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
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

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

[star rating="4.5"]
(619 Points)

2. VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Dimmable 165W 300W LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum for Grow Coral Reef M...

User Ratings: 75 4

VIPARSPECTRA First Impressions

"I did not."

I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. This light is even better than I expected!

  • VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Dimmable 165W 300W LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum for Grow Coral Reef Marine Fish Tank LPS/SPS
  • VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series V165 LED Aquarium Light is scientifically engineered to keep the balance of the PAR output and coverage.
  • Internal timer allows you to turn the light on or off automatically and separately. Dimmable feature can be used to adjust two channels brightness individually.
  • V165 is full spectrum with our proprietary layout, which is contributed by thousands of ReefCentral members, has had years of success.
  • Suitable for all photosynthetic corals, be sure to acclimate your tank or new corals to the new light by slowing increasing its exposure/intensity to the light.
  • 1 year local warranty plus 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee.
  • Full spectrum that mimic natural light to help corals/fish achieve the best balance.
  • Built-in-Timer with two on/off settings one for blue and the other one for white.
  • Two channels brightness can be adjusted from 0% to 100% separately.
  • Manufacture: VIPARSPECTRA
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 8.5 x 2.4 inches; 9.3 Pounds
  • Batteries: 1 Product Specific batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIPARSPECTRA
  • Brightness [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

VIPARSPECTRA Final Thoughts

"Switch has 3 settings."

Just got this light today, and WOW! It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(846 Points)

3. NICREW SkyLED Aquarium Light Planted Tanks, Full Spectrum Freshwater Fish Tank Light

User Ratings: 77 5

NICREW First Impressions

"Pretty easy to program."

I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service.

  • NICREW SkyLED Aquarium Light Planted Tanks, Full Spectrum Freshwater Fish Tank Light
  • 6500K white LEDs and full spectrum RGB LEDs promote and support low-to-mid light level plant growth
  • Improved in-line switch to reduce light damage by preventing moisture
  • Extendable mounting brackets allow easy installation on a variety of aquarium widths
  • LED strip light with independent White and RGB LED control
  • 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
  • Brightness [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.1']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

NICREW Final Thoughts

"Very nice light."

This lights had the reviews i was looking for. I'm very happy with the light performance. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. Also note this is an initial impression review.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(646 Points)

4. Aquarium Light, Color Changing - Remote Control - Submersible Fish Tank Light, 11 inch - 42.51 inch ...

User Ratings: 69 5

DOCEAN MS-04 First Impressions

"Highly recommended!"

I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . This is another awsome product from hygger. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank.

  • Aquarium Light, Color Changing - Remote Control - Submersible Fish Tank Light, 11 inch - 42.51 inch & 9 LEDs - 63 LEDs Available, AC100-240V Premium Acrylic Underwater Aquarium Lamp for Fish Tank
  • COLOR CHANGING LED AQUARIUM LIGHT: Using RGB LED lights with 16 color 4 modes and controlled by wireless remote, this LED fish tank light can make your fish tank a colorful landscape. And your fish and reptiles seen like swimming or moving in part of oceans.
  • ULTRA BRIGHT: Compared with other led, our 5050SMD led bead is more brighter, energy efficient and long lasting. It can last for more than 50,000 hours.
  • WORKING MODES: Built in IR receiving Sensor and 24keys RGB remote controller, this submersible aquarium light can give off 16 kinds of monochrome static lighting effects(10 level adjustable brightness), and 4 kinds of dynamic effects (flash, strobe, fade, smooth ) with 10 level adjustable speed.
  • WATERPROOF & WEARPROOF: The IP68 waterproof acrylic fish tank light can be submerged in water without any damage. ( NOTE: IR receiving sensor and adapter can not be submerged in water completely.) And the explosion protection acrylic glass provide more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • WARRANTY: 120 days guarantee. If any quality problems happen in guaranteed period, we will maintain for free.
  • Manufacture: DOCEAN
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DOCEAN MS-04
  • Brightness [star rating='3.6']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

DOCEAN MS-04 Final Thoughts

"Very bright."

Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. Overall build quality is really good. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(511 Points)

5. S SMIFUL LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Waterproof RGB Color Changing Remote Control Underwater...

