About APEX Lighting
The Apex Lighting Story
Welcome to Apex Lighting! My name is Petro Ploumis and I am the owner of Apex Lighting, a LED lighting store where you will find the largest collection of LED lights and accessories for your boat, yacht, and boat dock.
Apex Lighting takes a long-term view and aims at creating long-lasting customer relations. Our main focus is to rise above our competitors by ensuring the highest quality in everything we do. So whether you’re looking for a simple LED light, lighting control systems, more power from your lights, or just casual lighting to make your boat cozy, you can count on us to deliver.
We intend for our company to have an atmosphere that attracts dedicated and competent staff and makes them want to stay. It’s how we give you the best light options in the business--great products backed by great people and a great experience.
We want your experience on our site to be satisfying. Do not hesitate to Contact Us if you have any suggestions on how to improve our website to better serve you! Apex has always been about our customers, and we’ve grown to better serve you.
Apex Lighting started out with a simple idea: great boat light options available online.
Slowly but surely, we grew, providing an even better experience for our customers. We moved from halogen-only to LEDs and increasingly diverse light options. We moved from online-only to a physical store that allows us to serve our customers in person.
No matter how Apex Lighting has grown, we’ve always focused on our customers.
1996 - The Beginning
It all started on the second floor of this office building located on University Drive in Coral Springs, Florida.
We weren’t even Apex back then--our first website was www.LightingFX.com and it only listed a few Halogen lights for residential use.
Orders took 1-2 weeks to ship out and at the time it seemed efficient.
1999 - The Dot Com Bubble
Loaded with our CRT monitors and Flatbed Scanners, we rushed to add as many products as we could to our existing website and added a new website, www.YachtLights.com which would focus on marine lights and accessories.
At this point we still only did online sales and had no physical store for customers to come visit.
2007 - Brick and Mortar
By now we had decided we wanted to experiment with a Brick and Mortar store in addition to Internet Sales. We moved into this 1500 square foot Office/Showroom space in Deerfield Beach, right off I-95. It was conveniently located a block away from the UPS hub, which allowed us to receive shipments early in the morning and get them back out to customers the same day.
The new store was not located on a heavily trafficked road, but it got us our first taste of walk-in customers.
2011 - Current Store
We quickly outgrew our previous location and customers were begging for a larger showroom; so we gave it to them! Our current location is a 3500 square foot showroom on busy Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is just a few miles away from the ocean and easily accessible from I-95 or the Turnpike.
The new location not only allows us to display more products in our showroom, but it also allows us to do installations.
The industry and our customers have grown. So has Apex. But no matter what, we’ll keep growing the way we have in the past--by focusing on customers like you.
The Apex Team
Contrary to popular belief, he does not live in the office. While he does spend plenty of time at work, he can also be found fishing on his boat or supporting his kids at their soccer, football or cheerleading events.
Janet RegitzDirector of Operations
Janet has previously worked for OceanLED, so LED lighting on boats and yachts in South Florida is nothing new to her. If she's not in the office bossing us around, she's off traveling the world or hanging out with a furry friend.
Laura SingerProject Manager
Laura oversees our projects to make sure they get accomplished in a timely fashion. She is a trusted adviser who understands Apex's business needs and how to solve tough problems. She has a love for fashion.
Keith BedfordSales Manager
Keith is our sales expert and joined Apex Lighting in 2019. Keith has worked sales in the marine industry since the age of 15. When he isn’t working, you’ll find Keith fishing offshore on his Ocean Runner 25.
Lisa MernAccounting Guru
Lisa is our dog loving accountant! She attended Brooklyn College at City University of New York. She has been adding up numbers for us since 2009 but we would all prefer it if she just baked us more cookies!
Martin BedfordOutside Sales
Marty spent 32 years in the food service industry with 27 years being in sales. Marty also worked in the marine industry for 3 years before joining Apex. He loves his outdoor sports and lobstering off his boat.