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. hygger Adjustable Blue White LEDs Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets,wit...

User Ratings: 85

hygger HG-918B 14w First Impressions

"I would recommend buying!"

They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. The entire process took only a few days. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank.

  • hygger Adjustable Blue White LEDs Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets,with External Controller Dimmer, for Freshwater Fish Tank (18-52 inch)
  • 【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 LEDS, 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
  • 【Dimmable & Timing】 you can adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10% according to your prefer, 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. Please note this light is not auto off, it will stay at the dimmest level when it reaches the setting time
  • 【Durable & Warranty】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. We provide 1 year warranty for this aquarium light, has any issues, please contact the seller directly
  • 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger HG-918B 14w
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hygger HG-918B 14w Final Thoughts

"Super bright!"

The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. I changed my review and contacted Hygger. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase.

Overall Score
4.8


(41 Points)

4. JackSuper LED Aquarium Light, Reef Plant Fish Tank Light Waterproof Remote Control Submersible Brigh...

User Ratings: 67 7

JackSuper First Impressions

"Mainly wanted timer."

The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. This light is amazing, especially for the price. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well.

  • JackSuper LED Aquarium Light, Reef Plant Fish Tank Light Waterproof Remote Control Submersible Brightness RGB Light Colorful Adjustable Underwater
  • 【Suitable for outdoor and indoor】Ideal for aquarium, fish tank, turtle tank,reptiles,home or party decor,pool,pond and other similar occasions.
  • 【Submersible and Memory Function】The aquarium light has memory function,can remember the last save setting,Safe working voltage 12V DC, Beautify your tank without any risk to people and fishes,IP68 Submersible suitable for freshwater and saltwater
  • 【Say goodbye to the dark】 aquarium background lighting blink your fish create a stunning sunset, a vivid shores of a reef,or highlight submerged caves, takes your underwater view to a hole new level.
  • 【Multifunction 】Compatible with 110-240V AC,5050 SMD LEDs,RGB 16 Colors available,4 changing modes: Flash / Strobe / Fade / Smooth
  • 【UPGRADE LIGHT】 Upgraded RGB light beads brighter than others light, long life span and energy saving;Strong Upgraded suction cups help fix firmly in the tank or aquarium, easy to mount and fix.
  • Manufacture: JackSupermall
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JackSuper
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JackSuper Final Thoughts

"Switch has 3 settings."

I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. It's not too bright and not too dim. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED.

Overall Score
4.3


(45 Points)

5. NICREW ClassicLED Gen 2 Aquarium Light, Dimmable LED Fish Tank Light with White and Blue LEDs, High ...

User Ratings: 46

NICREW First Impressions

"It's working fine now."

It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too.

  • NICREW ClassicLED Gen 2 Aquarium Light, Dimmable LED Fish Tank Light with White and Blue LEDs, High Output, Dual-Channel Timer Included
  • The 2nd generation of the ClassicLED aquarium light, more LEDs and 50% brighter
  • Programmable dual-channel timer simulates a 15-minute sunrise and sunset effects and sets the straight ON/OFF mode without dimming
  • Adjustable mounting brackets to fit rimless or rimmed aquariums from 30 - 36 inches in length
  • Ideal for freshwater, saltwater fish-only and low-high light level aquarium plant tanks
  • This product is recommended for use over glass or acrylic canopy-covered aquariums
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
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NICREW Final Thoughts

"But I didn't need them."

It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. 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. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. It's not too bright and not too dim. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. Trust me u will not be disappointed!

Overall Score
3.6


(4 Points)

6. Fish Aquarium Tank Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue LEDs And External...

User Ratings: 72 1

FUJIWAY First Impressions

"Its awesome."

I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. This light is amazing, especially for the price. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer.

