2500 Watt Xenon Searchlight

With a beam intensity of a staggering 177 candlepower (candela), the 2500-Watt xenon searchlight is our most powerful searchlight to date.

  • Beam intensity: 177 million beam candlepower (candela)
  • Projects beam approximately 9654 meters on a clear night
  • Remote electric beam-size focus
  • Emergency back-up external manual beam-size focus knob
  • Bullet-resistant reflector
  • Beyond 360 degrees of rotation
  • Electric aiming: Proportional-speed joystick control
  • Manual aiming: Remote lever-gear or local control
  • Door interlock safety power cut-off switch
cut out image of Carlisle and Finch's 2500 Watt Xenon Searchlight

The 2500-Watt xenon searchlight is the cream of the crop of searchlight products. Outfitted with a beam intensity of 177 million candlepower (candela), the xenon 2500 illuminates more than 8.2 miles (ca. 13 km) on a clear night. It is widely used across the marine industry, including by the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy. It is also used in anti-piracy and land-based security efforts. Customize it to fit your needs by integrating it with a variety of optional features designed to maximize its capabilities.

  • Electric Beam-Size Focus: 1º to 10º (throughout continuous spectrum)
  • Temperature Range: -35 ºC to +48 ºC (approximately)
  • Environmental Protection: IP56
  • Power Consumption: 230/380/460/575 VAC/3-Phase/ 50 or 60 HZ
  • Vertical Span: +35° to -35° (total 70° approximately)
  • Horizontal Span: Beyond full circle (385° with sliding stop)
  • Beam Speed: Approximately 25º per sec (horiz./fast); 3º per sec (horiz./slow)
  • Xenon Lamp: 2500 Watts, 6000 Kelvin, 1500 hours
  • Beam Intensity: 177 million candela
  • Distance Serviced measuring 1 LUX: Approximately 13,310 meters on a clear night
  • Reflector: Precision electroformed, nickel material, bullet-resistant
  • Materials: Marine-grade aluminum and stainless steel
  • Finish: Salt-resistant, scratch-resistant powder coat
  • Weights: 185lb (83.9kg)

Custom Colors: In most cases standard white color can be replaced with any custom color when provided RAL number.

Full Manual Back-Up: Searchlight can be operated during an emergency, instantly with no tools, if any motor fails.

Anti-icing Heaters: Thermostat-controlled heaters prevent ice build-up in cold climates.

Azimuth Indicator: LCD panel displays the horizontal aiming position in degrees.

Wall of Light LEDs: Auxiliary LEDs illuminate wide areas at close range, where the narrower xenon beam cannot service.
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NightFINDER™ Camera/Thermal: Integrated camera adds night vision capability, and the camera is used as a covert targeting device to instantly light up objects.
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NightFINDER™ Camera/Lowlight: Integrated color lowlight camera with electronic zoom, adds night vision capability, and the camera is used as a covert targeting device to instantly light up objects.

LED IR Illuminator: IR Beam, invisible to the human eye, provides covert surveillance when used with lowlight cameras and NVGs.
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High-Powered Strobe: Powerful nonlethal deterrent disorients intruder and denies night vision.

SmartVIEW™ Digital Control: Microprocessor-based controls provide switching throughout an RS-485 BUS network, and TCP/IP connection utilizes multiple protocols: ONVIF, PELCO-D, NMEA 0183 and Carlisle & Finch’s own protocol.
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