BRStv Investigates: A New Diffuser for Radion Lights and a Closer Look at the XR15 LED

August 24th, 2017
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Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode of our series, BRStv Investigates. In this series, we explore popular reefing theories, products, methods, and what the manuals are missing, with a focus on putting them to the test!
Ecotech has had their Radion line of LEDs for quite some time now and they are currently on the fourth generation of them. The XR15 PRO is the smallest LED light that Ecotech makes but from our testing, it performed very well and only the form factor is what is small about it. Many reefers may think bigger tanks need larger lights and that is not necessarily the case, especially with the G4 XR15 PRO because you can add more of them to better suit your aquariums dimensions. After putting multiple lights over a 4’ tank we found that the range of light intensity was very even, producing a larger sweet spot to place corals. Another huge benefit of using multiple smaller individual lights over a single large light is your ability to control each light independently, tuning them for your coral placements around the aquascape.
We are super excited to be one of the first to get our hands on what we think will be a real game changer for Ecotech Marine’s Radion Lighting and also LED lighting in general. The most common complaint from LED users is the color separation and “disco ball” effect that almost all lights have in common, and Ecotech has finally came up with a solution for the G4 Radion XR15 LEDs. The diffuser helps blend all the colors together making one cohesive source of light that has almost perfect color blending and diffusion. The new prototype diffuser does block up to about 20% of the overall light output, but we do not see that being an issue, since most reefers do not run their lights at 100% anyway. After doing some PAR and spectrum testing we found the XR15 Lights performed much more like T5 lights with the spread and overall light distribution.
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