Carlisle & Finch Co.

Unique Searchlight Features

Our products are engineered to last and designed to be customizable, with innovative features to allow searchlights to be tailored to the needs of our clients.

Bullet-resistant Reflector

Made of virtually indestructible nickel, our bullet-resistant reflector is an electroformed precision optic available on all xenon searchlights.

Proportional-Speed Joystick

Control your searchlight with only one hand! Our proportional-speed joystick allows you to control the aiming and beam-speed functions simultaneously. Available on xenon searchlights and LED searchlights using the SmartVIEW control option.

Built-in Electronic Redundancy

Built with multiple electronic boards, if one board fails the searchlight still produces a bright beam in backup mode. It’s available on 500/1000W xenon searchlights.

High-Powered Strobe

Our high-powered strobe produces a disorienting and dizzying effect on an intruder, and therefore can be used as a non-lethal weapon. It’s offered on all LED searchlights and 200/350/1000W xenon searchlights.

Continuous 360° Rotation

A pan/tilt base provides continuous, 360° horizontal rotation with no stop points. Offered on 200W xenon, 19-inch LED, and 19-inch halogen searchlights.

NightFINDER™ Products

An embedded thermal camera provides night-vision capabilities and allows the camera to be used as a covert targeting device to illuminate an object or intruder. We offer this on xenon, 12-inch and 19-inch LED, and halogen searchlights.

LED Hybrid Feature

Auxiliary LED modules integrate with searchlights to illuminate extremely wide areas at close range, creating a wall of light. We offer this on 12/15/19-inch halogen lights, 12/19-inch LED and 350W/500W/1000W/2500W xenon searchlights.

Emergency Manual Backup

In the case of a motor failure, the searchlight can be instantly operated manually during an emergency with no tools required.

Command & Control Searchlights

Unmanned pan/tilt systems combine high-intensity visible light, powerful strobes, infrared thermal cameras, and IR Illuminators into one versatile product. Remote TCP/IP-controlled systems utilize common industry protocols such as ONVIF, PELCO-D, etc on all of our searchlights.

SmartVIEW™ Digital Controls

A microprocessor-based digital control system provides remote computer-control and integration with other systems using common protocols and electrical interfaces such as ONVIF, PELCO-D, NMEA0183, TCP/IP, C&F Protocol, etc, offered on all searchlights.

LED IR Illuminators

Projects a covert invisible infrared beam that can be seen with lowlight cameras and night vision goggles. Unlike thermal cameras, the IR beam will penetrate glass, read text, and does not emit a heat signature to see a subject. It’s offered on 12-inch and 19-inch LED models and 500W/1000W/2500W xenon searchlights.

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.