A very good light for a reef tank. By RICHARD on 6/16/2015
RICHARD would recommend this product to a friend
The light is great. I have had metal halide lighting in the past. I have to say the output looks good compared to halides. I have only had my tank set up for about a month now so time will tell how corals grow under this light. The few I have already are doing good. I must agree that the EcoLive website needs some work. Sometimes I can connect to my Radion Pro and other times is takes a while to connect. When the website does work it is easy to program the light. I have not changed the color output, only set up acclimation and moon phase periods.
Light from heaven! By Adam on 4/16/2015
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
I hate to admit it, but I had gone through the gauntlet of cheap chinese lights. The loud fans, cheap diodes, nonexisting or very limited mounting options and the general fear that my house will burn down wore me down. I had seen these in stores and noted that the light quality was something of note, but nothing compares to using one or more of these over your own reef. The difference is night and day. While the price is high, you get what you pay for and lets not forget... All of us built reef tanks because we enjoy looking at them. Hands down, the Radion provides the best viewing experience. So much so it can't be put into words. Match that with all the bells and whistles. Never before did I think that lighting could be so much fun!
Great Light By Keith on 2/2/2015
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
Great light, well built. I have 2 of the G3 Pro's on my 75G reef and the colors are amazing. Highly recommended!
Best of the Best Quality and Performance says it all. By Michael on 10/9/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I can't believe I waited so long to get these lights. I have been doing freshwater tanks since I was 5. i have been helping friends with their saltwater tanks and NONE of them have upgraded to these. I have been doing my own tank for about a year. Running a huge flourescent on my tank, OH MAN so much heat comes off those lights. The Ecotech Radions are amazing very minimal to no heat put out. I can't believe the controllability and spectrum that these put out. They've been running for about a day so far but all I can say right now is AWESOME!!!!
Perfectly bright and adjustable lights By Sazoram on 9/25/2014
Sazoram would recommend this product to a friend
The controll with reeflink is sublime. You can dial in the ideal setup over time and make spontaneous displays for yourself and/or friends.
Excellence comes with a price By Joshua on 9/18/2014
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
Can't imagine owning another tank without these lights! They create beautiful color combinations and are very powerful. I have 2 of them over my 90 gallon reef tank and couldn't be happier. Ecosmart live is great, when it works, creating great lighting combinations with little difficulty. Once your schedule is set you really only have to enter the program to set the acclimation period for new coral, other than that you dont use it much.
AMAZING By JOE on 9/14/2014
JOE would recommend this product to a friend
Replaced my kessil A360we with this setup and man I'm loving it a bunch!! I had no issues with the kessils they just weren't as bright as i thought they should have been, had great growth with them as well, but was really wanting something brighter and more color options and ill tell you this light is amazing i went back and forth contemplating on getting these before the kessils and i really wish id bought them sooner but hey least i have a back up light system lol.
The Best By Jason on 8/31/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
My tank looks awesome with these lights. Its so easy to use with the Reeflink system. Right at my finger tips, such a great system. I have the app on my phone i can control my tank from anywhere.
Simply f$%(ing awesome!!!!!
Poor Growth compared to Metal Halides By Mitch Wilmer on 8/7/2014
Mitch Wilmer wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I switched my metal halides out for Ecotech Radion's and after a full year of use, I switched back to using metal halides.
To me, there is no comparison. Using metal halides definitely gives me much better coral growth versus Radions. As for less energy use using LEDs - my heater was on almost always when I used LEDs.
After 8 years in this hobby, I don't think anything comes close to metal halides for reef tank lighting.
Nice program and quality material. By Patrick Consorte on 7/1/2014
Patrick Consorte would recommend this product to a friend
A real good light for your reef.
Make sure to use the aclimation mode ont the ecosmart live :)
love the lights By Mario on 6/9/2014
Mario would recommend this product to a friend
Was looking at upgrading from metal halides to leds. From reading other reviews I decided to take the plunge. I couldn't be happier with the difference these lights made. Love how my corals color pop from these lights. Connecting them wireless took me a minute but once I figured it out. Wow! The endless flexibility on programming is amazing. The only negative I have is the high cost per fixture.
Feature Rich, Wallet Heavy By Bryan on 5/22/2014
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
The EcoTech Radion XR30w G3 PRO does it's intended purpose without the slightest gripe and performance issue in lighting and PAR. The ability to set and forget is not something to be taken for granted in day when we had rows upon rows of timers and relays. Lights seamlessly sync with another and the light is cool and not overly harsh unlike Metal Halides or even T5's.
Support- As with all Ecotech Products the support is beyond excellent. The only way they can make it better is coming in person to pick up the defective unit and give me a foot massage. I had a small issue with the GFI acting up on the variable voltage driver that was promptly replaced by Ecotech with almost unreal swiftness and efficiency in inventory. Hopefully I don't need to move to Europe in the near future if should bring my Ecotech overseas to a higher supply voltage.
