Editor's Choice - Our Favorite UV Aquarium Lights

1. Aquarium Clean Light Submersible Waterproof Lamp Water Clean Green Algae Clear for Fish Tank Pond 11...

User Ratings: 74 8

Coospider HUV-11 First Impressions

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

This light is amazing, especially for the price. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price.

  • Aquarium Clean Light Submersible Waterproof Lamp Water Clean Green Algae Clear for Fish Tank Pond 11W (HUV-11)
  • 【 Warm Tip 】Due to the long transportion, after receiving the parcel, please check carefully whether the bulb is intact, if broken or have any crack mark, please contact our service mailbox on the package, we will send new replacement parcel in 24 hours.
  • 【 Fast Clean 】254nm wavelength light help to remove the green in the fish tank, pond, make it clear. 175cm long cable, on/off switch, includes 2 suction feet
  • 【 Lamp Size 】 110Voltage 11W: 10.24 inch * 0.79 inch, suitable for Max 3000L fish tank/pond, use 1-2 hours a day, it is better to adjust the use time according actual situation of water
  • 【 WARNING 】 Light Will Kill Fish if don't separate the fish from the lights! Recommended to use this lamp in aquarium filter system
  • 【 Warranty Promise 】 1 year warranty, 3 month free return, any problem please contact the service mailbox on the package, we will solve and reply in 24 hours.
  • Manufacture: Aopu Lighting Co. Ltd
  • Part Number: HUV-11
  • Item Weight: 9.3 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 3.7 x 1.7 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coospider HUV-11
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Coospider HUV-11 Final Thoughts

"Would recommend."

It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service.

Overall Score
4.4


(505 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated UV Aquarium Lights

2. 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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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)

3. Hagen Fluval Plant Bluetooth Nano LED Aquarium Light (15 Watt)

User Ratings: 87 2

Hagen 14539 First Impressions

"This light is awesome!"

I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. Thia works fantastic for my 75 G salt tank. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright.

  • Hagen Fluval Plant Bluetooth Nano LED Aquarium Light (15 Watt)
  • Programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night)
  • Optional pre-set habitat light configurations (Lake Malawi, Tropical, Planted)
  • Fully adjustable positioning (up/down, side-to-side, forward/backward)
  • New over-the-glass mounting design with repositionable, secure grip
  • Independent color control
  • Manufacture: Josh's Frogs
  • Product Dimensions: 7.28 x 5.12 x 0.87 inches; 1.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hagen 14539
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hagen 14539 Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

My only complaint is the missing seal. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended.

Overall Score
4.7


(287 Points)

4. NICREW Aquarium LED Reef Light, Dimmable Full Spectrum Marine LED for Saltwater Coral Fish Tanks

User Ratings: 69 4

NICREW First Impressions

"The brackets work nicely."

The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. Trust me u will not be disappointed! I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. It's a simple design, easy and intuitive to set up, adjustable and fits great. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks.

  • NICREW Aquarium LED Reef Light, Dimmable Full Spectrum Marine LED for Saltwater Coral Fish Tanks
  • Full color spectrum (popular blue spectrum, red, green and Violet+UV) can promote optimal coral growth and enhance dramatic coloration, while creating a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium
  • With a maximum spread of 24″ x 24″, the light has a peak PAR of 250µMol at a depth of 24 inches, suitable for SPS tanks
  • Smart fans for LEDs temperature control ensuring optimal LEDs' working conditions
  • With touch control, white and blue channels can be operated together or independently, allowing you to adjust the light intensity and spectrum for your tank
  • Easily mount your light on your rimmed or rimless tank with the tank mount included, you can also choose to suspend the light above your aquarium with hanging kit (Sold separately)
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
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NICREW Final Thoughts

"The blues are beautiful."

I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning.

Overall Score
4.4


(261 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling UV Aquarium Lights

5. Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture, 46 Watt

User Ratings: 83 1

Fluval 14522 First Impressions

"Acting completely normal."

