10 Best Aquarium Led Lighting

Updated on: September 2021

Best Aquarium Led Lighting in 2021


NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 30 to 36 Inch, 18 Watts

NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 30 to 36 Inch, 18 Watts
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Plants, 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts

NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Plants, 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Stylish and modern look with low profile aluminum design
  • The full-spectrum array combines white, blue, red and green LEDs to be brighter than the ClassicLED
  • Adjustable fixture legs fit both rimless and framed aquariums
  • Ideal for freshwater or saltwater fish and low-medium light level plants
  • This product is recommended for use over glass or acrylic canopy-covered aquariums

Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Light for Aquarium, 48 to 60-Inch

Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Light for Aquarium, 48 to 60-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • SUPER BRIGHT- 6500k White LEDs and rich 445Nm Blue LED's come together in an amazingly sleek Fixture that's dialed in for freshwater Aquatics like nothing before
  • 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- Sliding docking legs allow quick and easy adjustments for a wide variety of installations. This system also makes adding multiple fixtures a snap.
  • REALISTIC EFFECTS- Beyond the world of white and blue light, the Satellite LED also features effects that mimic real-world aquatic conditions.
  • 30 DAY GUARANTEE-We are so sure you’ll be happy with your purchase that we offer a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” to ensure customer satisfaction of our Current USA products. If for any reason you wish to discontinue using the products, we will promptly issue a refund.

MingDak LED Aquarium Light for Fish Tanks,18 LEDs,7.5-Inch,Output 12V/0.5A Brighter Than 5V/1A,White Lighting

MingDak LED Aquarium Light for Fish Tanks,18 LEDs,7.5-Inch,Output 12V/0.5A Brighter Than 5V/1A,White Lighting
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Output 12V/0.5A Brighter than 5V/1A
  • Great for night viewing,Great night light and tank illuminator,cool White LEDs add a shimmering effect to your reef
  • Mingdak's fish tank litht bar brings the light to the inside of your aquarium. The in-frame mounting allows you to see the light without seeing the fixture
  • All are fully submersible and come with suction cups to give you endless possibilities on how to use these systems.Super water resistant
  • Safe and low voltage:LED lights is 20% brighter and is designed for reliable, long-term performance

MarsAqua Dimmable 165W 300W LED Aquarium Light 30 Gallon 55 Gallon Coral Reef Light Full Spectrum for Fish Freshwater and Saltwater Coral Tank Blue and White 6500K LPS/SPS with Daisy Chain Multifuncti

MarsAqua Dimmable 165W 300W LED Aquarium Light 30 Gallon 55 Gallon Coral Reef Light Full Spectrum for Fish Freshwater and Saltwater Coral Tank Blue and White 6500K LPS/SPS with Daisy Chain Multifuncti
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • 🐠Day & Night: Two combinations of lighting beams specifically designed for aquatic plants, booming the growing process by providing all necessary spectrums. Two switches enable you to freely adjust luminosity and make your own perfect lights.
  • 🐠Truly Transparent: Professional LED Lens with transmittance to be 25% higher than ordinary lens by converging lighting beams enables lights to reach as deep as 1m into tanks with few loss of luminous energy.
  • 🐠Keep Cool All the Time: By using copper whose thermal conductivity is far beyond any other metals, plus advance venting system of blowing air rather than suction, the MarsAqua lights achieved the best cooling performance ever seen in similar products.
  • 🐠Free Combining: Equipped with double universal cascade. Normally one 300W LED aquarium light is suitable for a 55 gallon 38″*24″ fish coral tank and 165W LED aquarium light is suitable for a 30 gallon 24″x24″ fish coral tank. For bigger tanks, you can series multiple sets of LED light together at the same time without requiring more socket.
  • 🐠Guaranteed Satisfaction: Promised 3 years authentic warranty supported by service center in California. Unconditional 30 days money back if any problem appeared.