-Hanging/mounting solutions- EcoTech is really pushing the topless/canopy less tank design and I take it this going to be the new norm in all aquariums, just as having tower PC's is now the norm in enthusiast PC building. However, Ecotech needs to do more when it comes to mounting. There is not enough standardization and the cost of the unit+mounting/hanging kits is just too much and really needs to be offered in better packages. Another issue is mounting the driver, which ideally could be offered in a inergraded fashion in newer renditions of the Radion.
-EcoLive software/web interface needs serious overhaul and testing. I've had numerous issues logging in and trying to change the times/patterns on the Radions manually. There MUST be a standalone offline interface as there may be times it is necessary to adjust the lights and be in a situation were web access is unavailable. Another option that should be available is USB OTG On-The-Go Cable Adapter support for plug-in-play adjustment with the use of a smartphone.
New to the hobby but these lights pretty amazing By Justin on 5/21/2014
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
So many options and colors to choose from. A bunch of different intensity settings and presets make these lights very impressive.
I have nothing to really compare these lights to, but installation was fairly straightforward on my setup, and linking them to my Reeflink was a piece of cake. Here I have management of my entire lighting system right from my phone or computer. Definitely a must have.
Fantastic light...at a price By Alex on 5/19/2014
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
Ordered the Pro version to replace the cheap LED fixture I had on my secondary system. It is a night and day difference. The quality of the unit and the light emitted is world class. I have it connected wirelessly to my Apex controller using Fusion and it works flawlessly.
The flexibility is unmatched and the light spectrum keeps my high demand Magificas anemones happy.
Love this light, wish it cost less By Blaine on 5/16/2014
Blaine would recommend this product to a friend
I got this light about a week ago to replace to build my LED bars that I had across the top of my tank. They worked okay, but I find myself having an odd schedule working two jobs and I wanted something I could easily program without having to set up an APEX controller. The added ability to customize the spectrum and change it on a whim sold me on the product. My previous LEDs were set to one specific spectrum and it was either on or off. The dimmer went from 10% to 100% and hooking up a timer wouldn't allow it to ramp up. I bought one initially for my 140 gallon (60x24 wide x 30deep) penetration is great and I knew I'd probably have to pick up another to cover the whole tank. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Some people have griped about the hanging kits costing extra, and not having built in wireless capabilities without reeflink. While those are fairly valid points, you can create your own railing system for fairly cheap if you already have a canopy. If not, and the spouse will let you, hang them from the ceiling.
Adds new dimension to your reef By David on 5/13/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
Everyone always comments about the way their reefs look and the pros and cons of the software and cost of the Radions, but there is one aspect of a lighting system like them that no one mentions. We are all striving to build an artificial eco-system as close to nature as possible but up until now the lighting has been pretty much an “Off and On” environment. Using the Radions and allowing them to gradually awaken your reef in the morning and gently put your reef to sleep at night allows you to observe behavior of your corals and fish unlike anything you have witnessed before. Watching all the unique activities that go on during those two twilight time periods makes purchasing the Radions worth the cost alone.
Amazing is all I have to say! By Tracy on 4/30/2014
Tracy would recommend this product to a friend
Best Radion yet! Amazing color and easy to use and setup. Use with Reeflink improves experience a ton
New features By djones on 4/30/2014
djones would recommend this product to a friend
Overall I am very pleased with this light. I recently have 2 Gen1 lights and was going to upgrade to Gen2s until this cane out. I currently have this light (Gen3 pro) and a Gen1 side by side on my tank. The light difference is pretty dramatic. The feature I like the most is the new buttons. Although the old touch buttons were kind of neat, I struggled to find them to put my pumps in feed mode. I was always touching the center button while trying to find the outside 2 buttons, putting the light in demo mode.
Best thing I have ever bought By Jjg3k on 4/30/2014
Jjg3k would recommend this product to a friend
These lights are amazing. The controllability is unmatched. I have two G3 Pros over my 90 gallon tank and it is more then enough light. Make sure that you have enough room to keep the lights about nine inches off the water. They completely change the look of the tank. All of the colors really pops now.
SUPAHHH NICE By Steven on 4/30/2014
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
The ecosmart Live is taking some getting used to, but im 99% sure i got the lights configured how i want. Switched over from a Aquatraders MH fixture(which was ok), power bill was an issue and the fixture was getting some age on it. LED's are most deff the way to go, they do get alot warmer than i expected but really no heat seems to be absorbed by the tank.
OVERALL seems to be pretty freakin awesome, going to review the hanging kit now which will deff not get 5 stars but is an OK buy. If your having any doubts on this.. just dont its well worth it.
wow! By Michael on 4/30/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
These replaced 2 400 halides over my 200g deep dimensions tank and all I can say is wow. Yes, the penetration that these lights provide cover the tank just as well and have lowered my tank temp by 4 degrees.
The flexibility in the programming on these is amazing and I have had no issues with echosmart working properly. My corals, which range from Sps lps and softies are all doing amazing and this light is only at 45%!
I do have peevs though..
After spending 750 per light why should we she'll out another 50 or more for a hanging kit? Also.. another 200 bucks to connect to these wireless? Sheesh!