Thanks for the extended comparison.
Since I don’t care about ramping (don’t believe it offers any value), I’m probably left with spectrum customization (which they all seem to offer) and PAR (is it purely a function of wattage?).
Given that the PAR values, customization and tone can be similar, maybe the warranty strength wins. How about light spread: do you see any significant difference in efficiency?
...or maybe I'll just wait for Lights-by-Krol to appear in the vendor list.
well I'm more of consultant and let others do the work..
Most little (.5W) SMD led's are hitting 100Lumens/Watt.
The bigger ones (3W) well it's mostly a crap shoot. Generally more than 50 but less than 100 (guesstimate).
Really need to tailor a choice on tank size, look and goals..
The only lights I sort of give a full thumbs up to is the Radion XR15 gen4 fw..
Hit "my" checkpoints on everything but price and not "sold" on puck style..
AI Primes are second.
Note that I personally "want" warm white/cool white/red(red, deep red) green(green cyan) blue (royal, reg (cyan) channels.
Optional Violet/UV/Far Red so.. none really check every box..
Oh dimmable .. Never would do non-dimmable fixture be it "aftermarket"/hack/included..
You don't want ramp function but it's really a "luxury" that would probably grow on you..
Forgive the poor vid..
Notice no fish freak out as the lights come up even at a rapid (test)rate..
Deep red photos poorly btw,,