Flashlight Ltd would like to take this opportunity to announce that Gordon Smith will be leaving the company at the beginning of November.
After 5 successful years with the company (and many more within the industry) he leaves us having shared his wealth of knowledge with his colleagues, clients and suppliers. It has been a pleasure to work with him and the company wishes him well for the future.
Gordon comments “thank you to Flashlight for the opportunities. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company and will keep in touch with them and our mutual industry friends for many years to come”.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Statement – Flashlight Ltd
Flashlight Ltd has been deeply shocked by the impact that COVID-19 has had. Nothing in our almost 20 year history has had such a devastating and sudden impact.
Our main priorities are the welfare of our staff, customers, suppliers and logistics partners.
We are constantly monitoring the situation and adapting where necessary to continue to supply goods to our customers in a safe, timely and efficient manner.
For all our employees, we have implemented the latest Government and NHS advisors’ guidelines for workplace safety – including putting in place extra cleaning and hygiene measures.
Hand sanitiser is available throughout the building, and sanitising wipes are in plentiful supply, and staff are encouraged to follow the latest handwashing guidelines.
Drivers have been issued with hand sanitiser to use between each delivery.
Similarly, our warehouse staff have been advised to use hand sanitiser between each collection and delivery.
For the protection of our staff and our customers, if you are coming to collect from us or when we deliver to you, please stay the recommended minimum one metre distance away from our staff.
We remain in operation as normal, and continue to have large stocks of goods available.
We continue to have a full complement of staff on hand to assist with your enquiries, no matter how large or small.
Finally, we wish everyone in the industry the very best of health and hope all stay safe and well during these unprecedented times.
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Vacancy at Flashlight Ltd, Manchester (Heywood Office)
Flashlight Ltd is the UK’s premier supplier of lighting equipment to the broadcast, motion picture and theatre industries. Operating from our Manchester base, we have been satisfying the needs of local and national productions since 2002, and have expanded rapidly over recent years. This growth has led to an opportunity for an individual to join our established sales team.
We are seeking a Sales Co-Ordinator to join our busy office team.
The key responsibilities of this role include:
- Enhancing our customers’ experience with us
- Exceeding customer expectations by delivering a service second to none
- Communicating with customers and suppliers via telephone and email
- Preparing quotes for customers and seeing them through to sales
- Advising on equipment choice based on customer requirements
- Liaising with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure deadlines are met
- Ordering products from manufacturers
- Previous experience in the entertainment lighting industry, preferably within a lighting sales role
- In-depth knowledge of entertainment lighting
- Able to manage your own time and prioritise workload
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Able to work efficiently in a busy environment
- Excellent team working skills
- Understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word
- Ability to work on your own initiative
- Understanding of profit and loss
To apply, please send CV and cover letter to email@example.com
Film, TV and theatre lighting supplier Flashlight has announced the appointment of Elaine Frost, who joins the company’s UK sales department as a business development manager. Elaine will provide field-based sales and support for the company’s expanding range of leading lighting brands.
Elaine is already very well known in the industry having spent 16 years working with Le Maitre. She says: “I’m looking forward to the exciting challenges and having a new range of products to get my teeth into”
Flashlight director David Manister comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Elaine to the company. Her enthusiasm and hunger to succeed allows us to continue to be in front of end users and support new business with a strong presence.”
Flashlight Ltd is a leading UK supplier of lighting equipment to the broadcast, motion picture and theatre industries. Operating from Manchester, but supplying worldwide, they have been satisfying the needs of local and national productions since 2002, and have expanded rapidly now supplying freelancers, productions, studios, and theatres across Europe and beyond.
Ged & Andy of Flashlight recently picked up yet another European Dealer award at the recent ARRI dealer meeting in Berlin, after another record breaking year.
Gemini from Litepanels now available – call or email for best prices!
David Manister promoted to UK Sales Manager.
Dave has worked for Flashlight Ltd since January 2013. During this time he has been heavily involved in developing the professional theatre and AV markets. He has been a great help in diversifying Flashlight’s traditional TV market and introducing new products, which has helped us establish excellent working relations with highly regarded professional theatres, events and production companies, along with many of the major rental companies.
His commitment and enthusiasm during this time has had a very positive effect on Flashlight’s continued growth and increased our presence within the industry.
On behalf of everyone at Flashlight Ltd, we want to thank David for his ongoing support and to congratulate him on his achievement.
ARRI have released a new Lighting Handbook with loads of information for beginners and seasoned professionals. Download your copy by clicking on the image below!
Feb 2016 – LEE ZIRCON FILTER
Flashlight is pleased to offer Lee Zircon Filter, specifically manufactured for LED lighting LED lighting has many benefits, but one of its stumbling blocks is that its intensity can contribute to the fade times of standard lighting filters. In order to overcome this Lee Filters’ Research and Development team has developed a new way of producing filters that ensures they last longer when used with LED lights. In fact, Zircon Warm Amber filters have been shown to retain at least 80% of their effectiveness after as much as eight months of continuous use on LED downlighters. Not only are Zircon filters longer-lasting than their standard counterparts, they’re sturdier, too. Manufactured using a 180-micron material, they are more than double the thickness of a normal lighting filter. This makes them more durable and easy-to-use.
