Searchlight was founded in 1945 and remains a family owned business now into its third generation. We are based in Manchester in a purpose built 120,000 sq ft distribution centre, incorporating a 16,000 sq ft uniquely designed showroom, a fully equipped 95,000 sq ft warehouse and an open-plan sales / administration suite.
We now employ in excess of 200 people and sell to over 750 independent and well known high street store groups in the UK servicing the decorative, hotel, contract and residential lighting markets.
Illuma, a leading company within the display, architectural and lighting sector is part of the Searchlight Group. Illuma is a totally autonomous but complementary company uniquely placed to meet the needs of its industry.
We also have a joint venture with a Chinese manufacturer which means our products are now sold under the ‘Searchlight’ brand worldwide.
Best service levels in the industry
Every item is carried to optimum stock levels, assuring that your orders are shipped ON TIME with minimum back-orders. We anticipate needs through constant study of field demand and have allocated over 6 million cubic feet to stock!
We meet your market needs
With over 1,900 incandescent, halogen, LED and fluorescent design fully catalogued and supported by our strategically positioned 115,000 sq ft distribution facilities, we are the dependable single source supplier for all your decorative lighting needs.
Our 16.000 sq ft, uniquely designed showroom is possibly the most impressive and modern in Europe, and we warmly invite you to visit us. Illuma’s commercial contract range is also displayed here.