The only restored & fully operational WORLD WARII ANTI-AIRCRAFT SEARCHLIGHT!
As seen on
KNBC Channel 4 NEWS
PBS's "California's Gold" with Huell Howser
Shooter Jennings Music Video "Steadyat the Wheel"
The History Channel's "UFO Files"
The History Channel's "Mail Call" with R. Lee Ermey
Warner Bros "Gangster Squad"
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
and many more
17中28分钟完整版在线 Rentals start at *$365.00 for 3 hours of minimumoperation.
$85.00 for every additional hour
*This rate applys within 25 miles of Santa Claritawhich
pretty much includes all of the San Fernando Valley.
Locations beyond 25 miles, additional mileagecharges apply.
See additional mileage charges below.
Additional Mileage Charges forover 25 miles of travel:
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There are a few reasons you don't see many of these BIG searchlights around anymore. The younger generation business owner, or someone in specialevent promotions, has never seen a real searchlight, and just isn't familiarwith the advantages of the traditional World War II era searchlight. They may have used one of the smaller multi-beam units without success,and think all lights are all the same. They are not! Clickhere to see a comparison
Usedas a creative tool in advertising and promotion, nothing says ?SpecialEvent? like a real searchlight. As for those little multi-beam lights you'veseen lately, they are just spotlights, and the beam of light they produce,the beam width or even the beam's length can't compare to the power ofan authentic carbon arc searchlight.
Another reasonyou don't see many of these old W.W.II Carbon Arc lights around is becauseof age. Real searchlight units are all over 60 years old, so many havefallen into disrepair. They are expensive to transport, and to maintain,so many searchlight advertising companies have converted their fleet tothe smaller, inferior multi beam spotlight units that just don't have thepower to produce the results that the real searchlights do, and as a resultare not used as often.
One day, the opportunity tosee a real W.W.II carbon arc searchlight like ours will disappear intohistory, only to be replaced by an inferior, second-rate alternative tothe real thing.
Well, nowyou can still rent a REAL, one of a kind, fully restored U.S. Army Anti-AircraftCarbon Arc Searchlight from Victory Searchlight Advertising! Ourlight was built in 1942 by the General Electric Company to aid World WarII anti-aircraft gunnery crews in spotting enemy aircraft during night-timeair attacks. Today, the beam symbolizes rays of hope,and future peace after the war's destruction. Thisbeautifully restored W.W. II Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft Searchlight that helped win the "Big War" almost 60 years ago is stillon Active Duty to help you win your WAR OF SALES, or promote yourbig event! W.W. II Carbon Arc Searchlights are the traditional"Hollywood Lights". Carbon Arc lights have been attracting peopleby adding glamour, and atmosphere to big Movie Premiers, Grand Openings,and other special events for over 60 years!
CarbonArc Searchlights are a proven advertising, and promotional tool usedfrom coast to coast to attract attention to all types of events. From galasto grand openings, to fund-raisers, and festivals. These carbon arc searchlightshave been known to draw attention from well over 35 miles away. Searchlightsincrease traffic to your evening event by creating awareness and excitement. People have a natural curiosity to track down the light source to see what'sgoing on! If you are a business in a hard to find location, the lightwill put you on the map, and always creates an excitement that peopleremember for years! If you have ever seen one of these lights, betyou remember where you saw it, don't you? It'sa fact that 78% of your potential customers live within a five mileradius of your place of business, a radius that is expanded when usinga searchlight. 60% of all buying decisions are being made infront of or at a store's location.
Thelight can set up almost anywhere, and we provide our own power. We just need enough level space on your lot to park our truck & trailer,and sweep the night sky at a 10 to 75 degree angle. The lightcomes with its own operator that stays with the light during operation,and takes it away when operation is finished. We operate our searchlightunit on its 20' transport trailer, but for special event displays, for an additional charge of $160.00, we can take the light, and generatoroff the trailer, to operate on the ground.
