Astra IP: Lighting Evolved to Face the Toughest Assignments

Litepanels, a Videndum brand, has announced the launch of the new Astra IP Bi-Color LED panel range, marking a significant advancement in durability and weatherproofing features for the renowned Astra line of products.

Building on the success of Astra with over 80,000 fixtures in the industry, the Astra IP range is an environment resilient evolution of Litepanels’ acclaimed fixture. With its robust construction, the Astra IP range is built to withstand even the toughest outdoor conditions. Available in three different sizes for the perfect fit, from on-street reporting to studio settings.

“This latest evolution of the industry-favorite Astra range shows our commitment to producing fixtures to match our customers’ needs, focussing on fast and practical features,” said Litepanels Head of Product Management, Michael Herbert. “We understand the challenges professionals face in demanding environments, so we engineered the Astra IP range to meet those challenges head-on, providing quality lighting solutions for the toughest assignments.”

Astra IP delivers powerful output to light even the brightest location. Equipped with ultra-efficient LEDs and a tighter beam angle, Astra IP provides flattering and accurate white light from 2,700K to 6,500K at any intensity level, with or without diffusion. An LCD screen provides instant confirmation for users to color match multiple fixtures with confidence.

Built to withstand the rigors of outdoor shoots and adverse weather conditions, Astra IP is IP65-rated for protection against dust and water ingress. The weatherproof design ensures reliable performance in rain, snow, or high humidity environments. With an integrated power supply, and optional Gold Mount, V-Mount and BP-U battery plates, Astra IP is a fast to set up, dependable lighting solution in any location.

The new Astra IP range includes the following models:

Astra IP Half: Compact and lightweight at just 6.2lb/2.8kg, the Astra IP Half offers a powerful lighting solution for small spaces and low ceilings, delivering weatherproof performance with an impressive 1500 lux output at 10ft/3m.

Astra IP 1×1: With a compact form factor and a weight of 9.7lb/4.4kg, the Astra IP 1×1 provides exceptional white light output with 3000 lux at 10ft/3m, delivering exceptional, consistent high-quality white light in any conditions.

Astra IP 2×1: Designed for indoor and outdoor productions, the Astra IP 2×1 delivers practical and high-quality white light with a powerful output of 5500 lux at 10ft/3m. Its IP65 rating ensures durability and reliability in challenging outdoor conditions.

For more information about the Astra IP range, visit www.litepanels.com/astra-IP

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.