Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Coralife Aquarium Lights

1. Coralife Marine Aquarium Clip-On LED Light

User Ratings: 70 5

Coralife 100533614 First Impressions

"I hope this light lasts."

I thought they were fairly easy to set up. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. Also note this is an initial impression review. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes.

  • Coralife Marine Aquarium Clip-On LED Light
  • Marine aquarium clip-on LED light
  • 60 bright LEDs with blue spectrum for a Deep sea look
  • 3-Way soft-touch LED control (all on/Blue on/all off)
  • Ideal for marine aquariums up to 20 gallons
  • Easily mounts on framed or frameless aquariums with mounting screw
  • 1 year warranty
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 4.75 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife 100533614
  • Brightness [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Coralife 100533614 Final Thoughts

"It's a good light."

I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. This light is amazing, especially for the price. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss.

Overall Score
4.5

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

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2. Coralife T5 Replacement Lamp Colormax

User Ratings: 52 25

Coralife 100105624 First Impressions

"But for a DISPLAY."

All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well.

  • Coralife T5 Replacement Lamp Colormax
  • High-intensity output that enhances the natural beauty of freshwater fish and plant
  • Color-enhancing phosphors that provide full-spectrum light
  • Simulates the sun at high noon with a slight cloud base
  • Energy efficient
  • Manufacture: Coralife
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 36.8 x 1 inches; 6.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife 100105624
  • Brightness [star rating='3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

Coralife 100105624 Final Thoughts

"- no color control."

This light is even better than I expected! It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. This is another awsome product from hygger. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. For the price these lights are incredible. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible.

Overall Score
3.6

[star rating="3.6"]
(35 Points)

3. LEMONBEST Super bright 24 LEDs Aquarium Lamp Fish Tank Stainless Steel Tube Flexible Clamp Clip LED ...

User Ratings: 73 5

LemonBest First Impressions

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

My only complaint is the missing seal. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in.

  • LEMONBEST Super bright 24 LEDs Aquarium Lamp Fish Tank Stainless Steel Tube Flexible Clamp Clip LED light Flood downlight
  • Input Voltage: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz.;3 Modes: Only blue light on, all white & blue light on and power off
  • Works for rimless, glass only tanks; Can stuck the thickness around 1CM, thickness of general aquariums is between 0.5-0.7CM
  • Stainless steel bending tube, 135 mm long and can rotate 360 ¡ã
  • Ul modelling and you can easily adjust the tightness.
  • Used for aquarium, fish tank, lighting and other similar occasions.
  • Manufacture: Lemonbest
  • Part Number: PD-19749
  • Material: Steel
  • Item Weight: 6.7 ounces
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LemonBest
  • Brightness [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

LemonBest Final Thoughts

"The color looks great."

Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it.

Overall Score
4.4

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

4. Luxvista Aquarium LED Clip Light - Flexible Fish Tank Light Gooseneck Clamp with Hight Brightness Bl...

Luxvista LUX1299-USx1-FBS First Impressions

"It's working fine now."

That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red.

  • Luxvista Aquarium LED Clip Light - Flexible Fish Tank Light Gooseneck Clamp with Hight Brightness Blue/Blue & White Lighting Colors US Plug-in Small LED Clip on Lamps (1-Pack)
  • 【Aquarium LED Light】Fish tank light is very bright, energy efficient and long lasting LEDs, 40% energy-saving than ordinary LED lights.
  • 【Clip Adjustable】You can clip this aquarium light on all glass tank or black rims, the max tank wall thickness it can fits is up to 0.39 inch(or 1cm).
  • 【Gooseneck Clamp】Small LED clip light can flip 360°, and its light hose length is 5.31 iin with independent switch. Soft arm can be adjusted by any angles and positions.
  • 【Two Color Mode】Aquarium fish tank light have white & blue LEDs for day use and blue LEDs for night use, there is a shift button on the bottom of light.
  • 【Application】 LED clip on light is a great night light and illuminator for fish tank. It also promote aquarium plant growth and improve your fish tank's ecological environment.
  • Power: 1.5W
  • LEDs: 24PCS F5 high brightness(18 pcs White+6 pcs Blue)
  • Input Voltage: AC100-240V 0.3A 50/60HZ
  • Manufacture: Luxvista LED Co., Ltd
  • Product Dimensions: 6.29 x 3.14 x 2.16 inches; 6.35 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Luxvista LUX1299-USx1-FBS
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

Luxvista LUX1299-USx1-FBS Final Thoughts

"Pretty easy to program."

They did well enough during the time I had them. I'm very happy with the light performance. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

5. 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 [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

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

[star rating="4.3"]
(2723 Points)

6. 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
  • Brightness [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

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

[star rating="4.5"]
(1836 Points)

7. DXCEL LED Aquarium Air Bubble Light Fish Tank Air Curtain Bubble Stone Disk with 6 Color Changing LE...

User Ratings: 66 7

DXCEL First Impressions

"- no color control."

It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. This light is even better than I expected! It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top.

  • DXCEL LED Aquarium Air Bubble Light Fish Tank Air Curtain Bubble Stone Disk with 6 Color Changing LEDs
  • Can connect to air pump for air bubble billow effect (Air pump not included)
  • IP68 waterproof rate, excellent sealed design, can be fully submerged in water
  • 6 colour changing LEDs and an air stone combined in a single decor piece (2 inches diameter)
  • Built-in air stones create air bubbles for improved oxygenation and gas exchange
  • Creates a decorative array of bubbles and colorful column of air in your aquarium
  • Attach airline tubing (sold separately) to Air Inlet on the LED Bubble Ring.
  • Make sure Airstone is securely in place.
  • Connect Airline Tubing to an Air Pump (Air pump is not included).
  • Manufacture: Dxcel
  • Part Number: DX-001
  • Material: Stone
  • Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DXCEL
  • Brightness [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

DXCEL Final Thoughts

"They are pretty clear."

