Radion G4: Radion Reinvented

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    Here are some FAQs about the new Generation 4 Radion:

    What's new in Generation 4?
    Radions have successfully been growing coral since the original Radion. Over time the Radion product has evolved, increasing in range of spectrum, output and coverage along with aesthetic, control and operational improvements. The Generation 4 offers a further-tuned spectrum, more even color mixing and superior coverage.

    The G4 provides more coverage than the previous Radion models?
    Yes. Thanks to the new HEI Optics and LED placement the G4 provides more than twice the optimal PAR zone as compared to previous Radion generations.

    How do HEI Optics work?
    The geometry of the HEI Optics accomplishes two things. Light that would normally be lost tangentially to the fixture is redirected downwards while high intensity output is distributed outwards. The net result is much larger and more even PAR distribution for significantly more usable lighting area. PAR testing shows the increase in this area to be substantial.

    Will all of the existing Radion mounting accessories work with Generation 4 Radions?
    Yes. All RMS and classic mounting solutions such as the hanging kit and classic rails will work with G4 Radions.

    What is the warranty on Generation 4 Radions?
    All EcoTech products carry a 1-year parts and labor warranty in the US and the appropriate variation of that in international markets.

    Will the Generation 4 Radion be compatible with EcoSmart Live and my ReefLink?
    Yes. The setup and programming of Generation 4 Radions are exactly the same as previous model Radions. Additional control functionality will be available as appropriate for Gen 4 lights.

    Can the output of a Generation 4 Radions be matched to Generation 3 Radions?
    Yes. Although this may require calibration and, depending on level of match, additional adjustment in EcoSmart Live.

    Will there be an upgrade path for previous-generation Radion owners to G4?
    No. Unfortunately, the technical improvements in the G4 required the use of a new heatsink, clusters, lenses and driver board. Because of these changes the shared parts between the G4 and previous-model Radions are minimal.

    Can the HEI lenses be used on previous-generation Radions?
    No. The HEI lenses will not fit on prior Radion models because the diode placement on G4 clusters is different and because the heat sink and cluster position relative to the baseplate of the Radion is different.

    How long will the G3 and G3PRO Radions be supported?
    EcoTech will continue to support G3-version Radions for a minimum of 24 months after the production change to G4.

    Will the G3 and G3 Pro upgrade kits still be available for Radion generation 1 and 2 owners?
    Yes. We will continue to offer G3 and G3 Pro upgrade kits for foreseeable future.

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    Great video MD. We can't wait to get our hands on these
     
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    So you're going LED? If you are, these are the way to go without a doubt.
     
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    Thanks! It's always exciting getting our hands on new aquarium gear for the first time, so hopefully some of that enthusiasm was translated into the video!

    The sheer brightness and more seamless color blending are what really differentiate this new version from previous iterations (from a visual standpoint).
     
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    We definitely are civic, I love the halides but the heat is is just to much in the house. Im happy we waited though, these are great looking lights.
     
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