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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The 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. Aquaria Tetra LED Hidden Light Stick

User Ratings: 50

AQUARIA 45090760 First Impressions

"Using on 37 gal cube."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish.

  • Aquaria Tetra LED Hidden Light Stick
  • Focused on the healthy living of your aquatic pets
  • Quality designed and tested for highest performance
  • Don't Settle for anything less, use Aquaria Products
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 4 inches; 8.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUARIA 45090760
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AQUARIA 45090760 Final Thoughts

"Best thing I did!"

This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . For the price you will not find a better light on the market. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. This lights had the reviews i was looking for.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

3. NICREW Saltwater Aquarium Light, Marine LED Fish Tank Light for Coral Reef Tanks, 2-Channel Timer In...

User Ratings: 72 4

NICREW N14802 First Impressions

"But for a DISPLAY."

Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

  • NICREW Saltwater Aquarium Light, Marine LED Fish Tank Light for Coral Reef Tanks, 2-Channel Timer Included
  • Features 445nm and 460nm blue, 10,000K white, and RGB LEDs, a higher ratio of actinic blue spectrum LEDs balanced with full spectrum creates the ideal color combination for the saltwater environment
  • Comes with the dual-channel timer to adjust the lighting spectrum, simulate a gradual sunrise and fading sunset through the gradual increase and decrease of light intensity
  • One ClassicLED Marine light will support saltwater fish, live rock, soft coral, and LPS corals. For low light SPS corals, we suggest using two lights
  • Available in multiple sizes and includes extendable brackets on both ends to accommodate both rimless and framed aquariums length 18 - 24 inch
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N14802
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NICREW N14802 Final Thoughts

"BUYER BE WARE."

It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well.

Overall Score
4.5


(292 Points)

4. CURRENT USA Serene Aquarium Visual and Audio Aquatic Experience Kit | LED Aquarium Light | LED Backg...

User Ratings: 66 4

CURRENT 4028 First Impressions

"BUYER BE WARE."

The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. This lights had the reviews i was looking for.

  • CURRENT USA Serene Aquarium Visual and Audio Aquatic Experience Kit | LED Aquarium Light | LED Background Light | Wireless Remote | Speakers
  • TRANSFORM YOUR AQUARIUM EXPERIENCE. Watch, listen and experience in new and exciting ways as your favorite colors, sounds and lighting effects fill your aquarium. With Serene, you can transform your everyday aquarium into an extraordinary experience. Combining over the aquarium lighting, background lighting and audio, Serene will appeal to far more than just your visual senses.
  • IT STARTS WITH LIGHT. With a full RGB+W color spectrum and incredibly minimal design, Serene lets you focus your attention on the life you’re lighting - not what you’re lighting with. Ultra-bright LEDs produce eye-popping colors and dynamic IC LED’s produce more natural visual lighting effects. Watch clouds roll horizontally across your aquascape or fall asleep to fading starlight, Serene comes loaded with lighting scenes right out of the box.
  • DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF BACKGROUND LIGHTING. Background lighting fundamentally changes everything. Not only will it change the way you aquascape your aquarium, it enhances your entire aquarium experience. Serene also introduces chromotherapy – using color to change your mood and set the ambience. So if you’re “feeling blue” and need to escape or want to make your fellow fish geek “green with envy,” Serene brings the power of color directly to your fingertips.
  • TUNE IN NATURE’S NOISE. Serene surrounds you with the relaxing sounds of nature, putting you at the center of an outdoor experience. Whether you want to watch and hear an approaching thunderstorm or fall asleep to the sounds of a majestic forest, Serene completely transforms your aquarium experience.
  • EVERYTHING’S HERE Serene is a complete system that includes the all new Serene LED fixture for above the aquarium, an LED light for behind the aquarium, translucent background film material, audio speakers, and a wireless remote.
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Batteries: 2 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CURRENT 4028
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CURRENT 4028 Final Thoughts

"This light is awesome!"

It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. We just run the bright lights during the day. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly.

Overall Score
4.4


(86 Points)

5. Fluval Plant Spectrum 3.0 Bluetooth LED Strip Light 15-24", 22 Watts

User Ratings: 85

Fluval First Impressions

"So we used tape."

The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light.

  • Fluval Plant Spectrum 3.0 Bluetooth LED Strip Light 15-24", 22 Watts
  • Features programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night)
  • Includes six unique band waves for full spectrum results
  • Includes optional pre-set habitat light configurations like Lake Malawi, Tropical, and Planted
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Material: Plastic, Metal
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval
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Fluval Final Thoughts

"Actual length of the 7."

I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. They did well enough during the time I had them. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted.

Overall Score
4.8


(35 Points)

6. 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)
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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)

7. JOYHILL LED Aquarium Lights,Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets,Suitable for Aquatic Reef Coral...

User Ratings: 64 5

JOYHILL First Impressions

"10%-100%-10%."

I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. They did well enough during the time I had them. This light is amazing, especially for the price. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. I'm very happy with the light performance. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals.

