Signaling Searchlight

Carlisle & Finch signaling searchlights are the standard of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and many defense forces around the world. Military versions have been shock and vibration tested to mil-spec standards and have assigned national stock numbers (NSN). Commercial marine versions offered as well.

  • 8-inch (203mm) and 12-inch (305mm) models
  • Shock and vibration certification (military versions only)
  • Rugged shutter producing daylight communication speeds
  • Marine-grade aluminum and stainless steel
  • 360 Degrees Horizontal movement
  • Universal mounting bracket provides bulkhead mounting or stanchion (pole) mounting
  • Local handle and remote lever pilothouse control aiming options
  • US Navy/Coast Guard-approved national stock numbers
  • 300-Watt, 500-Watt and 1000-Watt Options
cut out image of Carlisle and Finch's Signaling Searchlight

The Carlisle and Finch Co. is an approved defense contractor for the U.S. military with a manufacturing quality control program that conforms to Mil-I-45208A and certified to ISO 9001:2015 with DESIGN. The Carlisle & Finch Co.offers Morse code signaling searchlights of multiple sizes, both commercial and military. The military versions are shock- and vibration-certified, and are approved by the U. S. Navy with assigned national stock numbers. These products have been the standard for defense forces around the world, including the United States, Israel, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Egypt, and more.

Carlisle & Finch Co. has been providing state-of-the-art searchlights for naval, military, private and commercial seacraft and land for more than a century. If you need night vision and 24/7 protection for your vessels, choose the company whose expertise and products not only lead the industry but define it.

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.