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RT_BRS
08/24/2016, 01:53 PM
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This is some of the most even PAR graphing we've seen from testing yet, what are your thoughts on the new Radion G4?
Check out more here:

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/video/view/Testing-the-brand-new-EcoTech-Radion-G4/

mattgumaer
08/24/2016, 02:03 PM
I would love to see a comparison of par between the new HEI lenses and the existing wide angle lenses.

Matt

reefeqmover
08/24/2016, 03:26 PM
Looks good!!

RT_BRS
08/24/2016, 05:00 PM
I would love to see a comparison of par between the new HEI lenses and the existing wide angle lenses.

Matt

Good point, might be able to get some data for you.

Looks good!!

I can't wait to get an XR15 over my nano :beer:

Jetmech2000
08/24/2016, 05:05 PM
Are y'all going to use the WXM module on the Gen 4 to see if it works? I'm waiting to see if it works with the WXM and maybe a black Friday sale.

RT_BRS
08/25/2016, 04:41 PM
Are y'all going to use the WXM module on the Gen 4 to see if it works? I'm waiting to see if it works with the WXM and maybe a black Friday sale.

I've been told that it will be compatible with the WXM module from Neptune :)

mattgumaer
08/27/2016, 05:38 AM
Good point, might be able to get some data for you.



I can't wait to get an XR15 over my nano :beer:

Any data would be greatly appreciated.

Matt

Breadman03
08/27/2016, 06:29 AM
Are y'all going to use the WXM module on the Gen 4 to see if it works? I'm waiting to see if it works with the WXM and maybe a black Friday sale.

Mine are hooked up and running on my WXM module.

Jetmech2000
08/27/2016, 09:54 AM
does it work smoothly together?

RT_BRS
08/29/2016, 12:11 PM
does it work smoothly together?

I haven't had a chance to test it out yet, but I'm sure Breadman03 has some input.

Breadman03
08/30/2016, 06:46 AM
It works well with one exception: it only controls 6 color channels. The violet and warm white channels will stay off when used with the WXM. Check this quote from RussM.

Here's the real scoop regarding Radion G4 fixtures and the Apex & WXM:

Radion XR30w G4
The XR30w is fully compatible with the WXM.

Radion XR30w Pro G4
It does work on the standard 6 channels, but the 2 additional channels new to the G4 Pro (Violet and Warm White) are not controllable - the 4 violet LEDs and 2 warm white LEDs remain off when used with a WXM. One might say that it works as if it is an older Radion Pro w/ the WXM.

Radion XR15w G4
The XR15w has the same 6 control channels as the XR30w G4 and prior generations, so it probably works fine.

Radion XR15w Pro G4
Based on specs not actual testing, it should be the same case as the XR30w G4 Pro.


Neptune Systems is looking into adding support for the two new channels in the XR30w Pro and XR15w Pro.

I actually just programmed my lights via the old connection manager last night because I want to optimize my lighting. One thing is for certain: I won't be buying a Reeflink unless it could completely replace my Apex.

RT_BRS
08/30/2016, 08:49 AM
It works well with one exception: it only controls 6 color channels. The violet and warm white channels will stay off when used with the WXM. Check this quote from RussM.



I actually just programmed my lights via the old connection manager last night because I want to optimize my lighting. One thing is for certain: I won't be buying a Reeflink unless it could completely replace my Apex.

Perfect, thanks for sharing!

Jetmech2000
08/31/2016, 10:54 AM
I wouldn't say it works well if you can't control all the channels.

Breadman03
08/31/2016, 11:37 AM
It is only the G4 Pro that it can't control properly. Neptune plans on rectifying that. ETM stated in another thread that a WXM firmware update will be needed.

RT_BRS
08/31/2016, 03:14 PM
It is only the G4 Pro that it can't control properly. Neptune plans on rectifying that. ETM stated in another thread that a WXM firmware update will be needed.

I haven't heard a timetable yet, but it should be a pretty anticipated feature.