Wireless LED PixelTube
The Astera AX1 has a battery, allowing the PixelTube to function for up to 20 hours. If there
are no power cables needed, it is convenient that the Pixeltube can also communicate wirelessly.
This light can communicate using the remote controle, wireless DMX, or the AsteraApp on a tablet.
On top of this, this tube is suitable for use in daylight (IP65). This means you don’t have to
make allowances for the weather, be it rain or snow. The light is capable of cooling itself
without a fan, and contains a powerful 28 watt RGBW light source.
All of the above features make this Astera AX1 an extremely versatile product. Made by a German
company, this product is very high quality and can be used at conferences, presentations, or
other business events. You can, for example, use this pixeltube as indirect mood lighting to
dress up your location, but also as a creative addition to a stage or a festival. Outdoors this
Astera AX1, thanks to its weather resistant casing (IP65), is very useful as a creative addition
to a red carpet or to illuminate a facade.
There is a powerful 28 watt light source made up of very high quality Phillips RGBW LEDs hiding
under the shell of the Astera AX1. The LEDs are divided into 16 segments, which can be controlled
independently of each other. The tube has a 180 degree light reach. By combining this light
source with TruColour calibration, you can create unbelievably high quality colour mixing.
This ensures not only a very equal colour consistency between different batches, but also
exact colour temperatures from the LEE filters (CRI 88). Every colour is possible, from red to
blue, from green to purple. Nothing is impossible. This tube can even be programmed to colour
temperatures from 2700K to 6500K.
Content is king. That’s why many events are recorded on video. The combination of LED lights
and cameras can often lead to problems. There was absolutely no problem when still using
old fashioned bulbs, but LED lights are not always on. This type of lighting flickers extremely
quickly. This is not to be seen with the human eye, but cameras can often have problems with it.
Using the AsteraApp, you can set the frequency between 200 and 1205 Hz. Simply fill in the
framerate of the cameras, and the framerate will automatically be adjusted. It is of course also
possible to manually set the frame rate so that they sync with each other.
As mentioned earlier, the Astera AX1 pixeltube has fanless cooling. These tubes will not produce
any sound during your presentation, workshop, or recording. They function in complete silence
and will not cause any irritating static at business events.
Nowadays, it’s possible to drive cars running on battery power! Professional event lighting
can’t fall behind. HWC Events & Rentals is heading up the race in terms of wireless lighting.
Astera is an outstanding partner thanks to their forward-thinking and high quality lighting.
Wireless lighting gets rid of the need for ugly cables. With the fast development of more
powerful batteries, it is possible to provide professional lighting for events which runs on
just one battery.
This Astera AX1 has a compact LG Chem battery which allows the light to function for 20 hours.
To fully charge this tube, allow 7 hours charge time.
A very handy feature of this tube is seamless runtime. You can indicate in the app how long
the light needs to function. The Astera AX1 Pixeltube will then adjust the power of the battery
over the indicated period, ensuring that the light will never run out of power during the event.
Making a light work without a power cable is simple, but for true user-friendliness, wireless
controlling is just as important. Astera has designed its own interface for this purpose:
the AsteraBox. This device works as a kind of link between the Astera lights and the controller.
The AsteraBox changes incoming signals into an RF signal (865-870 MHz), which the lights react
to. On top of this, the lights also communicate themselves, meaning that the data from each
light can be read back. This specific frequency serves not only to prevent errors (by not using
the 2.4GHz frequency) but also to increase the range to 300 metres. This box can, of course,
also function on battery power.
The AsteraBox can be used as a wireless DMX transmitter when combined with a light table, but
also works as an interface with an Android tablet and the AsteraApp. The tablet will then be
coupled with the box using bluetooth. Using the application, you can access some unique functions.
- Colours, chases, effects, and groups
- Theft Alarm
- Enter and Leave Standby
The lighting of the Astera includes a sensor. When the lighting is moved or taken away, a siren
will sound to scare off possible thieves. You can adjust the sensitivity, type, and alarm delay
completely according to your wishes using the AsteraApp.
Enter & Leave Standby
After completing installation, all lights can be set to standby mode and set to automatically
light up when the event begins. This means that there will be no battery wasteage. These settings
can be manually or automatically (at programmed times) activated.
An amusing and convenient feature of this product is the ’emergency light’. It can happen that
an electrical blackout occurs during an event. This will often result in a dark space where
panic can easily break out. When this product is connected to the electrical network, they can
spring to life when the electricity dies. This makes it possible for this product to automatically
produce a bright white light source when a blackout occurs. This ensures that your audience
will never be left in the dark. No reason to panic!