First Look: Nextorch WL14 Compact Weapon Light

500 lumens of power, works with Picatinny rails.

posted on August 31, 2023
WL14 Compact Weapon Light

Nextorch Industries has just unveiled the new 500 lumen and rechargeable WL14 Compact Weapon Light. This small light only weighs 1.7 ounces and is less than two and a half inches long. The light uses shaped claws in order to interface with accessory rail surfaces. The WL14 also has an integrated lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable via any USB-C charging cable. The light body is designed with ambidextrous switches found on the rear left or rear right of the unit. The Nextorch WL14 is programmed with a straightforward high output and low output mode.

“The W14 is a great addition to our premium weapon light offerings,” said Jordan Brothers, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, NEXTORCH. “We realized the market was missing a genuinely reliable weapon light at an entry level price point. There are lots of great gun lights on the market at a $150+ price point (including several of our own), but just because someone doesn’t want to go that route doesn’t mean they should be forced to compromise on quality. Weapon lights are an essential part of low-light and home defense kits, and not one that should be trusted to an unreliable product.”

Nextorch WL14 Features and Specifications:

  • Weight: 1.7 ounces
  • Length: 2.44 inches
  • Impact Resistance: 1 meter
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Power: 5 watts
  • Lumens: 500 (high mode), 52 (low mode)
  • Beam Distance: 115 meters (high mode), 35 meters (low mode)
  • Beam Intensity: 3306 candela (high mode), 306 candela (low mode)
  • Run Time: 75 minutes (high mode), 150 minutes (low mode)
  • Battery: built in 250 mAh, rechargeable by USB-C

The Nextorch WL14 Compact Weapon Light has a retail price of $44.99. To learn more about the WL14 or other products from Nextorch, please visit


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