Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Mar. 16, 2012
Jun. 30, 2011
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Entity Registrant Name Nexxus Lighting, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000917523    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,452,738  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Public Float     $ 48,536,000