- Vervve Plus LED Fixture with Bluetooth - Giesemann
Why does BRS recommend this?
We have used many different LED lights and the Vervve is by far one of the nicest looking and easiest to use LED units on the market. The onboard interface allows you to fully control and program the light without any need for an additional controller, if you want to have an external controller and you have a smartphone you can download the free app and have full control of the Vervve Plus. Another feature that we really like is instead of taking a plain, off the shelf housing and heat-sink Giesemann custom produced their own heat-sink that doubles as the housing allowing the LED's to stay cool and lasting much longer.
The Vervve Plus comes with built in Bluetooth for easy programming without any wireless bridges or external stand-alone controllers. If multiple VerVve LED units are needed the Vervve Plus can control up to 99 Vervve One units completely wireless.
Giesemann takes their lighting units very seriously and to the next step, with high quality components and super thick outer casings to make the light last a lifetime.
Fixture color is powder coated Irridium
- Full Spectrum + UV Output
- 56 Optimized LEDs
- Six-channel independent control of color spectrum and intensity
- 140+ programmable set points
- Custom loss-free reflectors with glass splash-shield
- Beautiful aluminum/magnesium alloy frame
- Powder coated in “IRIDIUM
- Temperature management system with silent fan
- On-board controller with multiple pre-programmed light transitions, rolling clouds, storm effects and real time lunar cycle settings
- Built-in wireless connectivity and communication with other VerVve fixtures
- Wireless communication via Bluetooth
- Control via PC/MAC or mobile device running on iOS*
- 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Various mounting and suspension options available (sold separately)
- Dimensions - L 13.7" x W 9.8" x H 1.35"
- Power Consumption - 180w @ 120V ac input
Please use the Giesemann 260mm Hanging kit for VerVve LED fixtures.
*Bluetooth programming is only available with the Vervve Plus model
*IOS app available now. Android app coming soon.
Giesemann Vervve Plus and One LED Fixture is the newest LED fixtures available directly from Giesemann. With unmatched performance, quality, simple control, and customization the Vervve is the perfect light for the reefer that wants one of the nicest looking LED lights over their tank.
Giesemann continues to improve and produce innovative and technology leading lighting for the aquarium industry. The VerVve is a full spectrum fully controllable modular LED lighting system that can be used as a single fixture or with the bluetooth control on the VerVve Plus can control up to 99 other VerVe One units.
The VerVve fixtures are manufactured in Germany which allows strict quality control, and use of the best components available. With a body made of an aluminum/magnesium allow it is elegantly hand crafted with superior components.
Forget about messy wires, costly adapters and complicated WiFi router setups.The VerVve PLUS communicates wirelessly with other VerVve ONE fixtures without any additional routers or devices. The VerVve PLUS software runs independently on a mobile device or computer and becomes your all-in-one control center for your lighting system. The VerVve PLUS uses the invincible and reliable BLUETOOTH connection.
The VerVve’s 1450 programmable set points provide realistic daylight intensity adjustments over the full spectrum and light cycle. Replicate realistic sunrise to sunset phases, daytime high intensity period, lunar cycles and even sun shifts (moving focal point of intensity).
- Cool White: 12 Cree LEDs XB-D (36w)
- Deep Blue: 8 CREE XP-E 480 nm (24w)
- Blue: 8 Cree XP-E 465 nm (24w)
- Royal: 16 (4 Quad-LED) Cree LEDs XB-D 455nm (48w)
- Blue SB: 4 Cree LED's XB-D 440nm (12w)
- Deep Red: 4 XP-E 625nm (12w)
- Warm White: 2 Cree XP-E (10w)
- UV: 2 Semi LEDs 390-400 nm (5w)
Dimensions - L 13.7" x W 9.8" x H 1.35"
Power Consumption - 180w @ 120V ac input
Good lighting, difficult to control By Nicole on 11/17/2017Nicole wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis has done well and looks really good. I am very dissapointed with how to control it. The app on the phone is difficult to program and the app meant for the computer does not work. Let alone no customer service.
overall best product for your money By rick on 4/10/2017rick would recommend this product to a friendI purchased both plus & slave unit, had a few quirks setting up, but once it was set the light was amazing and I'm getting good coral growth from it. I like the fact that Wifi is built in. also like the fact that the cooling fins are large and part of the unit. The combination of Cree leds make for a overall wide spectrum of light. I had a few hiccups in the beginning, but Coravue quickly replaced the units for me. Overall good customer service.
Excellent By Drew on 3/29/2017Drew would recommend this product to a friendProduct has a few quirks on mounting braket sold elsewhere and bluetooth app, but all in all I very much like better than Ecotech at this point. Control is easy with not wifi or other adapters needed. Range of light and output is adequate. I use on 20" x 20" x 30" deep and works all way to bottom not at full power. Nothing better out at the moment but often overlooked by amount of competition.
Nice lights By Christopher on 3/7/2017Christopher would recommend this product to a friendThese are nice lights they seem well made I bought these over the kessil because these have a 2 year warranty. Programming them is a pain though and I cannot get the weather options to work right woke up last night to the slave doing lighting effects and the master fixture doing moonlight effects so I just turned the weather effects off. These have a disco shimmer just a word of warning it's not bad but it is a disco effect. To be honest if it wasn't for the 2 year warranty if I had to choose again I'd probably go with kessils for the easier programming and no disco effect but I'm more for longevity so I'd rechoose these just bc of the better warranty and craftsmanship
Setup By william on 11/24/2016william would recommend this product to a friendThe vervve master turns on in a low output mode. I turned on the slaves, put them on the granite countertop, within 5 minutes, pop. Glass broke. Was going through the setup instructions. . Both slaves had the glass break due to heat. The slaves turn on in max output. Be careful. And do not put them on. A countertop.
must have !!! By Curtfish on 9/27/2016Curtfish would recommend this product to a friendExcellent fixture. I had other fixtures before and nothing compares - nice design, powerful, amazing features and probably best software on the market - me and my corals love them!!!!
