Here are some of the best Walther PDP light options for the 4.5" Compact & full size model.

All of them were thoroughly tested under normal usage conditions for an extended period of time, taking into account real-world usage scenarios and not on extreme stress tests that are unlikely to be encountered by most users.

Walther PDP Light Buying Guide

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Surefire XH30 - Best Overall PDP Light

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The Surefire XH30 is a high quality product for full size Walther PDP. This is pretty much an improved version of the X300U with added strobe mode for signaling and disorienting capabilities in tactical situations.

Multi-Lumen Modes - Choosing between 1,000 or 300 lumens.  1000 Lumens for target ID and threat control. 300 lumen for close proximity search without blinding the eye.

surefire xh30 strobe control module

Works With DG Switch - Operate the switches with the Surefire DG switch

  • Constant on/off
  • Momentary on

Strobe Mode Added - Disorient opponents in tactical situations. Strobe on 300 or 1000 lumens based on mode setting

surefire xh30 lightbeam pattern

Hot Spot - Use it to temporarily impairing an adversary’s vision while keeping a safe distance.


  • 1000 Lumens
  • 11300 Candela
  • 2 CR123A Batteries
  • 4.8 oz
  • 3.7 in
  • IPX7

See detailed XH30 reviews here


  • Bright lumen intensity
  • Field grade durability
  • Balanced throw and spill
  • Strobe mode added


  • No significant candela improvement from the X300U design

Streamlight TLR 1 HL - Best Duty Grade 

walther pdp streamlight tlr 1 hl

The Streamlight TLR 1 HL ranks as a top choice for the Walther PDP when it comes to price and ergonomics.

Single Hand Operation - Toggle the switches using only one hand without hard press to activate the light or strobe

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Instant Strobe Mode - Activate strobe with much faster speed without reconfiguring the light's mode settings on the go

Field Serviceable - You can replace the broken light bezel without needing to replace the entire light. Take it confidently for force-on-force training

streamlight tlr 1 hl tail cap open

Self Retained Screw Mount - You can easily attach and detach the light in the field, just like with any other lights, by using a coin, shell casing, or screwdriver.


  • 1000 Lumens
  • 15000 Candela
  • 2 CR123A Batteries
  • 4.18 oz
  • 3.39 in
  • IPX7


  • Replaceable lens bezel upon damage
  • Field grade durability
  • Balanced throw and spill
  • Non stiff activation switches
  • Very affordable


  • Not much

Streamlight TLR 7 X - Best Compact Light

streamlight tlr 7 a paddle switch

The new Streamlight TLR 7 X Flex is the best light for compact carry for Walther PDP. It's the same as the TLR 7 A but this one can run Streamlight's SL-B9 rechargeable battery so you can train more without buying CR123A batteries after every low light class or night shoot.

Good For Concealed Carry - Light doesn't stick out past the muzzle when carrying it in a holter, and it goes in and out of the holster without taking much room. 

streamlight tlr 7 x

CQB Grade Beam - It produces up to 500 lumens & 5000 candela. Use flood beam to see as far as 10 - 40 yards to ID targets from your 9 to 3 o'clock positions

Recessed Mount Screw - Nothing sticks out from the sides to prevent snag hazard

We highly recommend this light for its size, performance and price, and it's by far the best compact light for Walther PDP for home protection and conceal carry


  • 500 Lumens
  • 5000 Candela
  • 1 CR123A Batteries Or SL-B9
  • 2.39 oz
  • 2.51 in

See detailed TLR7X reviews here


  • Very compact for concealed carry
  • Balanced throw and spill for CQB uses
  • Strobe mode built in
  • Very affordable


  • Candela has not improved

Surefire X300 Turbo - Best Duty Grade Thrower

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The Surefire X300 Turbo is a bright light that turns your handgun into a rifle light with 650 lumens. Surefire also makes the PDP lit up targets further away clearer than the X300U. For any low light training session with multiple training partners, choose the Turbo!

