Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera has launched two new Fresnel products – the PlutoFresnel for medium to small spaces and applications and the LeoFresnel, a cable-free LED alternative to the 1K Fresnel for scenarios requiring more power and punch.
These are the first battery powered Fresnel lighting fixtures developed by Astera, which are supplied as a complete package with barn doors, a full yoke with TVMP adapter for stand mounting, removable handle and several other super-useful accessories.
While developed in response to more immediate market demand, the R ‘n’ D, especially in relation to the lens development, will form the basis of some future Astera product plans.
The Pluto and Leo Fresnels are supplied complete with multiple mounting options and accessories. The lenses can be removed so the light source can be used in different ways which will include being mounted to a projector, utilising a lens to be launched later in the year.
The PlutoFresnel offers a 15° to 60° beam angle without any colour fringing, both wired and wireless DMX control with an inbuilt battery with up to 3 hours run time.
The full spectrum high rendition Titan LED engine offers an impressive output that is comparable to a traditional 300W Tungsten Fresnel, yet the power consumption is less than 80W, and the fixture weighs a tidy 4.5kg, ideal for small and less accessible spaces.
The larger LeoFresnel is comparable in light outpit to a standard 1K tungsten lamp, however it has an even higher lumen value when running in 6500K daylight white. It is also powered by the full spectrum high rendition Titan LED engine, and consumes less power.
Both sizes of Astera Fresnel have a four-leaf barn door system that can be extended to eight leaves for the accurate shuttering of light, and the fixtures are compatible with several DoP Choice products including the Rabbit Rounder for beam modifiers and various soft boxes.