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
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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


(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
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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


(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
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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


(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
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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


(104 Points)

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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. ARKNOAH LED Aquarium Light 165W Full Spectrum Dimmable for Fish Tank Coral Reef Growth in Freshwater...

User Ratings: 72 4

ARKNOAH First Impressions

"It is awsome!"

It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. Also note this is an initial impression review. I added a moon light separately and all is good. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank.

  • ARKNOAH LED Aquarium Light 165W Full Spectrum Dimmable for Fish Tank Coral Reef Growth in Freshwater and Saltwater with White Blue LPS
  • {Full Spectrum}: Perfect Color Ratio:Blue:White=28:27. Full Spectrum include “Blue, Royal Blue, White, Red, Green, that promote producing the amount of Vitamins D3 which will help coral absorb Calcium, so that coral will appear more bright color. The lamp is suitable for coral, platypus, shrimp and other creatures;
  • {Adjustable and Dimmable}: 2pcs switches control the 2 rows of leds, one row for White leds, another for Blue. 2pcs Dimmers for fully manual dimmable, you can freely adjust the light intensity from 10% to 100%. Flexible in using.
  • {X2 Lens}: Double 120° acrylic Lens & zener diode protector, 31% higher PAR value and strong light penetration than others. UL certificated built-in fans, strong heat dissipation & low noise.
  • {Widely Application}: Widely used in Fish Tank, Coral Reef growth, Aquarium garden, etc. The various colors make your fishes will be more realistic, lively and lovely. Aquarium light can also make the water transparent, clear while promoting the photosynthesis of grass, and promote the growth and development of aquatic plants.
  • {High Performance}: High Efficiency Optimized for PAR Value; Customized Color ratio and Spectrum; Super Light Penetration and Best Plants Growth Effect;
  • Manufacture: Shenzhen DeXingGao Optical Co., Ltd
  • Material: Metal
  • Item Weight: 7.75 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 15.75 x 8.35 x 2.36 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Style: Classic
  • Power Source: AC
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ARKNOAH
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ARKNOAH Final Thoughts

"The color looks great."

Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for.

Overall Score
4.5


(18 Points)

7. Vanja LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Under Water Light with External Controller for Fish Tank

User Ratings: 61

Vanja Y-01 First Impressions

"Super bright!"

Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. For the price these lights are incredible.

  • Vanja LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Under Water Light with External Controller for Fish Tank
  • [Colorful Visual Effects]: This fish tank light can provide your fish tank with 16 colors and 4 dynamic lighting modes (lighting / flash / twinkle / single light slow brighten).
  • [Remote Control]: With memory function, you can choose the modes freely within 5m(please hold the remote control focus on the receiver), use the remote control to select a color. When using the remote control to turn off the light and then turn on the light, the light color is still used one last time.
  • [Lighting Brightness Adjustable]: You can use the two buttons (up/down) on the upper left corner of the remote control to customize the lighting brightness, provide you with more possibilities.
  • [Easy to install]: 2 powerful suction cups allow you to fix the diving fish tank light to a specific location in the fish tank or aquarium as needed.
  • [Attention]: Due to the long shipping time, please carefully check whether the bulb is in good condition after receiving the package. If there is any damage or crack, please contact us by email.
  • Manufacture: Vanja
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Vanja Y-01
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Vanja Y-01 Final Thoughts

"It turns everything blue."

I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. I changed my review and contacted Hygger. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

8. All Glass Aquarium AAG25916 Fluorescent Strip Light, 16-Inch

User Ratings: 76 7

All Glass Aquariums 15905259163 First Impressions

"Look at this!"

The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! This light has some great intensity to it. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer.