I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it.

  • Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture, 46 Watt
  • Features programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night)
  • Includes six unique band waves for full spectrum results
  • Includes optional pre-set habitat light configurations like Lake Malawi, Tropical, and Planted
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 35.83 x 2.64 x 1.02 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 14522
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Fluval 14522 Final Thoughts

"Then the bars slide out."

Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. Trust me u will not be disappointed!

Overall Score
4.7


(210 Points)

6. LED Aquarium Light, KINGBO 18W Refugium Light Aquarium LED Light Fish Tank Light Bulb with 6-Band Fu...

User Ratings: 74 4

KINGBO KB-AL18-01 First Impressions

"Switch has 3 settings."

This is another awsome product from hygger. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. They did well enough during the time I had them. I just set them up today so I will adjust and update this review accordingly. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. But now was an opportunity to upgrade.

  • LED Aquarium Light, KINGBO 18W Refugium Light Aquarium LED Light Fish Tank Light Bulb with 6-Band Full Spectrum for Coral Reef Saltwater Tank Plants Growth
  • 【High Power/Lumen/PAR Value】This led refugium light design with 18pcs 1watt super bright LEDs, 90 degree Optical Lens, ensure the fish tank led light more concentrated, reducing 30% light loss, improved high PAR/Lumen output and maximize Growth.
  • 【Full Spectrum 6-Band】The LED aquarium lights includes professional full spectrum includ cool white14000K 4pcs/ 6500K 2pcs, blue 460nm 8pcs, uv 420nm 2pcs, red 630nm 1pcs, green 520nm 1pcs. This fish tank lights can help your fish, corals and reefs need the full spectrum to grow.
  • 【Better Heat Dissipation】The saltwater aquarium light build with new upgraded 0603 aluminum cooling heat sinks, keep good temperature even after 24 hours of continuous use, longer lifespan of light and health growing of fish, coral and reef.
  • 【Easy to Used】This fish tank led light is designed to fit standard E26/E27 sockets, 100~240V AC, Easy to set up and use. The led fish tank lights suitable for freshwater/saltwater fish/coral tank small nano and pico aquariums.
  • 【Worry-Free Warranty】12 months warranty plus 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee, 100% money back. If you have any questions, you can contact us by clicking on sold from - on the product detail page or on the Amazon order page and you will be directed to--Ask a question - to send us a message. We will provide you with a professional guide to help your plants grow better.
  • Design with 18pcs 1W super bright LEDs with lens, high power/lumen/PAR value.
  • Full spectrum 6-band, includ cool white/blue/uv/green/red spectrum the most usefull royer for your fish coal reef tank.
  • Better heat dissipation and easy to used, 100~240V AC, E27 PAR38 LED aquarium bulb.
  • Manufacture: KINGBO LED
  • Part Number: KB-AL18-01
  • Material: Glass, Metal
  • Item Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.8 x 5 inches
  • Color: 6-band Full Spectrum
  • Style: Coastal
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KINGBO KB-AL18-01
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KINGBO KB-AL18-01 Final Thoughts

"It is very bright!"

The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. This light is amazing, especially for the price. My only complaint is the missing seal. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels.

Overall Score
4.5


(124 Points)

7. Fluval Marine and Reef 3.0 LED Strip Light 48"-60"

User Ratings: 76 4

Fluval 14517 First Impressions

"They are pretty clear."

So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. This light has some great intensity to it. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. This is another awsome product from hygger. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank.

  • Fluval Marine and Reef 3.0 LED Strip Light 48"-60"
  • Full Spectrum Marine & Reef LED Lighting
  • With essential actinic blue spectral wavelengths
  • Promotes and supports strong coral growth and color
  • Balanced combination of multiple LEDs for optimal coral photosynthetic activity, growth & viewing
  • Features 6 unique LEDs, including 400, 420, 440, 460nm LEDs for outstanding blue spectrum coverage
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 4.49 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 48.03 x 2.64 x 1.02 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 14517
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Fluval 14517 Final Thoughts

"I am loving it so far!"

