After intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt have decided to postpone the Light + Building 2020 exhibition, due to the increased spread of corona virus in Europe.

The fair will now take place from 27th September - 2nd October 2020.


Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused

In celebration of 75 years in business, we're proud to launch a new decorative lighting collection.

Thank you to the lighting industry and our customers for your continued support. Here's to many more years of providing you with decorative lighting.

Download our catalogue here:

Season’s greetings, please note that Searchlight will be closed on the following dates: 24th-27th December, 31st December and 1st January.

Orders requiring a Pallet delivery must be received before 3pm on 17th December, to guarantee delivery prior to New Year.

The business will be open as normal on Monday 30th December, but orders will need to be made before 2pm in order to be dispatched the same day.

The cutoff date for guaranteed Christmas delivery in Ireland is Tuesday 17th December.

Over this period, it will still be possible to place orders via the website to ensure delivery in the New Year.

The business will return as normal on Thursday 2nd January. 

May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2020!

Searchlight are delighted to be returning to the NEC Birmingham for another year at the January Furniture Show 2020 from 19-22 January.

After a successful show last year, this year at the exhibition we’re looking forward to showcasing a range of new and exciting products in celebration of our 75th year in business.   

Our design team have used inspiration from the latest lighting trends on the market to create modern, stylish and traditional pieces suitable for all types of décor.

We’ll be situated at stand 3-B20, we hope to see you at the show!

For more information about the event, visit the January Furniture Show website:


Searchlight are pleased to confirm our attendance at the Independent Hotel Show 2019.

The exhibition will be taking place at Olympia London on the 15th and 16th October. We will be showcasing a range of products from our Searchlight 2019 catalogue and latest Project Collection. The show will present over 350 of the finest suppliers and service providers in the hotel industry.

We’ll be situated at stand F06, we hope to see you there!

Kindly note that we will be closed on Monday 26th August due to the bank holiday. Collections will be made as usual on Friday 23rdAugust and items are expected to be delivered on the Tuesday after the bank holiday.

Thank you for your cooperation


100% Design 2019


Searchlight are pleased to confirm our attendance at 100% Design 2019!

The exhibition aims to bring together architects and designers under one roof to meet industry professionals and design enthusiasts.

2019 marks the 25th edition of 100% Design and Searchlight are delighted to be a part of it.

Join us on the 19th-21st September at Olympia London on stand C14B. All information about the show can be found on the 100% Design website:

Kindly note that we will be closed on Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May due to the bank holidays. Collections will be made as usual on Friday 3rd May and Friday 24th May and items are expected to be delivered on the Tuesday’s after the bank holiday.

Thank you for your cooperation

Introducing the second edition of the Project Collection.

The Project Collection creates products based on materials and styles in our everyday lives.

Designed with simple and minimalistic features, the collection focuses on the quality of its products, specifically selected for Architects and Designers seeking to use high quality and on trend lighting for upcoming projects.

Create impact and make the most of your interior space by downloading our catalogue now!


For the upcoming Easter Break, please note that Searchlight will be closed on Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April.

During these closures, there will be no pick ups on site.

For UK deliveries expected before Easter, orders will need to be placed by Tuesday 16th April, and for Irish deliveries by Monday 15th April.

During this break, orders can still be placed via our website and will be dispatched on our return Tuesday 23rd April.

Thank you for your cooperation.



Searchlight are delighted to start off 2019 with the launch our brand new decorative lighting catalogue.

Originally founded in 1945 and now with a team of over 200 people, Searchlight are continuing to evolve. We strive as a company to be best in class. Offering our extensive customer base good value, innovative and on-trend products for their homes.

For the release of our new catalogue, our design team have selected a range of products using inspiration from all current trends on the market. With over 450 new products, as well as additions to existing ranges, we’re sure there’s something for you. 

To get your hands on a copy, contact our sales team now: 0161 203 3300





Searchlight are delighted to confirm our attendance at the January Furniture Show in 2019. The exhibition will be taking place at the NEC Birmingham on the 20-23 January and it’s the first year with a hall dedicated to lighting.

We will be exhibiting over 200 new lights with a range of styles and colours to suit current trends including ceiling lights, pendants, table & floor lamps and outdoor lights. This is a great opportunity for you to view items from our forthcoming 2019 lighting catalogue.

Whether the lights you’re looking for are modern or traditional, functional or inspirational we are sure there will be something for you.

We’ll be situated at stand 3-B20, we hope to see you there!

For more information about the show, visit the website:

Season’s Greetings, Searchlight will be closing at 12pm on the 21st December, and business hours will not return as usual until the 2nd of January 2019. During this time, a small number of staff will be returning to the office on Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th to process orders. This means orders dispatched on the 27th will be delivered on the 28th, and those dispatched on the 28th will be delivered on the 31st.

Unfortunately, pallet deliveries will not be made until the New Year.

Please note the cut off Christmas delivery date for Ireland is Monday 17th December. 

During this closure our trade counter and showroom will also be closed.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2019!






Sleep + Eat 2018


Searchlight is very excited to be returning to the Sleep & Eat Event on the 20-21 November, held at Olympia London.

Situated at stand G101, Searchlight will be showcasing a selection of products from our fantastic ranges. With our decorative range aimed at restaurant and bars, as well as a great selection of products from our Project Collection, we can offer good lighting solutions for all types of interior.

The event is a great opportunity for us to showcase pieces from our forthcoming 2019 lighting catalogue launch.

We hope to see you there!

Click Here for more information about the Sleep + Eat Event.




Searchlight is showcasing the Project Collection at 100% Design, Olympia, London from 19th – 22nd September 2018. The exhibition is the flagship show in London Design week, which reinforces London as the design capital of the world. Since beginning in 1995, each year the trade show welcomes 27,000 attendees.