Focused Beam - Identify targets as far as 100 meters to clearly see the target and the background in the dark. The spill isn't bad, but it may not provide the best peripheral illumination in outdoor settings.

x300 turbo vs x300 ultra

Slide Always In Battery - The extended bezel length of this flashlight ensures that the pistol's slide remains in battery, even during point-blank engagements. This design consideration is vital for close-quarters situations, as it can prevent firearm malfunctions and potentially save your life.

Compatible With Existing Holsters - This light fits in holsters made for the X300U

Built To Last - It's built strong. The flashlight is made of tough aluminum, so it can handle the gun's kickback, accidental falls, and rough use every day.

surefire x300 turbo control

Thumb Screw Mount - The X300 T B version features adjustable mount tension. Highly recommended

  • High ouput: 650 lumens
  • Peak Candela: 66000 candela
  • Batteries: 2 123A
  • Switch: Ambi toggle
  • Length: 3.76"
  • Weight: 4.4 oz


  • Perfect for long range illumination
  • Works for CQB applications too
  • Duty grade
  • Uses X300U compatible holsters


  • Battery access door latch is weak

MODLITE PL350 - Best Throw

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The MODLITE PL350 Walther PDP light operates like a rifle light with plenty of candela output compared to a standard pistol light for long range target identification.

Higher Lumen & Candela - Up to 1500 lumens and 29K Candela to lit up the scene and ID targets far away in the distance (MORE THAN Surefire XH30 & TLR 1 HL)

modlite plhv2 beam pattern 18350 battery

Change Light Heads - Swap between PLHv2, OKW or PLH 5K to adapt to the illumination requirement

Better Color Rendition - The light gives off a soft or warm glow that's gentle on the eyes, especially indoors or in cities. It has a color warmth of up to 5000 Kelvin.

Very Positive Control - The PHLSTER ARC enhanced WML Switches make it easy to control and toggle, even while wearing gloves, with a very positive feel.


  • 1500 Lumens (PLH 5K)
  • 29000 Candela (PLH 5K)
  • 1 18350 Battery
  • 5.5 oz
  • 4 in

See Modlite PL350 reviews


  • Accepts 3 different light heads
  • PLHv2 offers rifle alike throw capability
  • Rechargeable battery


  • No strobe
  • Mounting requires a tool

Olight PL Turbo - Best Budget Thrower

pdp olight pl turbo

The Olight PL Turbo is a budget option long range light for the Walther PDP. If you want to see what a high candela light is all about without breaking the bank. The Olight PL Turbo is a great option to start.

Increased Lumen & Candela - The light can positively identify targets further up to 100 yards in the dark with a hot focused center beam, and it can also see the surrounding and target background for better situational awareness

olight pl turbo battery access

Adjustable Mount Position -  The light features a new thumb screw mount instead of the QD lever to prevent snag hazard for full size or mid size PDP. The adjustable mount key allows the user to shift the position of the light further or closer away from the Echelon's trigger guard as desired

Ambi Control Ergonomics - Works for both lefties and righties to active constant on, momentary or strobe

  • High ouput: 800 lumens
  • Peak Candela: ~66300 candela
  • Batteries: 2 CR123A
  • Switch: Ambi toggle
  • Length: 3.53"
  • Weight: 4.48 oz


  • Tight focus beam for long range illumination 
  • Rifle alike white light capability
  • Rechargeable battery


  • Output drops after getting too hot

Olight BALDR Pro R - Best Battery Life

walther pdp laser light combo

Olight has sent us a great weapon light called the next generation BALDR Pro R pistol. It combines the best laser and light at a reasonable price.  

Saves Money On Batteries - Use the light as much as you want and just charge it via a USB cord anywhere you go with a battery bank

High Lumen - Very powerful illumination just like the ones we have recommended above

olight pl pro vs valkyrie turbo top view

New Mode Selector - Ring dial selector to change mode setting 

Minimized Laser Offset - Laser sits closer to the bore for accuracy

Positive Control Switch - You can easily activate the light with positive feedback, even if you're wearing gloves.

QD Lever Mount - Quick detach without tool


  • 1350 Lumens 
  • 10,000 cd
  • USB Rechargeable
  • 4.44 oz
  • 3.3 in


  • Very bright illumination
  • Great for unlimited low light training
  • USB rechargeable battery


  • Laser adjustment doesn't give positive feedback