10 Best Planted Aquarium Lights Of 2022

What is the planted aquarium lights on the market today? With so many options, it’s normal for consumers to become overwhelmed when trying to find an appropriate brand for shopping. There are way too many choices on the market, including knock-off brands that are cheaply built. 

Our review team is a group of avid product hunters, and they want to share their experiences with you.

To help you find the planted aquarium lights brand we analyzed & researched all the features that are right for you and came up with a list of 10 different options to purchase.

We also took time to assess a wide variety of options including durability, materials, designs, expert reviews & customer ratings to find the best-performing planted aquarium lights

The resulting review has in-depth details on specific performance areas, as well as recommendations for your goals and budget. 

Read on and know which is right for you.

Top 10 Best planted aquarium lights : Editor's Pick
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1 hygger Auto On Off LED Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light with LCD Monitor, 24/7 Lighting Cycle, 7 Colors, Adjustable Timer, IP68 Waterproof, 3 Modes for 12'-18' Freshwater Planted Tank

hygger Auto On Off LED Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light with LCD Monitor, 24/7 Lighting...

9.5
2 Fluval Plant 3.0 LED Planted Aquarium Lighting, 46 Watts, 36-46 Inches

Fluval Plant 3.0 LED Planted Aquarium Lighting, 46 Watts, 36-46 Inches

9.2
3 Aqueon Clip-On LED Aquarium Fish Tank Light for Planted Growing Plants for Up To 20 Gallon Aquariums

Aqueon Clip-On LED Aquarium Fish Tank Light for Planted Growing Plants for Up To 20 Gallon Aquariums

9.8
4 NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light with Timer Controller, Color Temperature Adjustable, 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts

NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light with Timer...

9.7
5 hygger Advanced Full Spectrum LED Aquarium Light with 24/7 Lighting Cycle 6 Colors 5 Intensity Customize Fish Tank Light for 24-30 in Freshwater Planted Tank with Timer

hygger Advanced Full Spectrum LED Aquarium Light with 24/7 Lighting Cycle 6 Colors 5 Intensity...

9.4
6 hygger 42W 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with Extendable Bracket 7 Colors for Planted Tank

hygger 42W 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode,...

9.6
7 Kessil A360X Tuna Sun LED Aquarium Light

Kessil A360X Tuna Sun LED Aquarium Light

9.8
8 Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC Aquarium LED Light, Automated Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5 - 48 Inch, Sleek Silver, (HLC-48)

Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC Aquarium LED Light, Automated Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5 - 48...

9.6
9 Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED KLC Aquarium LED Light, Controllable Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5-48'

Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED KLC Aquarium LED Light, Controllable Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light,...

9.3
10 hygger Clip On 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, 14W Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with 7 Colors for Planted Tank

hygger Clip On 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, 14W Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode,...

9.6

10 Best planted aquarium lights Reviews:

Bestseller No. 1

hygger Auto On Off LED Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light with LCD Monitor, 24/7 Lighting Cycle, 7 Colors, Adjustable Timer, IP68 Waterproof, 3 Modes for 12"-18" Freshwater Planted Tank

  • ☘️【Upgraded High-quality LED Light】This aquarium light uses WRGB lamp beads. The three primary colors are scientifically adjusted to simulate natural light without flickering. It not only promotes the growth of water plants, but also makes water looks more sparkly clean and the color of the water plants is lifelike. Suitable for freshwater fish and aquarium plants, not for saltwater use
  • ☘️【Three Programmable Usage Modes】The DIY mode has 8 time periods, covering 24 hours, the start time, end time, light color and brightness of each time period can be set freely according to your preferences. The brightness of the white light in day mode can be set from 10% to 100%. Light color of night mode can be set to one of red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and purple. The time of day mode and night mode can be set freely
  • ☘️【Good Waterproof and Heat Dissipation】 Optimized lamp body design. Full sealed process protects the device from humidity and water intruction, IP68 waterproof rating, no need to worry about splashing or accidentally falling into the water. 1.2mm premium aluminum shell provides more effective heat transfer, no fan and low voltage DC adapter, safe to use and energy saving
  • ☘️【Wired Controller with LCD Monitor】The controller has a clock on it to keep time for the 24 hour settings. When the time is up, the light will turn on or off automatically. You can see the current time, current mode, running start time or running end time, current light color and brightness on the LCD display. There are six setting buttons to ensure a more convenient and fast setting of the working mode you want
  • ☘️【What You Get】Comes with everything you need: 1 x LED light with controller, 1 x AC/DC adapter, 2 x adjustable metal brackets, 1 x user manual. The 14W aquarium light has 29 white lamp beads, 4 red lamp beads, 2 green lamp beads, 11 blue lamp beads and 12 RGB lamp beads
Bestseller No. 2

Fluval Plant 3.0 LED Planted Aquarium Lighting, 46 Watts, 36-46 Inches

  • Features programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night)
  • Includes six unique band waves for full spectrum results
  • Includes optional pre-set habitat light configurations like Lake Malawi, Tropical, and Planted
  • 120 degree light dispersion for full area coverage and uniform lighting
  • Extendable mounting brackets allow easy installation on a variety of aquarium widths
SaleBestseller No. 3

