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.