Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AI Aquarium Lights

1. hygger Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LE...

User Ratings: 79 3

hygger First Impressions

"It is awsome!"

The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top.

  • hygger Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank
  • 【Ultra Bright Led Light】this aquarium led light is DC12V/14W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.Suggest for fish tank 18 inch to 24 inch in width, support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater aquarium, not for saltwater use
  • 【Adjustable Brackets】the fish tank light comes with 2 metal and 2 plastic mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks, with cover or no, with rims or rimless
  • 【3 Light Color Modes】this aquarium light has 3 light modes: White LEDS, Blue+white+red LEDS, Red+ blue LEDS, it's very easy to shift the color by press the second button for 1 to 3 times on the controller. Color changes will make your one aquarium change to 3 different wonderful views
  • 【Brightness & Timing】 you can adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10% according to your prefer or the light needs of the plants, 5 levels of brightness in total. Besides, on the external controller, you can set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours by pressing the third button for 1 to 3 times
  • 【Durable Aquarium Light】low profile mounting bracket fish tank light, with aluminum alloy metal shell,has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting
  • The whole light shell is aluminum alloy metal, nice touch feel, fast heat dissipation.
  • Comes with 2 kinds of extendable mounting brackets.
  • External controller has memory function when timer is off in case of power-down.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 inches; 1.39 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

hygger Final Thoughts

"Well worth it I think!"

Also note this is an initial impression review. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. Also note this is an initial impression review.

Overall Score
4.6


(4193 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated AI Aquarium Lights

2. Marineland LED Light Hood for Aquariums, Day & Night Light

User Ratings: 66 6

MarineLand 32994 First Impressions

"I'm very pleased."

For the price these lights are incredible. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. Also note this is an initial impression review. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first. I added a moon light separately and all is good. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank.

  • Marineland LED Light Hood for Aquariums, Day & Night Light
  • DOMED HOOD Sleek design with energy-efficient LED light bar
  • NATURAL EFFECT White LEDs create a shimmering illumination that mimics sunlight’s natural underwater effect
  • HINGED Includes two sets of hinges to fit most popular frame sizes – for easy access during maintenance
  • SIZE Measures 24 inches by 12 inches
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 12.25 x 3.63 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 32994
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MarineLand 32994 Final Thoughts

"I hope this light lasts."

Trust me u will not be disappointed! The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. It's not too bright and not too dim. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up.

Overall Score
4.3


(2723 Points)

3. Current USA Orbit Marine LED Light | with Loop IR Controller for Wireless Lighting & Wave Pump Contr...

User Ratings: 67 8

Current USA 4101 First Impressions

"I love this light."

‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. It's not too bright and not too dim. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

  • Current USA Orbit Marine LED Light | with Loop IR Controller for Wireless Lighting & Wave Pump Control
  • BRIGHTER, MORE COLORS- Your aquarium is full of spectacular colors, why not bring them all to life. Introducing the new Orbit Marine LED. Now packed with even more ultra-bright LEDs in a far wider color spectrum, it will make your corals and fish look even more spectacular. And it’s now in the LOOP, providing both light and pump control, taking your aquarium experience to a whole new level.
  • SUPER COLOR- Producing eye-popping color rendition and brilliant shimmer effects, the Orbit Marine produces a limitless number of color spectrums. A higher ratio of actinic blue spectrum LEDs balanced with full spectrum creates the perfect color combination for fish, inverts, live rock and corals to fluoresce and look amazing. Wide angle dispersion lenses evenly spread light over your entire tank while ensuring superior color blending.
  • MULTIPLE MODES- With modes that dim periodically to create cloud cover effects, storm modes that will blow you away complete with lightning strikes and innovative evening modes that include lunar and dusk – it’s sure to add excitement and intrigue to any aquarium.
  • EASY INSTALLATION- Extendable brakets allows this LED light to fit most aquairum fish tanks 18-24 inches wide.
  • REALISTIC EFFECTS- From start-up to sundown, the Orbit Marine gradually mimics the effect of a slow sunrise, bright daylight, dimming sunset and moonlight. Built-in lighting programs create a 24-hour natural biorhythmic lighting cycle, while on-demand dynamic weather effects gently roll clouds across your reef.
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 3.5 x 0.44 inches; 2.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4101
  • Brightness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Current USA 4101 Final Thoughts

"I love it."

Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. The entire process took only a few days. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine.

Overall Score
4.3


(1954 Points)

4. MingDak Submersible LED Aquarium Light,Fish Tank Light with Timer Auto On/Off, White & Blue LED Ligh...

User Ratings: 73 3

MingDak First Impressions

"What a pain!"

Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours.