  • All Glass Aquarium AAG25916 Fluorescent Strip Light, 16-Inch
  • All-Glass Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting
  • These are exact strip-light replacements for Full Hoods
  • 16-Inch Black
  • All-Glass Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting
  • These are exact strip-light replacements for Full Hoods
  • 16-Inch Black
  • All-Glass Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting
  • These are exact strip-light replacements for Full Hoods
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 5.3 x 2.7 inches; 1.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 15905259163
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All Glass Aquariums 15905259163 Final Thoughts

"I'd recommend it."

The entire process took only a few days. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. My main display has been running with ecotech radions.

Overall Score
4.5


(124 Points)

9. MQ 8-24 in Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Newest 240° Angle Underwater LED Light, Color Changing w...

User Ratings: 64 8

MQ First Impressions

"The color looks great."

Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying.

  • MQ 8-24 in Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Newest 240° Angle Underwater LED Light, Color Changing with Remote Control, 5050 RGB LED Fish Tank Light, 9.3-13W, for Fish Tank 9-30 inch
  • 240° Wide-angle Lighting - This LED light for fish tank is made of double row beads, 240°Angle irradiation range for fish tank. The irradiation range is wider and brighter, and the corner of the fish tank is also clear. Provide a perfect living environment for your fish and plants.
  • Colorful Visual Effect - 24 keys controller can provide 16 colors and 4 modes for your fish tank. Intelligent switching, intelligent remote control. Multi Color Changing LED Lamp gives bright light effects and a totally different vision.
  • Energy Saving - 5050 LED lights chip make the fish tank lights 35% brighter than others. 5050 RGB four core lamp beads are safe, low heat and long-lasting. Can be widely used in fish tank, turtle tank, reptile tank, pond and so on.
  • Safety Design - The streamlined housing design and the heat-dissipating aluminum alloy groove make it have better heat dissipation, as well as the humanized power line separation design. And the explosion protection acrylic glass give a more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • IP68 Waterproof – The fish tank light can be fully submerged in water and work underwater. 2 Strong Suction Cups allow you to fix the submersible fish tank light to the specific place as you wish.
  • Manufacture: MQ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MQ
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MQ Final Thoughts

"So we used tape."

I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible.

Overall Score
4.3


(126 Points)

10. Relassy Aquarium Led Light 800W , Dimmable Coral Reef Light for Saltwater Aquarium Fish Tank , Full ...

User Ratings: 73 8

Relassy First Impressions

"2nd time Purchasing!"

If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want.

  • Relassy Aquarium Led Light 800W , Dimmable Coral Reef Light for Saltwater Aquarium Fish Tank , Full Spectrum LED Aquarium Plant Light with Daisy Chain Function
  • Dimmable with Two Channels - Two switches enable you freely adjust luminosity and make your own perfect lights. Two dimming modes simulate the underwater light environment during the day and night to provide all necessary spectrums and promote the growth of aquatic organisms such as corals.
  • Daisy Chain Function-Two or more led aquarium lights can be connected with provided power cord which can meet the demand for larger fish tanks. (Please note that for safety reason, it is recommended to connect no more than 4 Aquarium LED Lights together).
  • Safe& Intelligent Cooling System-When the temperature reaches about 113℉ the fan will automatically turn on and cool down with low noise. Stronger cooling fans speed up internal heat convection, keep the light quiet and working safely&longer.
  • Professional Design-This aquarium lamp consists of 168 LEDs and 24 reflector cups. By focusing the light beam, enable the light reach as deep as 30” into the tank with almost no light energy loss. The recommended hanging distance above tank is 12"-20".
  • Reliable Quality& Service-Our aquarium lights has been certified by FCC, CE, ROHS, and PSE. We also offer you professional suggestions for saltwater aquarium lights, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will reply you within 24 hours.
  • Manufacture: Relassy
  • Material: Plastic, Metal
  • Item Weight: 5.84 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 7.9 x 2.8 inches
  • Color: White+black
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Batteries Included?: Yes
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Relassy
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Relassy Final Thoughts

"Seems to be well made."

They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output.

Overall Score
4.4


(45 Points)

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