Thanks jeffkrol, I really appreciate your knowledge on the subject. I would say in this case it means modern to match the stand.
I'm going to highlight my personal flaws in each product not to be argumentative but to really see if there is a perfect choice for my application.
Orphik Atlantik v4
I want to love it but mounting and overall look seems off. Dare I say its too small of a profile for it's shape? Here is an example of a local reef (Elder1945 on reef2reef) that I think the fixture fails to add anything to the overall look and makes it look bottom heavy.
It is clearly a salt water fixture that they made a freshwater version, the single freshwater picture on their site trying to sell me is very unimpressive colour wise. It is very hard to find any examples of users or even company tanks using the old Google search. I have a suspicion the reds fall flat but couldn't find any support for my claim because it seems no one uses them for freshwater.
Everything else about it checks my boxes though.
Red's are flat, another reef light that they tweaked to have a freshwater version. The lotus and other reds in their promotional tank you linked are completely washed out.
Filipe Oliveria used them on Aquafloras 1400L show tank and others, while getting better they arn't in the same league as ADA and Twinstars colour. They do give a nice natural look that some may perfer.
They defentantly look sexy with the mounting bars from the back of the tank. I like the aesthetics but again hot spots inside the tank.
I follow most of Dimtry's builds ever since I found his reef tanks on my local aquarium forum (absolutely amazing). This freshwater build that EcoTech clearly sponsors highlights the misunderstanding of these companies when it comes to planted tanks.
Just like their product they chose a reef expert to showcase their "plant" light. I found it hard to believe that a company of EcoTech's stature wouldn't want to find professional aquascapers to sponsor tank builds using their lights just like AI does.
As far as I can tell Radion's are very similar to the Primes just black instead of white. They suffer from the same issues, as you can see in the video washed out reds and highly visible hot spots under each puck.
That tank looks to be aquascaped in the centre to help offset the uneven light distribution. I was surprised by the PAR values he was saying and assume the lights are not on full. I assume those pucks are very strong and maybe would give 150+ PAR directly under them all day long at that height. I'm sure they can?
I have to add that leaving that protein film on in the video really spoke volumes to the inexperience EcoTech has with planted tanks. Nothing against Dimtry, you can tell he's learning a ton and has done an amazing job on that tank. My take away is that Ecotech offers a reef light adjusted to "grow" plants. I want them to put in R&D to create a 100% plant light just like they have done for reefs. It could be a truly amazing product.
Okay I'm done whining and have come to the realization I want Twinstar and AI/EcoTech to have a baby. Colour of Twinstar and power/adjustability of AI/EcoTech.
That BML on Dennis' tank has both colour and power but fixture aesthetics....it's lacking.