Astera Helios Tube 8-Light Kit

The new Helios Tube by Astera Lighting was designed to fill the small format slot in the Astera Pixeltube lineup. It takes advantage of the features and base technology of the Titan tube but puts it into a 20″ tube. One of the main improvements the updated line of pixel tubes boasts is vastly improved 96+ TLCI and 96+ CRI scores. They are fully RGB capable and have a range of 1750K to 20000K for tunable white. A very large improvement is the ability to operate each unit standalone via the new Backside Display to access DMX options, colors, gel modes, and control of all levels pertaining to them, such as hue/saturation/intensity.

The Helios can still operate wirelessly using the Astera App via the Astera Box transmitter or through a wireless CRMX connection such as a RatPak AKS with the Luminair App. Choosing your input mode is incredibly simple, using the display on each unit. The 8 Light Kit comes with all of the same mounting options available with the AX1 tubes: 8 stands, 16 double ended spigots, 16 Holders, and 16 eye bolts. A redesigned charging case allows the use of a removable Power Box for easier charging or more permanent installations of lighting setups!

Technical Specs


  • Colors: Red, Green, Blue, Mint, Amber
  • Total LED power: 36W
  • Maximum power draw: 24W
  • TLCI: ≥96
  • CRI: ≥96
  • Luminous flux: 1340Lm
  • Emittance @1m: 393Lx
  • Strobe: 0-25Hz
  • Beam Angle: 120˚
  • Field Angle: 180˚
  • Pixels: 8


  • Battery: LG Chem Lithium-ion
  • Battery Lifetime: 70% after 300 cycles
  • Battery Runtime: Up to 20 hours
  • LED Lifetime: 50,000 Hours
  • Charging time (nominal): 3 Hours
  • Input Voltage (charger): 24V 1.25A


  • Backside Display with HSI control
  • Infrared
  • Wireless Modules: 865-870MHz | 902-928MHz | 2.4GHz
  • Range: 300m | 330 Yards
  • DMX: Wired + Wireless (CRMX & W-DMX)


  • Housing: Polycarbonate, metal endcap
  • IP Rating: IP65
  • Relative humidity: 0-100%
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40˚C | 32-104˚F
  • Weight: 0.765kg | 1.68Lbs
  • Dimensions: Ø42 x 550mm | Ø1.6″ x H22.7″

Our Kit Includes:

  • Astera LED Helios Tube 20” Wireless DMX Pixeltube (8)
  • Astera LED DMX Power Box
  • Astera LED Male Barrel 12” Power Cluster (2)
  • Astera LED Neutrik 15A to Edison Power Cable
  • Astera LED AX1 Stand (8)
  • Astera LED AX1 Double Ended Spigot (3/8” & 1/4”-20 Threads)(16)
  • Astera LED AX1 Holder (16)
  • Astera LED AX1 Eye Bolt (16)
  • Astera LED Cotter Pin (16)
  • Astera LED Helios Tube Carrying Case
  • Samsung Galaxy 7.0″ Tab A 8GB Tablet (Wi-Fi Only)
  • Samsung Galaxy A Tablet Protective Case
  • Samsung Galaxy USB to Micro USB Adapter Cable
  • Samsung Galaxy USB Power Supply