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

We've purchased most of these products, and some where sent to us. All of them were thoroughly tested under normal usage conditions for an extended period of time, taking into account factors such as lumen intensity, candela, battery life, activation switch, and price.

Please note that our evaluations are based on real-world usage scenarios and not on extreme stress tests that are unlikely to be encountered by most users.

Lets check them out to see what you might like and dislike.

Walther PDP Light Buying Guide

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Surefire XH30 - Best Overall PDP Light

pdp pistol light surefire xh30

Why we pick XH30 - The 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.

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

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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 

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The Streamlight TLR 1 HL is one of the best pistol lights for law enforcement duty and self defense handguns and it's also much more affordable option than the Surefire X300U or XH30.

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

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

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Field Serviceable - Replace damaged light bezel without having to replace the whole light. Take it to force on force training with confidence

Self Retained Screw Mount - Mount and de mount the light easily using a coin, shell casing or screw driver in the field like all other lights. Never lose the screw either


  • 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 7A - Best Compact Light

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Streamlight TLR 7A Flex is the best light for compact carry for Walther Arms PDP

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. 

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CQB Grade Beam - 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

Upgraded Switches - Much better light activation ergonomics than the original TLR 7. Works for lefties and righties

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
  • 2.39 oz
  • 2.51 in

See detailed TLR7A reviews here


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


  • Not enough candela for long range illumination

MODLITE PL350 - Best Throw

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Why Try The New MODLITE PL350? - PL350 is MODLITE's first pistol mounted weapon light. It accepts Modlite's top 3 light heads: PLHv2, OKW &  PLH 5K

If you want rifle weapon light alike throw capability on a pistol, this is the best than anything else we have recommended above

surefire xh30 TIR beam nodlite plh 5k beam

Much 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)

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

Better Color Rendition - Up to 5000 Kelvin color temperature to give the most neutral / warm beam to be easier on the eyes during indoor and urban illumination

Very Positive Control - Very positive & easy to toggle control switches even when wearing gloves (PHLSTER ARC enhanced WML Switches included)


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

See detailed PL350 reviews here


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


  • No strobe
  • Mounting requires a tool

Olight BALDR Pro R - Best Battery Life

walther pdp weapon light olight baldr r

The Olight BALDR Pro R is the next generation BALDR Pro R pistol weapon light with the best laser and light combo at an affordable price. We appreciate Olight for sending us this nice light for review, which you can check out here.

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

New Mode Selector - Ring dial selector to change mode setting 

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

Positive Control Switch - Activate the light easily with positive feedback even when 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


How To Keep Light Lens Clean

Flashlight lens that sits flush with the muzzle or sits past it will get dirty. Keep it clean after every range session with an alcohol rub or some solvant.

Read More: How to clean weapon light lens

How Many Lumens Should A Weapon Light Be?

streamlight tlr 1 hl on walther pdp

For modern day weapon light for pistol use, a 500 - 1000+ lumen light is a fairly good. However, candela output needs to be around 10K or above to PID targets far in the dark.

Learn more about Candela here