If you google "reef ready aquarium images" You will see what they look like-
reef ready aquarium images - Google Search
You didn't post which lighting you were talking about.
As for the brand of skimmer, there are quite a few out there and I haven't tried them all, but off the top of my head, decent brands are:
octopus (also called reef octopus)
Aqua-c (EV series, NOT remora series)
This is not a complete list. It's just skimmers i've either owned, or know from countless reviews that they are good.
Whatever you end up with, it's a good practice to choose a skimmer rated for 1.5 to 2 times your total system volume.
Manufacturers seem to throw ratings around loosely, and every system is different.