New EcoTech stock received including the new Gen 2 Radions, pre-fitted with TIR...

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  1. AD Scott

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    New EcoTech stock received including the new Gen 2 Radions, pre-fitted with TIR Lenses. There will be a huge special for the last batch of Gen 1 Radions which will also have the TIR lenses fitted for free. Get in touch with your LFS for details.

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    Rough idea on price? (i know it's down to lfs, and don't want to preempt anything, so plead the 5th if thou must :))
     
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    what is your upgrade path for the gen 1 owners?
     
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    And what is the difference between Gen1 and Gen2?
     
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    Sent a PM this am and no response. Wouldn't call that a high level of service to someone trying to be a customer.
     
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    Aquarium Depot are a distributor, as stated in the first post it will be best for you to contact your LFS for pricing.
     
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    I see @bryan from Jungle Aquatics already had specials going with stock in store :)
     
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    Do we have to contact sponsors to find out the difference between gen 1 and gen 2? Or to answer Riaans question?
    Anybody can assist would really apreciate it.
     
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    Heres a bunch of info I found,

    The Radion G2 will be Ecotech Marine’s refresh of the Radion XR30w to include TIR lenses, upgraded Cree XTE LEDs and a sizable price drop. Just a year after its introduction the venerable Radion LED light is already hitting the second generation mark. Ecotech Marine already announce the impressive Radion Pro with all of these features and more colors of LEDs and one more channel of control but with the Radion G2 now dropping to $649, discerning reef hobbyists will have to think long and hard about how badly they want those extra LED colors.

    The biggest improvements to light output in the second generation Radion is the inclusion of the TIR lens which bumps the light output by at least 30% on average. The other major change to the Radion G2 is the use of XTE LEDs, with higher drive currents and lower forward voltage yet more lumens. Only the white and royal blue LEDs get the XTE makeover but whereas the Radion G1 originally had five royal blues running at 3 watts each, the Radion G2 is loaded up with four diodes running at 5 watts each. Like Clive Bentley memorably put it “With the current at maximum, that gives you up to a mind numbing 1705mW of 455nm light [per LED]“.



    The full specs of the Gen 2 Radion are already featured on Ecotech’s website, and we are told to expect a late November ship date. But what about the current generation Radion G1 you say? Ecotech has been shipping Radion G1 at a small discount for a few weeks now and have suggested a lower retail price of $599 but only while supplies last, at which point the cost of entry for joining the Radion club is going to be $649. We are told that there will be a very affordable upgrade path for current Radion G1 owners available in the first quarter of 2013, and an additional rebate for people who bought one within the last 30 days. The full details of the upgrade from Radion G1 to Radion G2 will be released forthly.

    Meanwhile, the Radion G2 joins the Illumina LED lights in being the first to stuff top shelf Cree XTE LEDs into theirexisting hardware and proving to us that the fixture and primary components of their LED light, the power supply, drivers, heatsink and software are worthwhile investments through this and future LED upgrades. The first generation Radion G1 still features great performance but the refreshed Radion G2 now delivers more light for even less money, and that’s great news for reefers.

    Model – Radion XR30w (G2)
    LEDs

    • White: 8 Cree XT-E Cool White (5W each)
    • Red: 4 Osram Oslon SSL Hyper Red (3W each)
    • Green: 4 Cree XP-E Green (3W each)
    • Blue: 8 Cree XP-E Blue (3W each)
    • Royal Blue: 8Cree XT-E Royal Blue (5W each)

    *All wavelengths are the peak emitted wavelength of the LED.

    Dimensions

    Length: 11.8 inches (30 cm)
    Width: 7 inches (18 cm)
    Thickness: 1.5 inches (3.9 cm)

    Wattage

    Max Wattage of Radion Fixture: 140 Watts
    Max Wattage of LED Channels: 130 Watts
     
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    No plans for SA yet @RiaanP, we just have to buy new ones, which I fell is rather dissapoiting, why can't we have the same deal as our Yankee counterpart!

    Not tons, like @verniedlx said, major difference is the TIR lenses coma as standard and the royal blue leds are 5 watts now instead of 3.

    I want the pro series, have UV in them.
    As per ecotech site:
    40 leds in total!
    Total wattage of LED channels is 155watts
     
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    I copied/Pasted it from a review I found.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys.. Definitely seems worth waiting for the PRO. But with the current advances, by the time the PROS are out, they'll be working on the Super Pro with the new super lumen output LED chips...
     
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    Sorry guys, we're not getting instant notifications about the posts when it's linked with our facebook notices. Although we cannot give any details on pricing, we can say that you can expect to get them for about 20-30% less than what they were selling for previously - plus the TIR kits are pre-installed for free

    The new Gen2 is available at the same price that the Gen1 was selling for previously. As for upgrading the older Gen1, you would be far better waiting for the Pro coming out next year. You can get similar performance as the Gen2 by installing the TIR lenses into the Gen1.

    Gen1 & Gen2 guys will be able to upgrade to the Pro when the Pro is launched. I'm sure there will be some kind of offer to guys that have bought new Gen2 units very close to the time of the launch of the Pro, but we're not sure when that will be and have not been given any details by EcoTech as yet.

    @Nemeziz_za - did you write us or some other sponsor? I haven't seen any correspondence except from carlosdeandrade.

    I hope that answers all the questions. Let us know if you guys need any more info.
     
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    Yeah, that is got news.

    From Gen 1 to Gen 2, there is actually so little difference. I can understand why there is no upgrade from gen 1 to 2, as the TIR lenses are the most important part of the upgrade.
     
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    Wooohoo! Waiting in anticipation.:thumbup:
     
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