Testing the brand new EcoTech Radion G4 | #BRSTestLab
This week we are getting into the nitty gritty details of the brand new Radion G4 from EcoTech Marine. We will cover results from the PAR test, discuss the brand new lenses, and the other features that could make this the best LED module yet!
If there is only one take away from the new Radion G4, it is the LED manufactures are starting to hear the reefing community which wants more even spread from their LED lighting. When the first generation of LED lighting came out for reef tanks around a decade ago, the only real thought was can LED’s produce enough PAR and the right spectrum to produce a thriving reef tank.
Well the maximum PAR goal was pretty easy to achieve and most of the better LED’s out there now produce enough light for even advanced reef tanks. One could argue that sales point has actually been detrimental to a lot of hobbyists, because the lights have become so powerful that it has become difficult to know what percentage to run them at without providing too much light and bleaching a lot of corals.
There are a few major concerns that the hobbyist needs to vet when asking themselves, "Why is this LED right for my tank?". Reducing hot spots, eliminating shadowing effects, and blending the color from the individual LED’s better are among the most discussed topics. This is where biggest advancement in the G4 comes in, their HEI or Hemispherical Edge Illumination lenses. Rather than focusing the light into the strongest most focused beam possible, these little globes are designed to speed the light out into the widest angle possible to reduce hot spots and produce a more even blanket of light on the tank.
So follow along as we graph out the surprising PAR results from testing the new Radion G4, and help make reefing just bit more fun and easy for you and your tank.
The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.