Best Aquarium Lighting

  • Super bright, energy-efficient and long-lasting LEDs...
  • Two lighting modes: White & Blue LEDs for daylight and Blue...
  • Adjustable metal brackets to fit aquarium tank from 18...
  • 🐠【Ultra Bright Led Light】this aquarium led light is...
  • 🐠【Adjustable Brackets】the fish tank light comes with...
  • 🐠【3 Light Color Modes】this aquarium light has 3 light...
  • FULL SPECTRUM: The 6500K natural light with the dedicated...
  • BRIGHTER & MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT:With more leds , higher...
  • BRIGHTNESS ADJUST & TIME SETTING: This led aquarium light...
  • Waterproof--With waterproof IP68 rating, this LED light Bar...
  • Multi-size--7-44 Inch, we offer different size for different...
  • White and Blue Light-- Brilliant white and blue LED light...
  • Multiple colors and multiple lighting modes.This light is...
  • With extendable bracket to adjust the length to fit your...
  • Dedicated and professional power supply design, more...
  • COLOR CHANGING LED AQUARIUM LIGHT: Using RGB LED lights with...
  • ULTRA BRIGHT: Compared with other led, our 5050SMD led bead...
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Our Top Aquarium Lighting Pick

NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 18 to 24 Inch, 11 Watts
  • 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 Fixture: 16.2 in L x 4 in W, Light with Brackets Extend: 24 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

Everything for animals: Aquarium Lighting Video Guide

Just like other living beings, plants also need energy to grow. If CO2 is present, light and nutrients can produce sugar, which serves as an energy store. Since an aquarium provides an insight into the natural conditions, light is one of them. The lighting conditions in nature are more complicated than the regular and even illumination in an aquarium. Depending on the location and weather conditions, the incident light changes in nature. To imitate these lighting conditions perfectly, there are special lighting computers that electronically dim the light.

While in the tropics the daylight duration is about 10 to 12 hours, a lighting duration of 8 to 10 hours in aquariums has proven itself. The lighting time should not be split but should be done in one piece. A timer is best suited for this, as the aquarium is constantly illuminated in this way. In addition, a “thunderstorm day” once a week is recommended. When the light is completely off for a day, the photosynthetic systems of the plants renew and regenerate and aquariums infested with algae become poorer in algae.

As already mentioned, the lighting should satisfy the need for light of the aquarium plants. Fish, on the other hand, only need so much light that they are able to feed and reproduce. The most frequently used lighting system is the fluorescent tubes installed in the aquarium cover. The customer can also choose between normal T8 (26 mm) or more powerful T5 (16 mm) tubes, which have to be replaced every 6 to 12 months. Light colours specially designed for aquariums are also available. Other models can be operated open and illuminated with pendant or top lights.

the fluorescent or neon tube is a glass tube that has a fluorescent fluorescent material on the inside that is excited by UV radiation and emits bright light. Neon tubes can be purchased in different lengths and light colors. The covers on the aquarium contain fluorescent tubes, different colors of light can be combined with each other. Only at a temperature of 20 to 25 °C can the fluorescent tubes provide 100 percent performance and have a long service life. The light is uniform, harmonious and does not dazzle the observer. Similar to neon tubes, HQL lights work. The high-pressure mercury vapour lamps have a high-pressure burner in the glass body which generates UV radiation. This stimulates the stacked illuminant to emit light. Although HQL lamps look similar to incandescent lamps, they must not be used as such. There is a risk of explosion when screwing into the sockets! The light colour can be warm white or a warm tone with a higher red component. In HQI lamps, the high-pressure burner also contains halogen metal vapours, which provides visible light and eliminates the need to coat the glass body with lamps. HQI lighting is standard, especially for marine aquariums. But they are also suitable for freshwater aquariums and ensure excellent plant growth and great colour brilliance of the fish. The HQI burners should be replaced every 12 months. Hanging lamps must be hung in such a way that they cannot dazzle. Spot pendant luminaires can produce very beautiful sunlight-like patterns on the pool floor due to surface movement.

TOP 5 Aquarium Lighting Bestseller

NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 18 to 24 Inch, 11 Watts
  • 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 Fixture: 16.2 in L x 4 in W, Light with Brackets Extend: 24 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
Hygger 14W Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank (18-24 inch)
  • 🐠【Ultra Bright Led Light】this aquarium led light is DC12V/14W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.Suggest for fish tank 18 inch to 24 inch in width, support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater aquarium, not for saltwater use
  • 🐠【Adjustable Brackets】the fish tank light comes with 2 metal and 2 plastic mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks, with cover or no, with rims or rimless
  • 🐠【3 Light Color Modes】this aquarium light has 3 light modes: White LEDS, Blue+white+red LEDS, Red+ blue LEDS, it's very easy to shift the color by press the second button for 1 to 3 times on the controller. Color changes will make your one aquarium change to 3 different wonderful views
  • 🐠【Brightness & Timing】 you can adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10% according to your prefer or the light needs of the plants, 5 levels of brightness in total. Besides, on the external controller, you can set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours by pressing the third button for 1 to 3 times
  • 🐠【Durable Aquarium Light】low profile mounting bracket fish tank light, with aluminum alloy metal shell,has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting
NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light for Freshwater Plants, 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts
  • 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
MLJ LED Aquarium Lighting for Fish Tank, Waterproof Amphibious Light White & Blue/RGB, 9 Sizes (112cm, White&Blue)
  • 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.
COODIA Aquarium Hood Lighting Color Changing Remote Controlled Dimmable RGBW LED Light for Aquarium/Fish Tank, Extendable (for Fresh and Salt Water)
  • Multiple colors and multiple lighting modes.This light is beneficial to grow plants.
  • With extendable bracket to adjust the length to fit your fish tank,fits tank 28inch--36inch in length
  • Dedicated and professional power supply design, more energy-efficient,over 10000 hours lifespan
  • 2.4G remote technology is updated on July 15, no longer requests point the remote straight to the receiver. You can even control the light through a wall. High bright LEDs and dimmable with remote control
  • Easy to use, just put it on the top of fish tank and plug into the power. Ideal for freshwater and seawater