Astera PlutoFresnel wins Innovation Award

12th September 2023

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Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera was delighted to win a coveted 2023 PLASA Award for Innovation

Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera was delighted to win a coveted 2023 PLASA Award for Innovation for its new PlutoFresnel product.

The Awards – which recognise and reward next-generation products and those behind them – were announced during the three-day PLASA Show entertainment technology expo staged at Olympia London last week. Astera’s award was received by R&D director, Simon Canins.

Astera’s sales and marketing director Sebastian Bückle was delighted to win the Award and states: “We’re honoured to receive a PLASA Innovation Award for PlutoFresnel, which is a groundbreaking lighting solution designed for film, studio, and event settings.

“The cutting-edge technology complete with built-in battery gives three hours of operation on max brightness, and its full-spectrum Titan LED Engine sets a new standard in lighting innovation. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to excellence in the industry, and we’re excited to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in lighting.”

A record-breaking 40 products were entered for the 2023 PLASA Innovation Awards, with the judges picking out just eight.

This year’s judging team comprised 12 independent technical specialists from a range of backgrounds, chaired by engineer and LSi columist, James Eade.

Launched earlier this year as a revolutionary lighting solution for film, studio, and events, the built-in battery is at the essence of PlutoFresnel’s innovation, making it the most portable Fresnel currently on the market!

The award judges commented that the versatility of this battery powered Fresnel-come-profile is “unmatched”, and they believe it will “find a home in many rental companies”.

Astera exhibited at the 2023 PLASA Show on the stand of its UK distributor Ambersphere Solutions and enjoyed a busy and successful trade show seeing customers from all areas of the entertainment industry and making plenty of new and good quality contacts.