Editor's Choice - Our Favorite MLJ Aquarium Lights

1. MLJ LED Aquarium Light, 7-44 Inch Waterproof Fish Light White with Blue, RGB Underwater Lamp Submers...

User Ratings: 71 5

MLJ First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly.

  • MLJ LED Aquarium Light, 7-44 Inch Waterproof Fish Light White with Blue, RGB Underwater Lamp Submersible LED Light for Fish Tank
  • Waterproof--With waterproof IP68 rating, this LED light Bar could be submerged entirely under or above the water.
  • Multi-size--7-44 Inch, we offer different size for different fish tank type. 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.
  • RGB Light--Up graded RGB light beads brighter than others, long life span and energy saving. Ultra bright and full spectrum RGB LEDs for showing vivid colors of aquatic plants and fish, can make your fish tank like a colorful landscape.
  • 24 Buttons RGB Remote Control for Color Changing-- You can choose between 2 flashing modes (slow flashing and fast flashing), 16 different colors and 4 flash modes (Flash / Strobe / Fade / Smooth) to create a charming atmosphere in the aquarium. If you are using the remote control for the first time, please remove the insulating foil and install a suitable button battery.
  • Easy to Use-- Firm suction cup is comfortable and essential. Rubber protective cap to prevent collision and damage. Made of a highly transparent and explosion-proof acrylic lampshade, it is durable and easy to clean. With low voltage of 12V, the LED aquarium light is safe and won't cause any harm to people or fish.
  • Manufacture: MLJ
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MLJ
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MLJ Final Thoughts

"Looks great."

Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. The entire process took only a few days.

Overall Score
4.4


(1025 Points)

2. ONF Flat One+ Aquarium Light 24 inch or 36 inch, Yellow and White LED, APP Remote Controlled, Dimmab...

ONF First Impressions

"So far so good!"

The entire process took only a few days. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. Also note this is an initial impression review. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too.

  • ONF Flat One+ Aquarium Light 24 inch or 36 inch, Yellow and White LED, APP Remote Controlled, Dimmable Full Spectrum for Plant Growth, Saltwater Freshwater
  • 【Brighter and Clearer】3000K~6500K mixed by ONF ColorFull Led tech with warm white provides your freshwater aquarium with a sunrise and sunset atmosphere, mimics the natural underwater effect of sunlight and nightlight. Providing both zen style and warm & cozy house style to aquarium lovers. Users are able to create a natural environment for aquarium tank inhabitants and implement a circadian rhythm that is designed to mimic the rising and setting of sun.
  • 【Premium Specification】hood style lamp for 40 - 48 gallons and 68 gallons (90cm width tanks), 35.9 x 7.9 x 3.15 inch, 7.01lb, 7500 lumen, 180pcs LED, 90 Watt, Input 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz, Adapter AC power cord is 59 inch, Power DC 42V, Unit DC power cable is 55 inch
  • 【App control integration and Automatically Memorize】control via APP ONF Link in multi-devices with Bluetooth capability, like on and off timing, customize brightness levels, color temperature or even create a customize 5 lighting schedule via 'Daylight Circle’ mode. During Daylight Circle, users can still manage Flat One+ via touch panel without loosing their current settings. After the alteration, Flat One+ will be back on track and continue the lighting schedule within 5 mins.
  • 【Good Heat Dissipation and Awarded design】created a 3mm-thin unibody aluminum plate that is able to greatly increase the cooling rate, prolong the light’s life expectancy, and energy efficient, awarded iF Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, Golden Pin Design Award
  • 【Durable and Warranty】Waterproof IP44&42, easier to operate, please find the tutorial video on this detail page for helping, manual enclosed, 1 year warranty and friendly customer service. We are a professional LED light manufacturer with strong R&D team and many light tester.
  • Manufacture: Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Product Dimensions: 37.9 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches; 13.45 Pounds
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ONF Final Thoughts

"I hope this light lasts."

The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. This light is amazing, especially for the price. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. 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. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. Simdoc Mini Underwater Aquarium Tank LED Lights Submersible LED Waterproof Night Light,Batteries Inc...

Simdoc First Impressions

"I hope this light lasts."

The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for.

