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
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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)

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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
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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. LED Aquarium Lights with Bluetooth Remote & Phone APP, RGB Full Spectru Color Changing Fish Tank Lig...

LEDBLE First Impressions

"✔ Very fast shipping!"

The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. My only complaint is the missing seal. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top.

  • LED Aquarium Lights with Bluetooth Remote & Phone APP, RGB Full Spectru Color Changing Fish Tank Lights 7/24 Automated Timer Aquarium Lighting for Plant Fish Tank
  • [High Quality]: Aquarium light is made of high quality aluminum alloy material,5050 highlight LED lights beads,long-term performance,energy saving and safe,Can be widely used in plant planting, aquarium, fish tank, ecological landscape, algae cultivation and some other occasions.And the explosion protection acrylic glass give a more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • [Smart APP control]: The Smart app can control the aquarium light. Adjust the color,brightness,and set the timer as your thought.After set ok,you can close the app,the lamp will work as the timer.
  • [APP easy install]:Scan the QR code on the controller box,then download and install it.open bluetooth function on your phone,then power on the lamp, open the app,the app will connect lamp automatic.
  • [Strong Remote Controller]:One key 7/24 timer setting,one key demo,can quick demonstrate and view light display in the day/at night circulating for 24 hours.Sunrise and sundown setting.Turn off and turn on button,also can adjust the light brightness.The brightness adjustable(10%-100%) are perfect for strong plant growth while bringing vivid colors and can create an amazing atmosphere for fish, inverts, live rock and corals.
  • [Adjustable Length]:60cm fish tank lights with adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 60-80cm.It fits both rimless and framed aquariums.
  • Manufacture: LEDBLE
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LEDBLE Final Thoughts

"So I ordered this."

I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. For the price these lights are incredible. They did well enough during the time I had them. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Aqueon AQE40224 Fluorescent Lamp for Aquarium, 12-Inch

User Ratings: 64 17

Aqueon 00840224 First Impressions

"Its awesome."

I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. 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. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty.

  • Aqueon AQE40224 Fluorescent Lamp for Aquarium, 12-Inch
  • Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting
  • Manufactured by Aquino
  • Made in United States
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Item Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 00840224
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Aqueon 00840224 Final Thoughts

"2nd time Purchasing!"

You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. That sounded like a good plan to me so I agreed it was worth the risk. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. My only complaint is the missing seal. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well.

Overall Score
4.0


(200 Points)

5. Current USA Dual Adjustable Aquarium Light Arm Mount Kit

User Ratings: 77

CURRENT 4192 First Impressions

"I love it."

I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. I'm very happy with the light performance. My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light.

  • Current USA Dual Adjustable Aquarium Light Arm Mount Kit
  • LOW PROFILE DESIGN - Low profile design provides a sleek, stylish look.
  • UNIVERSAL FIT - Fits most rimless and framed tanks up to 1.5 inches thick
  • EASY INSTALLATION - Mounts directly to aquarium tank
  • ADJUSTABLE POSITIONING - Allows light to be adjusted front-to-back and in height
  • COMPATIBILITY - Compatible with Current USA, Orbit Marine LED, Orbit IC LED, Satellite LED Plus, Satellite LED Plus PRO, SereneSun LED and SereneSun LE PRO
  • Manufacture: CURRENT
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.5 x 7.5 inches; 3.03 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CURRENT 4192
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CURRENT 4192 Final Thoughts

"Seems to be well made."

All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. I'm very happy with the light performance. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. This light has some great intensity to it. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel.

Overall Score
4.7


(21 Points)

6. Current Orbit Marine IC PRO LED Reef Aquarium Dual Light System with Wireless Loop

User Ratings: 62 12

Current USA 4227 First Impressions

"That is the best."

The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light.

  • Current Orbit Marine IC PRO LED Reef Aquarium Dual Light System with Wireless Loop
  • 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.
  • 2 IS BETTER THAN 1- The Orbit Marine IC PRO produces the same vibrant, full color spectrum as the Orbit Marine IC LED, but delivers up to twice the amount of light. That means everything you see will be noticeably more brilliant and vivid in color.
  • 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.
  • BUILT IN WAVE PUMP CONTROLLER- It’s wave pump ready. Whether you have a mixed reef or just keeping a large fish only saltwater aquarium, the colors will be so enriched and vivid, you’ll feel like you’re in the ocean too.
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 46.8 x 7.2 x 0.44 inches; 10.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4227
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Current USA 4227 Final Thoughts

"Love this light!"

Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. There IS a purple hue to this fixture. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up.

Overall Score
4.1


(129 Points)

7. GloFish Blue & White LED Stick Light For Various Aquariums

User Ratings: 77 4

GloFish 29039 First Impressions

"So took a chance."

I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit.

