Editor's Choice - Our Favorite DaToo Aquarium Lights

1. DaToo Aquarium Light Small LED Clip Light for Fish Tank, 1 Yr Warranty

User Ratings: 73 4

DaToo First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too.

  • DaToo Aquarium Light Small LED Clip Light for Fish Tank, 1 Yr Warranty
  • DaToo Aquarium Clip Lights - How to enjoy your beautiful fish at night? DaToo Aquarium Clip Light helps you implement it easily. Both white and blue lights not only make your aquarium more beautiful at night but also promote aquarium plant growth and improve your fish tank's ecological environment. Select DaToo Aquarium Clip Lights and let your fish live in a beautiful and healthy environment
  • High Brightness And Energy Saving - DaToo Aquarium LED Light uses German high-brightness and energy-saving light beads, brightness is 1.5~2 times that of ordinary Aquarium LED light. but energy consumption is only 60% of ordinary LED lights. Select DaToo Aquarium LED Lights, not only provide better light for your fish, but also save electricity fees for you.
  • 360 Degree Light Adjustment - Different light Angle can let your aquarium tank show different feeling. Just gently turn the soft arm of the DaToo Aquarium Lights and you'll get the angle you want. Very Easy. Select DaToo Aquarium Clip Lights, adjust your lighting angle as you like.
  • Safe And Sturdy - Every plastic component of the DaToo Aquarium Clip Light is made with high-quality, Environmentally friendly, Durable, Sturdy plastic. Just gently turn the screw on the clip and you can fix the aquarium light on the tank wall. The sturdy material ensures that DaToo Aquarium LED LIGHTS has a long service life and can be firmly fastened to the wall of your fish tank. Select DaToo Aquarium LED Lights, let us serve you and your fish for life.
  • DaToo Aquarium Service - One Year Warranty and 100% Money-back Guarantee. Your satisfaction is the pursuit of DaToo. Select DaToo Aquarium Product = Own A Private Aquarium Housekeeper. JUST DO IT, Let’t Go!!
  • Manufacture: DaToo
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DaToo Final Thoughts

"Definitely submersible."

I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER!

Overall Score
4.5


(619 Points)

2. 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
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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)

3. Hygger Auto On Off 30-36 Inch LED Aquarium Light Extendable Dimmable 7 Colors Full Spectrum Light Fi...

User Ratings: 66 5

hygger First Impressions

"100% recommend!"

So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. That sounded like a good plan to me so I agreed it was worth the risk. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me.

  • Hygger Auto On Off 30-36 Inch LED Aquarium Light Extendable Dimmable 7 Colors Full Spectrum Light Fixture for Freshwater Planted Tank Build in Timer Sunrise Sunset
  • Hygger 957 Planted Aquarium Light features programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night), auto on and off, to create a optimal condition for your fish and aquatic plants
  • Build-in Timer - The lighting system enables a variety of features such as customizing the intensity and colors of the light, setting up daytime to nighttime schedules, mimics sunrise and sunset, color gradient loop, fine tune lighting schedule, auto on and off, memory function, and much more
  • Sunrise & Sunset Functions - enable the LEDs to be easily programmed to slowly turn on or off in 15-minute which prevents light shock to fish. The white daylight mode blends the white, red, green and blue LEDs together to produce bright light. Moonlight mode provides 6 single-colored ( red, purple, blue, cyan, green, yellow) and 10 levels dimmable options. One programmable preset can save customized color combinations and lighting
  • IP68 Water-Resistant Rating - No need to worry about splashes, or other accidental drops of water. Premium fully encased 1.2mm thick aluminum shell provides more effective heat transfer and protects the device from humidity and water intrusion. No fan. Low voltage DC adapter, safe to use, saving electric bill
  • The 30“ freshwater aquarium LED fixture contains (79) 6500K White, (14) 450-455nm Blue, (8) 620-625nm Red, (7) 520-525nm Green, (36) RGB LED's. 2365 lumens. 6500-10000K. This system has adjustable mounting legs which can be used in aquariums with widths between 30 and 36 inches
  • Restore Factory Default Settings: press up and down button at the same time until " SOP " shows up, unplug the adapter jack. Light will restore to factory default setting and auto turn on at 6:30 am.
  • Daylight light color: white full spectrum light. You cannot choose colors or brightness.
  • Moonlight preset color: blue. You can alter light color.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Item Weight: 2.7 pounds
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Took off 4 stars."

The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. This light has some great intensity to it.

Overall Score
4.4


(719 Points)

4. NICREW ClassicLED Gen 2 Aquarium Light, Dimmable LED Fish Tank Light with 2-Channel Control, White a...

User Ratings: 81 3

NICREW N14582 First Impressions

"So far A+ rating."

When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me.

