Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hagen Aquarium Lights

1. Hagen Fluval Plant Bluetooth Nano LED Aquarium Light (15 Watt)

User Ratings: 87 2

Hagen 14539 First Impressions

"This light is awesome!"

I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright.

  • Hagen Fluval Plant Bluetooth Nano LED Aquarium Light (15 Watt)
  • Programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night)
  • Optional pre-set habitat light configurations (Lake Malawi, Tropical, Planted)
  • Fully adjustable positioning (up/down, side-to-side, forward/backward)
  • New over-the-glass mounting design with repositionable, secure grip
  • Independent color control
  • Manufacture: Josh's Frogs
  • Product Dimensions: 7.28 x 5.12 x 0.87 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 14539
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hagen 14539 Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

My only complaint is the missing seal. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended.

Overall Score
4.7


(287 Points)

2. WILLS Newest 165W LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Dimmable Lighting Lamp for Coral Reef Fish Tank F...

User Ratings: 71 4

WILLS First Impressions

"Mainly wanted timer."

This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly.

  • WILLS Newest 165W LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Dimmable Lighting Lamp for Coral Reef Fish Tank Freshwater & Saltwater
  • 【HIGH PAR VALUE 】- Scientifically engineered to keep the PAR/Lumen Output and Coverage balanced. The PAR Value can reach 858 at 24" height while others just 377. Perfect fit for depth 24" tank. Fit for less than 57 gallon. Max coverage area: 36"*36"*36". Suggest distance above water surface: 3-5inches.
  • 【ADVANCED FULL SPECTRUM】 - Includes Red, Blue, Purple, White, Green and Bluish Violet Light, perfect full spectrum layout that can promote photosynthesis of aquatic plants to provide enough oxygen for aquarium creatures, make your aquarium growing healthily. Red light can promote healthy growth of fish; Blue light can promote the amount of Vitamins D3, which will help coral absorb Calcium and make the coral healthy growth; Purple light can be used to sterilize and protect fish growth.
  • 【2 DIMMING CHANNELS】 - Both Blue Channel and White Channel can be adjusted uniformly from 0%-100% to meet different needs of your corals, reef and fish (freshwater & saltwater), which promotes the growth of any SPS and LPS flourished under it. You can turn on the blue and white channel at the same time, or turn them on separately, these two channels are controlled independently.
  • 【SECONDARY OPTICAL CRYSTAL LENS】 - 90° crystal lens thereby to penetrate the depth of water, make the water more brighter and clearer, providing optimal lighting environment, beautify your aquarium. The difference of us is the daisy chain design, you can use the power cord which in the original package to connect no more than 5 lights together at the same time.
  • 【BEST SERVICE】 - 1 year warranty guarantee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, we will provide you with complete customer satisfaction.
  • 1 x 165W Aquarium Light
  • 1 x Power Cords (USA)
  • 1 x Stainless Steel Hanging Kit
  • Manufacture: WILLS
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 8.3 x 2.4 inches; 6.7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WILLS
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WILLS Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! I thought they were fairly easy to set up.

Overall Score
4.5


(235 Points)

3. FINEIAM Waterproof LED Aquarium Lights ,IP68 Underwater Amphibious Light for Fish Tank,Submersib...

User Ratings: 65 6

FINEIAM First Impressions

"I love it."

There IS a purple hue to this fixture. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. I'm very happy with the light performance. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired.

  • FINEIAM Waterproof LED Aquarium Lights ,IP68 Underwater Amphibious Light for Fish Tank,Submersible Brightness Adjustable,Wireless Remote Control Dimmable,4 Automatic Color Change Modes Strip
  • ✅IP68 Waterproof---With waterproof IP68 rating, this LED light Bar could be submerged entirely under or above the water.Can make your fish tank like a colorful landscape.
  • ✅Widely Use LED Light---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.
  • ✅Super-easy to Use---The two suckers on the tank light can be removed and moved at any time, so it can be installed anywhere on any smooth glass surface.
  • ✅Brighter and Safer--- 5050 LED lights chip is 20% brighter and is designed for reliable, long-term performance, energy saving and safe. Powered by a 12-volt transformer, low voltage, the LED aquarium light is safe and won't cause any harm to people or fish.
  • ✅Remote Control---With 16 kinds of kinds of different color and 4 automatic change modes, wireless remote control allows you to choose your favorite color at any time and change the brightness of the color, and automatically change the frequency or turn the lights on and off.
  • Manufacture: FINEIAM
  • Product Dimensions: 7.52 x 0.98 x 0.98 inches; 7.2 Ounces
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FINEIAM
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

FINEIAM Final Thoughts

"That is the best."

