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Bexel Adds 300 Litepanels Astra 6X LED Lights to Support Sports Broadcasters

Bexel, the broadcast rental house, has announced an upgrade of its lighting inventory with the addition of 300 new Litepanels Astra 6X LED panels.

Bexel said the new lights will be key components in Bexel’s ongoing support of customers who require turnkey lighting solutions in any location at outdoor sporting venues. Both Bexel and Litepanels are Vitec Group brands.

"The new Astra 6X panels are not only brighter, but they offer the versatility sports broadcasters need to light the announce booth or just about any location for an on-camera shot or interview — the football sideline, the locker room, the basketball courtside, the baseball dugout or in the pits for NASCAR," said Lee Estroff, vice president of account development at Bexel.

Litepanels new Astra 6X LED panel is 50 percent brighter than the first-generation Astra light and six times brighter than Litepanels' original 1 x 1 panel, which broke new ground in the lighting industry when it was first introduced.

Even with its greater intensity, the Astra 6X draws less power than its predecessor, which allows for longer battery run time. In addition to delivering higher-quality color rendering, the panels can be powered by professional camera batteries, making them ideal for productions looking to save power and reduce costs.

Bexel's new inventory of Astra 6X lights will arrive just as the company's sports-broadcasting clients gear up for the college and pro football seasons and head into baseball playoffs.

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