Carlisle & Finch Co.

Quality Control

Our commitment to quality began a long time ago. Since our earliest beginnings, our motto has always been and continues to remain “QUALITY and RELIABILITY since 1894!”

Recognitions and Awards

We are certified to ISO 9001:2015 with DESIGN. This certification was earned and awarded to us for our quality management system and is applicable to the design, manufacture, and sales of illumination solutions for commercial and governmental agencies. Additionally, we are an approved U.S. military manufacturer in conformance to Mil-I-45208A.

Quality goes into everything we do at The Carlisle & Finch Co. We have sought successful certification of the 2015 version of the ISO 9001 Standard to assist us in always remaining a preferred supplier of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Department of Homeland Security.

ISO 9001: 2015 with Design

Smithers quality assessments

Our quality management system has been assessed and approved for the design, manufacture, and sale of illumination solutions for commercial and governmental agencies.

2009 International Superyacht Design Award for Excellence in Innovation for Carlisle and Finch's NightFinder

2009 Excellence in Innovation

International Super Yacht Society

Carlisle & Finch Co., is proud to have had our NightFINDER™ recognized by the International Super Yacht Society for our excellence in innovation.

ABYC Membership

American Boat & Yacht Council

Carlisle & Finch Co. is proud to be a member of the American Boat & Yacht Council. 

Our Commitment to Quality

Since our earliest beginnings, our motto has always been and remains “QUALITY and RELIABILITY since 1894!”.

Excerpted from a C&F catalog published in 1909,
The searchlights made by The Carlisle & Finch Co. need no introduction. They have been manufactured for the past many years and become the standard of quality for government and individual specifications. The name ‘Carlisle & Finch Co.’ on the name plate of a searchlight is a guarantee of workmanship and quality.

This commitment to high quality as a first regard has enabled us to have well over one hundred products with approved National Stock Numbers within the U.S. military system and thousands of satisfied customers. The caring, unique, and skilled craftspeople that make up our organization take personal pride maintaining the QUALITY and RELIABILITY of all C&F products.

Quality Policy

All actions are taken with the needs of our customers in mind!

The Carlisle & Finch, Co. is a manufacturing organization dedicated to meet or exceed our customer’s requirements by making innovative and technologically advanced products through a culture of good manufacturing practices and continuous improvement, while always maintaining an atmosphere of high integrity, common courtesy, and mutual respect for both customer and fellow co-worker alike.

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.