Editor's Choice - Our Favorite NICREW Aquarium Lights

1. NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs

User Ratings: 80 3

NICREW ZJL-60A First Impressions

"- no color control."

As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. I'm very happy with the light performance. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration.

  • NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs
  • Super bright, energy-efficient and long-lasting LEDs promotes healthy, vibrant growth of fish and aquatic plants, to produce brilliant lighting to your aquascape
  • Two lighting modes: White & Blue LEDs for daylight and Blue LEDs only for nightlight, created especially for freshwater aquariums
  • Adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 18 inches to 24 inches, light body without adjustable mounting brackets: 16.2 in L x 4 in W
  • Compatible with NICREW Single-channel timer and Single-channel timer Pro, gradually turn the light on to simulate sunrise, and to dim the light to simulate sunset
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW ZJL-60A
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NICREW ZJL-60A Final Thoughts

"Except the programming."

Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! Overall build quality is really good. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals.

Overall Score
4.6


(11082 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated NICREW Aquarium Lights

2. NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Plan...

User Ratings: 81 2

NICREW N10372 First Impressions

"Then it'll be 10 stars."

Suprized how well it lights up this tank. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. There IS a purple hue to this fixture. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

  • NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Plants
  • Aluminum alloy shell is stylish and incredibly durable; energy-efficient LED lighting to extend the operational life span
  • 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
  • Adjustable docking mounts provide an easy way for quick adaptability to fit both rimless and framed aquariums length 18 - 24 inch
  • Ideal for freshwater or saltwater fish and medium-high light level plants
  • This product is recommended for use over glass or acrylic canopy-covered aquariums
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Product Dimensions: 17.52 x 4.57 x 2.52 inches; 1.54 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N10372
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NICREW N10372 Final Thoughts

"So we used tape."

Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. I added a moon light separately and all is good. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in.

Overall Score
4.7


(3801 Points)

3. NICREW Multi-Colored LED Aquarium Air Stone Disk, Round Fish Tank Bubbler with Auto Color Changing L...

User Ratings: 65 6

NICREW PT0291 First Impressions

"5gal tanks."

Trust me u will not be disappointed! This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. I have to once again sing praises for this light and company. 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.

  • NICREW Multi-Colored LED Aquarium Air Stone Disk, Round Fish Tank Bubbler with Auto Color Changing LEDs
  • Diameter: 2 inches
  • Promoting underwater supplemental oxygen
  • Slow color changing LED light
  • It fits for most aquariums, fish tanks, pools and other similar occasions
  • Package: Round Bubbling Stone Disk with suction cup, 3/16 in. tube and power adapter. Pump is not included
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.1 x 2.1 inches; 6.38 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW PT0291
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NICREW PT0291 Final Thoughts

"It turns everything blue."

I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. I'm very happy with the light performance. I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures.

Overall Score
4.3


(1822 Points)

4. NICREW ClassicLED Gen 2 Aquarium Light, Dimmable LED Fish Tank Light with 2-Channel Control, White a...

User Ratings: 81 3

NICREW N14582 First Impressions

"So far A+ rating."

When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me.

  • NICREW ClassicLED Gen 2 Aquarium Light, Dimmable LED Fish Tank Light with 2-Channel Control, White and Blue LEDs, High Output
  • The 2nd generation of the ClassicLED aquarium light, more LEDs and 50% brighter
  • With inline LED controller, white and blue LEDs can be operated together or independently, allow you to adjust the light intensity and spectrum for your tank
  • Adjustable mounting brackets to fit rimless or rimmed aquariums from 18 inches to 24 inches in length
  • Ideal for freshwater or saltwater fish-only and low-high light level aquarium plants
  • This product is recommended for use over glass or acrylic canopy-covered aquariums
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N14582
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NICREW N14582 Final Thoughts

" just in case."

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. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. They did well enough during the time I had them. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes.

Overall Score
4.7


(1759 Points)

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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. NICREW Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Hidden White with Blue LED Light Stick for Fish Tank, 11-inch...

User Ratings: 72 3

NICREW N12672 First Impressions

"It is worth every penny."

What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. It's not too bright and not too dim. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly.

  • NICREW Submersible LED Aquarium Light, Hidden White with Blue LED Light Stick for Fish Tank, 11-inch, 4 W
  • Brilliant white and blue LED light bar(14 white + 4 blue) for adding additional light to show your aquatic plants, corals or amazing fish
  • Fully submersible with suction cups (included) for placement anywhere in aquarium
  • UL-certified USB power adapter, 5V low voltage output, safe to use
  • Easy to install with sturdy suction cups and doesn’t need the complex assembly to use
  • On/Off switch on cord for easy control
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Part Number: N12672
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Size: 11-inch, 4W
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N12672
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NICREW N12672 Final Thoughts

"Very nice light."

