What is the Difference Between the Hygger 999 and 957 Light

Ideal aquarium light is beneficial to the growth of plants and will make your fish feel comfortable, while your tank will become more appealing. In this article, we will make a specific comparison between Hygger 999 and Hygger 957 aquarium lights.

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A brief comparison between Hygger 999 and 957 aquarium light

To begin with, let’s have an overview of 999 and 957 light. Attention please, the “√” in the table below means the aquarium light possesses the feature, on the contrary, “×” refers to the light that does not have the feature.

Features Hygger 999 aquarium light   Hygger 957 aquarium light
Suitable tank sizes 12-54 inches  12-55 inches
Waterproof grade: IP 68
Extendable brackets
Fast heat dissipation
Power-off memory function
High-quality light Color rending index: 89 Color rending index: 89
Controller Wired controller Control Panel
LCD monitor
Separable adapter ×
Setting buttons Six Four
Programming mode

Three modes (day/night/DIY mode)

Four modes
(default/DIY/gradient/all-day all-optical mode)
Brightness change 10 (10%-100%) 10 (10%-100%)

Differences in appearance

1. Ideal for various tank sizes

2. Light controller

The 999 light has a wired controller, while the 957 light possesses a wireless one – a touch screen control panel.

3. Separable adapter

The 999 light does not have a separable adapter. However, the 957 aquarium has a separable and security adapter. It prevents replacing the LED light because of adapter damage. If the light flashes and then becomes dim, there may be a power problem. For such a case, you should replace the adapter, but you do not replace the LED light.

Differences in functions

1. Setting buttons

The 999 light has six setting buttons, and the 957 light has four. Next, we will provide specific information about setting buttons.

(1) Setting buttons of Hygger 999 aquarium light

① Time setting button: set the local time
② Mode setting button: set the mode
③ Up button: increase
④ Down button: reduce
⑤ Light on & off button: turn on and off the light
⑥ Color setting button: set the color

(2) Setting buttons of Hygger 957 aquarium light

① Setting button (Gear icon): press the button to enter the setting interface
② Up button: press the button to improve the number
③ Down button: press the button to decrease the number
④ Light setting button: to set the light color

2. LCD display

(1) LCD display of Hygger 999 aquarium light

Local time, mode, and mode details will be shown on the LCD display. The local time includes 12H or 24H, Hour and Minute. Furthermore, the mode details are different in each mode (Shown in the table below).

Modes  Details of display
Day mode  Start and end time/brightness
Night mode  Start and end time/color
DIY mode  Start and end time/brightness/color

(2) LCD display of Hygger 957 aquarium light

During the process of local time setting, 24H or 12H and local time will be displayed. Meanwhile, if you set 12H, “PM” will be shown. Moreover, the daylight time setting, moonlight time setting, and start and end time of DIY mode can also be seen on the LCD. In addition, light intensity is also shown.

3. Programming modes

The 999 and 957 aquarium lights have different programming modes.

Aquarium light Modes
Hygger 999 1. Day mode
2. Night mode
3. DIY mode
Hygger 957 1. Default mode
2. DIY mode
3. Gradient mode (Cycle mode)
4. All-day all-optical mode

Differences in settings

1. Local time setting

Hygger 999 aquarium light  Hygger 957 aquarium light
12H/24H Press the “Time Setting” button, when “12H” flashes, press the “Up” and “Down” buttons to select “12H” or “24” H, then press the “Time Setting” button to confirm.
  • Long press the “Setting” button
  • When the “24H” flashes in the display, then press the “Up” and “Down” buttons to choose 12H or 24H
Hour When the “hour” starts to flash, press the “Up” and “Down” buttons to set the “hour”.
  • Press the “Setting” button
  • When the “Hour” flashes on the display, then press the “Up” and “Down” buttons to choose the “Hour”
Minute Press the “Time Setting” button, when the “minute” starts flashing, press the “Up” and “Down” buttons to set “minute”.
  • Press the “Setting” button
  • When the “Minute” flashes in the display, then press the “Up” and “Down” buttons to choose the “Minute”
  • Finally, press the “Setting” button to confirm
Reset local time
  • Long press the “Time Setting” button
  • Repeat the same operation of the local time setting

