Editor's Choice - Our Favorite HIPARGERO Aquarium Lights

1. HIPARGERO LED Aquarium Light – Aquarium LED Lights 30W Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3...

User Ratings: 67 8

HIPARGERO First Impressions

"Very bright!"

I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. This light is amazing, especially for the price. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want.

  • HIPARGERO LED Aquarium Light – Aquarium LED Lights 30W Saltwater Lighting with Touch Control and 3W Cree Chips for Coral Reef Fish Nano Tank
  • ▲REAL CREE LEDs & PROFESSIONAL SPECTRUM -- Carefully selected 3W high-power Cree LEDs (Cree Royal blue, Cree blue, Cree White) for our LED aquarium light, professional design proper blue and white light proportion, mimic the deep-sea environment, help coral to pop and bring out the colors. Hipargero Aqua Knight LED aquarium light uses top quality 90 degree three in one acrylic lens, ensure higher light efficiency and remarkable color uniformity
  • ▲TWO DIMMABLE LED CHANNELS WITH TOUCH CONTROL -- This saltwater lighting intensity can be adjusted from 0% to 100%, easy to dim appropriate lighting for different sea pets (coral reef or fish), promote the growth of any SPS and LPS flourished under it. Perfect blue light can promote producing the amount of Vitamins D3 which will help coral absorb Calcium so that coral will appear more brighter color, suitable for coral, platypus and other creatures
  • ▲SUPER PREMIUM MATERIALS -- Hipargero LED lights use grind arenaceous painted metal adjustable bracket, 4.7” < bracket length < 11”, special design for Nano tanks. Authentic Cree chips with high quality and longer lifetime. Two-rollers silent fans( keep work until unpluged), noise standards lower than 44.7 db(A), fast heat transfer and create you a comfortable home environment
  • ▲APPEARANCE ARTFUL & EASIER TO OPERATE -- Super thin body design with the height of only 1.2inch, three colors of LEDs easy to adjust the intensity by touch. Suitable for 10”- 18” length and tank glass thickness less than or equal to 0.8inch. Just plug and play, and dimmable with touch control, very easy to operate
  • ▲AFTER-SALE WITHOUT WORRY -- Hipargero Aqua Knight LED aquarium lights have 1 year warranty, 30 days money back guaranteed! Your questions will be replied within 24hours. Please note: This light only suit for RIMLESS tank, tank glass should be thinner than 20mm(0.8inch)
  • Click the plus button (+) to weaken the white light intensity.
  • Click the minus button (-) to weaken the blue light intensity.
  • Long press the plus button (+) to strengthen the whole light.
  • Manufacture: HIPARGERO
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 4.33 x 1.2 inches; 2.01 Pounds
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HIPARGERO Final Thoughts

"I have two reef tanks."

Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap.

Overall Score
4.3


(866 Points)

2. GloFish Blue LED Light 6 Inch, For Aquariums Up To 10 Gallons

User Ratings: 73 2

GloFish 29013 First Impressions

"- no color control."

It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. For the price these lights are incredible. This lights had the reviews i was looking for. My main display has been running with ecotech radions.

  • GloFish Blue LED Light 6 Inch, For Aquariums Up To 10 Gallons
  • BLUE LED LIGHT: Easily convert an aquarium into a stunning home for your GloFish fluorescent fish.
  • MOONLIGHT MODE: Transform your aquarium in moonlight mode (blue LED lights on) to make GloFish décor and fish fluoresce even more brilliantly.
  • QUICK INSTALL: The quick install makes it easy and convenient to turn any aquarium into a GloFish aquarium.
  • UNIVERSAL USE: This LED light can be added to any framed aquarium and works with any light hood or glass canopy.
  • BRINGING COLOR TO LIFE: GloFish fluorescent fish and products create a complete underwater fluorescent experience.
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 1.88 x 6.56 inches; 8 Ounces
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GloFish 29013 Final Thoughts

"But it's awesome!"

I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply.

Overall Score
4.5


(414 Points)

3. Finnex Marine+ 24/7 Fully Automated Aquarium LED v2, Remote

User Ratings: 56 9

Finnex CMB-48 First Impressions

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price!

  • Finnex Marine+ 24/7 Fully Automated Aquarium LED v2, Remote
  • Fully Customizable LED Lighting
  • Built In LED Indicating Sensor
  • Four customizable color channels, Dimmable
  • 48 Inch
  • Manufacture: Finnex
  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 3.8 x 1 inches; 4.05 Pounds
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
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Finnex CMB-48 Final Thoughts

"No remote."

The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. Just got this light today, and WOW!

Overall Score
4.1


(18 Points)

4. MQ 8-20 in Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Color Changing Fish Tank Light with Remote Control, IP68 ...

User Ratings: 68 5

MQ First Impressions

"But I didn't need them."

But now was an opportunity to upgrade. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. I'm very happy with the light performance. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. For the price these lights are incredible. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade.

  • MQ 8-20 in Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Color Changing Fish Tank Light with Remote Control, IP68 Crystal Glass LED Lights Bar, for Fish Tank 10-35 inch
  • Colorful Visual Effect- 24 keys controller can provide 16 colors and 4 modes (smooth/flash/strobe/fade) for your fish tank. Multi Color Changing LED Lamp gives bright light effects and a totally different vision.
  • Lighting Brightness Adjustable - Two buttons (Rise / Down) in the left-top of the remote used to adjust the brightness for this light. It can make your fish tank a colorful landscape.
  • Energy saving - 5050 LED lights chip make the fish tank lights 35% brighter than others. 5050 SMD lamps are safe, low heat and long-lasting. Can be widely used in fish tank, turtle tank, reptile tank, pond and so on.
  • 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.
  • Safety Design - With low voltage of 12V, the LED aquarium light is safe and won't cause any harm to people or fish. And the explosion protection acrylic glass give a more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • Waterproof: IP68 Waterproof for the LED bar
  • Light Color: 16 color with 4 modes
  • LED Light Type: 5050
  • Manufacture: MQ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MQ
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MQ Final Thoughts

" just in case."

