So now that you have your whole aquarium set up, you’re missing one thing: the LED light that goes over the top of the tank. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our aquarium LED lights buying guide! We’ve looked at a lot of lights, both submersible and not, to bring you our recommendations for the best! Before we get to the reviews, let’s look at some of the things you should know before you go.
Brightness: This refers to how many watts the light will put out, and therefore how bright it will look. Higher wattage lights use more power but are brighter for fish, while lower wattage lights can sometimes be more comforting.
Light Color: Usually, aquarium lights come in either blue or white light. Occasionally they come in multiple colors that all shine into your aquarium at once. Some light sources are better for plant growth and others are just for fun!
Submersible: Some lights can actually be mounted inside the water without causing any sort of electrical problem. These are rare and more expensive, but they are really convenient if that’s what you’re looking for. We’ve included some for variety.
Remote: There are a few aquarium lights that come with a remote to change the light settings. This is really useful so you don’t have to take the hood off to change the light or turn it on or off.
Size: This is how big the light is. This is important so that you know if it’s going to fit on your tank or not. A light that is too small won’t stretch and one that is too large is unnecessary.
Warranty: If your light is defective on arrival or stops working within the allotted warranty time, it’s protected by the warranty. If it’s the company’s fault, they will replace the device at no cost, or refund your money.
So you know what you’re looking at; now we just need to get to the aquarium LED lighting reviews. We’ve looked at a variety of the best lights on the market right now, and we’ve come up with this list. Take a look at our top and budget picks first. That’s the best of the best! The rest of our list features unique and useful lights that would be perfect for your aquarium as well! Let’s get started!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019