Modlite Weapon Light
The weapon light industry has been dominated by one or two major companies for the past decade. That is, until now. Enter Modlite Systems – the new kids on the block with superior weapon lights in both form and function. With several light-head and body options, the user can craft the perfect light for the task at hand.
This package includes one 5700K Cool White Light Head, one Body, two appropriately sized rechargeable batteries, and a Nitecore battery charger.
There are two options for Light Heads:
Distance (OKW-576) – Tight beam at long distance, minimal flood. Excellent for an extreme hotspot on targets up to 100 yards (further distances are possible). 680 Lumens / 69,000 Candela.
Flood (PLHv2) – Moderately tight beam at short/medium distance, moderate flood. Excellent for targets within 75 yards or indoors. 1,350 Lumens / 54,000 Candela. The V2 is a step up from the V1 in that it has significantly more throw without sacrificing much flood.
There are two options for bodies:
Big (18650) – 75-minute runtime on a fully charged 18650 battery. Length: 4.5 inches (head included)
Small (18350) – 35-minute runtime on a fully charged 18350 battery. Length: 3 inches (head included)
*Body size does not affect lumens/candela. It only affects battery life. Light head will perform identically regardless of body size.
Education on this subject is paramount to making the choice that best fits your needs.
Lumens is the total amount of light emitted.
Candela is how far and tightly focused the light is thrown onto a target.
Lumens is important, but Candela is king when it comes to identifying targets. Lumens can light up a room (flood light), but candela can light up the details on a particular object (throw light).
The Modlite Distance/OKW has a candela that is 400% greater than the M600DF. This means that even though the OKW has half the lumens, it is much brighter on target than the M600DF because of the tightness of the lightbeam.
The Modlite Flood/PLH has the same number of lumens as the M600DF, but still has a higher candela. The result is a hotspot on a target and flood light around the target.
The one thing the M600DF does better than Modlites is flood and that’s because it’s almost entirely flood – creating an even dispersal of 1500 lumens across a very broad area with very little noticeable hotspot.
As far as durability is concerned – Surefire and Modlite are both tanks backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Mid Range Comparison
The following comparison shots were taken at a mid-range distance. Measurements are as follows (approximately):
40 yards, shooter to berm.
38 yards, shooter to targets.
5 yards, shooter to doorway.
8 yards, start of left wall to end of right wall.
Long Range Comparison
The following comparison shots were taken at a long-range distance of approximately 100 yards from the shooter to the target.