So your current aquarium lighting system just isn’t covering it--there’s no shame in admitting it. Our team has researched and reviewed best-selling aquarium lighting for tanks of all types and sizes, for showing off your fish or helping your plants grow. But first, look over these specs to consider when looking for LED aquarium lighting.
Power: Watts: the more of them you have, the brighter your lights will be. Bigger tanks need brighter lighting systems.
Dimmable: Dimmable bulbs are a good feature to look for if you want to simulate nighttime and daytime, or save energy.
Full Spectrum: If you have live plants, a full-spectrum LED aquarium light is a must-have to help your plants be ultra-happy.
Water: Some lights are optimized for seawater or freshwater systems, while others work just as well for either.
Size: LED lighting is often relatively slim, but compare the dimensions to your tank to get the best fit.
Warranty: A warranty can give you an idea of how well-made the aquarium LED lights are, and give you peace of mind.
Ready to light up your fishes’ lives? Our top pick and budget pick bring out the best of LED aquarium lighting, but for the full aquarium light experience, read the other reviews, too! Make your fish feel like they’re really under the sea (or lake, or pond)!
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019