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This page features LED aquarium lights that are appropriate for lighting fish only tanks and for night lighting. We also carry higher wattage LED lights for reef aquariums and planted tanks in the LED Reef & Planted Tank Aquarium Lighting section.

Useful Links (to help choose the best aquarium light for your situation):
Article on LED Reef & Planted Tank Aquarium Lighting (bottom of page)
Reef Aquarium Hood Lighting Chart
Planted & Fish Only Tank Lighting Chart
LED Aquarium Lights
Aqua Medic Aquasunspot
LED Aquarium Lights
AquaticLife .5 Watt
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The Aqua Medic Aquasunspot LED lights are used in standard light fittings using 12 V halogen lamps with a 2 pin socket. The Aquasunspots are a combination of 10K and blue LEDs and come in 3 watt, 7 watt and 12 watt versions.
The Expandable LED Aquarium Lights come in 24", 36" and 48" lengths & have either all 460nm LEDs or a combination of 460nm and 10K LEDs. These LED lights can be used as an accent or night light, or primary light in fish-only aquarium. The Freshwater versions are less blue & come in 20", 24", 30" & 36" versions.
LED Aquarium Lights
AquaTop
LED Aquarium Lights
Aqueon Modular
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AquaTop SkyAqua LED Lights are a great choice for marine & freshwater fish only tanks. The focusing lenses allow light to penetrate deep and produce stunning colors and shimmer effects. The high lumen output of the SkyAqua allows a wide distribution of light and gives your aquarium the shimmer of halogen lighting without the high temperature. 20", 24", 36" & 48" versions.
The Aqueon Modular LED Aquarium Light Fixtures are a new LED lighting concept. Each fixture comes with one LED aquarium lamp. You can add up to two more lamps if you wish. These LED lamps snap into place in the fixture. This gives you the ability to choose a desired lamp color combination.
LED Aquarium Lights
Current USA Satellite Freshwater
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LED Aquarium Lights
Hamilton LED Strips
Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Lights have color temperature settings that bring favorites like cichlids, live bearers and tetras vivid life. These LEDs feature a wired remote controller that will control the white and blue LEDs independently. This controller will also put the light into night, cloud, dusk & storm modes.
Hamilton LED Aquarium Light Strips come in 20" and 32" length tapes that have an adhesive back. These lights can easily be affixed to almost anything.
LED Aquarium Lights
JBJ Flipper
LED Aquarium Lights
Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Slim Freshwater
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The JBJ Flipper LED aquarium light will flip up so the light is not in your way when you're accessing your aquarium.
For freshwater fish only tanks. Features on/off switches for both the white (daytime) and blue (night, lunar) LEDs. Sizes from 12 up to 72 with adjustable metal brackets or plastic mounting stand.
LED Aquarium Lights
Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Slim Marine
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LED Aquarium Lights
Marineland LED (& Advanced) Strip Light
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For marine fish only tanks. Features on/off switches for both the white and blue LEDs. Sizes from 12 up to 48 with adjustable metal brackets or plastic mounting stand.
The Marineland LED Strip Light replaces the popular Single Bright and the Marineland Advanced LED Strip Light replaces the Marineland Double BrightLED Strip Light. The Advanced comes with a built-in timer. Available in 18", 24", 36" and 48" lengths. A great choice for fish only tanks.
LED Aquarium Lights
R2 Solutions Moonlights
LED Aquarium Lights
Reef Insane Retro-Flex
The R2 Signature Series Moonlight light strips come with ultra blue LEDs spaced at intervals of 2 inches to ensure a complete coverage of beautiful shimmering moonlight effect.
The Reef Insane Retro-Flex LED Aquarium Lights are linkable LEDs with a flexible backing. They are an easy way to add retrofit LEDs for accent lighting or night lighting.
LED Aquarium Lights
Reef Insane Retro-Mood
LED Aquarium Lights
TrueLumen PadLight
The Reef Insane Retro-Mood LED Aquarium Lights are linkable LEDs with a flexible backing. They are an easy way to add retrofit LEDs for accent lighting or night lighting. Used with the Retro-Mood RGB Controller it will automatically change between a variety of colors using combinations of red, green and blue LEDs.
The new TrueLumen PadLight is a very low profile light (1/4" in height) that will keep your eyes focused on your fish and not your eyesore light fixture. Constructed of solid aluminum, its modern looking, sleek, and will look great on any aquarium with a glass top. It's designed to set directly on your glass top.
LED Aquarium Lights
TrueLumen
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LED Aquarium Lights
WavePoint Micro Sun
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The TrueLumen LEDs are perfect add-ons to aquarium lights. They come in two versions, the 10" LED Strips with four LEDs and the 2" LED Lunar Lights versions with three LEDs. Multiple can run off a single power supply with the 3-Way Splitter.
WavePoint Micro Sun LED Aquarium Clamp Lights comes in 3W and 6W versions and are perfect for nano fish only tanks.
Parts:
Aqueon LED Lights
Parts:
Current USA Satellite LED Lights
Replacement parts for Aqueon Modular LED Aquarium Lights.
We carry the Transformer and Wireless Remote for the Orbit LED and the Ramp Timer.
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Marineland Single & Double Bright LED Lights
We carry leg sets and transformers for the Marineland Single & Double Bright LED Lights.

