Bluefish LED CONTROLLER

Rated 4.17 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$195.00 USD

Control your lighting from your phone or tablet!  Bluefish LED controller is an app-enabled (Android/iOS), Wi-Fi connected device that can control a multitude of lighting products. With Bluefish, you can even control many LED products that do not have dimming interfaces or dimmable drivers.  Simulate real world locations for realistic weather effects, sunrise/sunset, moon phases and more.

In the box:

–  Bluefish Lighting Controller
–  12V power supply (100-240V 50/60Hz Type A)
–  3 x control cables
–  Electric Imp WiFi card
–  Quickstart Guide
–  User Manual

Control cables can connect directly to Kessil A360, Kessil A160, Bluefish solderless DIY Breakout, Power Dimmer, and some other lighting products.  They can be cut and stripped for direct connection to dimmable drivers.  They are 3.5mm mini-audio (headphone) style connectors.  Click here for wiring info for connection to DIY setups.

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wifi
Built-in Wi-Fi connection means you are up and running in a snap.  No messing with long runs of ethernet cable or finicky Wi-Fi gateways.  The cloud connection means your device is instantly accessible from anywhere, with no router configuration necessary.

compatibility
Bluefish is the most versatile lighting controller on the market.  It can output 0-10V, 0-5V, 5V PWM, and 10V PWM.  Each channel is independently configurable.  Voltage selection is made by hardware jumpers, and PWM on/off is an app setting.

Bluefish can directly control:

*Please note that some features may be limited by your LED product or driver because of dimming limits or slow responsiveness.  For DIY LED builds, we highly recommend Mean Well LDD drivers to get full functionality from your controller.

and paired with the Power Dimmer accessory, you can control:

  • Ecoxotic Stunner LED strips
  • Ecoxotic Panorama Pro LED modules
  • Current USA TrueLumen LED strips
  • Current USA  Orbit Marine fixtures

 

location-simulation
Bluefish makes it easy to replicate the lighting conditions of any location, using actual weather data in real time! Just choose a city, and optionally use the current weather conditions (clouds, storms, etc), sunrise/sunset times (dynamic photo-period), and moon phase!  Powered by Wunderground.com

weather-simulation
Bluefish simulates unique cloud cover patterns using the current weather conditions from your simulated location.  Unique weather conditions include clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, scattered clouds, rain, haze, overcast, and thunderstorm.

webcam-views
Integrate the video feed from webcams directly into the app! Check up on your tank, make changes remotely, or just have fun showing off….start a thunderstorm and watch the action from anywhere!

storms
Start a thunderstorm from the app and lighting strikes are synchronized with audio from a real thunderstorm. Connect your phone or tablet wireless to a Bluetooth speaker for maximum effect!

easy-setup
Wi-Fi configuration is extremely quick and easy. Select your network, enter the password, then hold the screen of your mobile device to the sensor on top of the Bluefish device. Your mobile device sends the configuration by flashing the screen (think Morse code). In about 10 seconds, your Bluefish controller is online and accessible from anywhere. Absolutely no router configuration necessary! Programming your light schedule and customizing your channels is a snap.

encrypted
Bluefish was created with your security in mind.  End-to-end SSL encryption protects your data from prying eyes, and your settings are stored securely in the cloud.

blueport-expansion
Not only is Bluefish an awesome lighting controller, it’s also the base for a complete aquarium controller. Add-on devices connect to the main unit through the BluePort connector.  All accessible from anywhere through your mobile device!

technical-details

  • 6 channel output by 0-10V analog, 5V PWM, or 10V PWM via 3.5mm stereo audio connectors
  • • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
    • 20MHz 11n channels, 1 x 1
    • +16.75dBm max output power (802.11b)
    • -97dBm typical sensitivity (1Mbps)
    • Integrated antenna with 2.5dBi max gain
  • 32-bit Cortex M3 processor
  • Robust embedded operating system with fail-safe automatic firmware updates
  • 4096 steps (12-bit PWM) of individual LED brightness control.
  • Op-amp and low-pass filter (software-selectable) for linear 0-10v output
  • 12V DC switching power adapter
  • BluePort expansion connector
  • 128KB EEPROM
  • Overvoltage and overcurrent protection

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Is it necessary to have my Apple/Android device connected at all times in order for the controller to run properly?

A.  No, the app is required to change settings only.  It is not necessary to be connected through the app for the controller to function.

 

Q.  Can I use the app on multiple devices?

A.  Yes.  Your Bluefish controller settings are associated with your user account.  You can log in from any Android/Apple device with your username and password.

 

Q.  Can I mix lighting types?  PWM and 0-10V?

A.  Yes, each channel is independently configurable to be either 0-5V analog, 0-10V analog, 5V PWM, or 10V PWM.

 

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Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 5 x 10 x 5 cm

6 reviews for Bluefish LED CONTROLLER

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Kevin (verified owner)

    I have a Samsung s4 and had a very hard time setting it up using the blinkup had to use the pin method I have 2 A360 kessils hooked up to channels 1 & 2 pwm turned off for a 0 to 10 volt it seems that its very slow to respond and when setting up the channels there is a preview key and it doesn’t work the app crashes a lot I have to close the app and reopen I do like the cloud effect my Bluetooth speaker sounds great with the storm effect but it has no sound when app is running it shows raining in Florida but no sound and I do have the setting turned on for the app to take over my personal settings when selecting other states I think overall its not bad but for what I paid for it I should of just kept using the kessil controller

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pillen9 (verified owner)

    Very nice unit. Does everything great and easy setup. I will recommend this to everyone.

  3. Rated 2 out of 5

    krazycanuck2011 (verified owner)

    I purchased and setup the Bluefish Aquarium Controller last evening. The installation was easy enough, however the application for iOS leaves much to be desired. I tried Bluefish and Bluefish 2 app on the App Store. The Bluefish 2 app is better however still has issues.

    For example, I live in Newfoundaldn, Canada and I cannot enter the correct time into the app. Instead I have to go to the nearest timezone…. (simple issue)

    Secondly the ramp times for morning to afternoon and afternoon to evening/night is limited with no explaination on why, or why there is a limitation.

    The Controller Light buttons for the colouration of the sliders in the app, when you go to change the colour say from red to white for Channel 2 it stays red and will not save to white. I tried everything (bug)

    Third, in Bluefish 1 app there is the option of sensors and plugs, I know this is a future update, but all everyone keeps hearing is no time soon.

    This is not good as this is one of the fundamental reasons why I bought the Bluefish Controller.

    Works, but marginally, hardware seems solid, the app needs a LOT of work to get the bugs out and make more user friendly. The + and – buttons are very small and do not work all the time when you press on them…

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Darryl (verified owner)

    Very cool love the effects that it makes the Kessil lights work better
    only thing not happy about is the lightning effect isn’t great with kessils and software is a little quirky especially when going from one scene to another but overall very happy.
    Cant waite for updates to software and new features
    Highly Recommend!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ali (verified owner)

    Great item ,easy set-up ,arrived within a week all the to Finland .Thanks

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zachary Schneider (verified owner)

    I purchased this product to control a pair of Kessil A360WE’s and I absolutely love it. It’s extremely easy to hook up and is able to be mounted anywhere. And connecting it to your home WiFi is a breeze. The Bluefish App is awesome in its design and ease of use. Amazing product and I would highly recommend it.

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