FEB 2016 – LED DEMO AT CORONATION STREET STUDIOS Flashlight have provided a number of LED fittings for evaluation at Coronation Street’s Studios. Flashlight’s Andy Dodd and Ged Murphy take a well earned break in the Rover’s Return after demoing the various units from ARRI, KinoFlo, Dedo, Rosco and TheLight while Taras Kochan of ITV Studios is left to his own devices with an ARRI L10-C
October 2015 – Flashlight Supplied Arri M18 on the new Bond film ‘Spectre’
13th APRIL 2015
NEW from ARRI – SKY PANEL SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, color, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at ARRI. SkyPanel will initially be available in two sizes: the S60 and S30. The S60 is a midrange model, featuring a light aperture of 645 x 300 mm and accommodating the vast majority of applications. The S30 is a smaller, more portable version; half the length of the S60, it is perfect for on-the-go mobile applications. Both models are available in fully color tuneable and remote phosphor versions. Incorporating features of ARRI’s successful L-Series LED Fresnels, SkyPanel is one of the most versatile soft lights on the market, as well as one of the brightest. Like the L-Series, SkyPanel ‘C’ (Color) versions are fully tuneable; correlated color temperature is adjustable between 2,800 K and 10,000 K, with excellent color rendition over the entire range. Full plus and minus green correction can be achieved with the simple turn of a knob, and in addition to CCT control, vivid color selection and saturation adjustment is also possible. Unlike other tuneable fixtures, SkyPanel makes no sacrifice when it comes to light output. SkyPanel puts out a tremendous amount of light, in a soft and uniform beam field. Brighter than a 2 kW tungsten soft light or a 6 kW tungsten space light, the SkyPanel S60 has more than enough light for most applications. At the same time, the lamphead is able to perform beautifully at lower light levels. This range of illumination and color gives users an unprecedented amount of control. Made in Germany to the high standards for which all ARRI products are known, SkyPanel is built to last – constructed from resilient materials and assembled by hand with great care. Other features include an on-board battery input for mobile applications, LAN port for network connectivity, USB-A port for firmware updates via thumb drive, and many more.
24 Feb 2015
Flashlight Ltd appoints Gordon Smith
24 February 2015
UK – Flashlight Ltd has announced the appointment of industry veteran Gordon Smith, who joins the company’s UK sales department as a Film and TV sales executive. Gordon will provide field based sales and support for the company’s expanding range of leading lighting brands.
A well-known face in the industry, Gordon brings over 40 years’ specialist knowledge and commercial experience to the new role, having previously worked in a variety of TV, film, theatre and entertainment lighting hire and sales roles. Gordon says: “I’m looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead within an established, vibrant company. I can’t wait to get started!”
Flashlight directors Andy Dodd and Rob Williamson commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Gordon to the company. His extensive experience and knowledge of the Film/ TV lighting market further strengthens our high level of product expertise and support we can provide to customers operating in this market.”
Flashlight Ltd is a leading UK supplier of lighting equipment to the broadcast, motion picture and theatre industries. Operating from a Manchester base, they have been satisfying the needs of local and national productions since 2002, and have expanded rapidly now supplying freelancers, productions, studios, and theatres across Europe and beyond.
Flashlight Ltd is an award-winning ARRI lighting distributor and the largest stockist of ARRI lighting equipment in the UK. Whilst ARRI remains the flagship brand, the company can also advise on, and supply lighting equipment, consumables and grip from KinoFlo, Dedolight, Strand/Selecon, ETC, Manfrotto and Martin Professional and many other premium brands.
JAN 2015 – Flashlight’s Open Day at Salord University’s Media City site is a great success. See the whole day in less than 10 minutes!
NOV 2014 – ARRI have updated their pioneering L7-C range of LED luminaires with a new “light engine” (LE2) offering a 25% improvement in brightness.
Color temperature, tint and hue can be continuously adjusted from 2,800 K to 10,000 K, between full plus or minus green and RGBW colors.
LIGHT ENGINE 2
L7-Cs with the new LE2 are 25% brighter than previous L7-C versions.
versions include the following base configuration: 28 mm Spigot (Junior Pin), Inline Switch, Integrated 5-Pin DMX In and Thru.
versions include the following base configuration: 28 mm Spigot (Junior Pin), 1,5 m (5 ft) Cable with Bare Ends, Integrated 5-Pin DMX In and Thru.
versions include the following base configuration: Pole Operation for Pan, Tilt and Focus, 28 mm Spigot (Junior Pin), 1,5 m (5 ft) Cable with Bare Ends, Integrated 5-Pin DMX In and Thru.