Who is Lightforce?
The extraordinary story of LIGHTFORCE began over 25 years ago with our founder Dr Raymond Dennis (Ray) in the country town of Cleve in South Australia. After searching the retail market for a high quality and robust spotlight to use on his property and finding nothing suitable, he decided to build one himself … and the rest, as they say is history.
Being a man of vision and foresight, Ray recognised the potential demand for the lightweight, portable and hand-held spotlight which lay before him. It was a system powerful enough to use for professional purposes yet priced within the grasp of the enthusiast and sportsman.
Enter LIGHTFORCE. Ray soon produced his first commercially manufactured lighting system. Based on original designs, his lighting systems found such favour among professionals and sporting enthusiasts alike that production was increased and new improvements were incorporated. This brought greater diversity to the range, ensuring the growing success and popularity of the brand.
LIGHTFORCE is now based in Adelaide, South Australia and employs over 50 trained staff. Our fabrication plant has grown into a sophisticated manufacturing facility and LIGHTFORCE has a formidable reputation as a global leader in innovative design and excellence in the manufacture of high performance and durable lighting systems. Ongoing development has opened up new markets and our award winning range of modular accessories has helped increase demand to the point where we now export to over 50 countries worldwide.
With more than 25 years experience, LIGHTFORCE is now a global leader in portable professional lighting systems as well as driving lights, rifle-scope optics and lighting accessories.
Unlike our competitors, we are undertaking pioneering work in the use of modern composite and eco-friendly materials. This not only gives us a clear competitive advantage, but has also earned us a number of prestigious Australian and international design awards. We continue to see growth in customer loyalty and confidence right around the world.
Built around the framework of ISO 9001:2008 (Australian Quality Standards), our manufacturing capability and capacity is agile to ensure that we meet the most challenging and ever changing market demands.
Product Commercialisation and R&D
Lightforce’s product commercialisation success is characterised by its focus on product superiority as defined by the customer.
Our Research & Development team embrace the latest techniques in engineering, including rapid prototyping, for the development of our products. We have adopted a highly integrated approach to product and process development with the aid of DFMA and traditional concurrent engineering tools and techniques. Our design ethos is simply that “quality is designed in, not inspected in”.
With a dedicated and highly accurate logistics network, more than half of Lightforce’s production is exported worldwide, with major markets in Europe, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Africa, South East Asia and North America.
Tried and tested, Lightforce delivers products that have been designed, developed and manufactured to operate in environmental extremes – from the harsh Australian Outback and Sahara Desert to the freezing Alaskan Tundra and beyond.