The Project Collection of lighting has been designed specifically to meet the needs of anyone working on a residential project and specifying, purchasing of installing lighting. Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, lighting designer, contractor, self- builder or property owner the Project Collection is the lighting toolkit you’re looking for. 

 Project Collection includes decorative, technical and amenity lighting. The catalogue teams pages of packed advice guides with the light fittings you need to deliver flexible and functional lighting schemes with a firm eye on design.

We look forward to seeing you at 100% Design


Searchlight is pleased to announce its return to the highly regarded and popular trade show Elex, held this time at Westpoint Arena in Exeter. The show covers two days, 19th and 20th April from 10am – 4pm each day. The regional trade show exhibits across England and this is the third Elex exhibition of 2018. Elex is ideally suited to meet the needs of electricians and provides the most up to date information on recent product releases and legislation. Visit our stand at F140 where we will be exhibiting the Project Collection.



SEARCHLIGHT is delighted to announce its attendance at the prestigious Light & Building exhibition held in Frankfurt. Beginning Sunday 18th March, the highly renowned trade show will run for 6 days and comes to a close on Friday 23rd. The trade fair is open to visitors from 9am – 6pm on Sunday through to Thursday and finishes at 5pm on Friday. Join us in Hall 6.0, stand A40 and speak to our sales team  to discover the exciting new products and offers we have. 

Keep up to date through our social media. We will be posting across various platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.











Kick-starting 2018’s exhibitions Searchlight will be attending the Elex Show held at Alexandra Palace  on Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st February. The exhibition will last from 10am – 4pm each day and we are situated at stand E120.

Elex is a nationwide travelling trade show, which provides exhibitors and visitors with an insight into the ever advancing electrical industry. The Elex trade shows are aimed specifically at electricians and electrical contractors. Each day there will be detailed seminars introducing new products and informing you of legislation updates.

On our stand you will find items from our Project Collection, which provides you with a lighting toolkit so you can effectively specify lighting for your project. Project Collection lights are ideal for meeting the electricians’ needs and are particularly useful when completing a residential project.

Meet with our Sales Managers Mike and Graham who will provide you with a wealth of useful and technical product information. 

Join us on 31st and 1st February at Alexandra Palace!  Pop along to collect a catalogue, place an order or simply to learn more about the range.







FOR the third and final time this year Searchlight is returning to exhibit at Elex Show, the UK’s premier electrician trade show. From Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd November, the 2 day exhibition will be held at Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey and run from 10am – 4pm each day. This is a brilliant and worthwhile opportunity for electricians to gain vital information regarding new product releases, attend seminars and grab the latest deals.

Following on from the success of the Elex Show in Harrogate back in May, Searchlight are delighted to be attending and showcasing the Project Collection once more. The Project Collection has been designed to meet the needs of anyone specifying on a residential project. It is of particular use to architects, interior designers, lighting designers, contractors, self-builders and property owners. The Project Collection really does provide a one stop shop to all lighting queries.

Visit us at Stand B30 and meet with our experienced sales managers to place orders, collect or request a catalogue. 



Searchlight return for a third year to exhibit at the Independent Hotel Show at Olympia West, London. This year has been incredibly successful for Searchlight, seeing the launch of not only one but two new ranges – the 2018 Decorative catalogue and also the Project Collection. As we celebrate the recent release of our 2018 Decorative edition, items from this catalogue will be on display, alongside well-loved items from previous years. Prior to this, The Project Collection was launched earlier this year and provides a range of functional lights intended for use in a residential setting. Items from both of these catalogues will be displayed at our stand: 92 for the duration of the show from Tuesday 17th – Wednesday 18th October. Join us and meet with members of our Sales team and collect a catalogue. 

With the Autumn Fair commencing later this week, preparations are in full swing and Searchlight have some exciting news to share with you all.

Alongside showcasing items from the brand new 2018 decorative catalogue, we will be offering a generous selection of discounts that are exclusive to the Autumn Fair. 

Here’s a sneak peak of just a few items you can expect to see:

9411BK - Black and Satin Brass Finish Cage Pendant

The uber stylish cage pendant with an on trend black and satin brass finish will be on show on the stand.







1443-3SI - Antique Silver Finish Pyramid Pendant

Add this geometric inspired Antique Silver Pendant to create a feeling of style for your home. 









8335-5CC - Elise 5lt Chrome Finish Ceiling Flush/ Pendant with Clear Crystal Droplets

Bring both glitz and glamour with this stunning chrome ceiling flush/pendant.






3174WH - White Finish Integrated LED Cylinder Head Split Bar Spotlight L77                 

Provide a generous spread of focused light with this sleek and minimal LED split bar spotlight.









Searchlight is busy adding the finishing touches to our new catalogue, which will be launching at the Autumn Fair exhibition. You can find us at the NEC Birmingham from Sunday 3rd – Wednesday 6th September where we will be showcasing products from our newly released 2018 catalogue. This is your first chance to view items from the brand new catalogue and alongside this, you will find a variety of exclusive promotional offers and discounts that are not to be missed.

Searchlight form part of ‘The Lighting Show’, and our stunning new stand will be located in Hall 02 Stand 2F21-C20. We have created over 400 items fit for a range of settings, including indoor or outdoor lights. Expect to see a variety of on trend table lamps and stunning crystal embellished chandeliers, plus many more. 

The eagerly anticipated 2018 catalogue features never been seen before decorative items, which will then be available for trade order. A generous selection of stunning lifestyle images will help guide you in product placement and setting.

 We look forward to seeing you at the Autumn Fair!  

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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sleep hotel show 2015


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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