Astera’s Simon Canins (centre) collects a 2023 PLASA Award for Innovation with Adam Blaxill, chair of PLASA’s governing body (left), and Peter Heath, PLASA managing director
UK - 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 Awards for Innovation, 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 columnist, 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.

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