MLJ LED Aquarium Lighting for Fish Tank, Waterproof Amphibious Light White & Blue/RGB, 9 Sizes (112cm, White&Blue)

MLJ LED Aquarium Lighting for Fish Tank, Waterproof Amphibious Light White & Blue/RGB, 9 Sizes (112cm, White&Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • 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.
  • White and Blue Light-- Brilliant white and blue LED light bar for adding additional light to show your aquatic plants, corals or amazing fish. It's great for night viewing.
  • Brighter Light--High-quality 5050 SMD LED beads make the light super bright (makes the fish tank light 20% brighter than others), energy-saving and color-stable. And the explosion protection acrylic glass give a more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • 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.

NICREW ClassicLED Gen 2 Aquarium Light, Dimmable LED Fish Tank Light with 2-Channel Control, White and Blue LEDs, High Output, Size 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts

NICREW ClassicLED Gen 2 Aquarium Light, Dimmable LED Fish Tank Light with 2-Channel Control, White and Blue LEDs, High Output, Size 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • 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

Koval 156 LED Aquarium Light Hood with Extendable Brackets, 45-Inch to 50-Inch

Koval 156 LED Aquarium Light Hood with Extendable Brackets, 45-Inch to 50-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Bright LEDs with 5 colors, full spectrum LEDs and makes phycophyta vivid
  • Extendable bracket makes LED light fits different size aquariums in extendable range
  • High-quality LEDs, can be used at least 50000 hrs
  • If one of the LEDs is not working by being misused, the others would not be affected (But other cheaper ones will be extinguished lots of LEDs and can't be used any more)
  • High efficiency, low energy dissipation, save cost, extend LEDs life span

DOCEAN 15 LED RGB Aquarium Lights, Fish Tank Lighting, 11inch/28cm, 3.8W/100-240V, Premium Acrylic Underwater Aquarium Lamp for Fish Tank

DOCEAN 15 LED RGB Aquarium Lights, Fish Tank Lighting, 11inch/28cm, 3.8W/100-240V, Premium Acrylic Underwater Aquarium Lamp for Fish Tank
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • COLOR CHANGING LED AQUARIUM LIGHT: Using RGB LED lights with 16 color 4 modes and controlled by wireless remote, this LED fish tank light can make your fish tank a colorful landscape. And your fish and reptiles seen like swimming or moving in part of oceans.
  • ULTRA BRIGHT: Compared with other led, our 5050SMD led bead is more brighter, energy efficient and long lasting. It can last for more than 50,000 hours.
  • WORKING MODES: Built in IR receiving Sensor and 24keys RGB remote controller, this submersible aquarium light can give off 16 kinds of monochrome static lighting effects(10 level adjustable brightness), and 4 kinds of dynamic effects (flash, strobe, fade, smooth ) with 10 level adjustable speed.
  • WATERPROOF & WEARPROOF: The IP68 waterproof acrylic fish tank light can be submerged in water without any damage. ( NOTE: IR receiving sensor and adapter can not be submerged in water completely.) And the explosion protection acrylic glass provide more clear and safer light for your aquariums.
  • WARRANTY: 120 days guarantee. If any quality problems happen in guaranteed period, we will maintain for free.

Relassy LED Aquarium Light Panel- APP Control Full Spectrum LED Coral Reef Light Panel for Saltwater Freshwater Fish Tank with AUTO ON/Off Timer & Dimmable

Relassy LED Aquarium Light Panel- APP Control Full Spectrum LED Coral Reef Light Panel for Saltwater Freshwater Fish Tank with AUTO ON/Off Timer & Dimmable
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • ▲SMART APP CONTROL-- This LED aquarium light intensity can be adjusted to any brightness you like by APP control for all aquatic organisms,closely recreating the shimmering effect of both lunar lighting and daylight conditions over a patch of coral reef.Timer function is also available.Set your preferred time circle and mode to mimic deep-sea environment automatically. (Please note It won't be able to keep programming in case of power outage.)
  • ▲ PROFESSIONAL DESIGN -- Carefully selected 338 high-quality Cree LEDs for this led coral light, perfect blue light & 6000-2000K white light produce Vitamins D3 which helps coral absorb Calcium so as to display brighter color and promote the flourish of SPS and LPS,benefiting plant and algae growth much more than other standard aquarium lights.
  • ▲ LARGER ILLUMINATION -- The size of the led reef light is 22 x 12”. Ideal for 32x18”coverage.Ultra thin with only 0.7inch width.Light is more focused and uniform,reducing light loss, improving high PAR/Lumen output.Under such light, the charming beauty of the water is at a glance. It reduces ecological essence and creates a fancy underwater world.
  • ▲ NO FAN NO NOISE -- No noisy fan contained.This fish tank light is equipped with advanced aviation aluminum back panel plus a small heatsink for each chip to achieve excellent heat dissipation. Offer you a quiet indoor environment!
  • ▲ RELIABLE QUALITY & SERVICE -- Our aquarium lighting has been certified by FCC, CE, ROHS, and PSE. We also offer you professional suggestions for saltwater aquarium light, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will reply within 24 hours.