No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. For the price these lights are incredible. This light is amazing, especially for the price. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in.

Overall Score
4.4


(40 Points)

4. WOTERZI LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets

User Ratings: 68 9

WOTERZI First Impressions

"Switch has 3 settings."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day.

  • WOTERZI LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets
  • 【ADJUSTABLE BRACKETS】Extendable brackets allow easy installation on different size fish tanks, fit for aquariums from 20 to 28 inches.
  • 【MULTIPLE MODES】Switch I: Only 12 Bule LEDs on for nightlight. Switch II: 68 White, 12 Blue, 5 Red and 5 Green LEDs all on for daylight. Uniform light with strong penetrating power.
  • 【BRIGHTER, MORE COLORS】Full spectrum ultrabright LEDs will make your aquarium lookmore spectacular, promote the healthy growth of fish and aquatic plants.
  • 【ULTRA-THIN & HEAT DISSIPATION】Stylish and modern look with ultra-thin aluminum alloy housing design ensure fast and uniform heat dissipation and keep long service life.
  • 【ENERGY SAVING】High quality voltage converter outputs 12V low voltage and 16W Power which ensures long-lasting well-balanced lighting while reducing electric consumption.
  • Manufacture: WOTERZI
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 4.1 x 0.75 inches; 1.98 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WOTERZI
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WOTERZI Final Thoughts

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. This light is amazing, especially for the price. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia.

Overall Score
4.3


(19 Points)

5. Beamswork DA 0.50W Series LED Pent Aquarium Light Marine FOWLR Cichlid (180cm - 72")

User Ratings: 85 4

Beamswork First Impressions

"It is plenty of light."

The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. Overall build quality is really good.

  • Beamswork DA 0.50W Series LED Pent Aquarium Light Marine FOWLR Cichlid (180cm - 72")
  • Lumen: 8000
  • LEDs: 176x 0.50 watt
  • Config: 144x 10000K, 32x Actinic 460nm LEDs
  • 2 Modes: All on / 32x only
  • Timer Ready
  • Manufacture: Beamswork
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 71.5 x 5.25 x 1.5 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Beamswork Final Thoughts

"2nd time Purchasing!"

No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. 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. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect!

Overall Score
4.7


(50 Points)

6. MingDak Aquarium Light Timer, Led Aquarium Light Controller, Fish Tank Light Timer & Dimmer,LED Ligh...

User Ratings: 54 12

MingDak First Impressions

"But for a DISPLAY."

Overall build quality is really good. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. This light is even better than I expected! When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer.

  • MingDak Aquarium Light Timer, Led Aquarium Light Controller, Fish Tank Light Timer & Dimmer,LED Light Ramp Timer,24-Hour Digital Programmable
  • APPLICABLE LIGHTS: Before order, make sure your light is a dimmable light with DC connector(5.5 x 2.1 mm or 5.5 x 2.5 mm). Our timer should work with light 0-30V output voltage. It would be nice, you choose MingDak's light.
  • SIMULATE SUNRISE & SUNSET - The Ramp Timer is a fully programmable 24-hour LED lighting controller that not only turns your lights on and off, but it also simulates a gentle sunrise and sunset for your critters.
  • PROGRAMMABLE - At the pre-programmed “on” time, the Ramp Timer slowly increases the lighting level to full brightness over a period of 15 minutes. When the programmed “off” time is reached, it gradually dims the light over 15 minutes before turning off.Can also be used as a dimmer, it can be adjusted from 1 – 100% brightness.
  • BENEFITS- Help you keep the lights on and off the same time every day.Slowly acclimates animals to the high brightness that LEDs produce. This slow acclimation helps reduce stress often caused by sudden light intensity changes and provides a more natural rhythmic daily light cycle.
  • SUMPLE USE - Simply program your desired on and off times and choose between two modes: on/off or on/off with a 15 minute ramp up and dim down. A manual button even allows you to turn your lights on or off instantly.
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.54 x 1.57 x 0.59 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MingDak Final Thoughts

"I love it."

