Sabal Palm Plaza

Sabal Palm Building in Sarasota, FL uses Garden Light LED fixtures for their outdoor lighting design. Installed by Green Thumb Services; landscape Architects, DWY LA in Sarasota.


The new Sarasota office space at Sabal Palm Plaza is a four-story mixed-use building. The building features an exterior rain screen system that provides a textured wood panel aesthetic, along with glass and stucco finishes. For this project, the challenge is for the outdoor LED lights not to compete with the indoor LED lights inside the building. The property management company wanted to stand out amongst the other buildings located in the business district downtown of Sarasota; which led to their choice of Garden Light LED fixtures.


When selecting fixtures for the landscape, GLLED chose their most cutting-edge technology, Visionary 3 Series Spotlight in Stainless CNC machined Aluminum-corrosion free. Secondly, they went with an 11-watt fixture with a 40-degree optic distributed by each palm tree and the side of the building. Alongside the statue just outside of the Sabal Palm, are Garden Light’s Mini Well High-Performance Lights in Stainless Aluminum 2 watt in the pairing of a 40-degree and a 25-degree optic lenses. Keeping in mind the challenge of indoor lighting competing against outdoor lighting, Garden Light LED selected their trustworthy Mini Well High-Performance Lights to be placed in planters in the corners of the building. The Super Saturn III Stainless Steel fixture was also strategically placed to highlight the peak of the Sabal Palm Plaza building. Enhancing this feature is the choice of 12-degree optic lens. Given that the space outside the Sabal Palm Building was not particularly large, the lighting was customized and designed to fit. Selected were 35 fixtures to light up this aesthetically pleasing building in downtown Sarasota, improving the environment and efficiencies.


The result is the Sabal Palm Plaza can now be visible at night and finally stand out from the other buildings. Exactly the effect that Sabel Palm’s management wanted to achieve