BOB MEZA'S
VICTORY 
SEARCHLIGHTS
ADVERTISING
Don't settle for second best for your event...
use the finest Carbon Arc Searchlight you canget!
 Serving the Los Angeles area and beyond!
Since 2002
Call Bob: 818-470-5483

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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



Searchlight Advertising
Our History   OurClients     Our light In Action
  Multi-Beam Spotlights

SearchlightRental Rates

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:

Ifyour location is over 25 miles from our office at Hwy 14 and Sand Canyonin Santa Clarita, we add an additional transportation charge of  $1.85 per mile for travel to your location in the
LosAngeles area. This is just to give you an estimate of transportation cost.If you are beyond 25 miles, email or call to get an accurate quote whichin many cases is less than what you might estimate.
Since we already offera discounted base price, we do not offer any additional discounts.
Our base pricing is far below the national averagefor this type of light and this is the brightest and most effective lightyou can rent.
A light operator stays with the light until the endof the night.
The light is transported back with us every nightso we charge the same price for each additional night of operation.
Optional Special Event Display:
The light is operated on its cartrailer, but for an additional $185.00, the light, and generator couldbe removed from the trailer for special event displays.  (We mustprep the trailer in advance for this, and at the location may require 1 hour to unload and setup these units.  The light and generator aremoved into location by hand and must be on hard level ground at all timesto unload from the trailer to it's operating location.)

Payments:

Payment is due in advance of the event date, or on theday of the event before the start of operation.  We accept Cash or Check  only.  We try to keep our pricing as low as possible.

Earliest Time to Start the Searchlight:

We start our searchlight at theEND OF CIVIL TWILIGHT, which is 25 minutes after sunset.  Remember....the sun sets at different times throughout the year.
This time ranges from as earlyas 5:15 PM December 22nd in the Winter months to as late as 8:30 PM onJune 21st the Summer months.
To determine the earliest timeto start the searchlight on the day of your event go  HERE
and find the CIVIL TWILIGHTEND TIME.  The end of Civil Twilight time is the time it is dark enoughto start the searchlight beam in the sky.
We never operate our searchlightin daylight. It must be dark enough to see the beam before we can turnon the light so the machine can be aligned properly.
We also never operate our lightpointing straight up in the sky.  These lights were not designed todo this.  The light beam is set at 45 degrees or less during to cover a large area..


Book in Advance!
First come, first served. Don't wait till the last second to book our searchlight. You should reservethe searchlight as far in advance as you can to ensure it will be availablefor the day of your event.   You may reserve the searchlightas far in advance as you wish, and may even reserve it yearly for yourannual event.
Call or email us with the date,address location of your event, and the hours you would like the searchlightto operate.  We will get back to you with a quote.
 

For booking, and questions, callor email...
Bob Meza
Cell: 818-470-5483
Call anytime, 24/7 (if no answer, leave a message,I will call you back ASAP.
Email: bobz299@yahoo.com




A Real Searchlight!
     When wasthe last time you saw a REAL Searchlight sweep the night sky for a
Grand Opening , a big sale,or special event?   We're not talking about one of those little multi-beam spotlight units that are only visible a short distance. These little Multi-beam units are just spotlights, not searchlights. We are talking about the really BIG, U.S.  Military Anti-AircraftSearchlights used in  W.W.II.   The big Carbon Arcsearchlight that  became the Traditional, Original"Hollywood"  Searchlight used for over 60 years at Movie Premiers,Grand Openings, and other special events.  Bet its been a while sinceyou have seen one.

       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!


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You May Need A Little More:

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



WHAT IS
SEARCHLIGHT ADVERTISING?
    Searchlight Advertisingis the use of a very powerful light beam that creates the curiosity toattract people to your special event location.
    In a way, Searchlight Advertisingis a form of broadcasting like Radio or Television.  Instead of usingradio waves as a signal to deliver a message, the searchlight signal isa very bright beam of light without a message!   People are verycurious, want to know what the message is, and have been known to drivefor miles to track down the light to find out what's going on.
        A searchlightcan be used to promote a Grand Opening, Big Sale,  Movie Premiere, Carnival,  and  any special event that invites the public toattend.
    Just like with broadcasting, themore powerful, and stronger the signal, the more people will be able toreceive the signal, and follow the light beam to your event.  Searchlightsattract a  wider demographic group than most media. From young children,to the very old, they are all attracted to the giant beam of light in thesky!
     It's a fact that 78% of your potential customers live within a five mile radius of your place ofbusiness. A searchlight expands this radius of potential customers!  60% of all buying decisions are made in front of, or at a store's location.
     TheCarbon Arc  searchlight in the photos above is the one, and only "True" Outdoor Advertising Searchlight that has been used for over60 years!  These carbon arc lights have the most powerful light beamyou can get for your event.
     Carbon Arc Searchlight Advertisingstarted after W.W. II when the military replaced Anti-Aircraft Searchlightswith RADAR systems to spot enemy aircraft in the night sky, making searchlightsystems obsolete. The military sold the surplus searchlights off to thepublic which started the Outdoor Advertising Searchlight Industry. A rare example of a  peace time use of a military weapon of war.
     Inrecent years, smaller, multi-beam spotlights have been developed in anattempt to replace the aging, W.W.II Carbon Arc Searchlight, but theselittle spotlights are not very bright, and do not attract people from milesaway like the W.W. II Carbon Arc Searchlight.  Multi-beams just don'thave the beam power, or range of a real W.W.II Carbon Arc Searchlight.
Don't settle for second bestfor your event. Be sure its a real W.W. II  Carbon Arc Searchlight!


A Fewof Our Valued Clients

CENTURY  BMW,  ALHAMBRA                      GRANITE HIGH SCHOOL, APPLE VALLEY                    ROUTE 66 RESTAURANT, CANYON COUNTRY
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
HAMER TOYOTA, MISSION HILLS             STEVENSON RANCH FOUR SQUARE CHURCH             OVERTIME BAR & GRILL, GLENDALE
DCH   HONDA, OXNARD                                ST. PATRICKS CHURCH, NORTH HOLLYWOOD          CLUB 470 LOS ANGELES
LEXUS OF SANTA MONICA                          OUR LADY CHURCH  BAR-B-Q, NEWHALL                    CASBAH NIGHT CLUB, ENCINO
COMACHO AUTO, PALMDALE                    ST FRANCIS CHURCH CARNIVAL, BURBANK              GOOD MICROBREW, HOLLYWOOD
CITY OF SANTA CLARITA                             ST BRIDGET CHURCH, VAN NUYS                                     B-52 CLUB, LOS ANGELES
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO                              BETHLEHAM LUTHERAN , SANTA CLARITA                  ORCHID NIGHT CLUB,  KOREATOWN
CHINATOWN  LOS ANGELES                       FAITH LUTHERAN,  MOORPARK                                        LOOSE GOOSE WINE FESTIVAL
CITY OF LAKEWOOD                                      REAL LIFE CHURCH, VALENCIA                                         RED BULL NEW YEARS EVENT, LONG BEACH
CITY OF SAN PEDRO                                       ORPHEUM THEATRE  LOS ANGELES                                JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER, LOS ANGELES
UNTITLED PRODUCTIONS                            LOS ANGELES THEATRE                                                      GETTY CENTER, LOS ANGELES
TLK2BOB PRODUCTIONS                            LOBERO THEATER, SANTA BARBARA                            MORTECH FINANCIAL GROUP, OXNARD
UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS                          WARNER GRAND THEATRE SAN PEDRO                       HOTEL CASA DEL CAMINO, LAGUNA BEACH
SHOOTER JENNINGS MUSIC VIDEO         HIGH STREET THEATER, MOORPARK                             TAI PAN TRADING HOME DECOR, RANCHO CUCAMONGA
JOY ASBURY PRODUCTIONS IBM             IOTA  BAKERY,  KOREATOWN                                           SIT N SLEEP, SANTA MONICA
TEAM HELPRIN PRODUCTIONS                  BARNEY'S BEANERY, BEVERLY HILLS                           WARNER BROTHERS  "GANGSTER SQUAD"
BASE PRODUCTIONS               `                    MAGIC CASTLE, HOLLYWOOD                                         MOLAR MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE, VALENCIA
VILLAGE RECORDING  STUDIOS                DOUBLE Z  DRIVE THRU,  CHINO                                      FORT McARTHUR MUSEUM, SAN PEDRO
KABC RADIO                                                      JOSEPH'S CAFE,  HOLLYWOOD                                      BOB WONDERIES FORD, ALHAMBRA
FRYCAT PRODUCTIONS                                PANERA BAKERY CAFE, STUDIO CITY                            UNIVERSAL MINI, NORTH HOLLYWOOD
THE HISTORY CHANNEL                               CARVEL ICE CREAM, AZUZA                                               UNIVERSAL NISSAN, LOS ANGELES
PANDEMIC STUDIOS                                       T-BO's BAR- B -Q,  CANYON COUNTRY                          RIDGECREST PETROGLYPH FESTIVAL
DISCOVERY CHANNEL                                   KARMA INDIAN RESTAURANT, VALENCIA                   ROLLING HILLS CHRISTMAS PARADE
HISTORY CHANNEL                                         TANGIERS RESTAURANT, HOLLYWOOD                       MENCHIES YOGURT, CULVER CITY
JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW                                   PASADENA ART COLLEGE, PASADENA                          DUNBAR HOTEL, LOS ANGELES
XODUS ENTERTAINMENT                              PERRELL FINE ART, WEST HOLLYWOOD                      EL PORTAL THEATER, NORTH HOLLYWOOD
HUELL HOUSER PBS                                       WILD CAT LOUNGE, SANTA BARBARA                           MAMA'S  HUMMUS, NEWBURY PARK
AUTRY MUSEUM                                               JOHN BURROUGHS HIGHSCHOOL PROM                     MODERN INTERIORS, NEWBURY PARK
FAMOUS DAVE'S BAR-B-Q, SIMI               SANTA CLARITA STREET FAIR, NEWHALL                   DUNBAR HOTEL, LOS ANGELES
MIDICI  PIZZA , STUDIO CITY                      RESEDA MOVIES IN THE PARK,  RESEDA                       DISASTER ARTIST MOVIE
GROCERY OUTLET, AZUZA                          GEM KOREAN BAR-B-Q ,  CHINO HILLS                         MILLER HONDA, VAN NUYS
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
KIA  DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES              FREEDOM CHURCH, SANTA FE SPRINGS                Santa Anita Racetrack
CONJO VALLEY DAYS                                  FURNITURE NOW   SANTA CLARITA