The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too.

Overall Score
3.9


(232 Points)

7. Aqueon Fluorescent Strip Light, 24-Inch

User Ratings: 58 12

Aqueon 158083 First Impressions

"Love this light!"

If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. This is another awsome product from hygger. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. My main display has been running with ecotech radions.

  • Aqueon Fluorescent Strip Light, 24-Inch
  • All-Glass Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting
  • These are exact strip-light replacements for Full Hoods
  • 24-Inch Black
  • Manufacture: TopDawg Pet Supply
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 0.02 x 0.02 inches; 0.32 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 158083
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 158083 Final Thoughts

"Actual length of the 7."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light.

Overall Score
4.1


(76 Points)

8. Senzeal X3 Libra Aquarium Fish Tank Light US 6W 12 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 600LM for 8-15 Inc...

User Ratings: 59

Senzeal SZLUS-US-S-071 First Impressions

"BUYER BE WARE."

It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. This light has some great intensity to it. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light.

  • Senzeal X3 Libra Aquarium Fish Tank Light US 6W 12 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 600LM for 8-15 Inch Fish Tank White LED Lighting
  • Made of ABS, It's durable and saves powers. Fish tank light is nonradiative for your plants & fishes. High brightness, strong penetrability, offer bright fish tank in the dark.
  • Application: Suitable for 20cm/8inch to 40cm/15inch fish tank, max. thickness 6mm aquarium.
  • Specification: 110V 50~60Hz US plug, 600LM, 6W. (Please confirm the parameters before order).
  • This aquarium led light is specially designed for fish tank, which can light up your fish tank and bring brightness for fish. Bright white light helps you look clear out of the aquarium. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want.
  • Easy to be installed at your aquarium. Clip on the fish tank wall and will be stable on it. Very easy and convenient. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want.
  • Manufacture: Senzeal
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Senzeal SZLUS-US-S-071
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Senzeal SZLUS-US-S-071 Final Thoughts

"I have two reef tanks."

I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. The entire process took only a few days. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. It's not too bright and not too dim. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. This lights had the reviews i was looking for. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

Overall Score
4.3


(32 Points)

9. Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (30cm - 12")

User Ratings: 73 8

Beamswork First Impressions

"5gal tanks."

I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom.

  • Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Freshwwater Plant Extendable (30cm - 12")
  • LEDs: 15x 0.50W (700 lumen)
  • Config: 8x 10000K, 3x Actinic 460nm, 2x Red 620nm, 2x Green 520nm
  • Timer Ready, 2 Mode Day / Night
  • Suitable for freshwater, plants, cichlid
  • 1 Year Warranty*
  • Manufacture: Beamswork
  • Item Weight: 1.39 pounds
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Beamswork Final Thoughts

"We don't use that."

The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. Also note this is an initial impression review. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well.

Overall Score
4.4


(103 Points)

10. Galapara UV Light Lamp Submersible LED Lights for Aquarium Fish Tank Light Pond Submersible Water ...

User Ratings: 57 12

Galapara First Impressions

"Thanks Julio!"

The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. I'm very happy with the light performance. For the price these lights are incredible. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. Trust me u will not be disappointed! I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first.

  • Galapara UV Light Lamp Submersible LED Lights for Aquarium Fish Tank Light Pond Submersible Water ,make aquarium clean AC110-120V (7W)
  • 【 WARNING 】 Light Will Kill Fish if don't separate the fish from the lights! Recommended to use this lamp in aquarium filter system
  • 【good quality】High quality filament for high performance and energy-saving. Suitable for controlling malignant bacteria in aquarium and fish tank.Adopt explosion proof quartz glass tube for high transmission of ultraviolet ray.
  • 【 Fast Clean 】the UV Light Lamp help to remove the green in the fish tank, pond, make it clear.
  • 【safe】Safe water-proof design for totally submersible use.Powerful suction cups for adjusting position freely.Independent power switch is great for safer use.
  • 【 Warm Tip 】Due to the long transportion, after receiving the parcel,so please check carefully whether the bulb is intact, if broken or have any crack mark, please contact our service, we will send new replacement parcel in 24 hours.wish you a happy day!
  • Part Number: ITO3187358908725ZW
  • Material: Glass
  • Item Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Galapara
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Galapara Final Thoughts

"5 betta tank."

Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals.

Overall Score
4.1


(69 Points)

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