2. Mode setting

Modes Hygger 999 aquarium light Hygger 957 aquarium light
Day mode
  • Lighting time: you can set the start and end times by yourself
  • Light intensity (brightness): 10 brightness (10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%)
Night mode
  • Lighting time: you can set the start and end times by yourself
  • Light color: 7 colors (red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple)
DIY mode
  • Lighting time: can be set any time by yourself
  • Time stages: L1-L8 (8-time stages)
  • Light intensity (brightness): 10 brightness (10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%)
  • Light color: 7 colors (red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple)
  • Lighting time: can be set any time by yourself
  • Time stages: L1-L8 (8-time stages)
  • Light intensity (brightness): 10 brightness (10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%)
  • Light color:
    L1-L6: all-optical
    L7-L8: blue light
Default mode
  • Lighting time:

Daylight: 06:30-18:30
Moonlight: 18:00-23:30

  • Light color:

Daylight: full-spectrum white light
Moonlight: blue light (can adjust)

  • Light intensity: mimics the effect of sunrise to sunset
Gradient mode
  • Lighting time & light intensity (brightness): can not be set
  • Light color: cycling – dark blue, green, purple, cyan, yellow, and red
All-day all-optical mode
  • Lighting time & light intensity (brightness): can not be set
  • Light color: RGB light can be adjusted, including blue, red, and green

Conclusion

After reading this article, we believe you have possessed a deeper understanding of Hygger 999 and 957 aquarium light. For additional information about the two lights, see these two articles – How To Program Hygger 999 Aquarium Light and How to Set a Light Timer with Hygger 957 Programmable Light. But if you have any other questions, please leave your message on NEED HELP, Hygger is glad to give you a hand! And thanks for your reading!

FAQ

For growing freshwater plants, what is the difference between the 999 and 957? Which is better?

For planted tanks, Hygger 957 aquarium light is better. However, if there are fewer aquatic plants in your tank, the Hygger 999 light is feasible. Aside from that, Hygger 018 full spectrum light is suitable for different planted tanks from 11-55 inches long. The 018 light is specially added with more red light, which can improve the absorption of plants and increase plants’ chlorophyll.

Comments (6)

  1. Does the 957 reset to your saved setting after a power outage or you need to reset it?
    Do you need to set all 8 levels from L1 – L8 to program properly or can you just set a few and skip the rest?
    Will the 018 clamp fit a rimmed Aqueon aquarium?
    So many choices, it’s hard to make up my mind. Need one that a older, non tech-savvy person can program. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
    Been looking at the 016, 957, 028, 999 and 978.

    Charles Valis
    Nov 4, 2023 Reply
    • Hi Charles Valis,
      You need to reset it after power outage.
      And you can set a few levels and skip the rest.
      The hygger 018 lamp is for tanks from 11 to 55 inches long(less than 0.74in thick).
      For an easy set, you can get the 978.

      Thanks
      hygger team

      Nov 6, 2023 Reply
      • Does the 978 reset after a power outage?
        Thanks

        Charles Valis
        Nov 9, 2023
      • Hi Charles Valis,
        After the power outage, the local time of the 978 light will change to 6:30 am. You can just reset the local time.

        Thanks
        hygger team

        Nov 10, 2023
  2. What is the PAR rating of the:
    957
    018
    24/7
    Which light is best suited for a 55 gallon aquarium? Heavily planted with crypts, swords, Java fern and val.
    Thank you

    Charles Valis
    Sep 30, 2023 Reply
    • Hello, Charles Valis. Sorry for the late reply.
      The PAR rating can be vary from different light power. And the PAR rating of 957 and 018 respectively are 201-420.1 and 141.5-243.3.

      As for 24/7, we need to know the model of light.

      And the 957 light is best suited for your 55 gallon aquarium. Because the plants you kept need medium to high light, while 957 features a higher PAR value.

      Thanks,
      hygger team

      Ice
      Oct 10, 2023 Reply

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