  • Fish Aquarium Tank Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue LEDs And External Controller, Aquarium Light with Timer And Memory Function, for Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Tank
  • 【Super Bright Led Aquarium Light】Fujiway aquarium led light is 12V1A/12W, 5730 large leds, super bright and long life, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean. Suggest for fish tank 11 inch - 18 inch, support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/50-60HZ. Suitable for freshwater and saltwater aquarium
  • 【Aquarium Light with Adjustable Metal Brackets】the fish tank light comes with 2 metal, 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(Not immersed in water)
  • 【3 Light Color Modes & 10 Levels Light Brightness Adjustable 】This aquarium light has 3 light modes: White Led, Blue Led, Blue+White Led, shift the color mode by press the third button for 1 to 3 times on the controller. By pressing the 'W' and 'B' buttons, the brightness of the led can be adjusted. Color changes will make your aquarium change to many different wonderful views
  • 【Aquarium Light with Timer & Memory Function】On the external controller, you can set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours by pressing the fourth button for 1 to 3 times, and at the same time the next day, it will automatically turn on again, this is an intelligent aquarium light
  • 【Durable Aquarium Light】With 2 metal mounting bracket fish tank light, this aquarium light hood with aluminum alloy metal shell, has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality 5730 leds, energy efficient and long life, 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 adjustable mounting brackets.
  • You can set light time to 3h, 6h, 12h. 24 hours is a cycle,the next day will automatically open
  • Manufacture: FUJIWAY
  • Product Dimensions: 10.24 x 2.17 x 0.67 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FUJIWAY
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FUJIWAY Final Thoughts

"I love it."

My main display has been running with ecotech radions. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. For the price these lights are incredible. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light.

Overall Score
4.6


(125 Points)

7. 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
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

8. Aquarium Air Bubbler LED Light Aquarium Air Stone Disk Kit Fish Tank Air Bubbler Decoration with 6 C...

User Ratings: 74 11

XY-Firestar First Impressions

"I would recommend buying!"

I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! 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.

  • Aquarium Air Bubbler LED Light Aquarium Air Stone Disk Kit Fish Tank Air Bubbler Decoration with 6 Color Changing LEDs
  • Supplemental Oxygen: the build-in air stones diffuse air into the fish tank and provide enough oxygen for fish to breathe
  • Colorful Light: 6 auto changing LEDs creating beautiful light into your aquarium, a desire aquarium air bubbler decorations to have
  • Specifications: IP68 waterproof, power 1 watt, voltage 110v, diameter 2.1 inches, LED color: white, blue, yellow, red, green
  • Long Service Life: the fish tank air bubbler light is made from high quality beads, which provide long service life and good brightness to the light, low luminous decay and no flickering
  • Package Included: round air stone disk with suction cup, power adapter, and tube to connect with air pump, pump is not included
  • Manufacture: Firestar Corporation
  • Item Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XY-Firestar
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XY-Firestar Final Thoughts

"Best thing I did!"

So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. Trust me u will not be disappointed! Overall a good competitor to Nicrew.

Overall Score
4.4


(22 Points)

9. Simdoc Mini Underwater Aquarium Tank LED Lights Submersible LED Waterproof Night Light,Batteries Inc...

Simdoc First Impressions

"I hope this light lasts."

The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for.

  • Simdoc Mini Underwater Aquarium Tank LED Lights Submersible LED Waterproof Night Light,Batteries Included,Purple, Blue and Red
  • 100% brand new and high quality
  • Size: Diameter: 1cm/0.39in (Approx.)
  • DC Input: 3 Pcs LR41 batteries ( included)
  • It is waterproof, so can be used inside or out of water.
  • It is comfortable, humanistic and high-performing comprehensive.
  • Manufacture: Simdoc
  • Part Number: Simdoc 2SS200560
  • Material: Metal
  • Item Weight: 0.106 ounces
  • Power Source: Battery Powered
  • Batteries Included?: Yes
  • Batteries Required?: Yes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Simdoc
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Simdoc Final Thoughts

"5 betta tank."

Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (90cm - 36")

User Ratings: 74 3

Beamswork First Impressions

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

I thought they were fairly easy to set up. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia.

  • Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (90cm - 36")
  • LEDs: 42x 0.50W (2000 lumen)
  • Config: 29x 10000K, 6x Actinic 460nm, 3x Red 620nm, 4x Green 520nm
  • Timer Ready, 2 Mode Day / Night
  • Suitable for freshwater, plants, cichlid
  • 1 Year Warranty*
  • Manufacture: Beamswork
  • Part Number: Huiyi-G41
  • Item Weight: 4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 35.5 x 5.25 x 1 inches
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
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Beamswork Final Thoughts

"5 inch units."

They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. Overall build quality is really good. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. This is another awsome product from hygger. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT.

Overall Score
4.5


(185 Points)

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