Editor's Choice - Our Favorite biOrb Aquarium Lights

1. biOrb MCR LED Light, Small

User Ratings: 70 9

biOrb First Impressions

"BUYER BE WARE."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours.

  • biOrb MCR LED Light, Small
  • The BiOrb MCR LED Light, Small, is an upgrade to the lighting for the BiOrb Classic 15, Classic 30, Classic 60, Classic 105, Life 15, BiUbe and Tube Aquariums. It's also a replacement part for the BiOrb aquariums that came with the MCR LED S Lighting (EXCEPT FOR THE HALO).
  • The BiOrb MCR LED Light, Small, can be used in manual or cycle (automatic) modes. In the cycle mode you can choose an 8, 10, 12 or 14 hour cycle. In each cycle there is a 15 minute sunrise period where the light ramps up to full brightness and the end of the cycle the light ramps down. During the off hours only a dim night light will operate.
  • NOTE: WHEN YOU TURN ON THE LIGHT IT WILL FLASH AND TURN OFF. THIS IS NORMAL. YOU THEN CONTROL IT WITH THE REMOTE.
  • In manual mode you will have control over the color mix and the brightness of the light. The LEDs are white, blue, green and red.
  • Includes the MCR LED light, remote control and clear adapter ring. Light dimensions 4-5/16". Clear adapter ring dimensions: 5-11/16".
  • Manufacture: BiOrb
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb
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biOrb Final Thoughts

"It's working fine now."

My main display has been running with ecotech radions. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals.

Overall Score
4.3


(96 Points)

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2. biOrb Standard LED Light, Large

User Ratings: 93

biOrb First Impressions

"I love it."

If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well.

  • biOrb Standard LED Light, Large
  • Compatible with ALL BiOrb 30 Liter Classic and 60 Liter Classic Aquariums
  • The BiOrb Standard LED Light, Large, illuminates your BiOrb with bright white LEDs that are suitable for 50,000 hours of lighting. Long life LEDs means that there are no bulbs to change and for your peace of mind, the light is low voltage.
  • Can be used to replace the BiOrb Halogen Light. Does NOT include the Transformer. It uses the same Transformer that runs the Halogen Light.
  • Manufacture: BiOrb
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biOrb Final Thoughts

"Not happy."

It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral.

Overall Score
4.9


(20 Points)

3. DOCEAN LED Aquarium Light, Acrylic Fish Tank Light, Upgraded LED Aquarium Light IP68 Waterproof Fish...

User Ratings: 72

DOCEAN First Impressions

"✔ Very fast shipping!"

I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. Also note this is an initial impression review. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great.

  • DOCEAN LED Aquarium Light, Acrylic Fish Tank Light, Upgraded LED Aquarium Light IP68 Waterproof Fish Tank Lights Submersible Underwater Aquarium Lights
  • PRODUCT SPECIFICATION: US plug, NO RGB. 15* 5050SMD LED lights beads, approx 11inches/28cm aquarium lighting bar.
  • EASY to USE and CLEAN: 2 suction cups use to attach the fish tank light bar to the aquarium directly, so you can easily put the aquarium light bar anywhere you love . On/off switch design, so you do not need to plug out the adapter every time. Acrylic outer tube is very easy to clean.
  • IP68 WATERPROOF RATE: This LED fish tank light uses acrylic outer tube and plastic protection caps to protect light beads and aluminum substrate, so it can put into/out of water, but the power adapter with switch is not submersible!
  • SAFETY and GOOD QUALITY: DC12V output voltage, so it is harmless for you and your fish. The fish tank LED lights uses explosion protection acrylic outer tube, so fish cannot bite the light.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: 180 days guarantee. If any problems happen during this period, please contact us for help, we will help to solve ASAP.
  • Manufacture: DOCEAN
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DOCEAN
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DOCEAN Final Thoughts

"I love this light."

But now was an opportunity to upgrade. There IS a purple hue to this fixture. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. Just got this light today, and WOW! I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. Overall a good competitor to Nicrew.

Overall Score
4.6


(101 Points)

4. Nilipal LED Aquarium Light 50W Fish Tank Light Full Spectrum Built-in Timer and Dimmer with Adjustab...

Nilipal Z200 First Impressions

"Looks great."

I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. My only complaint is the missing seal. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light.

  • Nilipal LED Aquarium Light 50W Fish Tank Light Full Spectrum Built-in Timer and Dimmer with Adjustable Bracket for Freshwater Planted Fish Tank
  • ▲Optimal Full Spectrum - Nilipal 50W LED aquarium light uses 292pcs WRGB led chips, can provide true full spectrum lights that has the similar effect as natural sunlight and therefore offers a very good growing habitat for Fish, Reptile and Plants. Can be used as Vivarium and Terrarium Light
  • ▲Built-in Dimmer and Timer - Nilipal 50W LED aquarium light has buit-in dimmer and timer, very easy to use
  • ▲Super Bright - Nilipal 50W LED aquarium light is suitable for 16-24 inch planted tank, can ideally replace the typical single or dual tube fluorescent lights and more energy saving.
  • ▲Adjustable Aluminum Bracket - Stylish and modern look with low profile aluminum housing design, ensuring excellent heat dissipation, Nilipal led aquarium light uses full aluminum stand, you can easily adjustable the height and length
  • ▲One Year Warranty - All our led aquarium lights have 1 year warranty and we offer a 30- day money back guarantee for a full refund, if you are not satisfied with the products and return them within 30 days. We have friendly customer service so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions
  • Manufacture: Nilipal
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 10 x 14 inches; 3.42 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nilipal Z200
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Nilipal Z200 Final Thoughts

"I love it."