It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.3

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

8. MLJ LED Aquarium Light, 7-44 Inch Waterproof Fish Light White with Blue, RGB Underwater Lamp Submers...

User Ratings: 71 5

MLJ First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. 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 so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly.

  • MLJ LED Aquarium Light, 7-44 Inch Waterproof Fish Light White with Blue, RGB Underwater Lamp Submersible LED Light for Fish Tank
  • Waterproof--With waterproof IP68 rating, this LED light Bar could be submerged entirely under or above the water.
  • Multi-size--7-44 Inch, we offer different size for different fish tank type. 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.
  • RGB Light--Up graded RGB light beads brighter than others, long life span and energy saving. Ultra bright and full spectrum RGB LEDs for showing vivid colors of aquatic plants and fish, can make your fish tank like a colorful landscape.
  • 24 Buttons RGB Remote Control for Color Changing-- You can choose between 2 flashing modes (slow flashing and fast flashing), 16 different colors and 4 flash modes (Flash / Strobe / Fade / Smooth) to create a charming atmosphere in the aquarium. If you are using the remote control for the first time, please remove the insulating foil and install a suitable button battery.
  • Easy to Use-- Firm suction cup is comfortable and essential. Rubber protective cap to prevent collision and damage. Made of a highly transparent and explosion-proof acrylic lampshade, it is durable and easy to clean. With low voltage of 12V, the LED aquarium light is safe and won't cause any harm to people or fish.
  • Manufacture: MLJ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MLJ
  • Brightness [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

MLJ Final Thoughts

"Looks great."

Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. The entire process took only a few days.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(1025 Points)

9. Orphek OR3 Reef Aquarium LED Bar – for Coral Pop Fluorescent Color Growth and Illumination – 5Wa...

User Ratings: 87

Orphek Aquarium LED Lighting First Impressions

"The blues are beautiful."

I added a moon light separately and all is good. There IS a purple hue to this fixture. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. This light is amazing, especially for the price.

  • Orphek OR3 Reef Aquarium LED Bar – for Coral Pop Fluorescent Color Growth and Illumination – 5Watt Dual Chip LEDs
  • The new model OR3 120 – 2020 comes with NEW LEDs! – Orphek is worldwide recognized by being the leader in LED Aquarium lighting solutions capable of delivering products that provide perfect intensity/efficiency.
  • (SPECTRUM) The OR3 LED Bar Blue Plus is a combination of the spectrum of the OR Blue Sky and OR UV Violet that POP your corals fluorescent color and growth!
  • (LEDs) 36 new costomized high efficiency 5w Dual-Core power LEDs that are even more technologically advanced, therefore more efficient! – Our LEDs will last longer because we have improved its life span and are more resistant to higher heat! – Highest PAR longevity with really minimum loss over the years! Not only that, we have also improved its internal lens!
  • (VERSATILE) You can add as many as you wish or combine with Orphek Atlantik / Compact to have an even more amazing tank! – You can combine with other brands for extra coral pop, health and grow!
  • (WARRANTY & CUSTOMER SUPPORT) - Amazon 30 days return guarantee plus Warranty and Support from Orphek. Also if you have any questions, please contact us via Amazon Q&A section.
  • Manufacture: ORPHEK LIMITED
  • Product Dimensions: 48.62 x 1.97 x 1.42 inches; 6.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Orphek Aquarium LED Lighting
  • Brightness [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Orphek Aquarium LED Lighting Final Thoughts

"These lights are great."

The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. My only complaint is the missing seal. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. Suprized how well it lights up this tank.

Overall Score
4.9

[star rating="4.9"]
(20 Points)

10. WEAVERBIRD X3 Libra LED Aquarium Fish Tank Light 6W 12 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 600LM for 8-15...

User Ratings: 64

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Using on 37 gal cube."

It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. Also note this is an initial impression review. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect.

  • WEAVERBIRD X3 Libra LED Aquarium Fish Tank Light 6W 12 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 600LM for 8-15 Inch Fish Tank
  • Durable & Saving- LED Aquarium clip light made of ABS, It's durable and saves powers. Super bright, 40% energy-saving than ordinary LED lights, the energy efficient and long lasting LED produce amazing shimmer to your aquarium.
  • Application- Suitable for 20cm/8inch to 40cm/15inch fish tank, max. thickness 6mm aquarium, no drilling or cutting.
  • Specification- 110V,50~60Hz,US plug,600LM, 6W. (Please confirm the parameters before order). Aquarium led light enhance colors in fish and corals and can be used to provide stunning lighting effects in the day or night.
  • Special Design- This light is specially designed for fish tank, which can light up your fish tank and bring brightness for fish. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want.
  • Easy to Installed- Clip on the fish tank wall and will be stable on it. Very easy and convenient. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want. TIPS: The limit of the lamp clip is 6mm.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Product Dimensions: 5.91 x 3.66 x 2.56 inches; 3.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
  • Brightness [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"The lightning is great."

The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. 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. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants.

Overall Score
4.4

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

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