  • NICREW ClassicLED Gen 2 Aquarium Light, Dimmable LED Fish Tank Light with 2-Channel Control, White and Blue LEDs, High Output
  • The 2nd generation of the ClassicLED aquarium light, more LEDs and 50% brighter
  • With inline LED controller, white and blue LEDs can be operated together or independently, allow you to adjust the light intensity and spectrum for your tank
  • Adjustable mounting brackets to fit rimless or rimmed aquariums from 18 inches to 24 inches in length
  • Ideal for freshwater or saltwater fish-only and low-high light level aquarium plants
  • This product is recommended for use over glass or acrylic canopy-covered aquariums
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N14582
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NICREW N14582 Final Thoughts

" just in case."

I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. They did well enough during the time I had them. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes.

Overall Score
4.7


(1759 Points)

5. Aqueon LED Aquarium Light Bulb Replacements, 24 Inch, Max Blue

User Ratings: 49 7

Aqueon 00815671 First Impressions

"Took off 4 stars."

I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service.

  • Aqueon LED Aquarium Light Bulb Replacements, 24 Inch, Max Blue
  • Replacement bulb measures 1.25 x 1.25 x 16.5 inches
  • Deep sea illumination that intensifies the fluorescing effect of fish and corals
  • Simply plug and "snap" into place inside the appropriately sized aquarium light fixture
  • Fish tank light retains brightness and color over time while using 70 percent less energy than T8 fluorescent lamps
  • Replacement light bulb fits any Aqueon LED light fixtures, strips or hoods with interchangeable LED lamps
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 1.25 x 1.25 x 20.75 inches; 4.8 Ounces
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Aqueon 00815671 Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty.

Overall Score
3.8


(14 Points)

6. SZMiNiLED Aquarium Light with Air Bubble Hole, 5050 RGB LED Fish Tank Light with 16 Colors and 4 Mod...

User Ratings: 53 11

SZMiNiLED First Impressions

"Highly recommend."

However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank.

  • SZMiNiLED Aquarium Light with Air Bubble Hole, 5050 RGB LED Fish Tank Light with 16 Colors and 4 Modes, IP68 Waterproof LED Aquarium Lights with Remote Controller for Fish Tank.
  • 【Switch colors and modes at will】The fish tank light is composed of RGB led, it has 16 colors and 4 modes. With the 24 keys remote control, you can switch out the colors and atmosphere you want, and create a colorful and colorful environment.
  • 【Comes with Air Holes and air Tube】Aquarium Lights The fish tank lamps has air holes and air Tube, it used with air pump (air pomp is not included) can continuously generate numerous bubbles, which not only provides fresh oxygen to the fish, but also makes you feel integrated into the beautiful ocean world, soothes your mood and releases stress.
  • 【Simple Installation and Safe Use】 The fish tank lamps easy to fix with strong suckers.Fish tank light use low voltage DC 12V working voltage, safe and won't do any harm to people.
  • 【5050 Led and Level IP68】Aquarium bubble lights with 5050 led will be brighter and longer using lifespan. Excellent waterproof effect with level IP68.
  • 【What Will You Get】Package Included :1 Bubble Light; 1 24 keys remote; 1 US Plug; 1 Air Tube(1 meter); 1 Receiver; 1 English Manual.the aquarium bubble lights are perfect Fish tank decorations.ALL SZMINILED products, we provide 1 year warranty, if you have any questions, please contact with us and we will reply within 24 hours.
  • Manufacture: SZMiNiLED
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SZMiNiLED Final Thoughts

"Thanks Julio!"

This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. They did well enough during the time I had them. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after.

Overall Score
3.9


(773 Points)

7. CPROSP Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White, Blue LEDs for Freshwater Pla...

User Ratings: 83

CPROSP First Impressions

"Good build quality."

My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great.

  • CPROSP Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White, Blue LEDs for Freshwater Plants 12W-48W, 11-43 Inch
  • 【3 color modes, 3 timer modes】: 3 colors adjustable: white + blue + blue-white, white and blue both have 10 adjustable brightnesses, easy to use; 3 timer positions: 6 hours, 10 hours, 12 hours. (The next time you switch the switch off and on again, it will open after the mode of the last setting).
  • 【Nice lighting effect】: bright and soft light, 86 color rendering index, really recreates the biological character, 180 beam angle, larger illumination angle, bring you a better viewing experience; LED 5730 light beads, positive white + warm white, suitable for aquatic plant growth.
  • 【Stretchy design】: Adjustable bracket, flexible and stretchy to meet a variety of aquarium requirements.
  • 【Scattering of the aluminum alloy】: The back is made of an aluminum alloy with a groove design, it has a larger heat dissipation area, strong thermal conductivity and rapid heat dissipation.
  • 【Wide range of applications】: Suitable for aquariums, cisterns, rock gardens, animal cages.
  • Manufacture: CPROSP
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CPROSP Final Thoughts

"If that makes sense."

The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great.

Overall Score
4.8


(8 Points)

8. MingDak LED Aquarium Plant Light - Fish Tank Light Fixture,Full Spectrum Aquarium Lighting for Fresh...

User Ratings: 75 3

MingDak First Impressions

"Hope it lasts."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. The entire process took only a few days. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers.

