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!