Aqueon Clip-On LED Aquarium Fish Tank Light for Planted Growing Plants for Up To 20 Gallon Aquariums

  • Clip-on aquarium LED light; ideal for growing plants
  • 60 bright LEDs help support and grow lush plants
  • 3-way soft-touch LED control (all on/blue on/all off)
  • Ideal for planted aquariums up to 20 gallons
  • Easily mounts on framed or frameless aquariums using the versatile mounting screw
Bestseller No. 4

NICREW ClassicLED Plus Planted Aquarium Light, Full Spectrum LED Fish Tank Light with Timer Controller, Color Temperature Adjustable, 18 to 24 Inch, 15 Watts

  • The full-spectrum light combines 6500K white, 450nm blue, TRUE 660nm deep red and green LEDs, producing a fine-tuned color spectrum. Adjustable spectrum on 2 lighting modes achieves more control flexibility
  • Provides more options to adjust the auto On/Off time and brightness. Featured 15 or 30-minute ramp-up and dim-down to simulate natural sunrise and sunset, waking the fish up in soft lighting and ensuring a good sleep with complete off at night
  • Excellent color rendition with a high CRI of 91 for better appreciation of aquatic plants without distortion, restoring the most accurate natural colors of fish and aquatic plants. Suitable for freshwater or saltwater fish and low-medium light level plants
  • Adjustable docking mounts on both sides provide an easy way for quick adaptability to fit most rimless and framed aquariums
  • Aluminum alloy shell helps best heat dissipation, and this light is recommended for use over glass or acrylic canopy-covered aquariums
Bestseller No. 5

hygger Advanced Full Spectrum LED Aquarium Light with 24/7 Lighting Cycle 6 Colors 5 Intensity Customize Fish Tank Light for 24-30 in Freshwater Planted Tank with Timer

  • 【Premium 5050 & RGB LED Bulbs 】hygger 978 Aquarium led Light features a super-bright 6500K white LEDs paired with the full-spectrum RGB LEDs to emit bright light to bring out the colors of your fish and plant
  • 【24/7 Light Cycle】This 24/7 fish tank light replicates the natural living conditions, starting with warm orange light at sunrise to bright full spectrum light at noon and starry blue light at the last 30 minutes, default light auto on at 6 AM and auto off at 22:50
  • 【Customizable Lighting Colors and Intensities】LED Aquarium Lighting features 7 customizable lighting colors (full spectrum, red, blue, green, orange, purple and cyan) and 5 levels of intensities (10%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%). By using different effects and colors you can create a spectacular atmosphere that really showcases the fish and creates a beautiful addition to any room
  • 【Easy to Program】The model is fully controllable using switch timer. You can easily choose the color and brightness you want to display by clicking second and thrid button, set lighting time to 6 hours, 10 hours or 12 hours by clicking first button. Click fourth button to 24/7 mode
  • 【For 24-30 IN Tank】The 24“ freshwater aquarium light contains (57) 6500K White, (22) 450-455nm Blue, (7) 620-625nm Red, (4) 520-525nm Green, (23) RGB LED's. 1583 lumens. 6500K. This system has adjustable mounting legs which can be used in aquariums with widths between 24 and 30 inches
Bestseller No. 6

hygger 42W 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with Extendable Bracket 7 Colors for Planted Tank

  • 🐠DEFAULT MODE(24/7 Natural Mode): Gradient Orange light (sunrise) from 6 am to 8 am; Gradient White light from 8 am to 6 pm; Gradient Blue light (moonlight) from 6 pm to 10:50 pm; The lights are off in other time periods. PS: The 6-time points on the controller are used as a reference for the first running time setting. In other words, the overall default time period can be delayed or advanced.
  • 🐟DIY MODE: Time + Color + Brightness can be set. ①Setting time(TIMER key): There are 3 choices, it can run for 6 hours, or 10 hours, or 12 hours; ②Brightness(🔺/🔻 key): 5 kinds of brightness. ③Color(ON-OFF/ M key): White, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Cyan, PS: The light slowly ramps up and down in 15 minutes, then comes the brightness you set. Cycle Color (No Brightness Selection).
  • 🐡NEW UPGRADE: The separable adapter, if it is damaged, no need to replace the whole light to avoid waste. The extendable bending bracket can be adjusted in length and easy to install, and can be applied to various freshwater tanks. Thicken aluminum to increase heat dissipation efficiency. Power-off memory function, whether it is 24/7 mode or Time mode, other settings remain unchanged, only the start time changes, the default operation starts at 6 am.
  • 🦐HIGH-QUALITY LIGHT: The light is soft, the color rendering index is close to natural light, up to 85%, protecting eyes and fish, to refuse the discomfort caused by stroboscopic for fish and viewers. Using high-quality 2835 + 5050 model lamp beads, long service life, at least 50,000 hours. Lamp beads waterproof, the light is easy to clean and wipe, No need to worry even if it falls into the water briefly.
  • 🌿PRODUCT PARAMETERS: ①Power:42W; ②Led QTY:215PCS(White:105PCS/BLUE:43PCS/ RED:15PCS/GREE:9PCS/ RGB:43PCS); ③CRI:85; ④Application(for Fish Tnak Long):48”-54” ; ⑥Power Cord: 5.9ft+2.3ft; ⑦Input Votage:AC100-240V; ⑧Output Votage:DC20V; ⑨Kelvin: White 6500K, Blue 455nm, Red 620nm, Green 560nm; ⑩Lumens:2815;
Bestseller No. 7