LED Aquarium Lighting General Info
This section carries LED aquarium lights appropriate for fish-only tanks, moon lights (night lights) and accent lighting. For those with a reef aquarium or planted tank, please visit the LED Reef Lighting & Planted Tank Lighting Section.

Main Light
Any of these lights could potentially be used as a main light source for a fish-only tank--though you might need to use multiples.

Night Lights
Typically, the lights that are more bluish in color (e.g. AquaticLife 460nm, Blue Retro-Flex) are used for night lighting.

Nano Tanks
The WavePoint Micro Sun & JBJ Flipper are great choices for nano tanks (as long as the lip on the back of the tank is not too wide).

Retrofits
The Reef Insane Retro-Flex has a flexible tape backing that makes installation into a tank canopy extremely easy. You can daisy-chain these lights with a single controller.

Getting the Correct Wattage
In general LED lights are 3 to 5 times as bright per watt as compact fluorescent and T5 lights. Because of this some manufacturers of aquarium LED lights do not list the wattages of their lights because they think it will give customers an impression that their lights are not very bright. Typically, LED lights are 3 to 5 times as bright as other lights of comparable wattage. If you're replacing a 14 watt T5 light you would only need to use a 3 watt to 5 watt LED light to get the same brightness.

Comparison Chart


Style Lengths
Aqua Medic Aquasunspot
Replaces standard halogen lamp
NA
AquaticLife .5 Watt
Light Strip
20", 24", 36", 48"
Aqueon Modular
Light Strip w/ replaceable LED "lamps"
20", 24", 30", 36", 48"
Current USA Satellite Freshwater
Light Strip. Pro version has two rows of LEDs. Features a controller.
18", 24" 36", 48"
Hamilton LED Light
LED lights with flexible adhesive backing for retrofitting in hood
20", 36"
JBJ Flipper LED
Clamps on the back of tank
NA
Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Slim Freshwater LED Lights
18",24",36",48",60",72"
NA
Lifegard Aquatics Ultra Slim Marine LED Lights
18",24",36",48"
NA
Marineland LED Strip Lights & Marineland Advanced LED Strip Lights
Light Strip 18",24",36",48"
R2 Solutions LED Strips
Light Strip 24", 36", 48"
Reef Insane Retro-Flex LED Lights
LED lights with flexible adhesive backing for retrofitting in hood. Can be daisy-chained with a single transformer
22", 34", 44"
Reef Insane Retro-Mood LED Lights
LED lights with flexible adhesive backing for retrofitting in hood. Can be daisy-chained with a single transformer. Can be used with Retro-Mood Controller to create color changing effects.
22", 34", 44"
TrueLumen
Light Strip 10"
TrueLumen LED PadLight
Thin strip designed to sit on top of a glass cover
11.5"
WavePoint Micro Sun
Clamps on the back of tank 6", 12"