The Lightforce Group Story
The extraordinary story of Lightforce began over 35 years ago with our founder Dr. Raymond (Ray) Dennis 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, Ray 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 handheld spotlight which lay before him. Enter Lightforce. It was a system powerful enough to use for professional purposes yet priced within the grasp of the enthusiast and sportsman. 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 improvements 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 65 trained staff. Our fabrication plant has grown into a sophisticated manufacturing facility.
Lightforce has built 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 35 years’ experience, Lightforce Group 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 undertake 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 Lightforce a number of prestigious Australian and international design awards. We continue to see growth in customer loyalty and confidence in our brand around the world.
Built around the framework of ISO 9001:2008 (International Quality Standards), our manufacturing capability and capacity is agile to ensure we meet the ever-changing market demands. 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 to major markets in Europe, 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.