Sarasota’s Most Trusted Source For Outdoor Lighting

Beautiful Lighting Options That Will Breathe New Life Into Your Outdoor Space.

When it comes to your home or commercial structure, outdoor lighting is a critical piece of making things both beautiful and safe. At Franklin Lighting in Sarasota, we stock our lighting showroom with an extensive selection of outdoor lights that will both illuminate your outdoor space and make it a stunning sight to behold.

From ornate outdoor chandeliers to other types of hanging lights and even outdoor fans, you’ll be able to find the lighting solutions you need, at prices that meet all your budgetary requirements.

We even offer more unique exterior lighting fixtures such as gas lanterns and post or pier heads.

Our lighting design specialists undergo rigorous training and keep up-to-date with the latest design trends. Since 1968, our lighting store has helped thousands of families and businesses in Sarasota and the surrounding areas create the lighting space of their dreams.

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The Purpose Of Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting has countless benefits. From utterly transforming your outdoor space and making it stand out to keeping outdoor paths well-lit and safe, even seemingly minor improvements can make a major difference.

However, most people aren’t sure where to start. The truth is, updating your lighting strategy isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first. Our hope is to help you overcome that initial barrier and start moving towards having an outdoor space you can be proud of.

At Franklin Lighting, we believe outdoor lighting solutions should be characterized by three things: functionality, beauty, and attainability. These guiding principles are what we keep in mind for every light we choose in developing our customized lighting design plans.

Exterior lighting is often underestimated, but it’s amazing just how much having proper lighting does for any outdoor space. Often times, it doesn’t go noticed until the lights go off completely.

This brings us to our first point: functionality. Outdoor lighting provides a sense of safety and security to exterior spaces when it’s dark. You can use walkway lights or spotlights to keep paths well-illuminated, leaving travelers less vulnerable to tripping hazards.

Outdoor lights can also keep your home or commercial property more secure. A burglar will likely think twice about breaking and entering, or even stealing stuff from your yard, when there are bright lights shining on them the entire time.

The next thing outdoor lighting does is add beauty to outdoor spaces, and it does this in two ways. One, you can use lighting to highlight features on your property, such as architectural details or landscaping features.

You can also find lighting features that are ornate and decorative to add to areas where you plan to entertain guests. Imagine hanging a beautiful outdoor chandelier to light your outdoor eating area. Or a collection of gas lanterns to bring bring your pool area to life on a warm summer evening.

Finally, you want your lighting strategy to be accessible. At Franklin Lighting, we carry a wide variety and an impressive selection of lighting options for any budget. Outdoor lighting doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. Our staff can help guide you to the right products and offer design direction to help you craft the perfect outdoor lighting scenario.



Chandeliers are excellent showcase pieces for any outdoor space. We feature a generous selection of outdoor chandeliers, so you’re sure to find one that fits the theme of your unique outdoor space.

Hanging Lights

Hanging lights go great in any outdoor space. From traditional to modern styles, hanging lights can range from a simple way to add a sense of elegance and beauty to ornate features that really capture people’s attention.

Outdoor Ceiling Fans

If you are hosting an outdoor event in the middle of a Florida summer, you know just how hot things can get. Adding an outdoor ceiling fan to the mix can keep your guests cool. Ceiling fans can also serve effectively as an ambient lighting source.

Gas Lanterns

Gas lanterns are some of the most beautiful outdoor lighting options available. Not only is gas lighting more impressive than simple electric bulbs, we carry ornate features that take design cues from timeless works of architecture.

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting is used to draw attention to specific landscaping features like waterfalls or particularly beautiful plants. It can also help light walkways for safe travel. Most of all, these lights allow you to enjoy your outdoor space even when the sun has gone down.

Utility Lighting

Utility lighting serves a practical purpose, but it also doesn’t have to be bland or uninteresting. Our selection of utility lights feature sleek design and a high amount of practical value. You’re sure to find something in our wide-ranging inventory.


Spotlights can light up pathways and help people navigate them smoothly in the darkness. Spotlights are also a great way to add a sense of security to your property. Install spotlights with motion sensors to get the most out of this lighting option.

Ceiling Mounts

Ceiling mounts are a great way to light up outdoor patios and can range from unassuming and functional to ornate and beautiful. Our ceiling mounts come in flush and semi-flush types so you have an array of options at your disposal.


Now that we’ve introduced the different types of lighting we have available at our Sarasota showroom, we wanted to cover the basics of choosing the right type of outdoor lighting.

Whether or not you’ve done it before, creating an ideal outdoor lighting solution can feel like a monumental task. After all, there’s a lot of thought that goes into choosing the perfect ones for your home or business.

Not only are there many different types of lighting, if you combine that with the styles and design types within each category, the options are nearly endless.

When it comes to outdoor lighting the best thing to do is to make optimal use of the different types of light fixtures. Like a symphony that makes use of many different instruments to create one beautiful sound, having a full-orbed lighting strategy that makes use of many different types of lighting features will create the most-powerful effect.

At Franklin Lighting, we generally follow these guidelines for deciding where certain types of lighting fixtures will look best:

  • Wall lights: Use them on porches, garages, entryways, and side yards
  • Spotlights: Use them for driveways, walkways, the side of your home, alleyways, and garages
  • Landscape lights: Use them to attract attention to landscaping or hardscaping features in the front yard, back yard, or in strategic areas around your business
  • Ceiling/Hanging lights: These look great over patios with overhead covering and porches
  • Post lights and pier heads: These can be placed around your patio, driveways, and walking areas

When choosing lighting fixtures one of the most important hallmarks of a particular feature being “outdoor” is its ability to withstand moisture. These either come in wet or damp ratings. Use wet-rated lighting features in areas that are exposed to inclement weather (i.e. landscape lighting or post lights and pier heads) Use damp-rated fixtures for areas that aren’t directly exposed to rain or moisture like your patio or porch.

With such an extensive selection to choose from, we understand that finding the perfect lighting can feel a bit more than overwhelming. That’s why our trained and experienced lighting experts are here for you.

On top of our decades of experience, we also keep up-to-date with the latest design trends to ensure you have lighting designs that stay fresh and new for decades to come.

Why Is Franklin Lighting Your #1 Source For Outdoor Lighting?

Over Three Generations Serving The Sarasota Community

Since 1968, our lighting showroom has served home and business owners in the Sarasota community and the surrounding areas. In that time, we’ve established our reputation for providing excellent design, top-quality products, and service that can’t be beat.

Our Expert Designers Deliver Spectacular Results

At Franklin Lighting, we owe our success to each of the individuals that make up our team. Every single one of our employees undergo rigorous training to develop their lighting design sense to the highest degree. This ensures you get the best possible results for your next lighting project.

Extensive Array Of Top-Quality Lighting Products

Truly spectacular lighting solutions can only be achieved through top-quality lighting products. When you shop at Franklin Lighting, you’ll find beautiful, practical light fixtures that can meet your needs, no matter what your budget is. We scour the market to ensure we only offer the best to our customers.

Dedication To Customer Satisfaction That’s Second To None

At Franklin Lighting, we take your needs seriously. That’s why our design consultants prioritize listening to and meeting your needs, considering what works best for your home or business. Whether you’re buying a single table lamp or purchasing hundreds of lights for your next commercial project, you can expect the same level of professional care.

Shop For Outdoor Lighting At Franklin Lighting In Sarasota

Ready to create the outdoor space of your dreams? Stop by our lighting showroom today.

Stop by our lighting store to get started. Our team of lighting consultants are eager to help you out. For more information, call us at (941) 585-0043 or fill out our online form.