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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(84 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Coralife Aquarium Lights

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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(35 Points)

3. Beamswork LED 1W 6500K HI Lumen Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant (DHL 72 6500K)

User Ratings: 62 8

Beamswork First Impressions

"IT IS SUPER BRIGHT!"

Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. Trust me u will not be disappointed! Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! For the price you will not find a better light on the market.

  • Beamswork LED 1W 6500K HI Lumen Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant (DHL 72 6500K)
  • Lumen: 9500
  • LEDs: 90x 1W
  • Config: 72x 6500K, 18x Actinic
  • Timer Ready, 2 Mode Day / Night
  • For freshwater and live plant setups
  • Manufacture: Beamswork
  • Item Weight: 10 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 71 x 1.25 x 5 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Beamswork Final Thoughts

"It turns everything blue."

It's been about a month since the new LED light came in. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. They did well enough during the time I had them. This light is amazing, especially for the price. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones.

Overall Score
4.2


(12 Points)

4. labworkauto LED Aquarium Light Underwater Fish Tank Light Submersible Color Remote Control Air Bubbl...

labworkauto First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. This light is even better than I expected! Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

  • labworkauto LED Aquarium Light Underwater Fish Tank Light Submersible Color Remote Control Air Bubble Light
  • Multi-mode - Multi-color remote controller offers 16 solid colors and 4 various light modes: Flash, Strobe, Fade, Smooth. The LED light is dimmable under 16 colors modes and the flash frequency are adjustable under color changing modes.
  • Bubble Light Design - Aquarium bubble light wateroroof desigin, diving, lighting and oxygen enrichment(but need to use with the pump).
  • High-Quality Bubble - Aquarium bubble lights with 5050 leds will be brighter and have longer using lifespan.
  • High-Quality Suction Cup - The lamp tube is fixed by suction cup, and the position on the fish tank can be adjusted at will. The sucker is designed to be thickened and the anti-aging material is used to enhance the service life of the sucker.
  • Aquarium Light Led Universal Use - Can be widely used in fish tanks, cisterns, rockeries, pet cages and others.
  • Manufacture: labworkauto
  • Editor's Impressions Of The labworkauto
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

labworkauto Final Thoughts

"I have two reef tanks."

Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. My only complaint is the missing seal. My only complaint is the missing seal. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (50cm - 18")

User Ratings: 75 5

Beamswork First Impressions

"It is very bright!"

I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. 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. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. This light is even better than I expected! The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great.

  • Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (50cm - 18")
  • LEDs: 22x 0.50W (1000 lumen)
  • Config: 15x 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: 2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 5.25 x 1 inches
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Beamswork Final Thoughts

"Very bright!"

The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. That sounded like a good plan to me so I agreed it was worth the risk. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. I changed my review and contacted Hygger. 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.

Overall Score
4.5


(181 Points)

6. AQUANEAT Aquarium Led Clip Lamp Light 48 LEDs Multi Color Full Spectrum Blue White Nano Fish Tank Li...

User Ratings: 68 7

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"Acting completely normal."

This light has some great intensity to it. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. They did well enough during the time I had them. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Led Clip Lamp Light 48 LEDs Multi Color Full Spectrum Blue White Nano Fish Tank Light Up to 10 Gal (Blue White for Rimmed Tank)
  • Suitable for all freshwater, cichlids (not for plant)
  • Totally 48 LEDs: 40 pcs white light, 8 pcs blue light
  • Soft arm can be adjusted by any angles and positions; Suitable for standard rimmed tank up to 0.6" (17mm) thick
  • Recommend aquarium tank size: Up to 10 Gal, tank length: 12" - 20"
  • Two Mode: All lights on and All lights off
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended!"

I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. Just got this light today, and WOW!

Overall Score
4.4


(119 Points)

7. Aqueon LED Aquarium Light Fixture

User Ratings: 76 4

Aqueon 100115612 First Impressions

"This is a bright."

‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. For the price you will not find a better light on the market.

  • Aqueon LED Aquarium Light Fixture
  • The Aqueon Modular LED Aquarium Light last longer and is more energy efficient than standard T8 Fluorescent lighting.
  • One Day White LED is included, expansion slots for two additional easy-to-install LED lamps
  • Plug and play connections are moisture-resistant
  • Includes pre-installed, adjustable mounting legs and three-position power switch: day, night and moon glow
  • Preloaded with one Day White LED lamp
  • Slots for two additional LED lamps of your choice: Day White, Colormax, Beauty Max or Max Blue
  • Changing LED lamps are easy to snap in and out, plug and play!
  • Use up to 70% less energy than T8 fluorescent lamps and do not contain mercury, which is harmful to the environment
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 30 x 2.25 inches; 3.53 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100115612
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100115612 Final Thoughts

"It does not feel cheap."

Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all.

Overall Score
4.5


(349 Points)

8. Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC Aquarium LED Light

User Ratings: 78 5

Finnex HLC-48 First Impressions

"These lights are great."

The entire process took only a few days. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. I added a moon light separately and all is good. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. Also note this is an initial impression review.

  • Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC Aquarium LED Light
  • Aquarium LED light: Finnex planted+ 24/7 HLC LED light
  • 24/7 mode: fully customizable LED sunrise & Sunset
  • Plants: Plant capable grow LED bulb configuration
  • Led: controllable LED Fixture with 4 bulb - Green, Red, blue, daylight
  • Remote included +built in sensor
  • 48 inch Aquarium LED - good for 55, 75, & 90 gallon aquariums
  • Manufacture: Finnex
  • Product Dimensions: 46.5 x 3 x 0.45 inches; 2.75 Pounds
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Finnex HLC-48
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Finnex HLC-48 Final Thoughts

"I'd recommend it."

This is another awsome product from hygger. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly.

Overall Score
4.6


(728 Points)

9. MQ RGB Aquarium Light, LED Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, 24/7 Automated Planted Plus Aqu...

User Ratings: 64 4

MQ First Impressions

"Definitely submersible."

Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. This lights had the reviews i was looking for.

  • MQ RGB Aquarium Light, LED Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, 24/7 Automated Planted Plus Aquarium Light with Remote Controller
  • Perfectly Imitable: This Fish Tank Light can gradually mimics the effect of a slow sunrise, bright daylight and gentle sunset, providing your animals with a natural lighting cycle
  • Multiple Weather Setting: Multiple weather effects including cloudy, lightning, sunny and moonlight. Power: 7W, Input: AC 100-240V. Numbers of LED Lights: 36 (24 White + 12RGB) Power Cable Length: 6.56ft(2m)
  • Adjustable Light: With RGB and white lights, 4 color changing and brightness adjustable are perfect for strong plant growth while bringing vivid colors and can create an amazing atmosphere for fish, inverts, live rock and corals
  • Multi-Mode: The infrared equipped remotes easily allows the fixture to enter a hands free 24/7 auto cycle mode, activate weather modes and customize your own colors mode
  • Easy Installation: Extendable brackets allows this LED light to fit most aquarium fish tanks 12-20 inches wide. Can be used over a glass aquarium cover or panel. (Each side can be extended to extra 12cm/4.7in.)
  • Light Color: White and RGB
  • LED Light Type: 2835 and 5050
  • Light Length: 12in(30cm)
  • Manufacture: MQ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MQ
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  • Value For Money
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MQ Final Thoughts

"Actual length of the 7."

I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase.

Overall Score
4.3


(73 Points)

10. lucare LUXCARE Marine Saltwater Reef Coral Aquarium Light with Timer Control Full Spectrum Light LPS...

User Ratings: 35

lucare First Impressions

"If that makes sense."

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. There IS a purple hue to this fixture. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. They did well enough during the time I had them. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous!

  • lucare LUXCARE Marine Saltwater Reef Coral Aquarium Light with Timer Control Full Spectrum Light LPS & SP
  • PMMA Lens/High Power/Lumen/PAR Value:Total Power 18W and up to 100μmol PAR value at 11.8 inches height. Design with 80pcs Full Spectrum LEDs, 60 degree Optical Lens, ensure the light more concentrated and reducing 30% light loss, improved high PAR/Lumen output and maximize Growth.
  • ️Timer Control and Adjustable Light Color :You can adjust light mode and brightness Tap “W” button to control brightness of White LEDS and Tap “B” button to control brightness of blue LEDs .
  • Full Spectrum 7-Band: 80pcs LED inside. Professional full spectrum light include green (490-560 nm),red (630- 790 nm),royal blue (410- 430 nm),royal violet 390- 400 nm),blue (465 nm),blue (430- 480 nm). Suitable for freshwater and Saltwater aquarium, Reef ,Coral LPS & SPS.
  • Two lighting modes : Full spectrum LEDs for coral tank landscape + coral growth or Blue LEDs only for coral growth, created especially for Saltwater aquarium ,Reef ,Coral LPS & SPS
  • Safety voltage: 20V input voltage with UL listed wall plug switch power. Our 30-day money back guarantee policy and 3 Years Warranty.
  • Manufacture: lucare
  • Editor's Impressions Of The lucare
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  • Affordability

lucare Final Thoughts

"Highly recommend."

Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

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