[Review] Manker E11 XP-L AA/14500

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Wanted a little more throw from my floody E11 so.. for my first ever mod;
Using gasoline I de-domed the cool white led, now it has a warm tint.. looks to be about 4500k. Have a cool white XP-L HI incoming, but kinda liking this tint.
Smoothed the reflector – green fine grit Scotch Brite pad to remove electroplating, 1200 – 4000 – 8000 grit 3M wet/dry sandpaper and a high speed drill, then Pinnacle Crystal Clear metal polished it with a Dremel.

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Wanted a little more throw from my floody E11 so.. for my first ever mod; Using gasoline I de-domed the cool white led, now it has a warm tint.. looks to be about 4500k. Have a cool white XP-L HI incoming, but kinda liking this tint. Smoothed the reflector – green fine grit Scotch Brite pad to remove electroplating, 1200 – 4000 – 8000 grit 3M wet/dry sandpaper and a high speed drill, then Pinnacle Crystal Clear metal polished it with a Dremel. !http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z316/sakranicz/DSCN3263_zpsr30aysay.jpg!

Any way you could talk me through how to do this ??? I ordered mine 3 days ago and hit the cool white by mistake rather then the NW … generally I prefer torches with more throw as well so this might sort 2 things at once .. better throw and better tint ?????
I probably wouldn’t play with the reflector as wouldn’t have a clue what I was doing but of I could de-dome to give a tad more throw and better tint I’d probably give it a try!!!

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De-dome info found here http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20156.

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Stevedog wrote:
De-dome info found here http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20156.

Thank you Big Smile … I’ll have a read!!!!

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Installed XP-L HI V2 6500K, and for better beam focus I fashioned a thin < 1mm spacer to fit under it’s reflector gasket. Now it projects a defined 11” to 12” hot spot at 10 feet.

I’m pretty happy with the result, what do you think?

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Nice result, but I think you could have saved some time by just getting a Klarus MI7 with a cold white XP-L HI in the first place Wink

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Kusie wrote:
Nice result, but I think you could have saved some time by just getting a Klarus MI7 with a cold white XP-L HI in the first place Wink

K.

I had the Klarus (it’s been gifted), wasn’t happy with it’s UI (quick click turbo) and lumen. This one is much brighter and now it throws quite a bit farther.

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My E11 arrived today from this seller

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Manker-E11-CREE-XP-L-LED-AA-14500-Flashlight-Simple-Version-of-Manker-T01-/222135838791?var=520983025294

but there was no spare O rings Sad I am using a sanyo lithium 3.7v 800mah battery and i am impressed with it apart from the lack of spare O rings, i have messaged the seller

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My E11 arrived today from this seller

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Manker-E11-CREE-XP-L-LED-AA-14500-Flashlight-Simple-Version-of-Manker-T01-/222135838791?var=520983025294

but there was no spare O rings Sad I am using a sanyo lithium 3.7v 800mah battery and i am impressed with it apart from the lack of spare O rings, i have messaged the seller

That made me check mine and it’s the same from the same seller … let us know what response you get from them ???

Could it possible be they’re fakes????

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Nice review! Thanks! Big Smile

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Witterings wrote:
mudguts wrote:
My E11 arrived today from this seller

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Manker-E11-CREE-XP-L-LED-AA-14500-Flashlight-Simple-Version-of-Manker-T01-/222135838791?var=520983025294

but there was no spare O rings Sad I am using a sanyo lithium 3.7v 800mah battery and i am impressed with it apart from the lack of spare O rings, i have messaged the seller

That made me check mine and it’s the same from the same seller … let us know what response you get from them ???

Could it possible be they’re fakes????

By the looks of it, this ebay account belongs to the Manker manufacturer itself.

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I have contacted them through eBay and have no response, that is not good

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Still no reply from the seller, i was going to get another Manker but this NO Response has put me off, i will buy a O Light next time, the X7 looks nice.

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mudguts wrote:
My E11 arrived today from this seller

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Manker-E11-CREE-XP-L-LED-AA-14500-Flashlight-Simple-Version-of-Manker-T01-/222135838791?var=520983025294

but there was no spare O rings Sad I am using a sanyo lithium 3.7v 800mah battery and i am impressed with it apart from the lack of spare O rings, i have messaged the seller

That’s really odd. I bought two E11s from that same seller and both had O rings with them.

