Modlite PLH-v2-18650 Handheld Light | 54,000 Candela (New Slim Head)


(5 customer reviews)

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The Modlite PLHv2-18650 Handheld Light Package contains a PLH V2 light head, 18650 body and tail cap. 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.


  • Hand assembled in and tested in the USA.
  • Compatible with Raven Concealment  & Thyrm Switchback pocket clips
  • 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.
  • Drivers are fully potted and tested to withstand select fire SCAR 17 recoil.
  • 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 WML bodies are also available.

The Modlite heads have undergone an in-line upgrade. The new head is slimmer but still provides the same output and runtime as the original heads. Performance is NOT affected. This light will ship with the new head.  All Modlite lights now come with ONE battery and an optional charger.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 4 in
Charger Options

No Charger, XTAR MC2 2 Cell Charger, Nitecore D2 Charger

5 reviews for Modlite PLH-v2-18650 Handheld Light | 54,000 Candela (New Slim Head)

  1. ekylew91 (verified owner)

    Great for EDC. I think it’s the best in terms of spill and throw. Rechargeable, modular interchangeable parts. Really versatile where no other light shines. Only small downside is the battery doesn’t last that long but you get quality.

  2. Clayton Heien (verified owner)

    Rock solid light. Long throw and simple activation. This is not you 15 different modes multi purpose task light. This is for putting a lot of light on something a moderate distance away

  3. Adam Garnier (verified owner)

    This is an epic handheld. Constructed well, lasts a good long while, I love that I can change heads between OKW and PHL but I wish it had a low mode in addition to full power mode.

  4. ben-4067 (verified owner)

    Modlite is without a doubt at the top of the pile right now. SureFire and Streamlight are always great, but Modlite has become my go to for handheld and WML. THe price point might be a bit higher than Streamlight, relatively on par with SureFire but the output on these things is well worth the price. Amazing output and coverage. Modlite is my EDC. It goes with me everywhere. Can’t beat the super fast shipping wither from BTO!

  5. curt26 (verified owner)

    Being able to kit out your new EDC or duty light is a convenience to say the least when you can get everything from a place that ships it out fast and as you order it. I ordered an 18650 body with the plhv2 head on a thyrm switchback. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it a solid choice to equip yourself? Yes. That being said, it’s worth your pennies. Illumination out to distances of well over 100 yards is easy and photonic barriers are easy work for this light

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