Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Koval Aquarium Lights

1. Koval Aquarium Lighting Fish Tank Light Hood with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs

User Ratings: 70 5

Koval First Impressions

"The light is not hot!"

So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum.

  • Koval Aquarium Lighting Fish Tank Light Hood with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs
  • Bright LEDs with 5 colors, full spectrum LEDs and makes phycophyta vivid
  • Extendable bracket makes LED light fits different size aquariums in extendable range
  • High-quality LEDs, can be used at least 50000 hrs
  • If one of the LEDs is not working by being misused, the others would not be affected (But other cheaper ones will be extinguished lots of LEDs and can't be used any more)
  • High efficiency, low energy dissipation, save cost, extend LEDs life span
  • Manufacture: Koval
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Koval
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Koval Final Thoughts

"Don't buy others."

PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. 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! Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also!

Overall Score
4.4


(574 Points)

2. NATEEL LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Waterproof RGB Color Changing Remote Control Underwater S...

User Ratings: 73 4

NATEEL First Impressions

"So took a chance."

But now was an opportunity to upgrade. For the price these lights are incredible. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. This lights had the reviews i was looking for. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap.

  • NATEEL LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Waterproof RGB Color Changing Remote Control Underwater Submersible LED Lights Strip Background Decorate Lighting
  • Colorful LED lights -- RGB LED lights with 16 kinds of different color and have 4 modes. Bring you a colorful and interesting aquarium.
  • IP68 waterproof -- you can set this light under water or out of water, any where you want to light your fish tank..
  • 5050 LED, ABS plastic and acrylic glass -- make this light in great quality, bring you a energy saving brighter and releable light.
  • Light can dim -- control the brightness by press the up/down button, you can choose your favor.
  • Color change speed is adjustable -- you can adjust the color change speed as your interest when you choose the 4 mode..
  • Manufacture: NATEEL
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NATEEL
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

NATEEL Final Thoughts

"Its awesome."

I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(421 Points)

3. SZMiNiLED Aquarium Light with Air Bubble Hole, 5050 RGB LED Fish Tank Light with 16 Colors and 4 Mod...

User Ratings: 53 11

SZMiNiLED First Impressions

"Highly recommend."

However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank.

  • SZMiNiLED Aquarium Light with Air Bubble Hole, 5050 RGB LED Fish Tank Light with 16 Colors and 4 Modes, IP68 Waterproof LED Aquarium Lights with Remote Controller for Fish Tank.
  • 【Switch colors and modes at will】The fish tank light is composed of RGB led, it has 16 colors and 4 modes. With the 24 keys remote control, you can switch out the colors and atmosphere you want, and create a colorful and colorful environment.
  • 【Comes with Air Holes and air Tube】Aquarium Lights The fish tank lamps has air holes and air Tube, it used with air pump (air pomp is not included) can continuously generate numerous bubbles, which not only provides fresh oxygen to the fish, but also makes you feel integrated into the beautiful ocean world, soothes your mood and releases stress.
  • 【Simple Installation and Safe Use】 The fish tank lamps easy to fix with strong suckers.Fish tank light use low voltage DC 12V working voltage, safe and won't do any harm to people.
  • 【5050 Led and Level IP68】Aquarium bubble lights with 5050 led will be brighter and longer using lifespan. Excellent waterproof effect with level IP68.
  • 【What Will You Get】Package Included :1 Bubble Light; 1 24 keys remote; 1 US Plug; 1 Air Tube(1 meter); 1 Receiver; 1 English Manual.the aquarium bubble lights are perfect Fish tank decorations.ALL SZMINILED products, we provide 1 year warranty, if you have any questions, please contact with us and we will reply within 24 hours.
  • Manufacture: SZMiNiLED
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SZMiNiLED
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SZMiNiLED Final Thoughts

"Thanks Julio!"

This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. They did well enough during the time I had them. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after.

