Loading... Please wait...

Connect with us

Free Shipping Over $100Call Us Today 1-866-572-2739


Posted by

Dock Lighting Ideas for Above the Dock and Below the Water.

When is comes to lighting up the dock behind your house, or the docks at a marina or resort, we have lots of solutions for you.This includes Solar Dock Lights, LED Underwater Dock Lights as well as Metal Halide Underwater Dock lights. Every setup and location is different and this is why we offer different solutions to meet everyone's requirements. 

Below are just a few examples of Dock Lighting projects we have completed. 

Photo above shows the marina of a high end resort in the Bahamas. In the above project, about 80 underwater dock lights from OceanLED D16 as well as BluefinLED DL6 lights we're used to light up the water in a custom light blue color. (Photo Courtesy Derek Roderick)

Additionally, about 150 sections of the 20" TritonLED strips we're mounted underneath and in front of the dock's deck to add more blue glow to the dock. 

Here we have a residential dock located on a canal leading to the intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We installed 8 OceanLED D16 underwater lights to the pilings, as well as some 20" TritonLED strips under the deck. The outcome is very impressive with a elegant blue glow starting from the swimming pool and ending about 30' into the water. 

Close up view of the OceanLED D16 underwater lights mounted below the water onto the wooden pilings. 

Another option for underwater lights is out 250W Metal Halide model called the Aura. This "orb" weight about 70lbs and simply sits on the ocean floor using a spike mounted at the bottom to prevent it from moving in strong tides. This light creates a 30-40' radius of light which often attracts lots of sea creatures. The advantage of Metal Halide over LED in this case is the Metal Halide lights create enough heat to prevent some algae growth.Therefore these need a little less maintenance.

Metal Halide Aura shown at a residential home in Pompano Beach, Florida. Most clients tend to go with the Green color.

Short video of a couple of the Aura lights installed in a home in Miami Beach. 

Another option for under the dock lighting is mounting a series of 20" TritonLED waterproof strips under the deck itself. This is a more economical solution and still adds a nice glow under your dock. The light will not penetrate the water as well as one of the underwater lights however.

Above we can see a closeup look on how the 20" TritonLED strips are mounted and wired under the dock's deck. These are available in many different colors such as Blue, Red, White or Green as well as Color Changing.

Don't want to get into running wires and an electrical connection to your dock? No worries. We have a nice selection of Solar Dock Lights. These require no electrical connections and simply screw onto your dock. They charge throughout the day using the sun and turn on automatically once it gets dark. This is the easier and quickest way to add some lighting to your dock.

Solar LED Dock Lights are available for either mounting on the pilings themselves, or the Solar Deck Lights can be used on the floor of your deck to illuminate the edge of the dock for safety or just elegance.

View Comments

Hummer H2 gets lots of Rigid LED Lights Installed

Hummer H2 SUT gets a major Rigid LED MakeoverStarting from the rear of this rugged H2 Hummer, we installed a pair of Rigid Dually XL on top of the trunk's side rails. This should give the owner plenty of light when backing up in a dark area. We also installed a pair of Rigid A-Series in the [...]

Read More »

Underwater Light Battle - SeaBlaze X vs Piranha vs Sport

Underwater Light Battle - SeaBlaze X vs Piranha vs Sport We tested four $400.00 LED Underwater Lights to see which is the best. We decided to test the best selling underwater light of all time, the Lumitec SeaBlaze X vs the solid BluefinLED Piranha P6 and the brand new OceanLED Sport S3116s and BluefinLED P12. Instead of boring you with [...]

Read More »

165' Yacht Halogen/Florescent to LED Retrofit

Apex Lighting is always willing to take any project no matter how big or small it is. In this project we worked with a 165' Yacht that needed help upgrading all of their interior inefficient halogen and florescent lighting to energy saving LED technology.We inspected the project and noticed that they were using fluorescent tubes and halogen bulbs [...]

Read More »

Beautiful Yellowfin 24 Bay Boat lighting up the night

Yellowfin 24 Bay Boat running a pair of BluefinLED P6 Color Changing LED Underwater Lights.Our customer's 2014 Yellowfin 24 Bay Boat w/ Mercury 300 Verado running a pair of our BluefinLED Piranha P6 Color Changing LED Underwater Lights.Make sure you get all your required tools and accessories prior to starting the job. There's nothing worst then [...]

Read More »

Apex Lighting Open House

The first year of our Apex Lighting Open House was a success!A big thanks to the people that attended our Open House and were a part of this magnificent event. The event featured a basketball hoop bounce house that allowed our guest to jump and dunk basketballs, a dunk tank with one of our Apex Lighting bikini girls, [...]

Read More »

A pair of Ford F250s with Rigid & Recon LED Lights!

A pair of Ford F250 Superdutys get matching LED makeovers.Business partners brought us their 2013 and 2015 Ford F250s to get a matching LED makeovers. They knew they wanted good quality LED lights, but weren't sure on exactly what products to get. We immediately recommended Rigid Industries for the LED light bars and Recon for the LED mirror [...]

Read More »

Rigid Industries Dually XL Installation on Jeep Compass

Rigid Dually XL LED Lights on Jeep CompassApex Lighting's Dually XL by Rigid Industries is a, Made in the USA, high power LED light with 34 Watts of power and 2,736 Lumens of LED Light each. This amazing Rigid light looks great on all trucks and comes with a Lifetime Warranty.This particular installation was done on [...]

Read More »

10 Things to Consider when purchasing LED Lighting

Everyone knows the benefits of LED lighting compared to traditional incandescent bulb based lighting. It is well published that LEDs Luminaires are some 90% more efficient and also have an up to 25 times longer life span. So the decision to change from incandescent to LED technology is an easy one. However, comparing LED based lighting to halogen lamps is [...]

Read More »

The 2016 Miami International Boat Show Was a Success

For the first time in many years the MIBS was held at a brand new location right next to the heart of South Beach at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin and although arriving to the actual event was a bit of a mission once you arrived you forgot all about it and connected to the good atmosphere it exhibited. Visitors [...]

Read More »

See Apex Lighting Reviews at Bizrate.com