  • Simdoc Mini Underwater Aquarium Tank LED Lights Submersible LED Waterproof Night Light,Batteries Included,Purple, Blue and Red
  • 100% brand new and high quality
  • Size: Diameter: 1cm/0.39in (Approx.)
  • DC Input: 3 Pcs LR41 batteries ( included)
  • It is waterproof, so can be used inside or out of water.
  • It is comfortable, humanistic and high-performing comprehensive.
  • Manufacture: Simdoc
  • Part Number: Simdoc 2SS200560
  • Material: Metal
  • Item Weight: 0.106 ounces
  • Power Source: Battery Powered
  • Batteries Included?: Yes
  • Batteries Required?: Yes
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Simdoc Final Thoughts

"5 betta tank."

Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

4. WOINO RGB LED Aquarium Light-Fish Tank Light,44 Keys IR Remote Controller,UL-Listed Power Supply,Tim...

User Ratings: 57 15

WOINO First Impressions

"They are pretty clear."

Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. For the price these lights are incredible. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want.

  • WOINO RGB LED Aquarium Light-Fish Tank Light,44 Keys IR Remote Controller,UL-Listed Power Supply,Timer&Sunset/Sunrise/Sunshine and Moonlight Mode,12-55 Inch for Freshwater Saltwater
  • 【44 Keys IR Remote Controller】Upgraded IR Receiver has 20 Colors Options, 6 Timing Options, 10 Light Modes-Sunset/Sunrise/Sunshine/Moonlight Mode etc, 12 Brightness Adjustment, providing your plants with a natural lighting cycle.
  • 【ULTRA BRIGHT】High Quality Color Changing 5050 LED Fish Tank Light can meet your bright light needs.Benificial for Fish & Plants -- Fish, aquatic low light and higher light plants are growing good under RGB light kit.
  • 【Effective Distance】26ft max without obstacle blocking. Best Choice for living room , kitchen ,dining room etc.
  • 【High Quality Material】Ultra-thin aluminium alloy shell ensures excellent heat dissipation.Adjustable Length -- With extendable bracket to fit your fish tank 12-20inch (31-50cm) in length.
  • 【SAFE USE】LED Aquarium Light come with a 12V DC UL listed power adapter and is with low energy consumption and long lifetime features
  • Ultra-thin Aluminlum Alloy Shell Excellent Heat Dissipation
  • Intelligent memory function--the remote controller takes you back to the mode you were in when you turned the light off.
  • Adjustable Length -- With extendable bracket to adjust the length to fit your fish tank.
  • Manufacture: WOINO
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WOINO Final Thoughts

"I am loving it so far!"

It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother.

Overall Score
4.0


(15 Points)

5. NICREW RGB Plus Aquarium Light, Freshwater Aquarium LED Light with Remote Controller, 24/7 Automated...

User Ratings: 62 11

NICREW First Impressions

"Very bright."

Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. For the price these lights are incredible.

  • NICREW RGB Plus Aquarium Light, Freshwater Aquarium LED Light with Remote Controller, 24/7 Automated Aquarium Light
  • Gradually mimics the effect of a slow sunrise, bright daylight and gentle sunset, providing your animals with a natural lighting cycle
  • Multiple weather effects including cloud cover and lightning storms
  • Adjustable full spectrum of this light is perfect for strong plant growth while producing vivid colors
  • 4 separate memory slots allowing users to save and access their custom colors and intensities
  • The infrared equipped remotes easily allows the fixture to enter a hands free 24/7 mode, activate weather modes and customize your own colors mode
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
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NICREW Final Thoughts

"Actual length of the 7."

My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. This light has some great intensity to it. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral.

Overall Score
4.1


(825 Points)

6. WEAVERBIRD X7 Gemini Double Head Aquarium Fish Tank Light 15W 32 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 1600...

User Ratings: 62 5

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"So we used tape."

PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. I'm very happy with the light performance. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate.

  • WEAVERBIRD X7 Gemini Double Head Aquarium Fish Tank Light 15W 32 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 1600LM White LED Lighting for 8-15 Inch Fish Tank
  • Durable & Saving- LED Aquarium clip light made of ABS, It's durable and saves powers. Super bright, 40% energy-saving than ordinary LED lights, the energy efficient and long lasting LED produce amazing shimmer to your aquarium.
  • Application- Suitable for 20cm/8inch to 40cm/15inch fish tank, max. thickness 6mm aquarium, no drilling or cutting.
  • Specification- 110V,50~60Hz,US plug, 1600LM, 15W. (Please confirm the parameters before order). Aquarium led light enhance colors in fish and corals and can be used to provide stunning lighting effects in the day or night.
  • Special Design- This double head light is specially designed for fish tank, which can light up your fish tank and bring brightness for fish. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want.
  • Easy to installed- 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: WEAVERBIRD
  • Product Dimensions: 13.39 x 2.95 x 1.57 inches; 6.38 Ounces
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"I'd recommend it."

