A First Look at the New Litepanels Astra 1×1 Soft Bi-Color LED Lineup

On this video the guys from nofilmschool have a quick talk with Alan Ipakchian from Litepanels who introduce a new soft light called Astra  1×1 Soft Bi-Color.

There are so many new soft LEDs coming into the market (and many of them had a spot in the recent NAB 2016 which is where this video was shot as well).. The Litepanels Astra 1×1 Soft Bi-Color LED is special because it isn’t just a very soft and powerful 1 by 1 LED but it also comes with optional modules including a BT module for remote controlling the light (a function that we are seeing more and more in the lighting industry these days), 2 types of DMX modules (either RJ45 or the 5-pin).

The Litepanels Astra 1×1 Soft Bi-Color LED


The TLCI of the Litepanels Astra 1×1 Soft Bi-Color LED is 99 in Tungsten and 96% in daylight (very high color accuracy). There are many light shaping accessories and the light can be powered using a V-mount type battery.

Here are some more specs for the Litepanels Astra 1×1 Soft Bi-Color LED:

  • Max. power draw (Watts): 110.
  • Beam angle (degrees): 90.
  • Comparative output: 750W Tungsten Soft light.
  • Remote Control: Yes (DMX or Bluetooth sold separately).
  • Weight: 3.4 kg.
  • Power supply: 13-24VDC 120-240VAC.
  • Dimensions: 46.9 x 41.3 x 13.5 cm.
  • CRI: 93+.

The Astra is available now for $1800 with the modules costing up to $300 depending on the specific module.

If you don’t want to miss any new photography product be sure to check out our product photography section on our photo gear channel. Here are some more NAB 2016 videos if you are into other video innovations.
Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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