I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. We just run the bright lights during the day.

Overall Score
4.6


(108 Points)

8. Fluval AQUASKY 2.0 LED Aquarium Light 15-24"

User Ratings: 86 3

Fluval First Impressions

"Hope it lasts."

I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! This light has some great intensity to it. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap.

  • Fluval AQUASKY 2.0 LED Aquarium Light 15-24"
  • Operated exclusively via mobile app
  • Larger Touch-Switch surface and design offers stable control without any fuss
  • Allows you co control the red, green, blue and super bright white LEDs individually
  • Wider coverage – each individual LED casts 120° of illumination for wider, uniform lighting without dead spots
  • Multiple weather effects – from stormy lightning to dense cloud cover, recreate seasonal systems from the world’s great fish habitats
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval
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Fluval Final Thoughts

"Good build quality."

Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. This light has some great intensity to it. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply.

Overall Score
4.7


(104 Points)

9. Galapara UV Light Lamp Submersible LED Lights for Aquarium Fish Tank Light Pond Submersible Water ...

User Ratings: 57 12

Galapara First Impressions

"Thanks Julio!"

The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. I'm very happy with the light performance. For the price these lights are incredible. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. Trust me u will not be disappointed! I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first.

  • Galapara UV Light Lamp Submersible LED Lights for Aquarium Fish Tank Light Pond Submersible Water ,make aquarium clean AC110-120V (7W)
  • 【 WARNING 】 Light Will Kill Fish if don't separate the fish from the lights! Recommended to use this lamp in aquarium filter system
  • 【good quality】High quality filament for high performance and energy-saving. Suitable for controlling malignant bacteria in aquarium and fish tank.Adopt explosion proof quartz glass tube for high transmission of ultraviolet ray.
  • 【 Fast Clean 】the UV Light Lamp help to remove the green in the fish tank, pond, make it clear.
  • 【safe】Safe water-proof design for totally submersible use.Powerful suction cups for adjusting position freely.Independent power switch is great for safer use.
  • 【 Warm Tip 】Due to the long transportion, after receiving the parcel,so please check carefully whether the bulb is intact, if broken or have any crack mark, please contact our service, we will send new replacement parcel in 24 hours.wish you a happy day!
  • Part Number: ITO3187358908725ZW
  • Material: Glass
  • Item Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Galapara
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Galapara Final Thoughts

"5 betta tank."

Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals.

Overall Score
4.1


(69 Points)

10. Senzeal X7 Gemini Double Head Aquarium Fish Tank Light US 15W 32 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 1600...

User Ratings: 76 6

Senzeal SZLUS-US-S-074 First Impressions

" just in case."

What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also.

  • Senzeal X7 Gemini Double Head Aquarium Fish Tank Light US 15W 32 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 1600LM for 8-15 Inch Fish Tank White LED Lighting
  • Made of ABS, It's durable and saves powers. Fish tank light is UV-free and nonradiative for your plants & fishes. High brightness, strong penetrability, offer bright fish tank in the dark.
  • Application: Suitable for 20cm/8inch to 40cm/15inch fish tank, max. thickness 6mm aquarium.
  • Specification: 110V 50~60Hz US plug, 1600LM, 15W. (Please confirm the parameters before order).
  • This aquarium led light is specially designed for fish tank, which can light up your fish tank and bring brightness for fish. Bright white light helps you look clear out of the aquarium. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want.
  • Easy to be installed at your aquarium. 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: Senzeal
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Senzeal SZLUS-US-S-074
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Senzeal SZLUS-US-S-074 Final Thoughts

"So took a chance."

When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. This light is amazing, especially for the price. My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too.

Overall Score
4.5


(61 Points)

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