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Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel

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Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel
Key Features
  • Beam Spread: 46°, TIR Optics
  • Variable Color Temperature: 3200-5600K
  • Dual Cooling Modes
  • High CRI: Daylight 95, Tungsten
Litepanels continues to expand and enhance their formidable LED line with the Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel, which is 6x the brightness of the original Bi-Color 1x1. 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. 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.
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Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High Output
  • 3Superior Color Reproduction
  • 4Efficient Thermal Management
  • 5Smooth Dimming from 0-100%
  • 6DMX512 and Bluetooth Control with Optional Modules
  • 7Modern, Modular Fixture Design
  • 8Custom Curved Yoke Design

Litepanels continues to expand and enhance their formidable LED line with the Astra 6X Bi-Color LED Panel, which is 6x the brightness of the original Bi-Color 1x1. 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. 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.

The Astra's functions may be adjusted locally using the intuitive built-in controls, or operated remotely with one of the optional DMX512 Modules, available in XLR 5-Pin, RJ-45, or Wireless formats. Each module provides Master/Replica configuration for the control of single lights, or multiple light fixtures in a network or daisy chain. In addition, the Astra Bluetooth module provides the same kind of control of single or multiple lights from a portable device, using the free Litepanels Smartlite app download. The accessory modules slide into place on the rear of the Astra panel simply and quickly, with no wiring or complex installation required.

The Astra 6X Bi-Color comes with both US and EU power cables, plus a universal (100-240 VAC) adapter. It also operates on 13-24 VDC batteries by using V-Mount or Gold Mount battery plates, available seperately. The unique curved yoke design features a TVMP connector for hanging or stand mounting the panel almost anywhere, and two additional 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 CRI and TLCI color rendition
  • Efficient Thermal Management

  • Ultra-quiet active cooling mode
  • Smooth Dimming from 0-100%

  • No noticeable color shift throughout the entire dimming range
  • Flicker-free at any frame rate or shutter angle
  • DMX512 and Bluetooth Control with Optional Modules

  • Control both individual units and groups using the one of the three available, optional DMX512 control modules. DMX512 5-pin XLR, RJ45, and DMX Wireless modules are available, each remotely controls panel brightness, color temperature, and cooling settings
  • Optional Bluetooth control module allows individual and group light control from a portable device with the LitePanels SmartLite app, available as a free download
  • Modern, Modular 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
  • Optional yoke mounted Gold Mount or V-Mount battery plates
  • External power supply
  • Field-replaceable fan module
  • 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
  • Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color Specs

    Light Fixture
    Photometrics46° at 3200K
    1187 fc / 12,782 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
    528 fc / 5681 Lux at 4.92' / 1.5 m
    46° at 5600K
    1322 fc / 14,236 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
    588 fc / 6327 Lux at 4.92' / 1.5 m

    *B&H Standard Metric Calculated Internally Based on Closest Distance
    Color Temperature3200 to 5600K
    Color Accuracy StandardCRI 95 at 3200K
    TLCI 98 at 3200K
    CRI 98 at 5600K
    TLCI 98 at 5600K
    Cooling SystemFan/Passive Combo
    DimmingYes
    0 to 100%
    DisplayNone
    Housing MaterialAluminum
    Beam Angle46°
    Fixture Dimensions17.7 x 16.3 x 5.3" / 45.0 x 41.4 x 13.4 cm
    Fixture Weight7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
    Connectors
    Power Input ConnectionXLR 3-Pin
    Mounting
    Yoke MountTVMP/ Hex Bolt
    Fixture Mount5/8" Receiver
    Accessory MountNone
    Remote Operation
    Remote Control TypeBluetooth, DMX
    Power
    AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 24 VDC
    Power SourceAC Adapter, External Battery
    Max Power Consumption105 W
    Power Pass-ThruNo
    Physical
    IP RatingIP20
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight11.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.4 x 20.3 x 6"

    Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color Reviews

    Top LED Light for News

    By Bill
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-12-15

    Litepanels id the best for doing any kind of on location news or production work. The have become a industry standard.

    Lights great, stands stink

    By Elliott
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2021-09-17

    Lights are great, case is great, the light stands are fit to hold a single piece of paper though....

    Good Go-to Light

    By Charles
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-08-17

    These are good go-to lights proven to work well in all kinds of situations. We have six in our little arsenal, each ready to go with a V-mount battery plate and soft box. The color rendering is good as well. They are light and can easily be boomed out on a C-stand or menace arm for proper placement. While on battery power, these lights are very efficient with a long run time...even at full up. I often use them as a bounced source due to their high output. I highly recommend.

    You Can't Beat Litepanels!

    By Tammy
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-07-20

    This is my go-to key light for interviews. Simply fantastic. You can't beat Litepanels!

    Perfect for traveling kit.

    By matt
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2021-06-25

    Everyone knows the Astra 6X is awesome: super bright, well constructed, and they make a LOT of light. And in the case, with the dinky little stands, the power supplies and cables - and the additional v-lock plates - the total weight of the thing came in at 48.2 lbs. Anyone who travels with gear knows that's a sweet number.... saves $$ on the overweight luggage charges. The pelican case custom interior design leave a bit to be desired, But it works - and honestly, there aren't a lot of options for these things to travel in, so... I'll take it. We recommend this kit.

    Can't Beat It

    By Tammy
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-05-29

    Powerful, low-heat, relaible light. Can't beat it.

    The lights are great! The stands.... not so much.

    By John
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2021-10-04

    I've been using Litepanels for years now. I've always been happy with the longevity and feature set. I also picked up the bluetooth controllers and they're great but the supporting app is garbage lol. The light stands in this particular kits are made small and lightweight to fit in the smaller case but they are as flimsy a stand as I've ever seen. Luckily I just picked up a couple of C-stands as I can't see myself using the included stands other than an emergency. They wobble, swing, and have so many pinch points they may as well be a snapping turtle. One star off for crap stands.

    Outstanding Kit!

    By Tyler
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-10-03

    I love this kit. Plenty of room for accessories. It's a big pelican but it has everything you need. I highly recommend it.

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    Asked by: Adam
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    Answered by: matt
    Date published: 2019-10-15

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    Asked by: hector cruz
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    Date published: 2019-10-04

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