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Litepanels Astra 3x and 6X LED Panels have been Upgraded



Litepanels, a pioneer in LED lighting for the film, photographic, and broadcast industries and a Vitec Group brand, announced significant upgrades to its professional LED lighting range. Building on the quality and popularity of the innovative Astra 1X1 panel, the next-generation Litepanels Astra 3X and 6X LED panels now feature a significant increase in output and a decrease in power consumption.

The Astra 6X Daylight panel and the Astra 3X Daylight panel build on the popularity of the Astra 1×1 Family. Following the Litepanels tradition of one square foot form factor, the Astra series is designed with select premium quality, high CRI, surface mount LEDs and paired with custom optics that provides the Astra 6X and Astra 3X with high color quality that’s perfect for lighting talent.

The Astra 6X is now 50% brighter than the first generation Astra and 6 times brighter than the original 1×1. The Astra 3X is 50% brighter than the Astra EP and 3 times brighter than the original 1×1.

Features Include:
* Premium selected LEDs paired with custom optics
* Flexible, modular concept
* Optional communications module allows the intensity to be controlled via DMX or Bluetooth
* Optional yoke mounted Gold Mount or V-Mount batter plates
* Field replaceable external power supply
* Modern fixture design
* Easily identifiable and ergonomic manual controls for dimming and power status
* Aluminium I-beam core construction to provide maximum durability and superior thermal management
* Integrated smooth dimming from 100% to 0 with no cover shift
* Flicker-free at any frame rate or shutter angle
* Aluminium 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


Astra Bluetooth Communications Module from Litepanels



900-3519_ASTRA_BlueTooth_Communications_Modulef-600x600Litepanels is the market leader in LED lighting systems for the television, broadcast, video, and film industries. Their ground-breaking, award-winning lighting products are developed with a clear focus on performance, reliability and efficiency to deliver the very best results for all of their customers.

Litepanels Astra 1×1 Bluetooth Communications Module allows you to control your lights wirelessly with the Bluetooth Communications Module and Litepanels SmartLite app. It is great for independent content creators or studios. The Bluetooth module and Smartlite app together are a convenient way to control your lights with your Apple device.

The Litepanels SmartLite app is available for a free download via the Apple App Store. It allows you to control your lights from your Apple iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth and simple pairing process. Once the handheld device pairs with the lights it will remember the light until it is cleared.

The Bluetooth module allows users to do a variety of things. This includes control of color intensity, control color temperature, to have multiple groups of lights, and to group lights together to be controlled all at once. You can view the operating temperature in real time and view the system information such as the firmware version.

The Litepanels Smartlite App requires iOS 7.0 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.