Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tetra Aquarium Lights

1. Tetra Hidden LED Stick Light for Aquariums, Brilliant White

User Ratings: 74 1

Tetra 26658 First Impressions

"This is a bright."

Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. This is another awsome product from hygger. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. That sounded like a good plan to me so I agreed it was worth the risk. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on.

  • Tetra Hidden LED Stick Light for Aquariums, Brilliant White
  • HIDDEN LED LIGHT STICK Compact waterproof LED fixture illuminates aquariums with brilliant white light creating a natural underwater shimmer effect
  • EASY TO INSTALL Clips onto any framed aquarium – on the frame or under the hood
  • COMPACT FIXTURE Easy to hide from view use the included routing clips to conceal the cord
  • INCLUDES Aquarium light low-voltage transformer on/off switch frame clip and cord routing clips
  • SIZE This 6-inch long LED stick illuminates aquariums up to 15 gallons
  • Included components: 1 x Hidden LED Stick 6 Inches, Brilliant White Aquarium Light for Tanks Up to 15 Gallons
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 1.88 x 3 x 6.56 inches; 2.24 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tetra 26658
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tetra 26658 Final Thoughts

"Switch has 3 settings."

They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it.

Overall Score
4.6


(213 Points)

2. Allnice Aquarium Bubble Light Aquarium Air Stone Disc with 7 Light Colors Changing and Slow Flash Ef...

User Ratings: 69 4

Allnice First Impressions

"It's a good light."

They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium.

  • Allnice Aquarium Bubble Light Aquarium Air Stone Disc with 7 Light Colors Changing and Slow Flash Effect LED Light Air Bubble Stone Lamp for Fish Tanks Aquariums and Fish Ponds
  • 【Ultra-high dissolved oxygen】- Note: Without remote control. This aquarium air stone push out the bubbles small, dense, uniform, which makes double oxygen dissolving rate in water, improved oxygenation and gas exchange. Increases air flow/circulation to oxygenate water, which is beneficial to aquatic life.
  • 【Colorful lights】- This bubbler fish tank lights creates beautiful underwater effects by a slow flash way. It comes with 12 straw-hat light beads and 7 kinds of lighting colors. Always keep your fish vivid and lively.
  • 【Round disc Design】- Round disc shapes can stay steady at the bottom of the tank bubbler, maximizes the outlet area of the air stone. And add beauty to your display aquarium with this round fish tank bubbler stone to create micro bubbles.
  • 【IP68 Waterproof】- The lamp body can be fully submerged in water and work underwater, but the power adapter is not waterproof, please keep it away from water and water vapor.
  • 【Safe & Environmental Friendly】- Fish tank air bubble lamp is made of circular sand, with high temperature sintering, safe, durable and environmental friendly, it is safe to use in your aquarium. For first time use, we recommend you wash it with tap water and sock it with tank water for 1-2 hours.
  • Manufacture: Allnice
  • Material: Circular sand
  • Item Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Allnice
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Allnice Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly.

Overall Score
4.4


(40 Points)

3. BeamsWork DA FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Pent Freshwater

User Ratings: 76 4

Beamswork First Impressions

"So far A+ rating."

This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. We just run the bright lights during the day. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap.

  • BeamsWork DA FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Pent Freshwater
  • Lumen: 5200
  • LEDs: 120x 0.50W
  • Config: 86x 10000K, 16x Actinic 460nm, 9x Red 620nm, 9x Green 520nm
  • Timer Ready, 2 Mode Day / Night
  • Suitable for freshwater, plants, cichlid
  • Manufacture: Beamswork
  • Product Dimensions: 48.25 x 5.25 x 1.5 inches; 5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Beamswork
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Beamswork Final Thoughts

"The light is not hot!"

The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. This lights had the reviews i was looking for. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. I added a moon light separately and all is good.

Overall Score
4.6


(974 Points)

4. GZKANFUL LED Aquarium Light, Submersible Fish Tank Light Underwater White LEDs Lights Background Dec...

User Ratings: 57

GZKANFUL First Impressions

"5gal tanks."

