Bluefish Mini Gen2

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We no longer carry this item because most of our customers report that it is unreliable and has a relatively short lifespan.  For a substantially more reliable controller, please take a look at our HurricaneX controller.   Bluefish Wifi functioning is nice at first, but it is just a feature that is more set-and-forget than one that is used regularly, so it is likely not worth the expense and unreliability.  The HurricaneX is built to last the life of the LED system and has all the same features.

Designed specifically for immensely popular Mean Well LDD-H and Steve's LEDs drivers, the Bluefish Mini is a case-less module that brings many of the lighting features of Bluefish for about half the price.  This model targets users building DIY fixtures, and manufacturers wishing to incorporate Bluefish directly into their fixtures or driver boxes.

The Bluefish Mini Gen2 uses the same app and Wi-Fi connectivity of it’s bigger brother, but lacks analog output and BluePort expansion capabilities.  The Bluefish Mini is only compatible with Mean Well LDD-H drivers and Steve's LEDs brand drivers.


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Product Description





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.

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.


  • 6 channel output by 3.3V PWM via 2×7 0.100? header
  • • 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.
  • VIN 3.3-17V


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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.

Options - 

Cable Options - We have various cables ready to go to save you the trouble of sourcing them yourself.  Bluefish Mini does not come with any cables stock, this is because there is no cable that magically fits all customer uses.  We have 3 options, that meet the majority of uses.  If you need a cable that you don't see here, just Contact Us and we are glad to make it for you with a lead time of only about 1 day.

1) 6X pairs 6" Pigtails.  This allows for 6 independent channels of control, with bare wire ends.  This means you'll need to solder them to wire extensions that go to your LED drivers, or you can use quick splicers to connect them in about 2 seconds, with no soldering. 

2) This is a connector, specifically for an LED system that has a cable in place which formerly used the HurricaneX V5.0RSM that ships with all of our LED systems.  This connector has 2X separate 4P connectors. 

3) This is a connector, specifically for an LED system that has a cable in place which formerly used the HurricaneX V5.0S.  This connector has 1X 16P connector with wires on the right half. This is the version that usually ships if you purchase the HurricaneX by itself.  

If in doubt which version you have, send a photo to [email protected] and we'll be glad to verify for you.

5 Stars
I just upgraded from the Gen 1 and it was a plug and play upgrade. This new version has a built in wifi card, so that solves tons of problems because mine had intermittent contact, causing wifi issues. This one has been rock solid since Jan 19'. Software and features are the same I believe so I didn't have to learn anything new.
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