Modlite PLHv2 vs OKW vs PLH 5K [Lumen, Candela & Pattern Comparison]

In this quick reference guide, we've compared Modlite PLHv2 VS OKW VS PLH 5K side by side to see the core differences when using 18650 and 18350 battery:

  • Beam pattern
  • Lumen intensity
  • Candela performance

Let's check it out:

When Using 18650 Battery

PLHv2 VS OKW

PLHv2's has a balanced throw and flood beam pattern, and it's definitely better than anything else out there on the market.

OKW definitely has the best throw performance with the tightest hot spot for rifle applications, and the flood beam is slightly less than PLHv2, but it's bright enough to ID CQB targets nearby.

Both light heads are preferred upgrades for the Surefire M600DF.

mk18 with modlite okw head beam pattern

MK18 with Modlite OKW in CQB distances

Play with the slider below to see the difference.

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Lumen Intensity

PLHv2 has brighter flood beam, but OKW's flood still works well if you're not too picky

Throw Performance & Beam Pattern

Modlite OKW head definitely has a hotter corona than PLHv2 for long distance illumination


When Using 18350 Battery

PLHv2 VS PLH 5K

PLH 5K goes with Modlite PL350, and it's by far the highest throw performance handgun light that runs on 18350 battery. 

It's throw performance and flood beam significantly exceeds Surefire X300U, Streamlight TLR 1 HL, Olight PL Pro, TLR 7A and many others.

Play with the slider below to see the difference.

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PLH 5K definitely lit up the scene close to the shooter more than PLHv2


PLH 5K VS OKW

The difference between PLH 5K and OKW is pretty significant. OKW beats PLH 5K when it comes to throw capability for long distance illumination.

PLH 5K is definitely better for pistol applications.

Play with the slider below to see the difference.

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PLH 5K can lit up surrounding targets in total darkness much better than OKW

PLHv2 - 18350 VS 18650 Output

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18650 battery definitely provides more lumen output

OKW - 18350 VS 18650 Output

18650 battery definitely provides more lumen output

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Ying Xu

US Air Force veteran nuclear weapon officer. Aerospace engineering bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas. Experienced as a certified NRA range safety officer. Working as a search engine expert for BadAssOptic.com