When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. There IS a purple hue to this fixture.

  • GZKANFUL LED Aquarium Light, Submersible Fish Tank Light Underwater White LEDs Lights Background Decorate Lighting (11inch-28cm)
  • IP68 Waterproof --- This LED light Bar could be submerged entirely under the water or put it out of the water, but the Power adapter and switch are NOT waterproof!
  • Bright White LED Lights --- Use of 9 White LED lights(NOT BLUE LIGHT). The 7.5 inch length lights fitting aquariums widths of 7.7-15 inches.
  • 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.
  • Suction Cup Type --- Easy to attach to the fish tank with 2 suction cups (included), make it very easy to place on fish tank. This aquarium light can be put anywhere you want.
  • Universal Use --- 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.
  • Manufacture: GZKANFUL
  • Material: Abs plastic
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Color: 11inch-28cm
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GZKANFUL
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GZKANFUL Final Thoughts

"I love this light."

It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. Overall build quality is really good. It's not too bright and not too dim. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all.

Overall Score
4.2


(16 Points)

5. Aqueon Aquarium Clip-On LED Light

User Ratings: 79 3

Aqueon 100533613 First Impressions

"It turns everything blue."

I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Clip-On LED Light
  • Clip-on aquarium LED light; ideal for growing plants
  • 60 bright LEDs help support and grow lush plants
  • 3-way soft-touch LED control (all on/blue on/all off)
  • Ideal for planted aquariums up to 20 gallons
  • Easily mounts on framed or frameless aquariums with mounting screw
  • Freshwater aquarium clip-on LED light
  • 21 bright LEDs for shimmering illumination
  • 2-way soft-touch LED control (on/off)
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 8 x 4.75 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100533613
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100533613 Final Thoughts

"IT IS SUPER BRIGHT!"

I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. 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. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible.

Overall Score
4.6


(866 Points)

6. Odyssea T5 Dual 6500K Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant Extendable

User Ratings: 67 4

Odyssea First Impressions

"Seems good quality."

When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. There IS a purple hue to this fixture.

  • Odyssea T5 Dual 6500K Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant Extendable
  • Lumen: 2000 initial
  • Wattage: 2x 24W
  • Config: 2x 6500K
  • Extendable brackets, External Ballasts
  • For freshwater and planted setups
  • Manufacture: Odyssea
  • Product Dimensions: 24.75 x 5 x 2.3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Odyssea
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Odyssea Final Thoughts

"Very bright."

This light is amazing, especially for the price. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying.

Overall Score
4.4


(140 Points)

7. ECtENX LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light, Clip on Fish Tank Lighting Color with White & Blue

User Ratings: 68 6

ECtENX ALJL24-WBX-FBA1 First Impressions

"I am happy again."

As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous!

  • ECtENX LED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light, Clip on Fish Tank Lighting Color with White & Blue
  • Aquarium clip light super bright, energy efficient and long lasting LEDs, two-color LED lighting (blue and white) illuminates your tank's inhabitants, great for night viewing
  • Aquarium led light enhance colors in fish and corals and can be used to provide stunning lighting effects in the day or night
  • Super bright, 40% energy-saving than ordinary LED lights, the energy efficient and long lasting LEDs produce amazing shimmer to your aquarium
  • Gooseneck clamp/mount aquarium light, soft arm can be adjusted by any angles and positions
  • Note: The light clamp mount doesn't fit tanks with black top boarder which thicker than 0.39 inches. One-Year Limited Warranty
  • Two Lighting Modes: Only blue lights on for nightlight, white and blue lights all on for daylight.
  • Aquarium clip light a great night light and tank illuminator, two-color LED lighting, illuminates your tank's inhabitants.
  • Durable metal gooseneck tube can be 360 degree rotating, and convenience to illuminate any corner of fish tank.
  • Manufacture: ECtENX
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ECtENX ALJL24-WBX-FBA1
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ECtENX ALJL24-WBX-FBA1 Final Thoughts

"It is very bright!"

