Online Lighting is pleased to be an official approved stockist for Searchlight Lighting. Based in Manchester UK, Searchlight remains a family owned company now run by a third generation after being formed in 1945. They currently operate from a purpose built 120,000 sq ft distribution centre that incorporates a 16,000 sq ft bespoke designed showroom and a 95,000 sq ft warehouse with sales office administration facilities also on site.
Searchlight is a large local employer with staff in excess of 200 selling to over 750 independent and well known appointed high street store groups, as well as Online retailers in the UK all servicing the domestic decorative, hotel and contract lighting markets, with fast delivery and excellent service.
Every Searchlight product item is carried to optimum stock levels so as to ensure that your order is shipped on time with the minimum need for back orders. A constant study of stock requirement is underway so that stock needs can be anticipated regularly with over 6 million cubic feet of stock space being allocated to meet demand.
With a range of over 1,900 Halogen, LED, fluorescent and traditional incandescent fittings designed and fully catalogued fully supported by excellent central positioned distribution facilities, Searchlight can be depended upon as a high quality choice for all your decorative lighting needs.
All Searchlight products come with a minimum one year manufacturer’s warranty so you are able to buy with full confidence. Our own 14 day returns policy further allows you to view your selected choice of fitting within your own home. If you do require any assistance on selecting any Searchlight product please contact our fully trained staff by telephone Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm free on 0800 046 9041 you can also email us anytime [email protected]
Founded back in 1945 by the then Captain Sydney Hamburger, after being discharged from the army. Sydney sets out and starts a one man Electrical Wholesale company from a tiny basement in Salford.
This years sees the company still growing and Searchlight move into new premises in Blackfriars Street Manchester. This is a wonderful location with 800 square feet of warehouse and showrooms. Lighting products are for the first time introduced to the range laying the foundations for the company we know today. The range of Searchlight products in this years cataloge is bigger than ever with some amazing new fittings all of which can be purchased from our website and many on display in our own Cambridge showrooms.
Throughout the 50s the business continues to expand and this growth sees Searchlight move to larger premises in Middlewood Street Salford with larger Showroom and office facilities. Searchlight now employing over15 staff.
Disaster strikes one saturday afternoon when the premises in Middlewood Street catch fire. The family can only watch helpleaasly as the fire spread through the entire building. Astonishingly after only 14days after this sad event Searchlight are trading again from rented premises with staff dispatching goods to customers, this truly shows the level of commitment the staff have to company and its values.
After an extensive rebuilding program and determination the Middlewood Street location is back in business with bigger and better facilities, with the company taking on new lines and ranges including Italian lighting by Sciolari gold plated ranges. An exciting time in the history of Searchlight.