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SEARCHLIGHT'S new Project Collection has launched with a strong focus upon the functionality of each lighting feature. This is the first edition of the Project Collection catalogue. The products featured within the catalogue include a guaranteed three year warranty and are all quality assured. Descriptions and illustrations on how best to install the products have also been included.

The lights are intended to be placed in a residential setting, perhaps hotels, restaurants, student halls of residence and outdoor areas. They are most relevant to those from creative work places, particularly architects, interior and lighting designers.

The catalogue helpfully takes the user through informative lighting techniques so that they can make the most informed choice when purchasing. Considering this, it is no surprise that the entire catalogue has been devised with the specifier at the forefront of our mind.

The Project Collection begins by explaining the three main lighting techniques used and the purpose for them. Ambient, task and feature lighting are considered to be the three most suitable for a residential setting.

To provide a soft and subtle light, similar to natural sunlight, we have used a Kelvin temperature of 3000 throughout all of the products enlisted in the Project Collection. This is the perfect Kelvin for a residential setting as it provides a warm wash of light to any area, be it indoor or external.

We have aimed to take the specifier through each lighting aspect of a residential setting, and have provided lifestyle images to give an indication of the best placement for the lights.

 

 

SEARCHLIGHT is delighted to be attending the Elex Show, the UK’s premier electrician trade show on 24th and 25th May. The exhibit is based at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate and will last from 10am-4pm each day. The trade show is a fantastic opportunity for electricians to gain essential information regarding deals on the latest power tools, trying out new products and also seminars detailing updates on regulations. This is one of several Elex Show events that travel up and down the country.

We are proud to be exhibiting at the Elex Show and to have the opportunity to showcase the range of products from our new catalogue. We will be displaying many items from the new Project Collection and the showcase also coincides with the launch of our latest catalogue. This is a brilliant opportunity for electricians to test out our new products and ask any questions they may have. You will be able to find us in Hall 1 at stand E140.

Our last working day before Christmas will be Friday, 23rd December. We will be closed until Tuesday, 27th December when we will be back to process your orders on Wednesday, 28th December through to Friday, 30th December (inclusive). 

The main phone line will be closed over Christmas so please call on 0161 203 3333

Normal trading hours will resume from Tuesday, 3rd January.

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Light+Building Show 2016 in FrankfurtWith over 70 years of consistent growth under private ownership, Searchlight Electric have become one of the most successful lighting businesses in Europe, supplying decorative lighting to the very best specialist lighting retailers, multi-national chains and distributor partners across the globe.

Searchlight are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Light + Building Show in Frankfurt on 13-18 March 2016. Light + Building is the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, held every two years at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in Germany and attracting over 210,000 visitors from all corners of the globe. We are looking forward to showcasing our latest designs and technologically advanced lighting solutions to new and existing customers and increasing the profile of the business worldwide.

Established in 2007, the Searchlight International division has grown rapidly in this relatively short period, operating in over 60 countries and now forms a significant part of the Group's business. A culture of continuous improvement and entrepreneurship ensures that Searchlight’s dedicated International team can respond quickly to customer requirements, providing specialist advice, expertise and unsurpassed customer service.

With a range of over 3,000 stocked products, Searchlight are a one-stop solution for all lighting requirements. Innovative and contemporary lighting designs are supplemented with traditional and modern classics to meet all styles and trends, customer requirements and quality standards.

We would like to invite you to visit our stand number A40 in Hall 6.0, where we will be previewing our 2016-17 lighting collection.

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Searchlight Electric – one of Europe’s leading suppliers of decorative lighting – have launched their 2016-2017 lighting collection with an inspirational new product catalogue.

At 385 pages this is the largest Searchlight catalogue to date, containing over 1,500 items in total (including promotion lines) and featuring over 450 new and innovative designs to complement the already proven and best-selling products that have been retained.