User Ratings: 68 7

S SMIFUL First Impressions

"No issues out of the box."

You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. Trust me u will not be disappointed!

  • S SMIFUL LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Waterproof RGB Color Changing Remote Control Underwater Submersible LED Lights Strip Background Decorate Glofish Betta Plant Lighting
  • >>> Colorful LED Lights --- Use of 21 RGB LED lights with 16 color 4 modes and controled by wireless remote, can make your fish tank a colorful landscape. Can be widely used in fish tanks, cisterns, rockeries, pet cages and others. Bright LED Bar can make your tank look like part of oceans, and your fish and reptiles seen where they're swimming or moving.
  • >>> Light dim adjustable --- There are two button(Rise / Down) in the left-top of the remote to adjust the brightness for this light.
  • >>> Color change speed adjustable --- Choose one of the mode "flash","strobe", "fade" or "smooth", then press the brightness adjust button to rise or down the color changing speed.
  • >>> IP68 Waterproof --- This LED light Bar could be submerged entirely under the water or put it out of the water, but the Power Adapter, Switch and Remote are Non-submersible! This light bar is very easy to attach to the fish tank with 2 suction cups (included), make it very easy to place on fish tank. This item can be put in the bottom of fish tank, on the top of fish tank and any where you want put in the fish tank to decorate your fish tank.
  • >>> Brighter and Safer --- 5050 LED lights chip is 20% brighter and is designed for reliable, long-term performance, energy saving and safe. And the explosion protection acrylic glass give a more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • Output: DV 12V
  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • LED Light Type: 5050
  • Manufacture: Smiful
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.5 x 1 inches; 2.4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The S SMIFUL
  • Brightness [star rating='3.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

S SMIFUL Final Thoughts

"Using on 37 gal cube."

I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. We just run the bright lights during the day. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(2125 Points)

6. labworkauto Aquarium Water Clean Light Submersible LED Light Waterproof UV Sterilizer Clean Lamp

labworkauto First Impressions

"I really like this light."

This is another awsome product from hygger. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. I added a moon light separately and all is good. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank.

  • labworkauto Aquarium Water Clean Light Submersible LED Light Waterproof UV Sterilizer Clean Lamp
  • High Grade Material - Adopt explosion proof quartz glass tube for high transmission of ultraviolet ray. High quality filament for high performance and energy-saving.
  • Powerful Function - With UV sterilization function, this clean lamp can keep the fish tank clean and bright effectively. Provide a clean living environment for your fish.
  • Easy to Move - Powerful suction cups for adjusting position freely.
  • Safe & Convenient - Power plug with switch on/off. Independent power switch is great for safer use.
  • Warning - It is a wrong way that many people use it as the original light in a tank with fish. Light will kill fish if don't separate the fish from the lights. Recommended to use this lamp in aquarium filter system.
  • Manufacture: labworkauto
  • Editor's Impressions Of The labworkauto
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

labworkauto Final Thoughts

"I'd recommend it."

I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. For the price these lights are incredible. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(3 Points)

7. BeamsWork EA Timer 6500K 0.50W LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant

User Ratings: 82 3

Beamswork First Impressions

"Pretty easy to program."

They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. They did well enough during the time I had them. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well.

  • BeamsWork EA Timer 6500K 0.50W LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant
  • Lumen: 2600
  • LEDs: 54x 0.50W
  • Config: 45x 6500K, 9x Actinic 460nm
  • Timer Ready, 2 Mode Day / Night
  • Suitable for freshwater, plants, cichlid, discus, tetra
  • Manufacture: Beamswork
  • Product Dimensions: 47 x 5.25 x 1 inches; 4.85 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
  • Brightness [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Beamswork Final Thoughts

"Took off 4 stars."

This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. There IS a purple hue to this fixture. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(366 Points)

8. GloFish Blue LED Aquarium Light

User Ratings: 75 3

GloFish 29014 First Impressions

"Before I begin!"

Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after.