If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. This light has some great intensity to it. This light is amazing, especially for the price. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. NICREW SkyLED Plus Aquarium Light for Planted Tanks, Full Spectrum Freshwater Fish Tank Light, Light...

User Ratings: 76 2

NICREW N16562 First Impressions

"Seems to be well made."

I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. For the price these lights are incredible.

  • NICREW SkyLED Plus Aquarium Light for Planted Tanks, Full Spectrum Freshwater Fish Tank Light, Light Brightness and Spectrum Adjustable with External Controller, 18-24 Inches, 18 Watts
  • Super bright 6500K white LEDs combine with 450nm blue and 660nm red LEDs, creating the full spectrum lighting effect
  • Adjustable day and moonlight color spectrum and intensity with the wired switch on the power cord, day and night lighting channels can be operated together or independently for endless color modes
  • Adjustable docking legs allow quick and easy adjustments for a wide variety of installations, equipped with the brackets to extend to 18 - 24 inches
  • LED light designed to brighten up your aquatic environment, ideal for freshwater and medium-high light level plants, help support and grow plant
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Item Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Size: 18 - 24 in
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N16562
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NICREW N16562 Final Thoughts

"Acting completely normal."

It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. It's not too bright and not too dim. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light.

Overall Score
4.6


(372 Points)

6. Aquarium Water Clean Green Algae Clean Waterproof Clean Lamp for Pond Fish Tank Sump Pump(20Watt)

User Ratings: 63 17

Taysing First Impressions

"Pretty easy to program."

Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. That sounded like a good plan to me so I agreed it was worth the risk. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. It's not too bright and not too dim. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer.

  • Aquarium Water Clean Green Algae Clean Waterproof Clean Lamp for Pond Fish Tank Sump Pump(20Watt)
  • New upgrade: With timing function, it solves the problem of forgetting to turn on and off the light. It can be scheduled for 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours of circulation, for example, setting 3 hours, 3 hours per day, the other 21 hours is off, 24 hours a cycle.
  • This water clean light help to clean the water and algae,such as Fish tank,swimming pool,pond, shoes,dog house clean and so on.
  • Please Note that this light only clean the algae and green in the water,but can not clean the black algae attach on rock and tank.
  • Easy to use:With two strong suction cups, it is easy for you to install and use it. And you can also adjust the position freely. Note: Please put the tube in the filter tank or filter groove of fish tank(you can see details in the picture which show the right install position).
  • Warranty:If the product have any issues within 1 year,please email to us directly.We will replace or refund it.
  • Manufacture: Taysing
  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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Taysing Final Thoughts

"Very bright!"

Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter.

Overall Score
3.9


(13 Points)

7. 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
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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)

8. SHUPAT Full Spectrum Aquarium Light, with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets Fish Tank Light, ...

User Ratings: 76 3

SHUPAT First Impressions

"Thanks Julio!"

PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. They did well enough during the time I had them. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums.

  • SHUPAT Full Spectrum Aquarium Light, with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets Fish Tank Light, White Blue Red Combine LEDs, for Freshwater Plants
  • ULTRA BRIGHT LED LIGHT: this aquarium led light is DC12V/20W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater, plants, cichlid
  • ADJUSTABLE BRACKETS: the fish tank light comes with 2 metal mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks.
  • TWO LIGHT COLOR MODES: this aquarium light has two light modes: full spectrum (daylight), blue LED(nightlight). Bright LED with full spectrum makes it brighter, it can be turned the mode to blue lamp at night, it combines different color LED to maximize plant growth.
  • DURABLE AQUARIUM LIGHT: the body of the aquarium lamp is made of aluminum alloy, has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting
  • EXCELLENT DESIGN: slim and modern look makes the aquarium light LED blend in different styles. High bright LEDs help you create a realistic underwater home-aquarium environment for algae, anemones, coral, fish, shrimp and other underwater living plants.
  • Manufacture: SHUPAT
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SHUPAT Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. This light has some great intensity to it. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light.

Overall Score
4.5


(285 Points)

9. Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (30cm - 12")

User Ratings: 73 8

Beamswork First Impressions

"5gal tanks."

I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom.

  • Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (30cm - 12")
  • LEDs: 15x 0.50W (700 lumen)
  • Config: 8x 10000K, 3x Actinic 460nm, 2x Red 620nm, 2x Green 520nm
  • Timer Ready, 2 Mode Day / Night
  • Suitable for freshwater, plants, cichlid
  • 1 Year Warranty*
  • Manufacture: Beamswork
  • Item Weight: 1.39 pounds
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
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Beamswork Final Thoughts

"We don't use that."

The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. Also note this is an initial impression review. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well.

Overall Score
4.4


(103 Points)

10. DONGKER LED Aquarium Light, 110V Clamp Aquarium Light Fish Tank Clip Light Aquarium Lighting LED Cli...

User Ratings: 59

DONGKER First Impressions

"So far A+ rating."

I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. This is another awsome product from hygger. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great.

  • DONGKER LED Aquarium Light, 110V Clamp Aquarium Light Fish Tank Clip Light Aquarium Lighting LED Clip Light Super Slim for Plants Illuminating
  • Dimensions: 13 x 7.5 x 3.5cm.
  • 24 LED: The 24 LED lights allows for bright illumination at a low energy cost.
  • Long Life: Fashionable ultra-slim design and long service life.
  • Suitable for: Suitable for fish tank within 5mm thickness.
  • SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE: To Provide You With the Highest Quality Service, If You Have Any Question, Please Feel Free to Contact Us.We Will Provide After-sales Service Until You Are Satisfied.
  • Manufacture: DONGKER
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DONGKER
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DONGKER Final Thoughts

"But for a DISPLAY."

They did well enough during the time I had them. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. Trust me u will not be disappointed! This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

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