What stands out in the new full colour, glossy lighting collection catalogue is the outstanding clarity of images and the simple, easy-to-follow layout for a sophisticated and elegant design. Furthermore, the handy lampholder and lamp type icons, and specification details on the full range of products make the catalogue an indispensable resource for lighting retailers, wholesalers and distributors.

The design of the user-friendly catalogue reflects the new website (which is due for launch imminently) and there are eleven main sections: Decorative, Crystal, Pendants, Flush, Wall, Bathroom, Spotlights, LED Bulbs, Table, Floor and Outdoor. There are new additions to the catalogue across all the sections including cutting-edge, stylish fittings incorporating the latest LED technology, table and floor lamps inspired by modern interior design trends and energy efficient LED bulbs.

Searchlight’s new LED Filament Bulbs are perfect for any light fitting or room setting to create the authentic look and style of a vintage incandescent bulb, but with the superior efficiency and long life of an LED. The old fashioned cage style internal filaments in the light bulbs glow with warm, ambient light, and they are available in a great choice of bulb shapes and filament styles in the new catalogue.

The useful information section details all the things you need to know about lumen output, bulb efficiency, energy efficiency, bathroom lighting regulations and other company information. Product finish information is also printed in five languages in the easy-to follow index: English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch.

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Searchlight are a leading decorative lighting supplier for the hotel and hospitality market, offering quality on-trend product, competitiveness, and with a focus on energy efficiency.

Searchlight are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Sleep Hotel Show (for the second time) at London's Business Design Centre on the 24-25 November 2015. As Europe's leading event for hotel design, development and architecture, Sleep is unrivalled as the most important sourcing and buying event for the hotel design sector. We are looking forward to showcasing our latest designs and technologically advanced lighting solutions to international hotel professionals and key contacts in the hotel sector. 

With a range of over 3,000 stocked products, Searchlight are a one-stop solution for all your lighting needs for public areas, restaurants and bars through to bedrooms and exterior lighting, supplying products such as pendants lights, table & floor lamps, wall lights, downlights, bathroom fittings, spotlights and outdoor lighting. 

Innovative and contemporary lighting designs are supplemented with traditional and modern classics to meet all styles and trends. A culture of continuous improvement and entrepreneurship ensures that Searchlight can respond quickly to our customer’s requirements, providing specialist advice, expertise and unsurpassed customer service. 

We would like to invite you to visit our stand number M40, where we will be previewing our 2015-16 lighting collection.

About Searchlight 

Founded in 1945, Searchlight Electric remains a privately owned business and is now one of the UK’s largest suppliers of decorative lighting to over 60 countries worldwide. 

Operating from a purpose built head office in Manchester with a state of the art distribution centre and one of the largest product showrooms in Europe, Searchlight are uniquely placed to meet the diverse, ever changing needs of the lighting market and trading partners around the world. 

 

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Searchlight Electric celebrates its first 70 years in style

Searchlight Electric celebrated its 70th anniversary in style by holding a dinner party and a night of entertainment at the iconic Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. Held on the 7th September, around 250 customers, suppliers, colleagues and friends mingled, drank champagne, were served tasty food and enjoyed the evening’s attractions.

The entertainment commenced at the start of the evening with a beautiful saxophonist solo welcoming guests into the suite and a gold star magician who amazed everyone with his sleight of hand and magical illusions. During the meal, the Singing Waiters really set the tone for the evening by performing a unique classical music set. The look on guests faces when the waiters stopped what they were doing and started singing was unforgettable!

An after dinner speaker provided plenty of laughs and then the evening’s entertainment was rounded off with the wonderful Sing Out Sisters with their high energy show featuring top vocals, fantastic choreography and lots of audience interaction so everyone could party the night away on the dance floor.

“Seventy years marks a significant milestone for Searchlight. We began as a one man wholesale electric business in Salford, Manchester, and have since grown to a global company working with partners and suppliers from around the world. We were honoured to be able to celebrate and share this occasion with so many of the key people from the lighting industry who have helped make Searchlight the success that it is today” said Herzl Hamburger, Searchlight’s Chairman. 