  • GloFish Blue LED Aquarium Light
  • AQUARIUM LIGHT: Easily convert an aquarium into a stunning home for your GloFish fluorescent fish.
  • BLUE LED LIGHTS: Suspend GloFish LED Aquarium Light over your aquarium cover to enhance your tank.
  • FOR UP TO 10 GALLONS: Add to your 10-gallon aquarium to create the ultimate GloFish environment.
  • UNIVERSAL USE: Fits aquariums up to 30 inches long – use with a glass or clear plastic canopy.
  • Use one for 5-10 gallon aquariums; use two for 20-55 gallon aquariums.
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.88 x 8.56 inches; 8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29014
  • Brightness [star rating='3.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

GloFish 29014 Final Thoughts

"Definitely submersible."

Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. I changed my review and contacted Hygger. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. My only complaint is the missing seal. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. But now was an opportunity to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(353 Points)

9. AQUASKY Bluetooth Aquarium Light LED (36" - 48")

User Ratings: 86 1

AQUASKY XA14533 First Impressions

"I love it."

I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. This light is amazing, especially for the price.

  • AQUASKY Bluetooth Aquarium Light LED (36" - 48")
  • 6500K white LEDs with tri-colored RGB LEDs offer an adjustable light spectrum
  • Replicates various natural environments, as well as creating cloud cover, fading lunar, storm and lightning effects
  • Skypad remote control: adjust your color & sky effects; choose from up to 11 preset sky effects and a wide array of color selections
  • 120 degree light dispersion for full area coverage and uniform lighting
  • Extendable mounting brackets allow easy installation on a variety of aquarium widths
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUASKY XA14533
  • Brightness [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

AQUASKY XA14533 Final Thoughts

"It worked."

I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(59 Points)

10. hygger Aquarium Programmable LED Light, Full Spectrum Plant Fish Tank Light Extendable Brackets with...

User Ratings: 66 6

hygger First Impressions

"So took a chance."

This is another awsome product from hygger. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. For the price these lights are incredible. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too.

  • hygger Aquarium Programmable LED Light, Full Spectrum Plant Fish Tank Light Extendable Brackets with LCD Setting Display, IP68 Waterproof, 7 Colors, 4 Modes for Novices Advanced Players
  • 4 Modes: ①Default Mode. L: All-optical + Blue light(can change); Brightness is simulated sunrise to sunset + night effect. ②DIY Mode. L: All-optical;The brightness(10 kinds) and time (any time) of each stage(8 stages in total) can be set by yourself. ③Gradient Mode. The brightness time cannot be set. Cycle colors-dark blue, green, purple, light blue, yellow, red. ④All-day All-optical Mode.You can fine-tune the color temperature of RGB light, can not set the brightness and time.
  • New Upgrade: IP68 waterproof and easy to clean and wipe, even if it falls into the water, don't worry. The separable adapter, even if it is damaged, no need to replace the light to avoid waste. Power off memory function, after the light resumes work, the time is also real time, no need to set. The extendable bending bracket can be adjusted in length and easy to install, and can be applied to various freshwater tanks. Thicken aluminum to increase heat dissipation efficiency.
  • High-quality Light: the color of the fish tank light is all-optical, dark blue, green, purple, light blue, yellow, red, dark red (sign of the start color cycle mode). The light is soft, the color rendering index is close to natural light, up to 89%, protecting eyes and fish, to refuse the discomfort caused by stroboscopic for fish and viewers. Using high-quality 2835 + 5050 model lamp beads, long service life, at least 50,000 hours. And there are 10 kinds of light brightness can be adjusted.
  • LCD Display Operation: There are four function keys, mode setting / up / down / light setting keys. The main screen mainly displays the real-time local time (optional 12 hours/24 hours), the time is accurate to the second. The following two small screens are program timers, which used to set the start and end time of day and night in mode.
  • Technical Specifications: Aluminum alloy plastic case. ①LIGHT SIZE:45*10*2.2cm. ②APPLICATION: 18~24inch. ③INPUT VOTAGE: AC100-240V. ④OUTPUT VOTAGE:DC15V. ⑥LED QUANTITY:77PCS. ⑦RENDERING INDEX:89. ⑧LUMENS:1290. ⑨Color temp:6500-10000K. ⑩POWER CORD:4.9ft.
  • 8 Time Stages: L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8;
  • 10 Brightness: 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%;
  • 8 Stage Setting Time: Any Time;
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Brightness [star rating='4.5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

hygger Final Thoughts

"Super bright!"

I added a moon light separately and all is good. This light is amazing, especially for the price. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(640 Points)

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