  • MingDak Submersible LED Aquarium Light,Fish Tank Light with Timer Auto On/Off, White & Blue LED Light bar Stick for Fish Tank, 3 Light Modes Dimmable,6W,11 Inch
  • 3 LIGHTING MODES: The white, the bule or the white & blue light brings out the color of everything in tank,creates a wonderful aquascape. It is the best choice for main light, accent light,or replacement aquarium hood light.
  • GOOD FOR PLANT & FISH: Ultra-bright 7000-7500k White LEDs and rich 460nm blue light are sufficient to grow your plant thriving.It also lights your fish in a way that really changes their color to stand out.
  • BUILT-IN TIMER: The fish tank light has built-in timer and 3 timing durations, it will come on and go off at the same time every day and light up for 6 hours,10 hours or 12 hours.No need to buy extra timer.
  • BUILT-IN DIMMER: There are 30 super bright leds in the 11 inch fish tank light, if you have over bright issues, you can adjust the brightness with the built-in dimmer for each white light and blue light.
  • WATERPROOF AND EASY TO MOUNT: It is submersible and with moveable suction cups, mount the light on tank bottom or at the top, attach it into the tank any angle or even outside the tank.
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Item Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MingDak Final Thoughts

"It does not feel cheap."

That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer.

Overall Score
4.5


(1836 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling AI Aquarium Lights

5. NICREW Multi-Colored LED Aquarium Air Stone Disk, Round Fish Tank Bubbler with Auto Color Changing L...

User Ratings: 65 6

NICREW PT0291 First Impressions

"5gal tanks."

Trust me u will not be disappointed! This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first.

  • NICREW Multi-Colored LED Aquarium Air Stone Disk, Round Fish Tank Bubbler with Auto Color Changing LEDs
  • Diameter: 2 inches
  • Promoting underwater supplemental oxygen
  • Slow color changing LED light
  • It fits for most aquariums, fish tanks, pools and other similar occasions
  • Package: Round Bubbling Stone Disk with suction cup, 3/16 in. tube and power adapter. Pump is not included
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.1 x 2.1 inches; 6.38 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW PT0291
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

NICREW PT0291 Final Thoughts

"It turns everything blue."

I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. I'm very happy with the light performance. I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures.

Overall Score
4.3


(1822 Points)

6. MarineLand LED Aquarium Natural Shimmering Light

User Ratings: 75 5

MarineLand 32996 First Impressions

"It is very bright!"

This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT.

  • MarineLand LED Aquarium Natural Shimmering Light
  • BRIGHTER LIGHT White LEDs create a shimmering illumination that mimics sunlight’s natural underwater effect – now 25% brighter compared to previous model white LEDs
  • NIGHT LIGHT EFFECT Enjoy your aquarium at night by switching to the blue night light mode
  • RUBBER FEET Use with a glass canopy – rubber feel minimize slipping
  • SIZE For aquariums up to 30 inches long
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Update the look of your aquarium with this LED aquarium light and a glass canopy
  • Long lasting 60 mW LEDs, never replace a light bulb again
  • Energy efficient, low voltage power supply helps reduce energy costs
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 1 inches; 12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 32996
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MarineLand 32996 Final Thoughts

"5 betta tank."

When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter.

Overall Score
4.5


(1037 Points)

7. ECtENX LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light, Clip on Fish Tank Lighting Color with White & Blue

User Ratings: 68 6

ECtENX ALJL24-WBX-FBA1 First Impressions

"I am happy again."

As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous!

  • ECtENX LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light, Clip on Fish Tank Lighting Color with White & Blue
  • Aquarium clip light super bright, energy efficient and long lasting LEDs, two-color LED lighting (blue and white) illuminates your tank's inhabitants, great for night viewing
  • Aquarium led light enhance colors in fish and corals and can be used to provide stunning lighting effects in the day or night
  • Super bright, 40% energy-saving than ordinary LED lights, the energy efficient and long lasting LEDs produce amazing shimmer to your aquarium
  • Gooseneck clamp/mount aquarium light, soft arm can be adjusted by any angles and positions
  • Note: The light clamp mount doesn't fit tanks with black top boarder which thicker than 0.39 inches. One-Year Limited Warranty
  • Two Lighting Modes: Only blue lights on for nightlight, white and blue lights all on for daylight.
  • Aquarium clip light a great night light and tank illuminator, two-color LED lighting, illuminates your tank's inhabitants.
  • Durable metal gooseneck tube can be 360 degree rotating, and convenience to illuminate any corner of fish tank.
  • Manufacture: ECtENX
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ECtENX ALJL24-WBX-FBA1
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ECtENX ALJL24-WBX-FBA1 Final Thoughts

"It is very bright!"

This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade.

Overall Score
4.3


(919 Points)

8. HIPARGERO LED Aquarium Light – Aquarium LED Lights 30W Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3...

User Ratings: 67 8

HIPARGERO First Impressions

"Very bright!"

I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. This light is amazing, especially for the price. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want.

