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. matthewwdunnigan (verified owner)

    A really excellent light. Definitely beats the Surefire weapon light right now, but what really stood out was the excellent customer support I received when I received a defective product. Big Tex won my loyalty as a customer through that experience. I have since done more business with them and I received excellent treatment and great shipping times.

  2. thegunguy4118 (verified owner)

    The best do it all light there is. Hands down. Amazing quality from modlite.

  3. wright.lewallen (verified owner)

    Great light, great performance! Definitely more throw than the Surefire Dual Fuel. Not as much total spill. Both work great for indoors and outdoors. The SF DF fills the room a bit more closer up, and not as much splash back on a wall, but at distance and punching through smoke, you’ll see the difference. Both have their place. I took my SF dual fuel head and put it on an 18650 modlite handheld body, and that works great for an EDC light better than the EDC-2. Just my opinion, everyone’s got one! Works for what I do.

  4. rlademann83 (verified owner)

    Goodbye Surefire, Hello Modlite! The throw on this light is amazing. and the anodizing looks very nice. Expensive but worth it.

  5. Jacob Brandon (verified owner)

    Beautiful light. Everything you want in a PLHv2 in that sweet, sweet FDE.

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