Overall Score
3.9


(773 Points)

4. Aquarium Fish Tank Light Use 6 SMD RGB LEDs to Provide 16 Colors Changing and 4 Lighting Modes for B...

User Ratings: 72 5

Doomiyaa SPLANee1c36697558-433 First Impressions

"It worked."

The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. This light is amazing, especially for the price. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output.

  • Aquarium Fish Tank Light Use 6 SMD RGB LEDs to Provide 16 Colors Changing and 4 Lighting Modes for Background Decoration, 10000h Service Life, Full Waterproof, Wireless Remote Control, Doomiyaa
  • [Colorful Changing]the fish tank light provide 16 colors changed and 4 lighting modes by use 6 Energy Efficient RGB LEDS for background decoration of aquatic fish and plants.
  • [Long Lighting Time]the fish tank lamp have long 12 months service life because of using high quality leds and new technology.
  • [Submersible LED Light]the aquarium light is full waterproof and not hot, so it can be placed on the bottom of the fish tank or outside of water by sucker.
  • [Wireless Remote Control]the led aquarium light use IR system to control the colors and modes changing, adjust brightness. Please aim at the receiver when control the light.
  • Package Include:1 x Aquarium Light, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x IR Controller, 2 x Suckers, 1 x User Guide.
  • Manufacture: DUOYANG
  • Material: Acrylic
  • Item Weight: 7 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Color: 7.4''
  • Style: Classic
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: Yes
  • Batteries Required?: Yes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Doomiyaa SPLANee1c36697558-433
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Doomiyaa SPLANee1c36697558-433 Final Thoughts

"Then it'll be 10 stars."

I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too.

Overall Score
4.5


(180 Points)

5. 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)

6. 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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  • Value For Money
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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)

7. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29013
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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)

8. All Glass Aquarium AAG25920 Fluorescent Strip Light, 20-Inch

User Ratings: 60 10

All Glass Aquariums 15905259200 First Impressions

" just in case."

What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. I added a moon light separately and all is good. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours.

  • All Glass Aquarium AAG25920 Fluorescent Strip Light, 20-Inch
  • All-Glass Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting
  • These are exact strip-light replacements for Full Hoods
  • 20-Inch Black
  • All-Glass Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting
  • These are exact strip-light replacements for Full Hoods
  • 20-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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 15905259200
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  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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All Glass Aquariums 15905259200 Final Thoughts

"Vibrant colors."

The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. This light is even better than I expected!

Overall Score
4.1


(151 Points)

9. WOTERZI LED Aquarium Light Clip On Fish Tank Lighting Fit for 12-18 Inch Fish Tank & Aquarium White ...

User Ratings: 73 3

WOTERZI First Impressions

"Before I begin!"

I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. My only complaint is the missing seal. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light.

  • WOTERZI LED Aquarium Light Clip On Fish Tank Lighting Fit for 12-18 Inch Fish Tank & Aquarium White and Blue and Color LEDs, 7W
  • 【SIZE】Recommended for aquarium tank from 12 inches to 18 inches. The max tank wall thickness it can fits is up to 0.98 inch(or 2.5cm).
  • 【THREE LIGHTING MODES】Switch I : 13 white lights and 1 red &1 green light on for day light. Switch II : only 3 blue lights on for night light. Switch III:15 white and 3 blue and 1 red &1 green all on for daylight.
  • 【GOOD PERFORMANCE】High quality, Super bright, energy efficient and long-lasting LED lights. Ultra-thin aluminium alloy shell ensures excellent heat dissipation.
  • 【EASY INSTALLATION】Easy to install over the aquarium glass with the included screws, fit for fish tank with no lid, with no drilling or cutting, no pressure on the fish tank.
  • 【ADJUSTABLE NECK】With a flexible neck, the aquarium light can be easily bent to any angle and position as you want. The recommended lighting time is 8-10 hours per day.
  • Manufacture: WOTERZI
  • Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WOTERZI
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WOTERZI Final Thoughts

"My cats love it!"

I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning.

Overall Score
4.5


(70 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
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  • Value For Money
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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


(8 Points)

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