We got a sneak peek of something HUGE for Radion lighting!!

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by Bulk Reef Supply, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Bulk Reef Supply

    Bulk Reef Supply Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Hey guys!

    Well, some of you guessed it. This week on BRStv Investigates we are sticking with the EcoTech Radions, but taking an equally in-depth look at the XR15 G4 Pro!

    Wait til you see the special shipment Ryan received from EcoTech - a potential game changer for Radion lighting... ;Woot

    What do you all think about this prototype from EcoTech??

     

  2. gcarroll

    gcarroll Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Finally!!! Watching it now!!!
     
  3. Bob Escher

    Bob Escher Bye bye freshwater R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Just watched it I'm impressed and can't wait
     
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    gcarroll Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I had the opportunity to see this light in person. I completely agree with the BRS crew. This is totally a game changer and makes the Radion appeal to almost everyone.
     
  5. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Oooooh yahoo! This is great news!
     
  6. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    A diffuser is definitely an interesting addition to the light, say goodbye to shimmer but hello to even coverage!
     
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    So, We have Radions with 80 degree lenses and also 120 degree lenses options I believe. What will the new light defusers offer that the 120 wide angle lenses don't?
     
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    spiraling Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yep, I want them for all my radions. (I have G3s)
    I don't mind the 20% drop since I only run my lights at <50% anyways.
     
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    dcmartinpc Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I see they are taking a play from the Philips Coral Care playbook. From what I have seen they were the first LED that I saw using a diffuser like this. Unfortunately they aren't available in the US and Philips doesn't seem to want to discuss it...

    Don
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Enhanced color diffusion, you won't see any separated color spectrum in the shimmer anymore. This more closely imitates how the sun works on natural reefs. Some believe it's better for the coral to have reduced color separation in the lighting.
     
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    Nothing about Radions will appeal to me until the price drops. Lol
     
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    You mean won't see? I thought colour was already diffused and blended with the wide angle lenses. :confused:
     
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    Nice!
     
  14. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Sorry about that, "won't" was the word I meant to put haha

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    You see how you can see the different colors of light in the shimmer on the sand bed? The diffuser will get rid of almost all of that as well as the shimmer and it will be a clean, solid color all over your tank. If the diffuser was applied to this tank, the sand would all be the same color.
     
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    If you don't mind the distraction of the dancing colors, then the diffuser is not really needed. It was really interesting just how much of a difference that little change made.
     
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    OOOOOOOHHHHH...planning a new build and trying to figure out what fixture to go with. I've already got two XR15 G4s but was thinking of a T5 fixture. This could change things up.
     
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    Right gotcha so kind of splattering the light around mixing it together
     
  18. gus6464

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    Haha so they basically copied the Coralcare but you gotta pay extra for it.
     
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    Another game changer, but i have to wonder how long the diffuser will last before it yellows and breaks down, glass may be a better solution. Also the 30's are fan cooled, do the 15's have fans or just the heat sink that we see.
    thanks for another great Video.
     
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    Single fan per fixture on the 15's, not sure if the CFM is the same between the two fixtures.
     
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