  • HIPARGERO LED Aquarium Light – Aquarium LED Lights 30W Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3W Cree Chips for Coral Reef Fish Nano Tank
  • ▲REAL CREE LEDs & PROFESSIONAL SPECTRUM -- Carefully selected 3W high-power Cree LEDs (Cree Royal blue, Cree blue, Cree White) for our LED aquarium light, professional design proper blue and white light proportion, mimic the deep-sea environment, help coral to pop and bring out the colors. Hipargero Aqua Knight LED aquarium light uses top quality 90 degree three in one acrylic lens, ensure higher light efficiency and remarkable color uniformity
  • ▲TWO DIMMABLE LED CHANNELS WITH TOUCH CONTROL -- This saltwater lighting intensity can be adjusted from 0% to 100%, easy to dim appropriate lighting for different sea pets (coral reef or fish), promote the growth of any SPS and LPS flourished under it. Perfect blue light can promote producing the amount of Vitamins D3 which will help coral absorb Calcium so that coral will appear more brighter color, suitable for coral, platypus and other creatures
  • ▲SUPER PREMIUM MATERIALS -- Hipargero LED lights use grind arenaceous painted metal adjustable bracket, 4.7” < bracket length < 11”, special design for Nano tanks. Authentic Cree chips with high quality and longer lifetime. Two-rollers silent fans( keep work until unpluged), noise standards lower than 44.7 db(A), fast heat transfer and create you a comfortable home environment
  • ▲APPEARANCE ARTFUL & EASIER TO OPERATE -- Super thin body design with the height of only 1.2inch, three colors of LEDs easy to adjust the intensity by touch. Suitable for 10”- 18” length and tank glass thickness less than or equal to 0.8inch. Just plug and play, and dimmable with touch control, very easy to operate
  • ▲AFTER-SALE WITHOUT WORRY -- Hipargero Aqua Knight LED aquarium lights have 1 year warranty, 30 days money back guaranteed! Your questions will be replied within 24hours. Please note: This light only suit for RIMLESS tank, tank glass should be thinner than 20mm(0.8inch)
  • Click the plus button (+) to weaken the white light intensity.
  • Click the minus button (-) to weaken the blue light intensity.
  • Long press the plus button (+) to strengthen the whole light.
  • Manufacture: HIPARGERO
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 4.33 x 1.2 inches; 2.01 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HIPARGERO
  • Brightness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HIPARGERO Final Thoughts

"I have two reef tanks."

Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap.

Overall Score
4.3


(866 Points)

9. VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Dimmable 165W 300W LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum for Grow Coral Reef M...

User Ratings: 75 4

VIPARSPECTRA First Impressions

"I did not."

I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. This light is even better than I expected!

  • VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Dimmable 165W 300W LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum for Grow Coral Reef Marine Fish Tank LPS/SPS
  • VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series V165 LED Aquarium Light is scientifically engineered to keep the balance of the PAR output and coverage.
  • Internal timer allows you to turn the light on or off automatically and separately. Dimmable feature can be used to adjust two channels brightness individually.
  • V165 is full spectrum with our proprietary layout, which is contributed by thousands of ReefCentral members, has had years of success.
  • Suitable for all photosynthetic corals, be sure to acclimate your tank or new corals to the new light by slowing increasing its exposure/intensity to the light.
  • 1 year local warranty plus 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee.
  • Full spectrum that mimic natural light to help corals/fish achieve the best balance.
  • Built-in-Timer with two on/off settings one for blue and the other one for white.
  • Two channels brightness can be adjusted from 0% to 100% separately.
  • Manufacture: VIPARSPECTRA
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 8.5 x 2.4 inches; 9.3 Pounds
  • Batteries: 1 Product Specific batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIPARSPECTRA
  • Brightness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

VIPARSPECTRA Final Thoughts

"Switch has 3 settings."

Just got this light today, and WOW! It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me.

Overall Score
4.5


(846 Points)

10. COODIA Aquarium Hood Lighting Color Changing Remote Controlled Dimmable RGBW LED Light for Aquarium/...

User Ratings: 72 6

COODIA First Impressions

"Its awesome."

There IS a purple hue to this fixture. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. This light is amazing, especially for the price. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me.

  • COODIA Aquarium Hood Lighting Color Changing Remote Controlled Dimmable RGBW LED Light for Aquarium/Fish Tank, Extendable (for Fresh and Salt Water)
  • Multiple colors and multiple lighting modes.This light is also beneficial to grow plants.
  • With extendable bracket to adjust the length to fit your fish tank,fits tank 19 inch--28inch in length
  • Dedicated and professional power supply design, more energy-efficient,over 10000 hours lifespan
  • 2.4G remote technology is updated on July 15, no longer requests point the remote straight to the receiver. You can even control the light through a wall. High bright LEDs and dimmable with remote control
  • Easy to use, just put it on the top of fish tank and plug into the power. Ideal for freshwater and seawater
  • Manufacture: COODIA
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.4 x 22.4 inches; 1.81 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COODIA
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

COODIA Final Thoughts

"These lights are great."

So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank.

Overall Score
4.4


(778 Points)

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