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By Drew Bryant
July 21st, 2023,

Cloud Defensive has gained a reputation as an innovator within the flashlight/weapon light market. Cloud’s success with the OWL, Rein, and MCH has launched the company as one of the industry’s leaders. Not resting on its previous achievements, the light manufacturer continues to grow and produce a better product. Now, Cloud Defensive is proud to introduce the MCH-HC Duel Fuel flashlight. The MCH-HC is the newest flashlight in the MCH series. The new light is designed for everyday carry and is fully programmable by the end user. The MCH-HC leaves the factory set in Mode 1. Then, users can choose from one of the four programmable modes.

Below are the product details for the Cloud Defense MCH-HC Duel Fuel flashlight.

Product Details

The MCH line of handhelds 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.


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 MCH 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. CLICK HERE to see the informational video on those details.

Sizes and Light Heads:

The MCH is currently only available in the Full Size 18650 configurations. More info on a Micro variant will be released when available.

With the advent of the Programmable light heads, the MCH line has now been streamlined for you. The EDC line, which is a higher lumen and lower candela offering. And the HC line, which is a slightly lower lumen and higher candela offering. Both of which are again, fully programmable. Check out the MCH-HC here.

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.

Fully Customizable:

You can now optimize the tail cap of your handheld light. We are proud to offer an industry-first Negligent Discharge Protection system for the MCH that end users can adjust as needed.

The shorter ND protector reduces the amount of shrouding around the switch and is ideal for anyone planning to use the Thyrm SwitchBack Technique. You are also able to easily utilize many of the other traditional low-light defensive techniques with this option.

The other 2 ND protectors offer progressively more robust ND protection as they create a hard barrier between the outside world and the light switch. This is optimal for concealed carry and EDC in instances where the light may be in your pocket and you need to avoid inadvertently turning that light on while seated, etc.

The best part? The entire ND Protection System comes with EVERY MCH. And these are easily interchanged by you, the end user. If you need to adjust the light from one role to the other, it can be done in about 10 seconds.

The Cloud MCH-HC Duel Fuel is available now on their website. The new EDC-focused flashlight will retail for $239.99. For more on the MCH-HC and other Cloud products, click here.

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