The Giesemann Vervve LED is a brand new light fixture from the venerable German light designer. The Vervve LED appears to be the evolution of six generation of lights from Giesemann which included light emitting diodes at their core, and something tells us that this is the light that could resonate with the broader marine aquarists of the world.
Giesemann has dabbled in many different new LED light designs and form factors over the years, including the Quazar, the Teszla, the Pulzar, the Aurora, the Futura and the large commercial Galaxxy. Giesemann’s Vervve LED borrows the outline of the Quazar and stretches it out into a fully fledged fixture with all of the modern features you’d expect to see in a top of the line, controllable LED fixture.
The Giesemann Vervve LED has two clusters of 28 LEDs, for 56 total, with six independent channels of color control. The spectrum of the Giesemann Vervve can be fine tuned with up to 1450 programmable set points which are accessible by PC & Mac computers as well as iOS and Android apps via bluetooth wireless.
The frame of the Giesemann Vervve LED fixture is made of an alloy of aluminum and magnesium which is both stronger and lighter than pure aluminum, and the whole fixture is powder coated in iridium for high corrosion resistance. Giesemann’s newest Vervve LED light also has active cooling with an internal fan that is said to be “silent”, but who knows if it is truly silent, or if this is marketing speak for “really quiet”.
Interestingly, the Vervve’s LED clusters are not backed up by secondary lenses; the primary lens of each LED is supported by a custom ‘loss-free’ reflector, a departure from the Total Internal Reflector lens cluster that most high end LED lights use. The particular arrangement of LED in the Vervve LED is also peculiar and the total power output of the Vervve is not mentioned so we’ll have to wait until next week when we’re in Washington D.C. for MACNA to see what this light is like in real life.