Kessil A360X Tuna Sun LED Aquarium Light

  • The KESSIL A360X TUNA SUN LED LIGHT is the latest offering from Kessil
  • The A360X is LOWER PROFILE, BUT BRIGHTER than the A360WE or A360NE. It features a low profile design with higher light output, thanks to the redesigned, first-class sunflower heat sink. 25% brighter than the A360WE or A360NE. 30" X 30" coverage area. The A360X has MORE COLOR CONTROL. The 360X has more color control, opening unlimited color combinations for aesthetics while maintaining the performance of the core spectrum. You will need a Kessil Spectral Controller X to access all the colors.
  • The A360X features LOW DIMMING. There is smoother color transitioning and dimming, including moonlight effect. It's also SMARTER. The new K-Link communication method is an upgrade of the plug & play 0-10V, allowing users to network multiple A360Xs together and set individual groups to run their own programs. Can control up to 32 lights.
  • The Kessil A360X Tuna Sun LED Aquarium Light works seamlessly with the Kessil Spectral Controller X (not included) to control the intensity and color mix of the light throughout the day and night. With the Controller X you will be able to control the red & amber LEDs. If you are not using the Controller, the A360X still has the two knobs, just like the A360W. One knob is used to control overall intensity and the other knob the LED color spectrum. You can tune a preferred color within the spectra
  • 90 Watts: 25% brighter than older versions of the 360. Effective light much greater than a 250 watt metal halide. Note: 90 watts is the maximum output.
Bestseller No. 8

Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC Aquarium LED Light, Automated Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5 - 48 Inch, Sleek Silver, (HLC-48)

  • Aquarium LED light: Finnex planted+ 24/7 HLC LED light
  • 24/7 mode: fully customizable LED sunrise & Sunset
  • Plants: Plant capable grow LED bulb configuration
  • Led: controllable LED Fixture with 4 bulb - Green, Red, blue, daylight
  • Remote included +built in sensor
SaleBestseller No. 9

Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED KLC Aquarium LED Light, Controllable Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5-48"

  • True customizable sunrise & Sunset effect W/ Controller
  • Hands free: simulating fire Red sunrise to blue starry night
  • 7K/multi-color blend for Plant Growth
  • Sleek designed built in sensor +water resistant LED coating
  • Four Customizable color channels, Dimmable, weather modes
Bestseller No. 10

hygger Clip On 24/7 Lighting Aquarium LED Light, 14W Sunrise-Daylight-Moonlight Mode and DIY Mode, Adjustable Timer Adjustable Brightness Fish Tank Light with 7 Colors for Planted Tank

  • DEFAULT MODE(24/7 Natural Mode): Gradient Orange light (sunrise) from 6 am to 8 am; Gradient White light from 8 am to 6 pm; Gradient Blue light (moonlight) from 6 pm to 10:50 pm; The 24/7 lighting aquarium lights are off in other time periods. The overall default time period can be delayed or advanced.
  • DIY MODE: Full spectrum aquarium light also can change the time + brightness + color. ①Setting time(TIMER key): 3 kinds of time, 6h, or 10h, or 12h; ②Brightness(🔺/🔻 key): 5 kinds of brightness. ③Color(ON-OFF/ M key): White, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Cyan, Cycle Color (no brightness selection).
  • NEW UPGRADE: Clip style bracket, easy to install, aquarium LED light can be used for different thickness of glass, the body of the fish tank light can be taken off and installed horizontally or vertically. The separable adapter, even if it is damaged, no need to replace the whole light to avoid waste. Thicken aluminum to increase heat dissipation efficiency.
  • HIGH-QUALITY LIGHT: The hygger aquarium light is soft, the color rendering index is close to natural light, up to 85%, protecting eyes and fish, to refuse the discomfort caused by stroboscopic for fish and viewers. Using high-quality 2835 + 5050 model lamp beads, long service life, at least 50,000 hours. Easy to maintain.
  • 14W PRODUCT PARAMETERS: ①Power:14W; ②Led QTY:68PCS(White:32PCS/BLUE:12PCS/ RED:7PCS/GREE:3PCS/ RGB:14PCS); ③CRI:85; ④Application(for Fish Tnak long):12’’-20’’ ; ⑥Power Cord: 4.9ft+2.3ft; ⑦Input Votage:AC100-240V; ⑧Output Votage:DC20V; ⑨Kelvin: White 6500K, Blue 455nm, Red 620nm, Green 560nm; ⑩Lumens:817;
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