Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Clever sprouts Aquarium Lights

1. LED Aquarium Light, 15 inches Fish Tank Light White Color Underwater Light Submersible Crystal Glass...

User Ratings: 70 6

Clever sprouts First Impressions

"I did not."

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. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting.

  • LED Aquarium Light, 15 inches Fish Tank Light White Color Underwater Light Submersible Crystal Glass Lights
  • Great bright lights for fish tank night viewing,cool White LEDs add a shimmering effect to your reef. Ultra-bright SMD 5050 LEDs, which makes the fish tank light 35% brighter than others.
  • Excellent sealed design. The aquarium lamp is amphibious with IP68 Rating, can be fully submerged in water and work underwater. Two strong suction cup help fix cable firmly in the tank, fitting for aquarium, fish tank, pool, etc.
  • Safety low-voltage design. With low voltage of 12V, the LED aquarium light is safe and won't cause any harm to people or fish.
  • Great for night viewing. Great night light and tank illuminator ,cool White LEDs add a shimmering effect to your reef.
  • Wildly use for aquariums, fish tanks, pools and so on.
  • Manufacture: COVO
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.5 x 1 inches; 8.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Clever sprouts
  • Brightness [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Clever sprouts Final Thoughts

"We don't use that."

I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. It's not too bright and not too dim. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. The entire process took only a few days. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(580 Points)

2. GloFish Blue LED Aquarium Light 12 Inches, Fits Framed Aquariums Up To 20 Gallons

User Ratings: 76 2

GloFish 29284 First Impressions

"I'd recommend it."

Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great.

  • GloFish Blue LED Aquarium Light 12 Inches, Fits Framed Aquariums Up To 20 Gallons
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Package height :30.987 cm
  • Package length :5.08 cm
  • Package width :7.62 cm
  • Manufacture: Spectrum
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 7.84 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29284
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

GloFish 29284 Final Thoughts

"Using on 37 gal cube."

Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. The entire process took only a few days. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. The entire process took only a few days. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(89 Points)

3. 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 [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="4.4"]
(778 Points)

4. Full Spectrum LED Light with Bamboo Board, fits Aquarium Nano Tank, Betta Fish Tank, Potted Plants, ...

User Ratings: 75 4

HIRO AQUATICS First Impressions

"Very nice light."

The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. This light is even better than I expected! Just got this light today, and WOW! I bought the smaller one without realizing it. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers.

  • Full Spectrum LED Light with Bamboo Board, fits Aquarium Nano Tank, Betta Fish Tank, Potted Plants, Succulent, Miniature Landscape
  • [Multiple Purpose] This lamp can be used as a nano quarium light, potted plant grow light, succulent grow light, Wabi Kusa light, a miniature lighta, a bonsai light and even a desk light. No matter what shape your tank or pot is, just simply put it on the bamboo board and your tank/plant is illuminated.
  • [Full Spectrum] The full Spectrum LED is designed to mimic natural outdoor sunlight to help your plants grow healthier and make plants look vivid. The lamp consistently emits wavelengths in the wide range, including those wavelengths visible to the human eye (what we perceive as color) and the invisible wavelengths, like ultraviolet and infrared. As a result, it will allow plants to grow healthily, as naturally grown in the sun. Also its CRI(RA) is above 80, better than normal LED Light
  • [Bamboo Board] It features hard texture, water-proof, strong temperature insulation, no deformation and anti-insect. The size of 7W's wood board is 11" X 10.5", Maximal light height is 18".
  • [360 Degree Swivel] The lamp head is 360 Degree adjustable to meet your need. Each lamp bead is equipped with a lens that designs to effectively increase the width and depth of the illumination without causing waste of light.
  • [100-240V] , US two pin Plug. Color temperature of this lamp is 6000K.
  • Manufacture: HIRO AQUATICS
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 10.5 x 18 inches; 2.54 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HIRO AQUATICS
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

HIRO AQUATICS Final Thoughts

"No remote."

It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(141 Points)

5. Current USA Orbit Marine IC LED Reef Aquarium Light | 24 Hour IR Lighting & Wave Pump Control | Adju...

User Ratings: 66 8

Current USA 4105 First Impressions

"I love it."

It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. It's not too bright and not too dim. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade.

  • Current USA Orbit Marine IC LED Reef Aquarium Light | 24 Hour IR Lighting & Wave Pump Control | Adjustable Color Spectrum
  • FULL SPECTRUM- Producing eye-popping color and amazing color rendition, full spectrum control allows you to create the perfect color spectra for your reef. A powerful blend of Dual Actinic blue 445nm/460nm, Dual Daylight white 6,700K/10,000K and RGB LEDs combined with 90° spherical optical lenses delivers the perfect blend of light for strong coral growth and amazing fluorescence.
  • NEW TECHNOLOGY- The new Orbit Marine IC LED brings your aquarium to life in an entirely new way. Delivering brilliant color and brightness, it’s capable of things never seen before in an aquarium light. From watching clouds gently roll across your reef to producing surging water currents and pulsing waves, it completely changes your aquarium experience.
  • 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; 2.3 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4105
  • Brightness [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Current USA 4105 Final Thoughts

"100% recommend!"

‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. That sounded like a good plan to me so I agreed it was worth the risk. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(227 Points)

6. Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture, 46 Watt

User Ratings: 83 1

Fluval 14522 First Impressions

"Acting completely normal."

I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it.

  • Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture, 46 Watt
  • Features programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night)
  • Includes six unique band waves for full spectrum results
  • Includes optional pre-set habitat light configurations like Lake Malawi, Tropical, and Planted
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 35.83 x 2.64 x 1.02 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 14522
  • Brightness [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Fluval 14522 Final Thoughts

"Then the bars slide out."

Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. Trust me u will not be disappointed!

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(210 Points)

7. Aquaria Tetra LED Hidden Light Stick

User Ratings: 50

AQUARIA 45090760 First Impressions

"Using on 37 gal cube."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish.

  • Aquaria Tetra LED Hidden Light Stick
  • Focused on the healthy living of your aquatic pets
  • Quality designed and tested for highest performance
  • Don't Settle for anything less, use Aquaria Products
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 8.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUARIA 45090760
  • Brightness [star rating='4.6']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

AQUARIA 45090760 Final Thoughts

"Best thing I did!"

This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . For the price you will not find a better light on the market. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. This lights had the reviews i was looking for.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(3 Points)

8. MQ 8-20 in Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Color Changing Fish Tank Light with Remote Control, IP68 ...

User Ratings: 68 5

MQ First Impressions

"But I didn't need them."

But now was an opportunity to upgrade. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. I'm very happy with the light performance. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. For the price these lights are incredible. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade.

  • MQ 8-20 in Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Color Changing Fish Tank Light with Remote Control, IP68 Crystal Glass LED Lights Bar, for Fish Tank 10-35 inch
  • Colorful Visual Effect- 24 keys controller can provide 16 colors and 4 modes (smooth/flash/strobe/fade) for your fish tank. Multi Color Changing LED Lamp gives bright light effects and a totally different vision.
  • Lighting Brightness Adjustable - Two buttons (Rise / Down) in the left-top of the remote used to adjust the brightness for this light. It can make your fish tank a colorful landscape.
  • Energy saving - 5050 LED lights chip make the fish tank lights 35% brighter than others. 5050 SMD lamps are safe, low heat and long-lasting. Can be widely used in fish tank, turtle tank, reptile tank, pond and so on.
  • IP68 Waterproof – The fish tank light can be fully submerged in water and work underwater. 2 Strong Suction Cups allow you to fix the submersible fish tank light to the specific place as you wish.
  • Safety Design - With low voltage of 12V, the LED aquarium light is safe and won't cause any harm to people or fish. And the explosion protection acrylic glass give a more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • Waterproof: IP68 Waterproof for the LED bar
  • Light Color: 16 color with 4 modes
  • LED Light Type: 5050
  • Manufacture: MQ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MQ
  • Brightness [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

MQ Final Thoughts

" just in case."

You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(684 Points)

9. LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Waterproof Remote Control Underwater Submersible LED Lights Stri...

User Ratings: 67 4

GZKANFUL First Impressions

"Best thing I did!"

My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly.

  • LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Waterproof Remote Control Underwater Submersible LED Lights Strip RGB Color Changing Brightness Adjustable
  • Colorful LED Lights --- Use of 21 RGB LED lights with 16 color 4 modes and controled by wireless remote, can make your fish tank a colorful landscape. Can be widely used in fish tanks, cisterns, rockeries, pet cages and others. Bright LED Bar can make your tank look like part of oceans, and your fish and reptiles seen where they're swimming or moving.
  • Light dim adjustable --- There are two button(Rise / Down) in the left-top of the remote to adjust the brightness for this light.
  • Color change speed adjustable --- Choose one of the mode "flash","strobe", "fade" or "smooth", then press the brightness adjust button to rise or down the color changing speed.
  • IP68 Waterproof --- This LED light Bar could be submerged entirely under the water or put it out of the water, but the Power Adapter, Switch and Remote are Non-submersible! This light bar is very easy to attach to the fish tank with 2 suction cups (included), make it very easy to place on fish tank. This item can be put in the bottom of fish tank, on the top of fish tank and any where you want put in the fish tank to decorate your fish tank.
  • Brighter and Safer --- 5050 LED lights chip is 20% brighter and is designed for reliable, long-term performance, energy saving and safe. And the explosion protection acrylic glass give a more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • Manufacture: GZKANFUL
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GZKANFUL
  • Brightness [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

GZKANFUL Final Thoughts

"I really like this light."

The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. This light is even better than I expected! Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(132 Points)

10. Barrina 48inches Aquarium Hood Lighting Color Changing Remote Controlled Dimmable RGB LED Light for ...

User Ratings: 70 8

Barrina NWT504005650Fc First Impressions

"5 betta tank."

I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them.

  • Barrina 48inches Aquarium Hood Lighting Color Changing Remote Controlled Dimmable RGB LED Light for Aquarium Fish Tank for Fresh and Salt Water with Extendable Bracket, 45 to 50 Inches, 4FT
  • With extendable bracket to adjust the length to fit your fish tank, fits tank 45 to 51-inch length
  • Remote control for choosing 16 solid colors, 4 light modes: Flash, Strobe, Fade and adjust brightness
  • Impressive RGB color. A wonderful addition to decorate and illuminate your fish tank
  • Easy to use. Just put it on the top of fish tank and insert the plug to light it on
  • One-Year 100% Satisfaction Warranty. CONTACT SELLER to get easy and fast replacement if any quality issue
  • 1 x LED Aquarium Light
  • 1 x 24 Key IR Remote Controller (No batteries included)
  • 1 x Adapter
  • Manufacture: Bailina Lighting Electric Appliance Co.,Ltd
  • Part Number: BLNAL4FTRGB
  • Material: Aluminum+PC
  • Item Weight: 4.14 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 54.5 x 5.1 x 2.8 inches
  • Style: LED Aluminum Lights
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Barrina NWT504005650Fc
  • Brightness [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

Barrina NWT504005650Fc Final Thoughts

"Not with this light!"

I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. The entire process took only a few days. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(301 Points)

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