Astera Helios Tube Kit

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Helios Tube Kit

Film lighting tube for TV and broadcasting

Helios Tube has all the features of the popular Titan Tube while offering a smaller format. It allows mounting in areas where a Titan Tube wouldn’t fit and also increases portability. The Titan Tube mini has 8 pixels and half the brightness of Titan Tube and just over half its length. Colours and brightness are perfectly matched to those of Titan Tube.

  • 8 Pixels - 8 individually controllable pixels
  • Tunable White with range from 1,750K to 20,000K
  • Ultra High Colour Rendering TLCI ≥96, CRI ≥96, CRI Re≥90 from 3200K to 6500K
  • Boost Mode - Ultra-bright when displaying white colour for 2h or while connected to AC
  • Backside Display - Quick access to DMX setup, colours and hue, saturation, intensity control
  • Wired Data Connection (+Wireless) DMX, Art-Net, sACN and power can be distributed via the PowerBox
  • Mounting accessories - Custom holders, stands etc. allow easy fixation for any production

Astera System

A smart control system of your Film Lighting Tubes. Infrared remote, wireless DMX and app work together to enable big setups. Your entire installation can be set up, monitored and adjusted in a fast and convenient way.

Control Helios Tube
Create complex programs out of colours, effects, and settings. Helios Tube will remember and repeat these effects without requiring a constant wireless link.

Quickly create groups of lights, assign positions and select which Tube should receive commands.

Keep a complete overview of the status and all settings of your Titan Tubes while you operate them. View battery status, radio signal, DMX address and which lights you have targeted.

Diagnose individual Helios Tubes or Astera Event Spotlights and even get informed if a light is being moved or switched off. This works while you control lights by the app but also if Helios and Titan Tubes are controlled via DMX.

Set-Up Faster
Set up your Film Light conveniently out of the distance. Set DMX address and DMX footprint for one or several Helios, Titan Tube or Spotlights; 50 units can be prepared in less than 5 minutes out of the distance.

After your job, do a quick master reset of all settings or a partial one of only selected settings.

The AsteraBox works as a wireless DMX transmitter; just connect it with the included XLR adapter to your DMX console and you can transmit 1 DMX universe with CRMX technology, the most stable wireless DMX protocol available.

Astera included the most reliable wireless DMX module on the market compatible with CRMX and other wireless DMX standards but not W-DMX G5 and City Theatrical.

It is an efficient tool to wire your Helios and Titan Tubes during jobs with power and data whenever you don’t want to use them wirelessly. In addition, the PowerBox can be stored inside the Helios and Titan Tube Charging case so you can charge your tubes after a job inside the case without having to remove tubes or PowerBox.

This device has an Powercon True1 input and output and a 5-pin XLR input and output. Furthermore it has an RJ45 port for Art-Net and sACN and converts the signals to DMX.

Up to 10 Titan Tubes can be connected to each PowerBox with a special power+data cable. The maximum cable length is 15m.

The PowerBox is designed to be placed on a floor or hung in a truss. It has a 3/8” thread that can be removed to allow 1/2” clamps to be attached (same as AX5). In addition, it has holes for safety leashes.

Detect all available lights, set them up, check their status, configure DMX addresses and DMX profiles.

Quickly build programs out of colours and effects, trigger them or make them match a beat.

Scheduled Standby
Switch lights into power-saving standby and schedule them to wake up when the production starts.

The lights give visual and audible alarm and send notification to the AsteraApp if they are being moved during an event.

Seamless Runtime
Set the length of your production and be sure that your lights won`t run out while still getting the maximum brightness.

Flicker Free
Scrambled PWM technology to avoid flickering when filming.

Dynamic PowerBoost
This exclusive feature makes the light able to display the maximum brightness at all time and intensify non-white colours.

DJ Feature
Auto BPM analyzes the beat and matches programs to it, flash buttons can trigger special effects while being held down.

TruColour Calibration
Individually calibrated lights lead to 100% colour consistency and exact color reproduction of colour temperature and filter gels.

Green/Magenta Correction
Adjust green/magenta during content creation to reduce postproduction work.

Emergency Lights
Switches to white light when AC power is cut to keep your event safe

Other Features
The AsteraApp™ is packed with many additional items and new features are frequently added via software update.

  • 8 Pixels - 8 individually controllable pixels
  • Tunable White with range from 1,750K to 20,000K
  • Ultra High Color Rendering TLCI ≥96, CRI ≥96, CRI Re≥90 from 3200K to 6500K
  • 8x Astera Helious Tube
  • 16x Astera AX1-EBLT Eyebolt
  • 16x Astera AX1-H Holder
  • 8x AX1-STD Stand
  • 1x Charging Case
ColoursRed, Green, Blue, Mint, Amber
Total LED Power36W
Maximum Power Draw24W
Luminous Flux1340Lm
Emittance @1m393Lx
Beam Angle120°
Field Angle180°
BatteryLG Chem Lithium-ion
Battery Lifetime70% after 300 cycles
Battery RuntimeUp to 20 hours
LED Lifetime50.000 Hours
Charging Time (nominal)3 Hours
Input Voltage24V 1.25A
Wireless Modules865-870MHz | 902-928MHz | 2.4GHz
Range300m | 330 Yards
Wired DMXsupported via Astera PowerBox
Wireless DMXCRMX & others, excluding W-DMX G5, City Theatrical
HousingPolycarbonate, metal endcap
IP RatingIP65
Relative Humidity0-100%
Operating Temperature0-40 ˚C | 32-104 ˚F
Weight0.765kg | 1.68Lbs
DimensionsØ42 x 550mm | Ø1.6” x H22.7”