Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Aquarium Lights

1. Fluval Aquasky LED Strip Light, 35 Watts

User Ratings: 82 3

Fluval First Impressions

"My cats love it!"

Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. They did well enough during the time I had them. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. I bought the smaller one without realizing it.

  • Fluval Aquasky LED Strip Light, 35 Watts
  • 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: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 3.04 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval
  • Brightness [star rating='4.2']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Fluval Final Thoughts

"The blues are beautiful."

Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. The entire process took only a few days. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. My only complaint is the missing seal. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia.

Overall Score
4.7

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

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Fluval Aquarium Lights

2. Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture, 46 Watt

User Ratings: 83 1

Fluval 14522 First Impressions

"Acting completely normal."

I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it.

  • Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture, 46 Watt
  • 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: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 35.83 x 2.64 x 1.02 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 14522
  • Brightness [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Fluval 14522 Final Thoughts

"Then the bars slide out."

Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. Trust me u will not be disappointed!

Overall Score
4.7

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

3. Fluval Marine and Reef 3.0 LED Strip Light 48"-60"

User Ratings: 76 4

Fluval 14517 First Impressions

"They are pretty clear."

So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. This light has some great intensity to it. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. This is another awsome product from hygger. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank.

  • Fluval Marine and Reef 3.0 LED Strip Light 48"-60"
  • Full Spectrum Marine & Reef LED Lighting
  • With essential actinic blue spectral wavelengths
  • Promotes and supports strong coral growth and color
  • Balanced combination of multiple LEDs for optimal coral photosynthetic activity, growth & viewing
  • Features 6 unique LEDs, including 400, 420, 440, 460nm LEDs for outstanding blue spectrum coverage
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 4.49 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 48.03 x 2.64 x 1.02 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 14517
  • Brightness [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Fluval 14517 Final Thoughts

"I am loving it so far!"

I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. We just run the bright lights during the day.

Overall Score
4.6

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

4. Fluval AQUASKY 2.0 LED Aquarium Light 15-24"

User Ratings: 86 3

Fluval First Impressions

"Hope it lasts."

I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! This light has some great intensity to it. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap.

  • Fluval AQUASKY 2.0 LED Aquarium Light 15-24"
  • Operated exclusively via mobile app
  • Larger Touch-Switch surface and design offers stable control without any fuss
  • Allows you co control the red, green, blue and super bright white LEDs individually
  • Wider coverage – each individual LED casts 120° of illumination for wider, uniform lighting without dead spots
  • Multiple weather effects – from stormy lightning to dense cloud cover, recreate seasonal systems from the world’s great fish habitats
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

Fluval Final Thoughts

"Good build quality."

Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. This light has some great intensity to it. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply.

Overall Score
4.7

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

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Fluval Aquarium Lights

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
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

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

[star rating="4.8"]
(35 Points)

6. DXCEL LED Aquarium Air Bubble Light Fish Tank Air Curtain Bubble Stone Disk with 6 Color Changing LE...

User Ratings: 66 7

DXCEL First Impressions

"- no color control."

It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. This light is even better than I expected! It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top.

  • DXCEL LED Aquarium Air Bubble Light Fish Tank Air Curtain Bubble Stone Disk with 6 Color Changing LEDs
  • Can connect to air pump for air bubble billow effect (Air pump not included)
  • IP68 waterproof rate, excellent sealed design, can be fully submerged in water
  • 6 colour changing LEDs and an air stone combined in a single decor piece (2 inches diameter)
  • Built-in air stones create air bubbles for improved oxygenation and gas exchange
  • Creates a decorative array of bubbles and colorful column of air in your aquarium
  • Attach airline tubing (sold separately) to Air Inlet on the LED Bubble Ring.
  • Make sure Airstone is securely in place.
  • Connect Airline Tubing to an Air Pump (Air pump is not included).
  • Manufacture: Dxcel
  • Part Number: DX-001
  • Material: Stone
  • Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DXCEL
  • Brightness [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.8']

DXCEL Final Thoughts

"They are pretty clear."

It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.3

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

7. 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)

8. SHUPAT Full Spectrum Aquarium Light, with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets Fish Tank Light, ...

