Litepanel adds two new series of light panels to their ASTRA 1x1 line

Litepanel has introduced two new series to their existing ASTRA 1X1 line, the ASTRA 1×1 EP and the ASTRA 1×1 E. Both of these new series are constructed with a modular design that features an aluminum i-beam core for producing a more durable product with superior thermal heat management. Accessory mounting points and lens/filter rails are also aluminum-based, and ergonomic controls are easily identified for manipulation of the power status and dimming and color controls.

The panels feature a curved yoke design with an extensive tilt range and dual integrated cable guides. The combined yoke mounted power supply has a 3-pin XLR locking power connector and takes optional Gold Mount or V-Mount battery plates. Besides additional 14/-20 mounting points, there is also a removable TVMP connector.

The panels possess select premium quality surface mount LEDs, which are paired with custom designed total internal reflection optics. Both series offer a Bi-Color fixture that allows for changing the color from daylight to tungsten on command. Monitoring the temperature of the LEDs is accomplished through a built-in microprocessor that also provides for a smooth dimming that virtually eliminates any noticeable color shift. Also eliminated is the presence of “flicker” at any frame rate or shutter angle.

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Alan Ipakchian, Product Marketing Manager for Litepanels, points to the success of the launch of the ASTRA 1×1 Bi-Color panel last year as indicative of the filmmaking community’s positive embrace of Litepanel’s products. “The time, effort, research and development of the ASTRA has produced a panel that once again revolutionizes the use of LED fixtures for the creation of professional content,” he says.

Retail pricing for the ASTRA 1×1 EP series is as following: Daylight 300 watts is $900, with the 300 watts Bi-Color at $1,100.00. Retail pricing for the ASTRA 1×1 E series is as follows: Daylight – $665.00/200 watts, $900.00/300 watts and Bi-Color – $845.00/200 watts, $1,100.00/300 watts. There are also travel kits for both series.

All are now available worldwide.

Marshal Rosenthal is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and journalist specializing in technology, consumer electronics and pop culture. Past accomplishments include editing of home theater and video gaming publications domestic and international, operating a NY photographic studio specializing in children/product and providing graphic imaging for video game box art, manuals and related.