Astera is a German hardware, software and manufacturing specialist. Since the mid-2000s, Astera has been producing battery-powered, remote controlled LED lights.


In 2007 Astera moved its factory from Germany to Shenzhen, the worldwide hub of LED technology. By now, this factory has been extended to more than 5000 sqm and is run by an international team of specialists.


True to its roots, Astera only manufactures battery-powered lights and accessories and over the years the company kept adding features and new technologies to its lights. It’s range of battery spotlights has been used to illuminate numerous world-famous events.


In 2018, Astera noticed an increasing demand from the media industry for portable lights that can be used to shoot movies, commercials, music videos etc and decided to build a product dedicated for this market. Astera got in touch with gaffers and cinematographers and with their help developed the award-winning Titan Tube.


For the coming years, several unique products are under development. Astera loves to listen to customers and with their help develop well thought-through products that help customers to express their creativity and that professionals enjoy using.


Astera employs more than 300 people and has created a multi-cultural environment with employees from all parts of the world.

Here are the people that represent Astera to the outside world at exhibitions, via phone and email:

Norbert Ernst

Norbert Ernst

Founder of Astera

and responsible for custom solutions.

Simon Canins

Simon Canins

Head of development,

technical service and product management.

Sebastian Bückle

Sebastian Bückle

Marketing, business development

and product management.

David Ganske

David Ganske

Takes care of sales and logistics

for most distributors.

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