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EcoTech Marine Radion XR30W Basic Mode Tutorial Video

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 1:50 pm by
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Remember the first look at the Radion XR30W LED from EcoTech Marine? Well, the cool new LED fixture is now available for purchase for about $749. Initial response from hobbyists has been positive. As you may or may not know, the Radion XR30W uses:

  • 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

EcoTech Marine believes these high-efficiency, high-intensity LEDs represent the best the market has to offer at this point.

One of the coolest things about using the Radion, is the EcoSmart Configuration Utility. This neat piece of software allows the hobbyist to create and customize lighting periods with fully adjustable intensity and spectrum.

To help hobbyists get going, EcoTech Marine put together this Basic Radion Operation tutorial video.

The video begins with a warning, cautioning hobbyists who are switching to LEDs that the switch should be done gradually. We then get to see a tank sporting a Vortech pump, and rocking a wave. The viewer is then informed that plugging the Radion enables “Basic” mode, in which the Radion functions like a “traditional” light, and requires an external timer to control on/off times. This would be the case in situations where you a hobbyist is using anything from an outlet timer, to an aquarium controller. In Basic Mode, the Radion will return to it’s last-set operating intensity and spectrum upon being turned on.

The Radion, comes pre-programmed with 7 color temperatures (20K, 18K, 14K, 12K, 10K, 8K, 5K) which correspond to different lighting conditions ranging from clouless sky, to cloudy sky, full sun at noon, and sunrise.

Tapping the Cycle button, will begin a cycling of the Radion through it’s present color settings, with each tap selecting the next color temperature (ex. from 20K to 18K, etc.) When the 12K option is selected, you will hear a double beep, indicating that all LEDs will by set to 100%.

Start Thunderstorm
– to begin a thunderstorm, simply “swipe” across the three buttons from left-to-right, and then tap Raise. The Radion will immediately begin to simulate a thunderstorm, which should just look sick over your reef.

Demo Mode– to put the Radion in Demo Mode, swipe across the three buttons from right-to-left, and then tap “lower”. Demo Mode will flash through all the different color settings, then fade from color to color, displaying the full versatility of the Radion.

Feed Mode – to put the Radioin in Feed Mode, hold both the “raise” and “lower” buttons. Feed mode will automatically tell any wireless EcoSmart pump to go into feed mode (how cool is that?)

Turn Light Off/On – simply hold “raise,” “lower,” and “cycle” simultaneously in order to turn the lights Off/On while the power source remains plugged in.

Increasing/Decreasing Intensity – Each tap of the “raise” button will raise the intensity by 1%. Conversely, each tap of the “lower” button will lower the intensity by 1% (I assume you would have figured this out, but what the heck). You can simply hold down the buttons, for quicker adjustments.

There you go, a step-by-step tutorial of the Radion XR30W Basic Mode. Hope you enjoyed it.

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