This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade.

Overall Score
4.3


(919 Points)

8. Marine Saltwater Aquarium Light for 10-30 Gallon or 12-18 inches Nano Reef Coral Tank 18W Full Spect...

User Ratings: 65 7

LUXCARE 40A First Impressions

"What a pain!"

Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. Overall build quality is really good. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in.

  • Marine Saltwater Aquarium Light for 10-30 Gallon or 12-18 inches Nano Reef Coral Tank 18W Full Spectrum Light Including Royal Blue (410- 430 nm) Royal Violet (390- 400 nm) , LPS & SPS 80 LEDs
  • PMMA Lens/High Power/Lumen/PAR Value:Total Power 18W and up to 100μmol PAR value at 11.8 inches height. Design with 80pcs Full Spectrum LEDs, 60 degree Optical Lens, ensure the light more concentrated and reducing 30% light loss, improved high PAR/Lumen output and maximize Growth.
  • Full Spectrum 7-Band: 80pcs LED inside. Professional full spectrum light include green (490-560 nm),red (630- 790 nm),royal blue (410- 430 nm),royal violet 390- 400 nm),blue (465 nm),blue (430- 480 nm). Suitable for freshwater and Saltwater aquarium, Reef ,Coral LPS & SPS.
  • Two lighting modes: Full spectrum LEDs for coral tank landscape + coral growth or Blue LEDs only for coral growth, created especially for Saltwater aquarium ,Reef ,Coral LPS & SPS
  • Adjustable Light Color :You can adjust light mode and brightness ;Tap “M” button to Switch 3 light modes, hold button for 4 seconds to turn it off .Tap “W” button to control brightness of White LEDS and Tap “B” button to control brightness of blue LEDs .
  • Safety voltage: 20V input voltage with UL listed wall plug switch power. Our 30-day money back guarantee policy and 3 Years Warranty.
  • Manufacture: LUXCARE
  • Material: Metal
  • Item Weight: 1.52 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LUXCARE 40A
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

LUXCARE 40A Final Thoughts

"Look at this!"

Overall build quality is really good. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. This light has some great intensity to it. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank.

Overall Score
4.3


(51 Points)

9. CURRENT USA Orbit Marine IC LED Saltwater Reef Aquarium Light | with Wireless Lighting & Wave Pump C...

User Ratings: 75 6

CURRENT 4207 First Impressions

"All good now!"

Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. The entire process took only a few days. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank.

  • CURRENT USA Orbit Marine IC LED Saltwater Reef Aquarium Light | with Wireless Lighting & Wave Pump Control | Loop App - Bluetooth
  • BRILLIANT DESIGN - Delivering vivid colors and brightness, the Orbit Marine IC with wireless smartphone control is designed to make reefing easier and more enjoyable. From watching clouds gently roll across while listening to binaural ocean waves to producing pulsing waves, it completely changes your aquarium experience.
  • EYE POPPING COLORS - A powerful blend of Dual Actinic blue 445nm/460nm, Dual Daylight white 6,700K/10,000K and RGB LEDs combined with 90° spherical optical lenses delivers the perfect blend of light for strong coral growth and amazing fluorescence.
  • STUNNING REALISM - See your corals in amazing color rendition and immerse yourself with spectacular on-demand dynamic lighting modes and industry first binaural audio. Select the optimal lighting program to help you concentrate better or relax after a long day.
  • SLEEK & POLISHED - At less than ½” thick, the seamless aluminum housing keeps a low profile without sacrificing performance. The thermally efficient LED design requires no cooling fan and runs completely silent.
  • YOUR REEF CONNECTED - The Orbit Marine IC with Bluetooth control includes a LOOP controller for the LED light. 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: 46.8 x 3.5 x 0.44 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CURRENT 4207
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CURRENT 4207 Final Thoughts

"It worked."

When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. Also note this is an initial impression review.

Overall Score
4.5


(29 Points)

10. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WOINO
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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