I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great.

Overall Score
4.4


(29 Points)

7. All Glass Aquarium AAG21230 Fluorescent Deluxe Hood, 30-Inch

User Ratings: 78 5

All Glass Aquariums 158065 First Impressions

"They are pretty clear."

It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. This light has some great intensity to it. For the price these lights are incredible. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase.

  • All Glass Aquarium AAG21230 Fluorescent Deluxe Hood, 30-Inch
  • Our most popular Hood is designed to perfectly compliment your All-Glass aquarium.
  • It is custom fit to sit on the inside lip of the aquarium frame, which greatly reduces evaporation.
  • They are designed to fit all major brands of aquariums.
  • Dimensions: 29.8" x 9.5" x 3.3"
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Item Weight: 5.05 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 9.7 x 3.4 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 158065
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All Glass Aquariums 158065 Final Thoughts

"5 inch units."

Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank.

Overall Score
4.5


(570 Points)

8. Ticoze LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Dimmable Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Timer Auto On/...

User Ratings: 76 10

TICOZE First Impressions

"The light is not hot!"

I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase.

  • Ticoze LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light Dimmable Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Timer Auto On/Off for Freshwater Planted 18-24”- Aquarium Cleaning Brush Included
  • 3 Light Color Modes: this planted aquarium light has 3 light modes: 32 White+4 Green LEDs; 8 Blue +4 Red LEDs; Full Spectrum, it’s very easy to shift the mode by press the third button on the controller. Color changes will make your one aquarium change to 3 different wonderful views.
  • Adjustable Brightness: you can adjust the full spectrum aquarium light brightness from 10% to 100% according to your prefer or the light needs of the plants, fish, coral or other creatures. Each mode has 10 levels of brightness.
  • Timer & Memory Function: There are three time setting modes of 6 hours, 10 hours or 12 hours. Its timing function will switch your freshwater aquarium light off after 6/10/12 hours of operation and will automatically turn it ON again at the same time tomorrow. Which enable you to simulate a gentle sunrise and sunset for your critters.
  • Adjustable Brackets: The fish tank light comes with extendable mounting brackets, You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks, with cover or not, with rims or rimless. Suitable for 18-24" aquarium. Aluminum alloy shell is stylish and incredibly durable, ensures a better heat dissipation.
  • Aquarium Filter Brush: Package comes with Double ended aquarium cleaning brush which is prefer for your fish tank cleaning, filter systerm, hose/glass tube,water pump accessories cleaning. Flexible two-end long brush. If there is any quality issue for this led aquarium light or you are not happy with your purchase, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Manufacture: TICOZE
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TICOZE Final Thoughts

"IT IS SUPER BRIGHT!"

This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. Just got this light today, and WOW! The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. But now was an opportunity to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.5


(38 Points)

9. 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
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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)

10. NICREW 30W Reef LED Aquarium Light, Dimmable Marine LED Light with Dual Channel Wired Controller, Na...

User Ratings: 73 4

NICREW First Impressions

"Well worth it I think!"

This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service.

  • NICREW 30W Reef LED Aquarium Light, Dimmable Marine LED Light with Dual Channel Wired Controller, Nano Fish Tank Light for Saltwater Coral Fish Tanks
  • Full color spectrum (popular blue spectrum, red, green and Violet+UV) light promotes optimal coral growth and enhances dramatic coloration, while creating a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium
  • Adjustable light intensity with 6 levels, white and blue channels can be operated together or independently, control the light intensity and spectrum to create the perfect light environment for your saltwater aquariums
  • With a recommended spread of 18''x18'', the light has a peak PAR of 100µMol at a depth of 24 inches, suitable for LPS corals and soft corals reef tanks
  • Easily mount the light on your rimmed or rimless tank with the gooseneck mount included, you can also choose to suspend the light above your aquarium with hanging kit (included)
  • Compatible with NICREW Dual Channel timer (sold separately), gradually turns the light on to simulate sunrise and dim the light to simulate sunset
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Item Weight: 3.64 pounds
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
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NICREW Final Thoughts

"The brackets work nicely."

Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. Overall build quality is really good. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. The entire process took only a few days.

Overall Score
4.5


(51 Points)

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