Litepanels Astra Soft Bi-Color

Litepanels Astra Soft Bi-Color

Litepanels Astra Soft Bi-Color

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Litepanels Astra Soft Bi-Color

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Product Highlights

  • 25% Brighter than Previous Model
  • Variable Tungsten to Daylight Balance
  • Softened Light Output
  • Dual Cooling, Optional Control Modules
  • 100-240 VAC with Included AC Adapter
  • 13-24 VDC with Optional Battery
  • Optional Gold Mount and V-Mount Plates
  • TIR Optics, High CRI
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With its chassis-integrated diffusion, the Litepanels Astra Soft Bi-Color is like having a softbox built into the slim Litepanels Astra profile. The diffusion is designed to all but eliminate the multi-source shadow effect and lend a soft wrap-around aesthetic to your subject while covering a larger, less concentrated area of illumination.

Like the rest of the Astra series, the Soft Bi-Color is designed for professional production, with 25% higher output than the previous version and high color fidelity in its full 3200K to 5600K temperature range. Adjustments of color and brightness are stepless all the way through, and the output is flicker-free at all settings. A quiet fan at the rear cools the electronics, and it can be turned off during critical scenes, although the light output will be less while the fan is inactive.

The Astra is ready for worldwide use thanks to its 100-240 VAC power supply, but it can also run on batteries when AC power is unavailable.

  • Premium selected LEDs paired with a diffusion panel for a soft wrap around quality of illumination
  • Flexible, modular concept
  • Optional communications module allows the brightness, color temperature, and cooling mode to be controlled via DMX or Bluetooth
  • Optional yoke mounted Gold Mount or V-Mount battery plates
  • Field replaceable fan module and external power supply
  • 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
  • Integrated smooth dimming from 100 to 0% with no color shift
  • Flicker-free at any frame rate or shutter angle
  • 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
  • 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 Soft Bi-Color
  • Mounting Yoke
  • AC Power Supply for Sola 6, Inca 6, and Astra 1x1 Series LED Lights
  • US Power Cable
  • EU Power Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited Additional 1-Year Warranty with Product Registration
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    Litepanels Soft specs

    Material Aluminum
    Light Source LED
    Equivalent 125 W HMI Pocket PAR
    750 W tungsten
    Color Range Approximately 3200-5600K
    CRI CRI / TLCI: Tungsten: 98, Daylight: 95
    Beam Angle 94°
    Photometrics Daylight:
    109 fc / 1178 lux @ 5.0' / 1.5 m
    27 fc / 294 lux @ 10' / 3.0 m
    12 fc / 131 lux @ 15' / 4.6 m
    95 fc / 1022 lux @ 5.0' / 1.5 m
    24 fc / 256 lux @ 10' / 3.0 m
    11 fc / 114 lux @ 15' / 4.6 m
    Dimming 0-100%
    Cooling Active/Passive: Fan on or off
    Operating Voltage 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz with included AC adapter
    13-24 VDC with optional battery
    Power Connector 3-pin
    Power Draw 105 W
    DMX Yes, with optional adapter
    Mount 5/8" / 16 mm
    Dimensions 17.7 x 16.3 x 5.3" / 45 x 41.3 x 13.4 cm
    Weight 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
    Packaging Infoxyrfarzearcuaev
    Package Weight 11.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 20.5 x 6.0"

    Litepanels Soft reviews

    Astra Soft Bi-Color is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have purchased 2! No idea why B&H ran a deal zone on this light, but I quickly purchased one at the sale price of $949. �I'm primarily a still photographer, but have been doing more videos. �I had purchased some inexpensive (Dracast) LED lights from B&H but was not happy with the harsh lighting effects of using without a modifier (soft box). �I had read other reviews of the Astra soft and all rated this unit very well, almost on par with the Kinoflow Celeb at nearly half the price. �At the deal zone price, it was a no-brainer to pick one up. �The built-in diffuser is terrific, and you really don't need to add an external soft box. �The light output is lower than the 6x Astra, but I'm only using this indoors, not for outdoor fill, where the 6X Astra is better to balance with sunlight. � � Still don't know why B&H put these on sale, you won't find these discounted anywhere. �It's worth the retail price as it's about the same a the Astra 6x + soft box.
    Date published: 2018-04-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great output but... 8 months after purchasing this light, I had to take it in for repairs. The technician said he replaced the PCBA, and this was damaged because of turning the light on while the output is set higher than 0%. Which means each time I turn on the light, I have to make sure the output is as low as possible to avoid damaging the internal parts. These is a pretty weird issue to have with a light that cost me $1700. Another issue is the system this light uses for mounting barn doors or grid. There's no way to fully secure either, and they prevent the light from fully tilting down. So I'm basically stuck with a flood LED. Great color and output, but not good everything else. This will be the last Litepanels gear I buy.
    Date published: 2018-09-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Astra Close-Up As I set about building a small lighting kit for video, I hadn't initially considered the soft version of the Astra. However, once I saw how beautiful the quality of the output is (as compared to a standard Litepanel), and that it still does output a great deal of light, I decided to give it a try-- and I'm glad I did. While a standard Astra is more versatile and powerful, the Astra Soft takes less prep to actually use for many purposes. Though I'd still put a softbox on it for shooting an interview (and still be able to hit f5.6 at ISO 800 from 2-3 feet away), you could get away with it as is and get a nice single-shadow light with a bit of wrap. Or you could even hand hold it for quick beautiful fill for a close-up. The output is lower-- but that's mitigated by the fact that you can use it nearer without modification.�Maybe they should have called this the "Astra Close-Up." :-) Rather than comparing to the standard Astra, I'd instead compare it to the remote phosphor units made by Cineo or BBS-- except with easily tunable color. Or to the new generation Kino Flo LEDs, which are pricier and larger (though with even softer output because of that, of course). In short, if you're looking for a light to mostly use close to your subject (as a soft key or fill), and quick set-up or traveling light is valuable for you, take a serious look.� And if you already have high output hard lights, maybe the special qualities of this light help it fill a niche in your kit that a standard panel doesn't.
    Date published: 2018-05-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great soft light The light quality out of this is very nice. Great to have a quick, reasonably bright, soft light, battery powered light in the kit. I'd recommend running this off 150wh or bigger batteries. Build quality is pretty good but not as good as my Lupo super panel
    Date published: 2018-05-24
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