The light is a historical museumpiece on wheels that is an attraction in itself even before the beam isturned on. Our searchlight will bring "living history" to your event.The searchlight attracts all age groups by the car load to your location! Because so many park and get out of their cars to ask questions, we havefound it necessary at times to set up a display along side the light thattells all about searchlights, and their place in our American militaryhistory. Once out of their cars to see the light, people are morelikely to enter your business or event.
See what our BIG powerful beamof light can do to promote your next BIG event!
Computer speed makes the light rotate faster. Actual Speed is 2 RPM
When people come to the light,many times they ask... "What's the light for?" We hear thisall the time. Sometimes people need to know why the light isat a location, and where to go. Events like carnivals, or moviepremiers are obvious, but if you are a business, especially in a shoppingcenter location, you may need a BIG SIGN or banners that say GRAND OPENING,or BIG SALE to stand out from the rest of the businesses so people aredirected to your business.
You may also use balloons, pennantflags, and streamers to direct people to your business entrance. Flagprois a company that has these items... http://www.flagpro.com/store/page21.html
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POWER FORD, VALENCIA OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN OMAHA JACK'S STEAKHOUSE, CUCAMONGA
DIRECT AUTO SALES, ALHAMBRA OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE BORDER BOOKS, MIRA LOMA
BIG VALLEY DODGE, VAN NUYS CULVER HIGH SCHOOL EL COYOTE CAFE, HOLLYWOOD
CLASSIC CHEVROLET, ANAHEIM GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL CATWALK SHOES, SAN PEDRO
SANTA PAULA CHEVROLET FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL, TUSTIN LENNAR HOMES, BAKERSFIELD
LANCASTER FORD HART HIGH SCHOOL, NEWHALL NEWPORT YACHT CLUB
SANTA PAULA FORD SIMI HIGH SCHOOL COMPUSA, MONROVIA
Wm L Morris CHEVROLET, SIMI MOORPARK SCHOOL DISTRICT REAGAN LIBRARY, SIMI
VALENCIA LEXIS SAUGUS HIGH SCHOOL QUEENS FITNESS, GLENDORA
GLENDALE INFINITI HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, HOLLYWOOD SAUGUS SPEEDWAY
NORTHRIDGE TOYOTA PARACLETE HIGH SCHOOL, LANCASTER WAL-MART, SANTA CLARITA
MILLER TOYOTA, CULVER CITY ALEMANY HIGH SCHOOL, MISSION HILLS CALIFORINA PHILHARMONIC, PASADENA
CAMACHO AUTO, PALMDALE HART OF THE CANYONS CHURCH CONSIGNER DESIGNER, CANYON COUNTRY
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LEXUS OF SANTA MONICA OUR LADY CHURCH BAR-B-Q, NEWHALL CASBAH NIGHT CLUB, ENCINO
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THE HISTORY CHANNEL CARVEL ICE CREAM, AZUZA UNIVERSAL NISSAN, LOS ANGELES
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XODUS ENTERTAINMENT PERRELL FINE ART, WEST HOLLYWOOD EL PORTAL THEATER, NORTH HOLLYWOOD
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AUTRY MUSEUM JOHN BURROUGHS HIGHSCHOOL PROM MODERN INTERIORS, NEWBURY PARK
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Mc DONALDS, LANCASTER PALMDALE HIGH SCHOOL, PALMDALE ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES
CITY MARKET SOUTH, LOS ANGELES CULVER CITY HOTEL, CULVER CITY GUITAR CENTER, GLENDORA
LAEMMLE THEATER N. HOLLYWOOD LANCASTER PLAYHOUSE, LANCASTER ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIE
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To learn more about our Historical Light, click.....HERE
Our light made history, seen on NBC TV News on April2003. To see photos, click.....HERE
To see the actual video, click... HERE
The light on Huell Howser's "California's Gold" KCETFebruary 25th, 2004 click... HERE
To See the actual show, click.... HERE
The light was featured in a History Channel "UFO Files"episode "UFO's and the White House".
