The Cloud Defensive MCH line of handheld lights redefined what a daily carry light could do. Wildly popular, it was instant success. And thankfully, our customers spoke and gave us immediate feedback. As always, Cloud listened. And now, we have integrated your requests and have brand-new capabilities in the latest iteration of the MCH series. With these changes, the MCH surges that much further in front of the rest.

High Candela (HC) Light Head

  • 18650 Single Output option: 80,000 Candela/1,100 Lumens/75 minutes
  • Two CR123A Output  70,000 Candela/400 Lumens/70 minutes


  • Mission Configurable Handheld
  • UI2 Charger
  • 1 Battery
  • 3 ND Protectors
  • Proprietary Low-Profile Deep-Carry Pocket Clip


The MCH is now fully programmable, by the end-user. This allows you, for the first time, full control over the output of the flashlight. Every MuCh ships from the factory in Mode 1. But there are 4 other modes you can select, based on your needs. And you can change the programming anytime you want. So the MCH is more configurable than ever before.

Mode 1: High-only (100%)

Mode 2: Low (10%), High (100%)

Mode 3: High (100%), Low (10%)

Mode 4: Very Low (5%), Medium (30%), High (100%)

Mode 5: High (100%),  Medium (30%), Very Low (5%)

Programming is incredibly simple and intuitive. 

Tail Cap Configurations:

Critically, MCH allows the user to carefully select from an industry-first (and Patented) Adjustable Negligent Discharge protection system. Each light ships with the full ND Protection package and the user can now configure the tail cap for their respective needs. Be it deep-pocket carry or being at home on your plate carrier, the MCH is duty-grade in every way. And fully configurable to what you need. If your need changes, you just adjust the ND Protection accordingly with parts you already have.


Our standard high candela offering for daily carry applications. With 1100 lumens, it is the brightest light on the market at its size, and its performance is now better as well. With a newly-upgraded electrical system, we are able to get 80,000 Candela out of the MCH-HC. Which means your ability to throw light a very long ways just increased, while maintaining useable spill as well. This not just a laser-beam of white light. That is not useful. Defensive-oriented daily carry applications need high candela with a very appropriate amount of usable spill.  The MCH-HC has those features, making it a superior tool for searching, situational awareness and tactical applications.

Specs for MCH-HC:

  • 18650 Single Output option: 80,000 Candela/1,100 Lumens/75 minutes
  • Two CR123A Output  70,000 Candela/400 Lumens/70 minutes
  • 6000K light temperature makes it is a phenomenal option that avoids any blue-tint of legacy LEDs.


  • This is a small light. By far the smallest Cloud has ever produced.
  • Head Diameter: 1.20″
  • Full Size MCH Length: 5.175″
  • Full Size MCH Weight (with battery): 5.71 oz

Battery Changing with Ease:

With the all new MCH, you are able to easily change the battery from the light head side of the MCH. The positive end always goes to the front of the light. And there is reverse polarity protection built in just in case.


The Full size MCH uses 1 Lithium Ion, Rechargeable, Flat-top, Unprotected 18650 which is included. It is also compatible with most button-top unprotected cells and. The Full size MCH has very limited compatibility with Protected cells. Do not assume compatibility with those. We favor the Unprotected cells due to the substantial performance increases.

The MCH lights also now accept CR123 batteries. Use of CR123 batteries will absolutely result in lower output and shorter run-times. That is purely a function of CR123 cells being very inferior to our rechargeable cells. But this new CR123 capability is perfect for use in emergency situations.

Materials and Durability:

The MCH is precision machined from Certified 6061-T6 aluminum.

Has a type III Anodized to MIL STD. “Hard coat”.

Has an IPX-8 waterproof rating. Fully submersible to 100 Ft. for 24 hours.


Similar to all Cloud Defensive products, the MCH is covered under our Transferable, Lifetime warranty.