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.

Our History

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

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 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

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, 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

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

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 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.