slight green tint. Very small almost unnoticeable, but on caucasian skin tones I find it necessary to gel it with a 1/8 or 1/4 minus green. The ARRI SkyPanels and other more expensive lights have a green adjustment which makes them very accurate, but you pay for the RGB control that those lights give. The Brightness of the Lightpanels are very good, but because it is not a focusable lamp, its throw is limited. ?The build quality is good, but the way the AC cable attaches to the tallest is poorly designed. ?I bought this on a promotional discount, I am not sure that I would have bought it had it not been for the substantial savings.
    Date published: 2017-12-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn’t last very long I bought two, as a kit with a pelican case. After about a year, one of the lights began flickering very badly. Now the light won’t turn on at all u less it’s under 50% power - if we’re lucky. They are light, and handy... but Construction is pretty plasticky and cheap. The power supplies have both fallen off. The included stands are pretty worthless. I can’t even get it looked at because litepanels wants to charge many hundreds of dollars just to look at the light. Will just use till they die. But I paid almost 3K. That’s a lot of $, for litepanels to disregard and want to charge is much $ just to look at. Why not just look at the lights for free? This would go sooo far customer service wise. Considering this, I don’t think if I would reinvest in Litepanel Astra’s.
    Date published: 2019-03-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge Failure Rate; BEWARE A few years ago we did a group purchase of 10 units among DP and Gaffer friends. Almost everyone of those units has been in for repair at least once. After asking around to other NYC DP and Gaffers they too report huge failure rates. I have brought this up on CML (Cinematography Mailing List) Lighting Discussion List and many people have also reported problems, a petition to Vitec to address this problem in under way. The problem exists but to the 4x and with many of the 6x units. The DVXuser forum also has similar reports. I advise staying away from all Lite Panels products until Vitec acknowledges this huge issue and address the failures. I love this light for the price point and currently own 4. Another one is down (again) and I will be on the phone tomorrow (again) with Vitec. BEWARE!
    Date published: 2019-03-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good and bright , does not work with a Cintenna RX . Litepanels 6x bi-color is a great bright light. thats a work horse in my kit.my only issue is the DMXModule does not work with Innovative Dimmers Cintennas, Bummer if it did i would rig it as back light. ?Now it just sits next to camera with a soft box as quick fill, to bad was hoping to get a few.
    Date published: 2018-04-05
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