FILMPRODUCTION RENTALS
Our light has been in several film shoots indoors andout.      Our light can also be used for speciallighting effects as it was used in the music video"SteadyAt The Wheel" with Shooter Jennings.   There are only about5 of these restored Searchlight Units in the USA, and this unit is themost complete, fully functional, accurate restoration that we know of inthe world.
Our light can be positioned, and directed as it wasin W.W. II by remote control .

OURSEARCHLIGHT'S HISTORY
    The Searchlightsof World War II were a universal feature of defense used by all participantsin the conflict, and in use specifically in Normandy by the "Skylighters"of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion.  Today, the beam symbolizesrays of hope, and future peace after the war's destruction.
    The General Electric Model 1942-A Searchlight was one of these weapons of war, and was used to guard theCalifornia coast against night air attacks during W.W. II.
    After the war, the light spentmany years at China Lake Navel Reserve in Ridgecrest California beforeit was sold in the early 60's to a Searchlight advertising company in BakersfieldCalifornia. There, the light was used for advertising and in later yearsas a spare parts machine for other military searchlights that had beenconverted for commercial advertising use.
    In October of 2001 the light wasmoved to Santa Clarita where it was restored as a tribute tothe"Greatest Generation" of men, and women who bravely served, fought andgave their lives for our freedom in World War II.  It will be usedto help promote military's living history and theremembrance of our veterans, as well as keepingthe "American Tradition"of using  W.W.II Carbon Arc Searchlights for advertising alive inthe Los Angeles area, and the rest of the United States.
    After  over a year of restoration,our lights first duty was on September 11, 2002, at a special event tribute to the many brave Police, and Firemen who lost their lives helping to saveothers in the 911 attack in New York.

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 ...
"Hitchcock" 2012
"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


Multi-BeamSpotlights
When it comes to attractingpeople to your event
SIZE DOES MATTER AND WE DO NOTHAVE SMALL LIGHTS!
Don't be fooled by those littlemulti-beam lights that have four beams.  They are not searchlights,they are just spotlights, not very bright,  and we do not have them.

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.



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