Modlite FDE PLHv2-18650 Weapon Mounted Light | 54,000 Candela FDE (New Slim Head)


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The Modlite PLHv2-18650 Weapon Mounted Light Package contains an PLHv2 light head, 18650 body with selectable tail cap options. It also includes ONE 3500mAh 18650 battery and an (optional) Xtar charger.

While lumen output with this light is similar to the Surefire M600DF, the throw is much better suited to allow PID (Positive ID) at greater distances at more than three times the amount throw than the M600DF. This light is a large step forward from the PLHv1 light. Lumen output is about the same but throw is greatly improved. It is the best balance of flood and throw available.


  • Cool White 5700K emitter tint
  • Made and assembled in the USA
  • Drivers are fully potted and tested to withstand select fire SCAR 17 recoil.
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Approximately 1350 out the front lumens and candela is approximately 54,000. It is an excellent overall light head good for indoor or outdoor use.
  • 6061 Series Alum bezel with Mil-Spec Hard Anodizing.
  • Ultra clear BOROFLOAT® lens allows 98-99% light transmittance.


  • Length w/ Clicky tailcap: 5 1/2″ / 140mm
  • Head Diameter: 1 3/16″ / 30.16mm

Lithium CR123 cells are not supported and if used will cause the cells to heat up and possibly explode or catch fire. We recommend the KeepPower 18650 high drain cells which can be found here. Runtime is about 75 minutes with the supplied 18650 cells.

If you have a question about batteries please check out our FAQ section about batteries here.

Want to read more about Modlite Systems and their company? Check out this article from AR Build Junkie. Also, check out the informative FAQs for Modlite products, batteries and light outputs in general.

You can also purchase the PLHv2 , OKW and IR Head separately for your Modlite or Surefire M600DF Bodies. The Modlite 18350 and 18650 bodies work with all Surefire Scout tape switches, tailcaps and mounts.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × .1 in
Charger Options

No Charger, XTAR MC2 2 Cell Charger, XTAR MC2 & Modlite E-Series Tailcap (FDE), Nitecore D2 Charger

28 reviews for Modlite FDE PLHv2-18650 Weapon Mounted Light | 54,000 Candela FDE (New Slim Head)

  1. dfangelilli (verified owner)

    Excellent light. The FDE is really cool. Has great flood and spill. I also have the OKW Modlight it’s extremely bright for longer range but I prefer the PLH v2 as a do it all.
    Highly recommended. Big Tex Ordinance is the best to deal with, super fast shipping and great selection and pricing.

  2. jimmywusinich (verified owner)

    My first Modlite, good God this badboy is bright. Will definitely be getting another one after recently testing it out in the rain while training . Excellent beam of light. Highly recommended. Very happy with my purchase . As always the shipping was fast. I don’t know how they get my orders to my house so quick. Thank You BTO!

  3. Jaeden (verified owner)

    Modlite goodness … but in FDE! Does it get much better than this?

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