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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The 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. UPMCT Aquarium Light with Extendable Brackets, 2-Channel Control White and Blue LEDs, Fish Tank Ligh...

User Ratings: 75

UPMCT First Impressions

"I love this light."

I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. I thought they were fairly easy to set up.

  • UPMCT Aquarium Light with Extendable Brackets, 2-Channel Control White and Blue LEDs, Fish Tank Light with Color Rendering and Good Lighting Effect (14-18 in)
  • 【Specification】9W, kelvin:6500K, lumen:1320, 16 pcs white leds and 8 pcs blue light, aquarium light measures: 13.8 in L x 3.9 in W. Comes with two adjustable stands of 5 in length. The optimal size of aquariums for this light ranges from 13.8 in to 17.8 in.
  • 【Two lighting modes】white ray and actinic blue lamp are suitable for daytime spectrum and intensity. The actinic blue lamp can penetrate deep water and make everything in the aquarium brighter, creating a wonderful aquarium view. With only the blue LED on, moonlight at night can be imitated, which can not only encourage fish to do exercise but also provide lighting for them and allow you to enjoy the moonlight view of coral reefs and algae.
  • 【Complete rage of sizes & small length span】After optimizing the length, the problem that the aquarium light is too long or too short for the aquarium is solved. Our fish tank light can match perfectly with aquariums of different sizes. It comes with two adjustable metal stands that can be easily installed on most of aquariums with or without lids.
  • 【Compatible】Compatible with UPMCT Single-channel timer, simulate sunrise & sunset to provide a natural day and night cycle for your fish and free your hand.
  • 【This is an aquarium light with cost-effectiveness】 The wattage of LED beads is very low, which saves electricity. Despite the low power, the LED beads can produce strong lighting just like other forms of aquarium lighting. In addition, compared with other types of lighting equipment, the rust-proof metal shell, lower heat and faster heat dissipation make it perfect choice for freshwater aquarium and artificial fish tank.
  • Manufacture: UPMCT
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Item Weight: 1.18 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPMCT
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UPMCT Final Thoughts

"It is plenty of light."

I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. I changed my review and contacted Hygger. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. Trust me u will not be disappointed! It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures.

Overall Score
4.6


(21 Points)

4. Finnex Stingray LED Clip Light for Aquarium

User Ratings: 65 2

Finnex JL-C18 First Impressions

"It's a good light."

Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for.

  • Finnex Stingray LED Clip Light for Aquarium
  • Hood Construction: Aluminum/Plastic
  • Hood Length: 9.5 Inches
  • Wattage: 4 Watts
  • Power Cord Length: 47 Inches
  • Cliplight Rim Allowance: Under 1.5cm
  • Manufacture: Finnex
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Finnex JL-C18
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Finnex JL-C18 Final Thoughts

"Its awesome."

The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them.

Overall Score
4.5


(246 Points)

5. NICREW Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Underwater Fish Tank Light, Brilliant and Vivid White, Blue a...

User Ratings: 74 4

NICREW First Impressions

"Definitely submersible."

Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter.

  • NICREW Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Underwater Fish Tank Light, Brilliant and Vivid White, Blue and Red Light Stick for Freshwater and Planted Tanks
  • Brilliant planted LED light bar for adding additional light to decorate and highlight the aquatic plants and finned friends
  • Features white, blue and red LEDs for daylight mode and blue LEDs only for a nightlight mode
  • The daylight/nightlight mode can be controlled separately by the W/B button, and it can be compatible with NICREW dimmer and single-channel timer
  • Available in three lengths to suit aquariums of various sizes. Ideal for use in tanks 10-15 gallons
  • Safe working voltage 12V DC, without any risk to people or aquatic pets
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
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NICREW Final Thoughts

"It is awsome!"

For the price you will not find a better light on the market. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! 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. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium.

Overall Score
4.6


(39 Points)

6. 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
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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)

7. JackSuper Aquatic Plant Aquarium LED Light for Small Fish Tank Growth Planted Lighting with Extend B...

User Ratings: 57 7

JackSuper First Impressions

"I'd recommend it."

They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company.

  • JackSuper Aquatic Plant Aquarium LED Light for Small Fish Tank Growth Planted Lighting with Extend Bracket Adjustable White Blue Lamp for Plant Reef Tank
  • 7.21inch aquarium light in length, 28-33 cm/11-13 inch ajustable, 1.2m Cable length, Made of the high luminance LEDs and Aluminum alloy
  • Extendable Length: Comes with 2 Extendable Mounting Brackets, so you can adjust the length to fit your fish tank from 11 inches to 13 inches
  • 7500K Color temperature, professionally designed for aquarium plant cultivation and fish,frog,turtle,chichlids
  • Full-spectrum white light with more than 88% high color rednering "HCRI" and can render any object closest to the natural color
  • High-grade aluminum alloy shell for faster cooling,keep long service life, Ajustable bracket fit for different uncovered tank
  • Manufacture: JackSupermall
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JackSuper
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JackSuper Final Thoughts

"Seems good quality."

Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

Overall Score
4.2


(79 Points)

8. Aqueon OptiBright MAX LED Light, 48 to 54 Inches, Remote Control Aquarium Lamp

User Ratings: 90 10

Aqueon 1002533617 First Impressions

"Switch has 3 settings."

So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. This lights had the reviews i was looking for. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. I'm very happy with the light performance.

  • Aqueon OptiBright MAX LED Light, 48 to 54 Inches, Remote Control Aquarium Lamp
  • Adjustable mounting brackets: 48 to 54 inches long
  • Fits aquariums size 33 and 40 long, 55, 72 bow front
  • Jam packed with bright LEDs for MAXimum aquarium illumination
  • Includes RF remote control of 24-hour light timer and individual light intensity
  • With this kind of power, you can grow and sustain most low-medium light level plants in your aquatic ecosystem
  • Manufacture: AQUEON
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 4.5 x 49 inches; 4.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 1002533617
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Aqueon 1002533617 Final Thoughts

"My cats love it!"

If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. Just got this light today, and WOW! So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. It's not too bright and not too dim.

Overall Score
4.6


(12 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. Odyssea T5 Dual 6500K Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant Extendable

User Ratings: 67 4

Odyssea First Impressions

"Seems good quality."

When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. There IS a purple hue to this fixture.

  • Odyssea T5 Dual 6500K Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant Extendable
  • Lumen: 2000 initial
  • Wattage: 2x 24W
  • Config: 2x 6500K
  • Extendable brackets, External Ballasts
  • For freshwater and planted setups
  • Manufacture: Odyssea
  • Product Dimensions: 24.75 x 5 x 2.3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Odyssea
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Odyssea Final Thoughts

"Very bright."

This light is amazing, especially for the price. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying.

Overall Score
4.4


(140 Points)

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