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.
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||√||√|
|Fast heat dissipation||√||√|
|Power-off memory function||√||√|
|High-quality light||Color rending index: 89||Color rending index: 89|
|Controller||Wired controller||Control Panel|
Three modes (day/night/DIY mode)
(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.
|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.||
|Hour||When the “hour” starts to flash, press the “Up” and “Down” buttons to set the “hour”.||
|Minute||Press the “Time Setting” button, when the “minute” starts flashing, press the “Up” and “Down” buttons to set “minute”.||
|Reset local time||
2. Mode setting
|Modes||Hygger 999 aquarium light||Hygger 957 aquarium light|
Daylight: full-spectrum white light
|All-day all-optical mode||–||
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!
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.