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Well i have sent them eBay message, emailed them direct, sent blf pm and still no response, customer service seems non existent. manker more like *anker

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I dealt with Manker previously and they always responded to emails, although sometimes it took a couple of days.

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Manker replied to my email quickly and were helpful. Used the email address on their website.

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Great to hear!

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still no response from anywhere

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Stevedog wrote:
Wanted a little more throw from my floody E11 so.. for my first ever mod; Using gasoline I de-domed the cool white led, now it has a warm tint.. looks to be about 4500k. Have a cool white XP-L HI incoming, but kinda liking this tint. Smoothed the reflector – green fine grit Scotch Brite pad to remove electroplating, 1200 – 4000 – 8000 grit 3M wet/dry sandpaper and a high speed drill, then Pinnacle Crystal Clear metal polished it with a Dremel. !http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z316/sakranicz/DSCN3263_zpsr30aysay.jpg!

looks like a 219c or 219b (your choice will fit)
for more throw the T01 is probibly the call.

excellent job on reflector polishing.

warning

it is not easy to propery polish, and it is very easy to loose lumens from home polishing (ask me how i know) Sad

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mudguts wrote:
Well i have sent them eBay message, emailed them direct, sent blf pm and still no response, customer service seems non existent. manker more like *anker

 

Sorry for the delay. We are back to office now from the National Day holiday.

We will handle it well for you, Just don't worry about it.

BTW, we haven't got BLF PM from you.

Mail:sales@mankerlight.com

Web: www.mankerlight.com

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Eneloop PRO: Moonlight 2lm 171hrs,

Did anyone happen to test the moonlight mode on this light? Just wondering if it’s anywhere close to the advertized 171 hour run time.

Thanks!

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Nice review Budda as always!

Stevedog – good job! Is a nice combination smooth reflector and de-domed led. Maybe Manker should consider this, even if we have a choice for T01.

I have this flashlight from few weeks, a nice little flashlight for close kind of tasks, very powerful for 1xAA NiMh.

I use it with 14500 (Manker and Xtar unprotected) it still have good runtime with 14500 on first 3 levels.

The power button is a little to light (I’m used with U21, U11 and T01) but is a matter of taste. I like that you can power off completely with a short twist of tail cap

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Budda, I see the output drops after app 2 min. Can you manually restart after lets say 30 sec, and measure the output, like in this review:

I ask that because I want to know do you get that 700 lumen just once when the battery is freshly charged, or you can get that 700~ lumen for longer period of times, till the battery depletes or so. Does that drop happens because of temperature protection kicking in maybe?
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Does somebody by any chance own BOTH tints of this light and could post a photo of the LEDs next to each other? I´m not sure if I really got the 3D (neutral) version since the LED tint looks a bit cool…

Thanks,
K.

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sorry, I don’t have this light anymore.

All my reviews, in italian and english, here: Lumenreviews.com

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My E11 was delivered today, i ordered the neutral white version, but mine is much too yellow to be neutral white, compared to other led lights it is about 3000K or even lower, and that is more warm white than neutral white.
I don’t like the color of the light i recieved today, it is bright, but it is not what i wanted…

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I’m a little late with this post but I recently bought this light off Amazon (EDCgear, I think is the reseller) and I discovered some additional modes… after the 3 flashy modes listed, the next are a solid high, slow flashes in groups of 4 and then ’3 level ramps’ of moon, low, mid and high. To the best of my knowledge, the light did not come with these modes… I think I activated them somehow. Anyway, if someone finds this to be true for their Manker E11, let me know.

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You’ve stepped into the programing mode:

BROODMASTER wrote:
…the next are a solid high…

This is turbo without regulation (no step down)… be careful, can get hot.

BROODMASTER wrote:
…slow flashes in groups of 4…

This is the battery indicator

BROODMASTER wrote:
…‘3 level ramps’ of moon, low, mid and high…

These are 3 levels you can pick for each setting during normal usage – click during the ramp level that you like to set it.
Personally I like to use moon 1, low 1, mid 2, and high 3.

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Fuzzylogic, I really appreciate your insight! It is configured!
One other observation I have is that when I’m measuring current draw from a NiMH, the current is >2.5A but with a Li-ion 14500 (Sanyo or Windyfire), the max current is ~.95A. this all seems backward! Given the warm tint and floody nature of the beam, it’s hard to tell & I question if I’m getting within 100 lumens of the spec’ed 800 lm with Li-ion (???).
Can anyone explain this current read ‘reversal’?

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