Modlite PLHv2 Light Head | 54,000 Candela (New Slim Head)

Modlite PLHv2 Light Head | 54,000 Candela (New Slim Head)


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Modlite 18350 Weapon Mounted Body

Modlite 18650 Weapon Mounted Body

Nitecore D2 Li-ion Charger

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The Modlite heads are undergoing 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.



Modlite PLHv2 Light Head

This light head is a direct replacement for the Surefire M600DF head. It can be used with the Modlite 18650 body or the smaller Modlite 18350 body.

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.


  • Features

    • 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.

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 18650/18350 high drain cells which can be found here. Runtime is about 80 minutes with 18650 and about 40 minutes with the smaller 18350 cells.

Do not stack 18350 cells into an 18650 body this can cause the light to malfunction. Only use 18650 cells in 18650 bodies and 18350 cells in 18350 bodies.

If you have any questions 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 PLH , 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

Weight2 oz
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in
Tailcap Options

Modlite Clicky Tailcap, No Tailcap

9 reviews for Modlite PLHv2 Light Head | 54,000 Candela (New Slim Head)

  1. Bohdi O’Neil (verified owner)

    One of the best weaponlight heads out there. Super bright (better then Surefire by alot!). Superb and wellbuilt.

  2. Chee (verified owner)

    Amazing throw, almost okw like with almost double the spill. Great general go to rifle light

  3. mac.mosher (verified owner)

    Does it all well. Best overall weapon light on the market.

  4. Jacob Brandon (verified owner)

    Got the new head! Awesome light that is one probably the best all around lights that you can get.

  5. brian.windsor91 (verified owner)

    Best weapon light on the market! PLHv2 is the best of the OKW and PLHv1.
    Cant wait to get my next modlite set up going!

  6. istvan.zolcsak (verified owner)

    Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? 100% !

    Both the PLHv2 and OKW are amazing lights. I use both heads for handheld applications and as weapon mounted lights and couldn’t be happier.

  7. drumsetboy82 (verified owner)

    Much better than the M600DF head. Slightly lower lumen output, but a much more usable hotspot, and clearly defined flood, very usable flood. The uniformity and clearly defined edges of the flood make this head more usable in confined quarters and the blinding hotspot allows you to reach out much further than the M600DF. I genuinely can’t think of a situation where I’d rather have the M600DF over the Modlite.

  8. johnkim.tfa (verified owner)

    Best light on the market right now. You are paying for the best, so don’t hesitate!!!

  9. Anthony (verified owner)

    This light is a laser beam. I was able to PID targets over 100 yards easy. This is definitely the best option for a weapon light or a carry light. I like the new slimmer design too.

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