In this year of celebration, Searchlight is now a key supplier of decorative lighting to many of the household names in the UK and abroad. A big change from a one man band to the company now employing over 150 people in the UK.

From everyone at Searchlight Electric, we would like to say a big thank you to all our friends and colleagues for attending our 70th Anniversary party. We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and entertainment and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Searchlight have launched a new range of energy efficient LED lamps, providing a high level of light output at a very low energy cost.

Available to order now, Searchlight eco-friendly LED lamps are the perfect, cost-effective, direct replacement for existing light bulbs, helping consumers to save money on their energy bills.

Using up to 85% less energy and lasting up to 20 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs, Searchlight LED Lamps have been developed to satisfy demand from consumers for more eco-friendly lighting options. With their high-quality design, no warm-up time and beautiful cool white or warm white lighting effect, LED Lamps offer a truly simple way to beautify your home.

Searchlight LED Lamps are supplied in attractive box packaging and are available in a wide combination of caps, sizes, shapes and wattages to meet most popular fittings. Searchlight have also designed a high impact counter display unit to showcase the products, ensuring the range has a premium look that really stands out in-store.

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Being in business for 70 years is an accomplishment that should be celebrated, so as part of Searchlight’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the company directors organised a night out for employees to thank them for all their hard work helping to make the company what it is today, especially as many people have been with Searchlight for several years.

Searchlight believe that the success of any business is attributable to one main resource - its people. And the employee party was a great opportunity for the directors to look back and share their favourite Searchlight stories and successes from the last 70 years, thank employees for their contributions and also look forward to prosperous years ahead.

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Searchlight are looking to diversify into new lighting markets so Mike Newland joined the business as Contract Sales Manager, which is a new role and division for the company, to focus on the supply of Searchlight product for more commercial markets, such as the hotel, hospitality and care home sectors.

The Initial aim has been to understand and develop the market, concentrating on the end users and commercial interior designers, where Searchlight as a brand is relatively unknown.

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It is with mixed emotions that Searchlight announce the retirement of Kath Rush who has provided Searchlight with a remarkable 47 years of devoted service in the sales office.

Kath has been a very knowledgeable and popular figure at Searchlight headquarters and with customers alike and she will be greatly missed. Kath’s positive attitude and abundance of energy have helped make the Searchlight office a pleasant place to work, and her willingness to put in extra time and effort at company exhibitions and trade shows has been invaluable. In addition to her incredible competence and work ethic, she has been a friend to all with her thoughtfulness and quiet encouragement.

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The supplement to the current Searchlight 2014 lighting catalogue features over 90 new stunning, innovative, trend-setting additions to the range that are sure to inspire any home décor.

From classical crystal chandeliers to modern, contemporary LED fittings, and from IP rated bathroom lights to outdoor ranges, the new styles and collections make themselves at home in Searchlight’s product supplement.

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Searchlight are committed to providing quality, on-trend decorative lighting products and unsurpassed customer service. With a leading investment and strategy to grow the business, Searchlight turned to Slimstock to help further improve our already industry leading service levels.

To improve product availability beyond the current record of 98%, Searchlight required a system which not only allowed the planning team to gain greater control of the top performing 300 product lines but also had the capability to improve visibility across the entire product range. Given the constantly expanding product range and the high turnover of products in the design-led lighting market, it was also important that the system allowed Searchlight to take a more proactive approach to product lifecycle management. Furthermore, the solution had to easily integrate with our existing Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system.

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Searchlight Electric is celebrating its 70th anniversary as an established supplier of decorative lighting to the very best specialist lighting retailers, multi-national chains and distributor partners across the world.

In 1945, Captain Sidney Hamburger started Searchlight immediately after being discharged from the army, as a one man wholesale electric business in a tiny office in the cellar of 1B Cooper Street, Salford. In 2015, Searchlight remains a privately owned business, now in the third generation of the Hamburger family, and operating from a purpose built head office in Manchester, with a state of the art distribution centre and one of the largest product showrooms in Europe.

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