Money Well Spent By J. Fisher on 4/29/2016J. Fisher would recommend this product to a friendI picked up two of these fixtures the other week. I was not impressed with the price but after lot of research I dropped the 1,400 dollars on two of them. I was looking for an upgrade to my lighting system to take my coral and ocean setting to the next step in the hobby.
Out of the box the fixtures live up to the quality and reputation I have read about. Beautifully crafted and well manufactured. Setup took a little bit longer than a normal fixture, both of them installed and running in about 57 minutes. longest part of setup was the Bluetooth and programming features. Instructions were easy to read and guide you well.
So far the pre-programmed settings on the lights are impressive with more transitions of real ocean lighting than I have seen on other fixtures. I will add additional reviews as I use them more and play with the settings.
Bottom line Spend the money It is well worth it and the product is a quality component not just advertising.
First Light By James on 4/28/2016James would recommend this product to a friendMy Plus arrived today... it's a good looking unit. The fan is very quiet, the finishes and materials all look good. I'm more concerned about the power supply finish than the fixture, since it's not powder coated, but it looks and feels overbuilt, but not clunky.
The profile looks really good... the whole unit looks great from all angles.
Couple of things that bugged me:
Display is great, and the interface system (menus and such) was pretty easy to navigate (more on that), but the control feels a little cheap (think cheap radio plastic volume dial). It wasn't to difficult to use, just "left", "right", and "push". If I have to use it for everything it's going to be tiresome (more on that, too).
No manual: like I said, I was able to get it going, and figure out the menu system and controls, but a few extra pages for the full manual isn't asking much. Sure it's online, but even on sale you hope for a little more @ $656
No Android app: the manual says Feb 2016, the Giesemann VervVe page says April. Their download page shows Apple phone and OS-X, no Android or PC, and no mention. All other software has all 4 platforms available... good thing this is for a yet to be setup tank!
Also wish there was something in the way of mounting in the box, but I already knew that (of course the mounting arm isn't available yet) - the perils of early adoption!
First impressions are still genuinely good... the output is impressive (I swear I could get a tan from the UV channel), and the built in cooling fan is a great addition (and did I say quiet?!)... my current led setup is fixed heat sink.
I did a quick check over my 75 gal, and saw colors in my Coral Beauty I hadn't seen before... very much looking forward to having this over a 60 cube in a few short months!
There was a mention of a hanging arm...my tank has Europe bracing....does this unit has any other option instead of just hanging to a wall or ceiling? If so where can I get them?
I know your getting the same question on different sizes, but I am having trouble figuring out how many fixtures to get on my build. I plan on majority SPS with mix of LPS too. The problem is the width. I just ordered an aquarium 60" in length by 30" in width and 25" in height. I was thinking I would need 3 placing them to run the width of the tank, as opposed to the length. Help would be greatly appreciated.
A lot of your lighting needs will be dictated by your rock work, and coral placement. You could easily get away with just 3 Vervve LED lights and if you can suspend them a bit higher than normal you should be just fine. Running the lights front to back, instead of side to side will really help too since the longer dimension each light has to cover will be the front to back dimension anyways.
Thanks for the questions and if you have anymore, just let us know.
So if you want to string multiple of these together is it better to go with the plus or the one?
In order to control multiple fixtures, you will need at least one Vervve Plus fixture to control the Vervve One fixtures, as this provides the programming/control interface.
Have a great day!
What are the settings to get this emulate the ATI Blue Plus bulb mentioned in the BRS video? I ask as I purchased light and like it very much, but want to complete set up. I am hoping it is one of the presets but please update me. Thank you!
As this is a Giesemann fixture, and the Blue Plus is an ATI brand bulb, as well as the fact that the Blue Plus isn't typically a stand-alone bulb option, I don't foresee them creating a preset around this bulb, but it's fairly easy to emulate the spectral curve by running the three blue channels and UV at max intensity, the white channel at about half that, and the reds turned down to zero output.
Hope this helps!
I jave an 84x30x30 mostly sps how many of theses would i need to cover that?
This will require somewhere in the range of 4 lights for best spread.
How many of these units would be needed for a 150G - 5*2*2 tank???
Do you have a comparison to the Ecotech Radion LED lights? I would like to have a comparison of the two different LED's
We do not currently have a comparison side by side of the lights however will consider looking into this! We do have some great photos of the layout par on each product photos
Even better question, how many would be needed for a 72" 30" deep?
We recommend 3 for best spread and penetration., While two could work well with lower light corals. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
My tank is 36 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 24 inches high. How many of these lights would I need to cover this tank?
These will have a designed spread to work great over 30" x 24" tank. While one could work with less corals towards the edges for ev en coverage 2 would be best.
How many needed for a 40g breader 36"long
You can get by with one unit and some less penetration on the edges. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
If I were to place these inside a canopy, would it still be Bluetooth accessible?
While the Bluetooth signal should not be interfered with by the canopy you may still need some access to the buttons. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.