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In the summer of 1994 Jerry Gohl boarded a plane bound for his home state of Nebraska, and in the cargo hold of that 747 sat 18 Golight, model 5149s. Those 18 lights were the first ever Golights produced, but they represented more than a first production run, they carried with them the fate of a fledgling company. In December of 1992 the idea for a remote controlled spotlight was spawned. Jerry parlayed a connection with a design engineer, Al Gebhard, into engineering drawings and eventually a prototype and by late 1993 tooling had been completed. With 18 lights in tow, Jerry set about explaining to buyers across the country what they had been missing prior to the Golight. The task was vast as was the implication; 5000 additional Golights were being manufactured and they needed shelf space.

Since then, Golight has set the industry standard in remote controlled lighting. Our lights are in service around the world lightning the way for everything from MATVs in Afghanistan to snow plows in Alaska. Over the course of the 2+ decades that Golight has been in existence, numerous updates have been made to the original Golight, new technologies have been utilized and new models have been added to the line. However, the commitment to quality and durability that Jerry demanded of his first 18 lights has remained unchanged. Golight’s pledge to our customers is this, we promise to keep an eye on the future and embrace innovation in the lighting industry, to design and manufacture the highest quality products in the marketplace and to stand behind our products with unparalleled warranties and service.

Golight provides remote controlled lighting solutions for the following key markets:


Whether your vehicle is used for work, play or both, Golight can make your nighttime off-road adventure better. Golight offers an array of lighting accessories that not only enhance the look of your vehicle, but that also enhance your personal safety and visibility. Outfitting your vehicle with Golight’s ultra-intense lighting guarantees that you will always know what is ahead. We also know that what you need to see is not always directly in front of you and we have that covered as well. Golight’s remote control lighting allows you to see anywhere around the vehicle at the touch of a button.

First Responder

Being the first on scene–whether in a fire truck, an ambulance or a cruiser–means dealing with the unexpected. Golight can help alleviate some of that uncertainty by illuminating the situation. Having the proper lighting and having directional capability is critical in maintaining the safety of both the first responders and the civilians on the scene in a nighttime event. Whether trying to spot an address, scan the scene for victims or track down an assailant, Golight has your back.

Work Truck

When the power goes out or oil rigs go down, things are expected to get back up and running ASAP! More often than not, that means battling nasty weather conditions in the dark! Golight’s line of intensely bright and extremely durable remote control lights will help you get the job done safely and efficiently. The remote operation feature, allows you to dynamically direct the light where it is needed, when it is needed. Whether it’s an emergency situations or day to day operations, Golight has proven to be a vital tool in extending work hours and increasing productivity.

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