  • JOYHILL LED Aquarium Lights,Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets,Suitable for Aquatic Reef Coral Plants and Fish Keeping
  • Timer and DIMMABLE Controller : 4 level brightness. You can adjust the light intensity. 3 Timing mode to chose for your need( 3h 6h 12h)
  • High-quality & SUPER BRIGHT: High-quality SMD 5730 LEDS, Super brighter than other light which Can be used at least 50000 hrs
  • SAFETY OUTPUT VOLTAGE: High efficiency, low energy dissipation, save cost, extend LEDs life span,Recommended for both freshwater and marine tank
  • 4x Extendable bracket: Fits different size aquariums tank in the extendable range (it would looks more beatiful with different height with the Extract two Brackets)
  • The Aquarium Light is not waterproof, don' t put it into water.
  • You can Turn on the light and adjust the light intensity for your aquarium with Dimmable Controller
  • Turn on the timer, Your aquarium light then automatically turn on 3h, then close the light 3h ( 6h or 12h are optional)
  • Super Bright with 4 colors Full Spectrum SMD 5730 LEDs High-quality LEDs
  • Manufacture: JOYHILL
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JOYHILL
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JOYHILL Final Thoughts

"I love it."

I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer.

Overall Score
4.3


(429 Points)

8. 4PCS Stainless Steel Aquarium Stand For Aquatic High LED Light Lamp Fish Tank Holder Bracket Support...

User Ratings: 62 10

Corner Biz Aquarium First Impressions

"But I didn't need them."

Suprized how well it lights up this tank. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service.

  • 4PCS Stainless Steel Aquarium Stand For Aquatic High LED Light Lamp Fish Tank Holder Bracket Support
  • 100% Brand new and high quality
  • Do you often bother how to support your LED lamp on the aquarium?
  • This bracket can solve your problem totally!
  • Professionally designed for aquarium light bracket.
  • Made of high quality stainless steel, sturdy and durable.
  • Manufacture: general
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Corner Biz Aquarium Final Thoughts

"No issues out of the box."

For the price you will not find a better light on the market. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. For the price these lights are incredible. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. My only complaint is the missing seal.

Overall Score
4.0


(15 Points)

9. Seven Master LED Submersible Aquarium Light Fish Tank Color Changing Lighting with Remote Control & ...

Nobranded First Impressions

" just in case."

I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! This is another awsome product from hygger. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in.

  • Seven Master LED Submersible Aquarium Light Fish Tank Color Changing Lighting with Remote Control & Manual Control (11")
  • 【Color Lighting】24 buttons remote controller, 16 colors and 4 modes (flash/strobe/fade/smooth) for your fish tank.Vibrant colors and terrific light make your aquarium have a great visual effect
  • 【High Brightness】5050SMD light makes your aquarium lights 35% brighter than others and also energy saving.Full illumination makes your aquarium light look cleaner and brighter. Visual effects perfectly clear and comfortable, rich color
  • 【Adjustable Design】Lighting brightness adjustable and Color change speed adjustable also meet your different requirements, create whatever charming atmosphere you like
  • 【Waterproof Design】This light can fully submersible decorative lighting.These 2 powerful and removable suction cups can effectively hold the light in place for you. Select the product length according to the size of the fish tank to achieve the best effect
  • 【Dual Control】Remote and manual control design allow you choose the color you like, adjust the brightness and color changing speed you need, turn light on/off on-demand. The remote control should face to the little box receiver while using. If the remote battery needs to be replaced, you can copy the following ASIN code to search CR2032 battery in amazon search bar. The ASIN code: B07GN8ZYZR
  • Manufacture: Nobranded
  • Item Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Power Source: Battery Powered
  • Batteries Included?: Yes
  • Batteries Required?: Yes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nobranded
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Nobranded Final Thoughts

"So took a chance."

Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. We just run the bright lights during the day. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. Overall build quality is really good.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

10. Nrittoya 2020 New LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Mount Bra...

User Ratings: 56 7

Nrittoya First Impressions

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Nrittoya 2020 New LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Mount Brackets, White and Blue LEDs
  • Use latest imported SMD high-quality 5730(0.5W/pc) LED lamp beads, brighter than 2830(0.2W/pc)in market, , energy-efficient and long-lasting LEDs promotes healthy, vibrant growth of fish and aquatic plants, to produce brilliant lighting to your aquascape
  • 54 White+18 Blue LEDS,Two lighting modes: White & Blue LEDs for daylight and Blue LEDs only for nightlight, created especially for freshwater aquariums
  • Brand new aluminum alloy material, ultra-thin design, anti-leakage and anti-painting, safer and more durable, good heat dissipation
  • Adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 28 inches to 40 inches, Light Fixture: 25.59 in L x 3.7 in W, Light with Brackets Extend: 40 in L x 3.7 in W (Pay special attention, don’t use too much force to prevent the aquarium light from falling into the fish tank when you extend the bracket)
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
  • Manufacture: Nrittoya
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 3.7 x 2.7 inches; 1.25 Pounds
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Nrittoya Final Thoughts

"Acting completely normal."

They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer.

Overall Score
4.1


(19 Points)

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