User Ratings: 76 3

SHUPAT First Impressions

"Thanks Julio!"

PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. They did well enough during the time I had them. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums.

  • SHUPAT Full Spectrum Aquarium Light, with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets Fish Tank Light, White Blue Red Combine LEDs, for Freshwater Plants
  • ULTRA BRIGHT LED LIGHT: this aquarium led light is DC12V/20W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater, plants, cichlid
  • ADJUSTABLE BRACKETS: the fish tank light comes with 2 metal mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks.
  • TWO LIGHT COLOR MODES: this aquarium light has two light modes: full spectrum (daylight), blue LED(nightlight). Bright LED with full spectrum makes it brighter, it can be turned the mode to blue lamp at night, it combines different color LED to maximize plant growth.
  • DURABLE AQUARIUM LIGHT: the body of the aquarium lamp is made of aluminum alloy, has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting
  • EXCELLENT DESIGN: slim and modern look makes the aquarium light LED blend in different styles. High bright LEDs help you create a realistic underwater home-aquarium environment for algae, anemones, coral, fish, shrimp and other underwater living plants.
  • Manufacture: SHUPAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SHUPAT
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

SHUPAT Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. This light has some great intensity to it. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light.

Overall Score
4.5

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

9. MingDak Aquarium Air Bubble Light,Aquarium Air Bubbler Decorations,Volcano Ornament/LED Air Stone ...

User Ratings: 59 8

MingDak First Impressions

"I'm very pleased."

My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. I'm very happy with the light performance. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. Trust me u will not be disappointed! Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck.

  • MingDak Aquarium Air Bubble Light,Aquarium Air Bubbler Decorations,Volcano Ornament/LED Air Stone Light for Fish Tank
  • Package Included: Air Stone Disk Round with 3 suction cup, 3/16 inch air tube and power adapter.Not Included Air Pump
  • Bubble Disk: Built-in air stone supplies more tiny air bubbles which can increase dissolved oxygen rate
  • Color-Changing Light: Auto Slowly changing colors one by one. It is a beautiful decoration in your fish tank.(NO REMOTE INCLUDED)
  • Color-Changing Light: Auto Slowly changing colors one by one. It is a beautiful decoration in your fish tank.
  • Suitable for most aquariums, fish tanks, pools and other similar occasions. CAN'T WORK WITH REMOTE
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak
  • Brightness [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='3.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

MingDak Final Thoughts

"Switch has 3 settings."

It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. Suprized how well it lights up this tank.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(558 Points)

10. Aquarium Lights 13W, LEDGLE Submersible Light Aquarium Clean Light with Timer, for Aquarium Water Cl...

User Ratings: 64

LEDGLE First Impressions

"No issues out of the box."

It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. Also note this is an initial impression review. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. The entire process took only a few days. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect!

  • Aquarium Lights 13W, LEDGLE Submersible Light Aquarium Clean Light with Timer, for Aquarium Water Clean Green Clear Waterproof Clean Lamp
  • Easy to Operate- With timer(3h,6h,12h,24h), when you set the timer, the clean light will work at the same time at the next day. Different timer modes designed for different needs.
  • IP68 Waterproof - our aquarium light can be used in water. Maintain cleanliness in the fish tank.Suitable for Freshwater and Saltwater, suggest that use the light 3-4 hours once in 2-4 days.
  • Impressive Effect- The powerful submersible clean lamp can help to remove green in the fish tank, pond, making it clear and providing clean water for your fishes.
  • Superior Silica Glass- With excellent light transmittance and ultra-durability, the life is about 10,000 hours, which will greatly save your replacement cost.
  • Warm Notice- Please measure the size of your aquarium, compare with the dimension of our product before purchase and read the user manual before use it. Please put the light where fish can not reach.
  • Manufacture: LEDGLE
  • Material: Silica glass
  • Item Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LEDGLE
  • Brightness [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

LEDGLE Final Thoughts

"But I didn't need them."

My main display has been running with ecotech radions. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. My only complaint is the missing seal. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well.

Overall Score
4.6

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

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