Carlisle & Finch Co.


Drawing from a long history in the land-based security market, Carlisle & Finch has strategically added security features to their marine searchlights for the specific purpose of fending off pirates.

Bullet-Resistant Reflectors

Offered on all xenon searchlight products, the reflectors are made of virtually indestructible nickel material, which prevents shattering when impacted by bullets or rocks.

High-Powered Strobe

Offered on all xenon searchlights and LED searchlights, the powerful strobe feature imparts a dizzying and disorienting effect on the intrude to instantly transform the searchlight into a nonlethal weapon.

Infrared (IR) LEDs

Infrared LEDs added to the searchlight project an invisible beam, unseen by the human eye, but seen with night vision devices. When used in conjunction with night vision goggles and lowlight cameras, this feature provides increased night vision capabilities for the operator.

Embedded Thermal / Lowlight Camera

Adding a thermal camera and/or lowlight camera to the searchlight allows the camera and the searchlight to work synergistically. An intruder is spotted covertly with the camera, and since the searchlight is aligned precisely on the same target, a quick flip of the switch will instantly light up the intruder. This integration allows the camera to function as a covert targeting device to instantly blind and deter the intruder.

“Wall of Light” LEDs

Visible LEDs with wide beam optics illuminate extremely wide areas around the vessel perimeter where the narrower searchlight beam cannot service. If the vessel is attacked by pirates, the “Wall of Light” will blind and deny the night vision of pirates. And the “Wall of Light” will strobe on demand, providing a disorienting and dizzying nonlethal deterrence against the intruders.

Sentry Manual Override

In addition to remote electric joystick control from the pilothouse, the sentry can switch the searchlight into manual override mode and instantly take full control of the searchlight while standing right next to it. This is especially strategic during a pirate attack, or, if during any emergency, any of the searchlight motors fail.

Plant Shutdown


We will be closed for our Annual 2-Week Vacation from 29-July to 13-August. No orders will be manufactured or shipped during this time. We reopen 14-August-23.