Editor's Choice - Our Favorite SZMiNiLED Aquarium Lights

1. 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
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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)

2. 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)

3. 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)

4. 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
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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)

5. Current USA Orbit Marine LED Light | with Loop IR Controller for Wireless Lighting & Wave Pump Contr...

User Ratings: 67 8

Current USA 4101 First Impressions

"I love this light."

‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. It's not too bright and not too dim. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

  • Current USA Orbit Marine LED Light | with Loop IR Controller for Wireless Lighting & Wave Pump Control
  • BRIGHTER, MORE COLORS- Your aquarium is full of spectacular colors, why not bring them all to life. Introducing the new Orbit Marine LED. Now packed with even more ultra-bright LEDs in a far wider color spectrum, it will make your corals and fish look even more spectacular. And it’s now in the LOOP, providing both light and pump control, taking your aquarium experience to a whole new level.
  • SUPER COLOR- Producing eye-popping color rendition and brilliant shimmer effects, the Orbit Marine produces a limitless number of color spectrums. A higher ratio of actinic blue spectrum LEDs balanced with full spectrum creates the perfect color combination for fish, inverts, live rock and corals to fluoresce and look amazing. Wide angle dispersion lenses evenly spread light over your entire tank while ensuring superior color blending.
  • MULTIPLE MODES- With modes that dim periodically to create cloud cover effects, storm modes that will blow you away complete with lightning strikes and innovative evening modes that include lunar and dusk – it’s sure to add excitement and intrigue to any aquarium.
  • EASY INSTALLATION- Extendable brakets allows this LED light to fit most aquairum fish tanks 18-24 inches wide.
  • REALISTIC EFFECTS- From start-up to sundown, the Orbit Marine gradually mimics the effect of a slow sunrise, bright daylight, dimming sunset and moonlight. Built-in lighting programs create a 24-hour natural biorhythmic lighting cycle, while on-demand dynamic weather effects gently roll clouds across your reef.
  • Manufacture: Current USA
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 3.5 x 0.44 inches; 2.15 Pounds
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Current USA 4101 Final Thoughts

"I love it."

Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. The entire process took only a few days. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine.

Overall Score
4.3


(1954 Points)

6. Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED Klc Aquarium LED Light, Automated Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5-48"

User Ratings: 65 11

Finnex KL-C48A First Impressions

"5 inch units."

I added a moon light separately and all is good. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. It's not too bright and not too dim. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all.

  • Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED Klc Aquarium LED Light, Automated Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5-48"
  • True customizable sunrise & Sunset effect W/ Controller
  • Hands free: simulating fire Red sunrise to blue starry night
  • 7K/multi-color blend for Plant Growth
  • Sleek designed built in sensor +water resistant LED coating
  • Four Customizable color channels, Dimmable, weather modes
  • Manufacture: Finnex
  • Item Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 46.5 x 3.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
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Finnex KL-C48A Final Thoughts

"It turns everything blue."

As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. My only complaint is the missing seal. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. This light has some great intensity to it.

Overall Score
4.2


(1634 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
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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. 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)

9. 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)

10. biOrb MCR LED Light, Small

User Ratings: 70 9

biOrb First Impressions

"BUYER BE WARE."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. 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. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours.

  • biOrb MCR LED Light, Small
  • The BiOrb MCR LED Light, Small, is an upgrade to the lighting for the BiOrb Classic 15, Classic 30, Classic 60, Classic 105, Life 15, BiUbe and Tube Aquariums. It's also a replacement part for the BiOrb aquariums that came with the MCR LED S Lighting (EXCEPT FOR THE HALO).
  • The BiOrb MCR LED Light, Small, can be used in manual or cycle (automatic) modes. In the cycle mode you can choose an 8, 10, 12 or 14 hour cycle. In each cycle there is a 15 minute sunrise period where the light ramps up to full brightness and the end of the cycle the light ramps down. During the off hours only a dim night light will operate.
  • NOTE: WHEN YOU TURN ON THE LIGHT IT WILL FLASH AND TURN OFF. THIS IS NORMAL. YOU THEN CONTROL IT WITH THE REMOTE.
  • In manual mode you will have control over the color mix and the brightness of the light. The LEDs are white, blue, green and red.
  • Includes the MCR LED light, remote control and clear adapter ring. Light dimensions 4-5/16". Clear adapter ring dimensions: 5-11/16".
  • Manufacture: BiOrb
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biOrb Final Thoughts

"It's working fine now."

My main display has been running with ecotech radions. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals.

Overall Score
4.3


(96 Points)

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