If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning.

Overall Score
4.5


(743 Points)

7. NICREW Fish Tank Clip on Light, Clamp Aquarium Light with White and Blue LEDs

User Ratings: 72 3

NICREW N14211 First Impressions

"- no color control."

The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. They did well enough during the time I had them. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. My only complaint is the missing seal. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived.

  • NICREW Fish Tank Clip on Light, Clamp Aquarium Light with White and Blue LEDs
  • Allows accurate views of plants, invertebrates and fish in their natural colors
  • Provides an adjustable solution to mount LED light fixtures on virtually any aquarium
  • Easy to install over the aquarium glass with the included screws, with no drilling or cutting
  • A durable on/off rocket switch for lighting control
  • Reccomended for aquariums 2.5 to 5 gallons
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N14211
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NICREW N14211 Final Thoughts

"The price was just right."

I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. 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. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer.

Overall Score
4.6


(704 Points)

8. NICREW SkyLED Aquarium Light Planted Tanks, Full Spectrum Freshwater Fish Tank Light

User Ratings: 77 5

NICREW First Impressions

"Pretty easy to program."

I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service.

  • NICREW SkyLED Aquarium Light Planted Tanks, Full Spectrum Freshwater Fish Tank Light
  • 6500K white LEDs and full spectrum RGB LEDs promote and support low-to-mid light level plant growth
  • Improved in-line switch to reduce light damage by preventing moisture
  • Extendable mounting brackets allow easy installation on a variety of aquarium widths
  • LED strip light with independent White and RGB LED control
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
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NICREW Final Thoughts

"Very nice light."

This lights had the reviews i was looking for. I'm very happy with the light performance. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. Also note this is an initial impression review.

Overall Score
4.5


(646 Points)

9. NICREW BrightLED Aquarium Light, High Output Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Tanks, 18 to 24-inch, 18...

User Ratings: 75 3

NICREW ADE-400C First Impressions

"Super bright!"

For the price you will not find a better light on the market. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well.

  • NICREW BrightLED Aquarium Light, High Output Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Tanks, 18 to 24-inch, 18-Watt, 1200 LM, 7500K
  • Sleek fixture design with high-quality aluminum housing to help cool down the lights which will make the light bulbs last even longer
  • High output LED aquarium light, ideal for freshwater fish and low-high light level plants
  • Adjustable mounting legs for flexibility in 18-24” aquarium widths
  • Fixture size without mounting legs: 16.4 in L x 2.5 in W x 0.6 in H, designed to fit aquarium walls of thickness 15mm (1/2") or less
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Part Number: ADE-400C
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Item Weight: 1.52 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW ADE-400C
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NICREW ADE-400C Final Thoughts

"I really like this light."

I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. This is another awsome product from hygger. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light.

Overall Score
4.6


(541 Points)

10. NICREW SkyLED Plus Aquarium Light for Planted Tanks, Full Spectrum Freshwater Fish Tank Light, Light...

User Ratings: 76 2

NICREW N16562 First Impressions

"Seems to be well made."

I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. It can penetrate deep into the tank and grow corals. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. For the price these lights are incredible.

  • NICREW SkyLED Plus Aquarium Light for Planted Tanks, Full Spectrum Freshwater Fish Tank Light, Light Brightness and Spectrum Adjustable with External Controller, 18-24 Inches, 18 Watts
  • Super bright 6500K white LEDs combine with 450nm blue and 660nm red LEDs, creating the full spectrum lighting effect
  • Adjustable day and moonlight color spectrum and intensity with the wired switch on the power cord, day and night lighting channels can be operated together or independently for endless color modes
  • Adjustable docking legs allow quick and easy adjustments for a wide variety of installations, equipped with the brackets to extend to 18 - 24 inches
  • LED light designed to brighten up your aquatic environment, ideal for freshwater and medium-high light level plants, help support and grow plant
  • A glass or acrylic canopy is highly recommended to extend the life of the unit by preventing moisture from affecting it
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Item Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Size: 18 - 24 in
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N16562
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NICREW N16562 Final Thoughts

"Acting completely normal."

It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. 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. It's not too bright and not too dim. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light.

Overall Score
4.6


(372 Points)

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