LED Lighting for a Saltwater Aquarium

What better way to highlight the inhabitants of a marine aquarium than with the invention of LED lighting. I will provide the plethora of benefits associated with this type of lighting and why LED's may just be your next choice...

Oh, what wondrous benefits and results can be attained with LED lighting schemes. Let's take a look at some of the benefits of implementing LED lighting into a saltwater aquarium.

Cost is a big concern to many aquarist. The initial cost of LED light fixtures is really the only drawback with this type of lighting. Having said this, the price of LED lighting has subsided greatly over the past five years or so. It is now possible to buy an efficient and effective LED pendant fixture for under $300 now, which would have run you almost twice as much, five years ago.

How about energy consumption costs. LED fixtures consume roughly half of what a standard fluorescent fixture would cost you on your energy bill each month for comparable watt output. Then factor in the heat issue of many high output lighting units. LED bulbs burn very cool, lessening the need to run a chiller to maintain optimal water temperatures. Then their is the issue of bulb replacement costs. Many bulbs cost anywhere from $40.00-$100.00 and up per replacement bulb. These bulbs also need to be replaced at least once a year as well. LED bulbs have a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years before replacing the unit. Do the math and you will find out that LED lighting over the long run will more than cover the initial price and then some making this lighting style very cost effective.

As far as PUR and PAR are concerned, a standard LED light pendant is comparable to a 250 watt halide unit. The high output LED units are similar to that of light generated by a 400 watt halide. LED's really give you a bang for the buck.

Taking this a step further and you can select a LED unit such as that made by Acan or Radion that enable you to do all sorts of neat things with it. From allowing you to set these units up on a timer, to being able to dim the lights at various intervals, to being able to actually choose which color LED bulbs you wish to you at any given time as well as how much of a particular bulb color, from full intensity to subdued color. This enables you to more realistically mimic the suns spectral intensity while being able to create cloud cover scenario, which is cool since very rarely is their full intense sunlight over the reefs of the world day in and day out.

Instead of just having standard 10,000k, 20,000k, 6700k, 14,000k and actinic light, with LED lighting you can be creative as far as what color scheme you wish to employ at any given time. Maybe you want to use red, green and blue together, or white and blue, or just blue or green. What choices you have at your fingertips to program any color combination you desire and control the intensity of these colors through a controller to boot.

As far as being able maintain and grow any type of coral, Tridacna Clams, algae, sponges, tunicates and gorgonians, with LED,s the sky is the limit, plus these lights provide the same shimmer lines that are normally associated with metal halide bulbs. It is said that the shimmer lines are beneficial and similar to those encountered in the natural reefs as the suns ray penetrate through the water and the waves that act like a magnifying glass piercing the corals with higher than normal rays from the sun on a calm day.

I have had a myriad of lighting fixtures over the course of the many years being in the marine hobby. From standard fluorescents, to halides and t-5 bulbs, only to be drawn into the world of the new technological innovation in aquarium lighting, that being LED. I can say, honestly, that these LED lights rock as I have been able to not only maintain the gamut of corals available from novice to delicate, but see them grow consistently and the colors are as vibrant as can be.

If at all, I hope to have been able to spark your attention and atleast give you some honest advice and knowledge regarding this new found lighting craze that is taking the hobby by storm. Do yourself and your aquarium a favor, by atleast look into LED lighting and all that it has to offer you and the inhabitants within your replica of one of lifes greatest creation, the undersea world teeming with life, color, diversity and fascination. You won't be disappointed, I promise you!

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