  • GloFish Blue & White LED Stick Light For Various Aquariums
  • BLUE AND WHITE LED LIGHT Easily convert an aquarium into a stunning home for your GloFish fluorescent fish
  • TWO MODES Transform your aquarium in moonlight mode (blue LED lights on) to make GloFish décor and fish fluoresce even more brilliantly or in sunlight mode (white and blue LED lights on) for vivid colors
  • QUICK INSTALL The quick install makes it easy and convenient to turn any aquarium into a GloFish aquarium
  • UNIVERSAL USE This LED light can be added to any framed aquarium and works with any light hood or glass canopy
  • BRINGING COLOR TO LIFE GloFish fluorescent fish and products create a complete underwater fluorescent experience
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 4 x 2 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29039
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GloFish 29039 Final Thoughts

"I have two reef tanks."

I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Trust me u will not be disappointed! Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light.

Overall Score
4.5


(362 Points)

8. CURRENT USA SereneSun LE PRO Freshwater Plant Aquarium LED Light with 24 Hour Timer Control | High O...

User Ratings: 69

CURRENT First Impressions

"Good build quality."

PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. Suprized how well it lights up this tank.

  • CURRENT USA SereneSun LE PRO Freshwater Plant Aquarium LED Light with 24 Hour Timer Control | High Output Full Spectrum with 460nm Red | Wireless Remote | Tall Fish Tank Brackets
  • SLEEK, COOL and CLEAN - Bring your aquarium to life with vibrant color, amazing shimmer with a light fixture that’s incredibly sleek and packed with features. SERENESUN LE PRO combines smart high output LED technology with over a million shades of HDR color to deliver eye-popping color rendition uniformly over your entire aquascape. It’s clean, white finish is modern, elegant and adds a professional touch to any aquarium.
  • FRESHWATER PLANT OPTIMIZED – High output smart LED chips combined with 90-degree spherical lenses produce high PAR for strong plant growth while enhancing the natural vivid colors in fish and plants. The adjustable RGB+W color spectra with true 660nm Red LEDs provide limitless spectrum and intensity combinations.
  • INCREDIBLE WIRELESS CONTROL – Watch active dynamic weather effects like over your tank is just the beginning! With the integrated 24-hour timer function, you can also program what time to start a gradual sunrise, gentle sunset and both the color spectrum and intensity of your daylight and moonlight.
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND UPGRADES - Taller sliding docking legs allow quick and easy adjustments for a wide variety of installations. With built-in background lighting and binaural audio control, SERENESUN LED PRO is immersive ready. Connect speakers to watch and hear an approaching thunderstorm or connect a background light for even more color therapy.
  • 30 DAY GUARANTEE - We are so sure you’ll be happy with your purchase that we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure customer satisfaction of our Current USA products. If for any reason you wish to return our product, we will promptly issue a refund.
  • Manufacture: CURRENT
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
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CURRENT Final Thoughts

"IT IS SUPER BRIGHT!"

When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. 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.

Overall Score
4.5


(29 Points)

9. Current Orbit Marine IC Reef Aquarium Accessory LED Light Fixture

User Ratings: 71 4

Current USA 4128 First Impressions

"I would recommend buying!"

If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. I changed my review and contacted Hygger. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. For the price these lights are incredible. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect.

  • Current Orbit Marine IC Reef Aquarium Accessory LED Light Fixture
  • BRIGHTER, MORE COLORS- Your aquarium is full of spectacular colors, why not bring them all to life. Introducing the new Orbit Marine LED. Now packed with even more ultra-bright LEDs in a far wider color spectrum, it will make your corals and fish look even more spectacular. And it’s now in the LOOP, providing both light and pump control, taking your aquarium experience to a whole new level.
  • SUPER COLOR- Producing eye-popping color rendition and brilliant shimmer effects, the Orbit Marine produces a limitless number of color spectrums. A higher ratio of actinic blue spectrum LEDs balanced with full spectrum creates the perfect color combination for fish, inverts, live rock and corals to fluoresce and look amazing. Wide angle dispersion lenses evenly spread light over your entire tank while ensuring superior color blending.
  • 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: 70.8 x 3.5 x 0.44 inches; 6.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4128
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Current USA 4128 Final Thoughts

"Then the bars slide out."

Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. This light has some great intensity to it. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels.

Overall Score
4.5


(101 Points)

10. WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Light X5 Virgo 24 LED Aquarium Light 10W Clip-on Lamp Aquatic Plant Lighting

User Ratings: 70

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"I have two reef tanks."

Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer.

  • WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Light X5 Virgo 24 LED Aquarium Light 10W Clip-on Lamp Aquatic Plant Lighting
  • Durable & saving: Aquarium clip light made of ABS, It's durable and saves powers. Super bright, energy-saving than ordinary LED lights, the energy efficient and long lasting LED produce amazing shimmer to your aquarium.
  • Application: Suitable for 25cm/10inch to 40cm/15inch fish tank, max. thickness 6mm aquarium, no drilling or cutting.
  • Specification: 110V 50~60Hz US plug, 600LM, 5W. (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 double head 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 be 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.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"The brackets work nicely."

Overall build quality is really good. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. Overall build quality is really good. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(13 Points)

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