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MACNA preview: Ecotech officially announces Radion XR30w LED Light

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 01, 2011 07:00 AM
Speculations have been swirling about Ecotech's highly anticipated new LED lights for several weeks now, but Advanced Aquarist prefers to leave the rumor mill for others. Well, we now have the official word! Ecotech has issued a full press release on their new Radion XR30w, chock-full of juicy information.

Ecotech Marine's new high-end lighting system will premiere at the upcoming MACNA , where they will demonstrate the exciting, advanced capabilities of their XR30w LED Light.

No photos are provided at this time, but rest assured, Advanced Aquarist will post photos and more information soon.  Read the full press release below to discover all the innovative features.

EcoTech Marine Introduces the Radion XR30w LED Light

September 1, 2011, Bethlehem PA – EcoTech Marine is proud to announce its latest product, the Radion XR30w.

True to EcoTech Marine design standards, the functionality of Radion matches its sleek aesthetic. Created with the most discerning hobbyist in mind, the Radion includes top quality Cree and Osram LEDs and features fully adjustable color and intensity.

“The Radion represents what we believe will be the next step for aquarium lighting: a smarter, easier to use, and more energy efficient alternative to existing lighting products,” said Tim Marks, president of EcoTech Marine. “Our hope is that our customers will enjoy the extensive thought and care put into the design of every feature, function, and the distinctive appearance of the Radion.”

Radion was purpose-built to be upgradeable both through its modular driver and LED cluster design, modular optics, as well as its USB firmware.

“Our goal was to deliver a product with the ability to evolve and get better over time, not become obsolete,” said Marks. “As technology moves forward, the Radion will be upgraded with new functionality in addition to what it has right out of the box.”

Radion is an innovative addition to the EcoTech Marine line of VorTech pumps and aquarium products. With advanced features packed into an efficient and stylish product, the Radion is an LED that looks every bit as good as it performs.

Radion will be available by the end of October through EcoTech Marine’s network of retail outlets around the country and will debut at the upcoming MACNA trade show in Des Moines, IA on September 9.


Product Specifications *

Radion XR30w dimensions

  • Length: 11.8 in (30m)
  • Width: 7 in (18cm)
  • Thickness: 1.5” (3.9cm)


Power Consumption

  • ~130watts


Premium Features

  • 5-channel control of color and intensity, 6-channel capable
  • 8x Cree XP-G Cool White LEDs run at 5w each
  • 8x Cree XP-E Blue LEDs run at 3w each
  • 10x Cree XP-E Royal Blue LEDs run at 3w each
  • 4x Cree XP-E Green LEDs run at 3w each
  • 4x Osram Oslon SSL Hyper Red LEDs run at 3w each
  • RGB LED configuration allows infinite color possibilities
  • Integrates wirelessly with VorTech pumps and other Radion fixtures
  • USB Connectivity
  • Computer configurable advanced settings
  • Compatible with EcoTech Battery Backup


Radion Features

  • 34 Energy-efficient LEDs
  • Fully adjustable for intensity and color appeal
  • Output engineered for wide dispersion of light
  • Minimal color banding through optimized optics
  • Modular LED cluster, lens, and driver assemblies
  • Fully upgradeable with evolving software and firmware
  • Capacitive touch exterior controls
  • Revolutionary heat sink design allows the Radion to be sleek
  • Switching power supply for 110-220v operation
  • EcoSmart™ multi-light wireless functionality
  • Easy import and export of saved modes for online sharing
  • Extremely quiet fan operation
  • Real-time clock

Note: Basic hanging kit supplied with light. Premium hanging kit sold separately.


Usage Guidelines

  • One Radion fixture is comparable to one 250w metal halide
  • Generally, one Radion fixture should be used per 40 gallons (150L) of water volume.
  • Approximate surface coverage is 24x24 inches (60x60cm)


Radion XR30w MSRP

  • $749

*All product specifications are subject to change.
Foreign and domestic patents pending.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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