In this ModLite PL350 review, let's take a look at this new pistol-mounted weapon light's spec, user experience, beam performance, and overall feel.
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Who Is This For:
If you want something more powerful than the Surefire X300U, XH30 or Streamlight TLR 1 HL.
This is the product. Now let's check out how well this thing performs.
The PL350 comes in a very simple box. In the package we get:
- 5000 Kelvin color temperature
- 1500 Lumens
- 29,000 Candela
- This Beam pattern is identical to that of our PLHv1 head, for those who are familiar.
- This model is made to be a warmer color temperature to be easier on the eyes during indoor and urban operations. It also provides more flood than the other two models.
Lumen & Candela - 3 Heads
Let's check out the PLH 5K first:
The PLH 5K provides rifle weapon light alike throw capability and bright flood beam better than anything else on the market.
Yes, it's much brighter than Streamlight TLR 1 HL and Surefire X300U.
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Here is the best way to put it:
The PLH 5K beam pattern is by far the best out there for pistol applications. It's like having a Cloud Defensive REIN on the pistol.
It throws far to ID targets and the flood beam can lit up what's in front of the user for maximum situational awareness.
By the way, the PL350 can also accept PLHv2 and OKW head.
Check out this comparison down below:
PLHv2 VS PLH 5K
OKW VS PLH 5K
PL350 houses one 18350 rechargeable battery to power the PLH 5K light head. The 18350 battery can also power PLHv2 and OKW head.
The 18350 cell supports Modlite heads for about 35-40 minutes of continuous use.
Rechargeable battery gives the user long lasting usage without having to buy CR123A batteries constantly.
The control switch closely resembles the Surefire X300U, but without the push to activate function.
The toggle switch is positive and gives audible feedback even for users wearing gloves in the cold.
The PL350's mount is integrated as a part of the body like the Surefire X300U, and the only difference is that the rail key has to be inserted into one of the two slots.
The package comes with Universal and M1913 rail keys.
The mount goes on tight on most railed handgun frames, but the only down side is that the user will need a hex screw driver to remove or install the light in the field.
Overall User Experience
PL350 features “Out the front” battery changeability, which allows the user to quickly replace discharged batteries without tools or light body removal from the handgun.
This is a much better user experience than Streamlight TLR 1 HL and Surefire X300U.