  • MingDak LED Aquarium Plant Light - Fish Tank Light Fixture,Full Spectrum Aquarium Lighting for Freshwater,White Blue Red Combine LEDs
  • FULL SPECTRUM: The 6500K natural light with the dedicated white, blue and red diodes has just the wavelengths which are the most conducive to plant growth. Not include extraneous colors such as green, orange, pink, etc. which grow algae.
  • BRIGHTER & MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT:With more leds , higher lumens stronger illuminance,but lower energy consumption,this light for 18 inch to 24 inch fish tank has 64 leds ,1000 lumens, 3335lux illuminance at 12'', energy consume 11W.
  • BRIGHTNESS ADJUST & TIME SETTING: This led aquarium light with an external multi-function controller which can be adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10%, also can be set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours.
  • 3 LIGHT MODES: White+Blue+red LEDS on,white+red LEDS on and only blue LEDS on. It is not only create a light that mimics the natural underwater effect of sunlight, but also allow for aquarium night time enjoyment.
  • BEAUTIFUL & FUNCTIONAL:Aluminum housing which is slim and sturdy;Adjustable mounting legs can expand from 18 inch to 24 inch,sutable for most tanks with cover or no, with rims or rimless.
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Product Dimensions: 15.74 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches; 1.1 Pounds
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MingDak Final Thoughts

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks.

Overall Score
4.5


(1032 Points)

9. UPMCT Aquarium Light with Extendable Brackets, 2-Channel Control White and Blue LEDs, Fish Tank Ligh...

User Ratings: 75

UPMCT First Impressions

"I love this light."

I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. I thought they were fairly easy to set up.

  • UPMCT Aquarium Light with Extendable Brackets, 2-Channel Control White and Blue LEDs, Fish Tank Light with Color Rendering and Good Lighting Effect (14-18 in)
  • 【Specification】9W, kelvin:6500K, lumen:1320, 16 pcs white leds and 8 pcs blue light, aquarium light measures: 13.8 in L x 3.9 in W. Comes with two adjustable stands of 5 in length. The optimal size of aquariums for this light ranges from 13.8 in to 17.8 in.
  • 【Two lighting modes】white ray and actinic blue lamp are suitable for daytime spectrum and intensity. The actinic blue lamp can penetrate deep water and make everything in the aquarium brighter, creating a wonderful aquarium view. With only the blue LED on, moonlight at night can be imitated, which can not only encourage fish to do exercise but also provide lighting for them and allow you to enjoy the moonlight view of coral reefs and algae.
  • 【Complete rage of sizes & small length span】After optimizing the length, the problem that the aquarium light is too long or too short for the aquarium is solved. Our fish tank light can match perfectly with aquariums of different sizes. It comes with two adjustable metal stands that can be easily installed on most of aquariums with or without lids.
  • 【Compatible】Compatible with UPMCT Single-channel timer, simulate sunrise & sunset to provide a natural day and night cycle for your fish and free your hand.
  • 【This is an aquarium light with cost-effectiveness】 The wattage of LED beads is very low, which saves electricity. Despite the low power, the LED beads can produce strong lighting just like other forms of aquarium lighting. In addition, compared with other types of lighting equipment, the rust-proof metal shell, lower heat and faster heat dissipation make it perfect choice for freshwater aquarium and artificial fish tank.
  • Manufacture: UPMCT
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Item Weight: 1.18 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Required?: No
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UPMCT Final Thoughts

"It is plenty of light."

I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. I changed my review and contacted Hygger. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. Trust me u will not be disappointed! It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures.

Overall Score
4.6


(21 Points)

10. JC&P Full Spectrum Aquarium LED Light with Extendable Brackets with Red, Green, Blue and White LEDs ...

User Ratings: 74 6

JC&P First Impressions

"The light is not hot!"

Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. This is another awsome product from hygger.

  • JC&P Full Spectrum Aquarium LED Light with Extendable Brackets with Red, Green, Blue and White LEDs Aquatic Fish Tank Light
  • 【UL Certified and Full Spectrum】Electric Power is UL ceritified which make it 100% safe for aquarium hobby. Super bright Full Spectrum, Energy Efficient and Long-Lasting LED lights WITH White, Blue, Green and Red LEDs
  • 【Customize Color and Brightness】W button adjust White and Green LEDs from 10%-100% brightness. B button adjust Blue and Red LEDs from 10%-100% brightness.
  • 【Built in Timer and 3 Color Modes】you can set light timing to 6, 10 and 12 hours timers. (Full Spectrum Mode): White, Red, Blue and Green. (Nightlight Mode): Blue and Red. (Whitelight Mode): White and Green
  • 【Adjustable Metal Brackets】Light is 16.5” Long and 2" Wide (42x5 cm), fit aquarium tank from 17”-24” (44-61 cm) and fit any aquarium edge frame
  • 【Ultra-thin Aluminum Alloy Shell】which makes it Strong, Durable and Lightweight. Allows heat dissipation to extend the lifespan of the LEDs.
  • Manufacture: JC&P
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JC&P Final Thoughts

"It is plenty of light."

It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures.

Overall Score
4.4


(430 Points)

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