The light was featured in the end of the year ChevyNew Years Red Tag Sale, click HERE
To see the actual commercial, click ... HERE
On April 13th of 2007, our light was featured on aHistory Channel program "Mail Call"
with R. Lee Ermey. Episode #93, The great L.A. AirRaid of 1942.
To see photos of this event, click.... HERE
To view this segment of the program, click... HERE
On June 12th of 2008 our light was featured on theHistory Channel Program "UNIVERSE"
The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats to Our Planet
The light was used on the feature films ...
"Gangster Squad" 2013
"Silent Life" 2016
"The Disaster Artist" 2016
To see W.W. II Searchlights and, how they were usedin war, click.... HERE
Get more information on Searchlight W.W.II Historyat the Skylighters web site here... HERE
Learn about the Carbon Arc Light, click ......HERE
Here is a little history.......
Before W.W.II, Movie Studioswould set up their studio spotlights used for filming movies, in frontof movie theaters and point them into the sky to attract attention whenthey would premier a new movie.
AfterW.W. II, the giant military searchlight became available as war surplus. With it's larger, brighter beam, it was soon found to be more spectacular,and effective in attracting people from a longer distance to the event.They soon replaced these little movie spotlights, and the Big Searchlightsof W.W. II became the standard for Hollywood Premiers, Grand Openings,and other big events.
Bythe 1980's, because of the high cost of operating and maintaining thesegiant aging W.W. II Searchlights, which also required an operator, manysearchlight advertising companies converted their fleet of W.W. II Searchlightsback to the little compact spotlights. These are the little multi-beamspotlight type units you see today.
Eventhough smaller, and not as bright, these advertising companies still chargethe same price or more to rent out these little lights as they didthe BIG W.W.II Searchlights, and they don't require an operator. In many cases, the little lights are just dropped off at your location,and you turn them on and off and are charged by the time used..
Sincethe 1980's these little spotlights just did not show the results the bigsearchlights did in attracting people and as a result of the poor performance multi-beam lights have in attracting people, searchlights are not usedas often as they had been 40 years ago. Many event promoters think themulti-beams are the same as the big lights and do not realize that SIZEDOES MATTER!
Someoutdoor advertisers promote these multi-beam lights as a replacement forthe real thing, but they are not even close. Compared to a real searchlight,they are just big flashlights! On the average, these little dancinglights look nice up to a few blocks away, maybe 1.5 miles at best in thecity.
Themulti-beams are great for localized atmosphere enhancement of an eventthat is already established, but they just do not have the power to attractpeople from very far away like the BIG W.W.II Carbon Arc Searchlights do.
Remember,when you need the power to attract large numbers of people miles away toyour event, these little lights just don't have the beam power our W.W.II Searchlight has to attract attention. Just because Multi-beamsunits are smaller does not mean they are cheaper to rent. In most cases,the cost to rent a little Multi Beam light may be more to rent than ourreal Searchlight! In one example, we charged $365.00 for a 3 hournight, and a Multi Beam company charged $600.00 for the same location!
A multibeam company might tell you their light is better because their unit has4 lights, but what good are they if each light can only be seen fora few blocks! One BIGGER, Brighter, and Longer beam is more effective inattracting people from miles away to your location.
Ourclassic W.W. II Carbon Arc Searchlight has over 3 times brightness andmore than twice the beam width of those little multi-beam type light units. Our Searchlight has a light output of 800 million candle power, andproduces a 5 foot wide beam 5.6 miles in length.
Dependingon location, terrain, and weather conditions, our light beam at times canbe seen for over 35 to 50 miles.
In the city of Santa Paulait was seen from Interstate 5, Moorpark, and Ventura.
Located at Occidental Collegein Eagle Rock, it was seen from the Staples Center .
Don't settle for second bestfor your event.
Use a Real Military Carbon ArcSearchlight! Learn more about the difference between these two typesof lights.
Clickhere to see a comparison of the little multi-beam light with our BIG CarbonArc Searchlight.