EcoTech Marine Spills the Beans on their New Radion XR30w ProBy: Brandon Klaus
Just a year has passed since the wildly popular Radion XR30w was unleashed onto the aquarium hobby, and in that brief time EcoTech Marine has released the TIR lens upgrade and now they’ve announced a new model. In sort of an uncharacteristic move, as EcoTech Marine is usually so tight lipped, the Radion XR30w Pro was unveiled about a month ahead of its release, and from the sounds of the press release, it’s going to be another crowd pleaser. The new Radion Pro will look and feel just like its predecessor, but will come stock with the TIR lenses and will sport eight different color LEDs running on six controllable channels. Comparatively, the standard Radion has only five different color LEDs, with each one on its own controllable channel. As for the new colors, EcoTech didn’t dish out all of the details, but they did reveal that the Radion XR30w Pro will have a full spectral output of 405nm UV to 66onm Red, which will be good news for aquarists seeking a broader spectrum from their LED lighting.
In terms of pricing, the Radion XR30w Pro will cost a little more. Aquarists seeking the latest LED hardware from EcoTech Marine will be looking at $949 for the Radion Pro. The light will be formally unveiled at MACNA, where we’ll be of course, and EcoTech promises that it will start shipping in early 2013. And for the current Radion XR30w owners not wanting to be left out of all the fun, details of an upgrade path will be announced in the near future. We suspect that this will be through swapping out the LED cluster for a whole new puck and adding TIR lenses to existing fixtures.
EcoTech Marine is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Radion line of aquarium LED lighting systems: the XR30w Pro.
Expanding on the technology found in the standard Radion XR30w model, the Radion XR30w Pro represents the cutting edge in LED technology, power, spectrum and spread. Utilizing EcoTech’s TIR lenses and outfitted with 42 top-bin LEDs representing eight different colors and running off of six channels, the XR30w Pro delivers unsurpassed full spectral output from 405nm (Ultra Violet) to 660nm (Hyper Red). The XR30w Pro’s premium LED’s provide efficient and precise light output, while six channels of control allow users to adjust each color group individually.
The Radion XR30w Pro:
- Is ideal for users who want to achieve the highest PAR ratings, have a deep aquarium or want wide light spread with broad spectral coverage.
- Integrates seamlessly with the existing EcoSmart Live web-based controller platform.
- Features the same unprecedented modularity found in the base Radion XR30w, allowing for future upgrades and backward compatibility within the entire Radion line.
The Radion XR30w Pro will be formally unveiled at MACNA, Sept. 28-30 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Priced at $949, the Radion XR30w Pro begins shipping in early 2013. Pre-orders will be accepted beginning Nov. 1. Details of an upgrade path for existing Radion XR30w owners to upgrade their lighting systems with Pro components will be announced in the near future.