You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.4


(684 Points)

5. AQUANEAT Aquarium Led Clip Lamp Light 48 LEDs Multi Color Full Spectrum Blue White Nano Fish Tank Li...

User Ratings: 68 7

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"Acting completely normal."

This light has some great intensity to it. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. They did well enough during the time I had them. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Led Clip Lamp Light 48 LEDs Multi Color Full Spectrum Blue White Nano Fish Tank Light Up to 10 Gal (Blue White for Rimmed Tank)
  • Suitable for all freshwater, cichlids (not for plant)
  • Totally 48 LEDs: 40 pcs white light, 8 pcs blue light
  • Soft arm can be adjusted by any angles and positions; Suitable for standard rimmed tank up to 0.6" (17mm) thick
  • Recommend aquarium tank size: Up to 10 Gal, tank length: 12" - 20"
  • Two Mode: All lights on and All lights off
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
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AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended!"

I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. Just got this light today, and WOW!

Overall Score
4.4


(119 Points)

6. Aquarium Light, Multi-Color Fish Tank Light 18" 20" 24" 30" 36" 48" Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable ...

SEISSO First Impressions

"I did not."

I'm very happy with the light performance. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. My only complaint is the missing seal. 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. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it.

  • Aquarium Light, Multi-Color Fish Tank Light 18" 20" 24" 30" 36" 48" Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red Green LEDs Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Plants
  • Aquarium led light is 12V 3A/36W, super bright and long life, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.Suggest for fish tank 28 inch - 43 inch.
  • The full-spectrum array combines white, blue, red and green LEDs to be brighter than the most lights, producing a fine-tuned color spectrum for aquatic plants.
  • By pressing the 'W' and 'B' buttons, the brightness of the led can be adjusted. Color changes will make your aquarium change to many different wonderful views.
  • 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.
  • Aluminum alloy shell is stylish and incredibly durable, energy-efficient LED lighting to extend the operational life span.
  • Manufacture: SEISSO
  • Product Dimensions: 26.77 x 2.17 x 0.68 inches; 1.95 Pounds
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SEISSO Final Thoughts

"Looks great."

They did well enough during the time I had them. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

7. Aquaneat Aquarium Light White and Blue LED 12" 20" 24" 30" 36" 48" Fresh Water Fish Tank Light

User Ratings: 75 3

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"Well worth it I think!"

The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for.

  • Aquaneat Aquarium Light White and Blue LED 12" 20" 24" 30" 36" 48" Fresh Water Fish Tank Light
  • Fits aquarium tank from 18" to 24" in length with adjustable mounting brackets
  • Light body without docking brackets: 17” L x 2.7” W. Tank thickness: No limit to rim size
  • Configuration: total 42 LEDs, 36pcs 6500K white LED, 6pcs blue LED
  • Mode: all lights on and all lights off
  • Super bright and energy efficient LEDs, suitable for all freshwater. NOTE: KEEP THE LIGHT AWAY FROM THE SPLASHING WATER
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
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AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"My cats love it!"

So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on.

Overall Score
4.6


(358 Points)

8. CURRENT USA Orbit Marine IC PRO Dual LED Reef Aquarium Light | Wireless Light and Pump Controller | ...

User Ratings: 62 8

CURRENT 4338 First Impressions

"I have a 120 gal."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals.

  • CURRENT USA Orbit Marine IC PRO Dual LED Reef Aquarium Light | Wireless Light and Pump Controller | Loop App - Bluetooth
  • MORE LIGHT | BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE - The Orbit Marine IC PRO produces a vibrant, full color spectrum using dual LED fixtures, delivering up to twice the amount of light. Now with wireless smartphone LOOP control, it’s easier than ever to program and control your LED lights, create waves and control the flow – all with a simple touch.
  • OPTIMIZED COLORS | PERFECTLY CONTROLLED - A powerful blend of Dual Actinic blue, Dual Daylight white and RGB LEDs combined with 90° spherical optical lenses delivers the perfect spectrum of light for strong coral growth and amazing fluorescence.
  • CORAL CAPTIVATED - See your corals in high definition color and immerse yourself with spectacular on-demand dynamic lighting modes and industry first binaural audio. Optional tank mount arm brackets makes for an even sleeker install.
  • ULTRA SLIM DESIGN - Measuring less than ½” thick, the Orbit Marine IC PRO is still the thinnest, sleekest light fixture on the market. The thermally efficient LED design requires no cooling fan and runs completely silent. Optional tank mount brackets make for a polished install and provides both vertical and front-to-back adjustment.
  • BLUETOOTH - The Orbit Marine IC PRO with Bluetooth control includes a LOOP controller for both LED lights. Use the LOOP app on iOS or Android mobile devices and connect. It’s simple, intuitive and requires no wifi network.
  • Manufacture: Current
  • Product Dimensions: 70.8 x 7.5 x 0.44 inches; 12.6 Pounds
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
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CURRENT 4338 Final Thoughts

"It is awsome!"

When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price!

Overall Score
4.2


(83 Points)

9. 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
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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


(2125 Points)

10. 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)
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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)

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