Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Current USA Aquarium Lights

1. Current USA Orbit Marine LED Light | with Loop IR Controller for Wireless Lighting & Wave Pump Contr...

User Ratings: 67 8

Current USA 4101 First Impressions

"I love this light."

‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. It's not too bright and not too dim. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

  • Current USA Orbit Marine LED Light | with Loop IR Controller for Wireless Lighting & Wave Pump Control
  • 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: 22.8 x 3.5 x 0.44 inches; 2.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4101
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Current USA 4101 Final Thoughts

"I love it."

Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. The entire process took only a few days. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine.

Overall Score
4.3


(1954 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Current USA Aquarium Lights

2. Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Light for Aquarium

User Ratings: 73 4

Current USA 4008 First Impressions

"No dimmer or timer."

We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great.

  • Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Light for Aquarium
  • SUPER BRIGHT- 6500k White LEDs and rich 445Nm Blue LED's come together in an amazingly sleek Fixture that's dialed in for freshwater Aquatics like nothing before
  • 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- Sliding docking legs allow quick and easy adjustments for a wide variety of installations. This system also makes adding multiple fixtures a snap.
  • REALISTIC EFFECTS- Beyond the world of white and blue light, the Satellite LED also features effects that mimic real-world aquatic conditions.
  • 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 discontinue using the products, we will promptly issue a refund.
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 46.8 x 3.5 x 0.44 inches; 3.86 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4008
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Current USA 4008 Final Thoughts

"We don't use that."

I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too.

Overall Score
4.5


(1398 Points)

3. Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Light for Aquarium

User Ratings: 78 4

Current USA 4003 First Impressions

"All good now!"

I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. The entire process took only a few days. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too.

  • Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Light for Aquarium
  • SUPER BRIGHT- 6500k White LEDs and rich 445Nm Blue LED's come together in an amazingly sleek Fixture that's dialed in for freshwater Aquatics like nothing before
  • 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- Sliding docking legs allow quick and easy adjustments for a wide variety of installations. This system also makes adding multiple fixtures a snap.
  • REALISTIC EFFECTS- Beyond the world of white and blue light, the Satellite LED also features effects that mimic real-world aquatic conditions.
  • 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 discontinue using the products, we will promptly issue a refund.
  • On/Off/Dimming of white and blue LEDs together or independently
  • Three fade modes for cloud cover effects
  • Two lunar light modes
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 46.8 x 2 x 0.44 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4003
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Current USA 4003 Final Thoughts

"Acting completely normal."

No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. I added a moon light separately and all is good. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired.

Overall Score
4.5


(928 Points)

4. Current USA 18"-24" Satellite Plus PRO LED Light

User Ratings: 75 4

Current USA 4013 First Impressions

"5 betta tank."

The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. That sounded like a good plan to me so I agreed it was worth the risk. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. Just got this light today, and WOW!

  • Current USA 18"-24" Satellite Plus PRO LED Light
  • SUPER BRIGHT- 6500k White LEDs and RGBW LED's come together in an amazingly sleek fixture that's dialed in for freshwater Aquatics like nothing before
  • 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- Sliding docking legs allow quick and easy adjustments for a wide variety of installations. This system also makes adding multiple fixtures a snap.
  • REALISTIC EFFECTS- Beyond the world of white and blue light, the Satellite LED also features effects that mimic real-world aquatic conditions.
  • WIRELESS CONTROL- Now you can wirelessly program and control just about everything! Seeing dynamic weather effects 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.
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 46.8 x 3.5 x 0.44 inches; 3.5 Pounds
  • Batteries: 2 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4013
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Current USA 4013 Final Thoughts

"I really like this light."

I'm very happy with the light performance. This light is amazing, especially for the price. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. They did well enough during the time I had them. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty.

Overall Score
4.5


(329 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Current USA Aquarium Lights

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
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(227 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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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. 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
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

8. Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Full Spectrum RGB+W Light for Aquariums 72'' with Wireless...

User Ratings: 62

Current USA 4509 First Impressions

"5 inch units."

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. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well.

  • Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Full Spectrum RGB+W Light for Aquariums 72'' with Wireless 24 Hour Remote Control
  • SLEEK DESIGN, BRILLIANTLY BRIGHT – Bring your aquarium to life with stunning color, amazing shimmer and immersive lighting scenes. Featuring an incredibly sleek, low profile aluminum design and wireless 24-hour IR controller, the Satellite LED Plus is now better than ever!
  • SUPER BRIGHT- 6500k White LEDs and rich full spectrum RGB LED's come together to deliver stunning color rendition that's dialed in for freshwater aquariums.
  • 24-HOUR WIRELESS TIMER CONTROL - Wirelessly set any color shade or automate your lights on a 24-hour schedule. Program a daily on/off time, gentle sunrise and sunset, bright daylight and soothing moon light. Connect a set of speakers or a background light to experience even more immersive effects.
  • EASY-TO-INSTALL - Sliding docking legs allow quick and easy adjustments for a wide variety of installations. Intuitive wireless remote control makes programming simple.
  • 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 discontinue using the products, we will promptly issue a refund.
  • Manufacture: CURRENT
  • Product Dimensions: 70.8 x 3.5 x 0.44 inches; 6.7 Pounds
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA 4509
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Current USA 4509 Final Thoughts

"Good build quality."

Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. This light is even better than I expected! All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly.

Overall Score
4.5


(10 Points)

9. Current USA Serene Add-on Accessory LED Background Light Kit | Includes Frosted Background Glass Fil...

User Ratings: 59

Current USA First Impressions

"BUYER BE WARE."

It's been about a month since the new LED light came in. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. 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. Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. I added a moon light separately and all is good.

  • Current USA Serene Add-on Accessory LED Background Light Kit | Includes Frosted Background Glass Film and RGB LED Light Strip | Requires Serene Controller
  • UPGRADE YOUR SERENE EXPERIENCE: Bring your aquarium to life with vibrant colors, striking highlights, and a sense of deeper depth and deliver an immersive, engaging experience that a printed background simply can't create.
  • CAST THE COLORS: Serene Background lights combine the brilliance of color changing LED lighting with a custom glass film background, casting your choice of stunning colors and fades onto the back of your aquarium.
  • EXPERIENCE COLOR LIKE NEVER BEFORE: Select any color shade or fade and put yourself in the mood to focus, be creative, or simply relax and unwind. Set the ambiance for any room or aquascape.
  • EASY TO ADD: Simply attach the transparent background film (with tape or static cling), install LED light behind aquarium, and connect backgound light to any existing Serene LED, SereneSun LED or Satellite PLUS timer. Swivel and adjust LED to optimize the light spread.
  • 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 USA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Current USA
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Current USA Final Thoughts

"5 betta tank."

I added a moon light separately and all is good. This lights had the reviews i was looking for. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. Also note this is an initial impression review.

Overall Score
4.2


(5 Points)

10. Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (60cm - 24")

User Ratings: 72 2

Beamswork First Impressions

"Acting completely normal."

They did well enough during the time I had them. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright.

  • Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (60cm - 24")
  • LEDs: 27x 0.50W (1200 lumen)
  • Config: 16x 10000K, 6x Actinic 460nm, 3x Red 620nm, 2x Green 520nm
  • Timer Ready, 2 Mode Day / Night
  • Suitable for freshwater, plants, cichlid
  • 1 Year Warranty*
  • Manufacture: Beamswork
  • Part Number: Huiyi-G43
  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 5.25 x 1 inches
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Beamswork Final Thoughts

"IT IS SUPER BRIGHT!"

It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I'm very happy with the light performance. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter.

Overall Score
4.5


(145 Points)

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