Review: Manker E02 (AAA, L shaped, XP-G3 200+ Lumens)

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Review: Manker E02 (AAA, L shaped, XP-G3 200+ Lumens)

I received the E02 from Manker for the review.
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The E02 is a compact L shaped AAA flashlight, with an electronic switch at the head and a magnet in the tailcap. I got the CREE XP-G3 Cool white version. My sample came with some esthetic imperfections and without the clip, that will be provided in the version for sale.
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The light comes in this box. I got the light withlanyard, spare o-ring.


The anodization is grey, similar to the one of the MK34.
The E02 is very small (73mm long, 18 mm wide at the head) and light (33 grams) flashlight.
Here in a standoff with a linear AAA flashlight: the Lumintop Tool and an Eneloop Battery.


The switch at the head is covered by a rubber cover. It is easy to find.

Threads are square cut and anodized on both sides, so physical lockout is possible.


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UI
The interface is the classical interface from Manker.

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Output and Runtime
Tested with Eneloop AAA nimh battery.



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Beamshots at 0.5 meters from the wall
The small reflector will give a wide beam with a wide spot.




The spill comes out of the lights almost horizontally, probably due to the bezel with the reflective finish. This means that the light will be a good candidate to enlighten your walking plan.

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My thoughts

  • The light is well built, as far as the finishing, I am convinced your purchased E02 will be flawless.
  • The magnet is strong enough to hold the light upside down or horizontally.
  • The max output of the E02 is impressive for a AAA battery, and I found that using non Eneloop quality batteries will make the max output significantly lower. * The regulation is also good, not many AAA lights can get flat plots.
  • I like that the moonlight mode can be set from a super low firefly mode, do a generally more usable low mode (I couldn’t measure the output, but with my eye meter is more or less a lumen).
  • I like that the light can give you quick access to lowest, highest and last used mode.
  • I feel the lack of another mode, at 120-150 lumens.
  • I told Manker that this light screams an headband. They told me that they are working on it. This light will be a good purchase for someone who looks for a “throwy” L shaped light, that hopefully could also be used with an headband.

Thanks to: AntoLed for the cameras advices and the luxmeter.

More test will follow.

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

Edited by: Budda on 05/07/2017 - 18:12
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Thanks a lot for the work Budda! Manker keeps impressing me… You don’t see a lot of L-shaped AAA lights… Interesting…

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…c’mon, be honest now; do you also have the E14 II to show? Hehe Wink

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this is the brightest of any AAA light running on an alkaline that I have seen.

Do you know the price?

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I don’t know how the output will be using an alkaline cell. I’m pretty sure output and regulation will be worse.
Surely the brightest AAA light I know.
No, I don’t know the price.

Manker E14 II review is here
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54309

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Very cute little light. Love

Tear down here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54776

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5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Nice review.

Pity it doesn’t have a pocket clip, even though there are 2 recesses for one.

Also, a key ring attachment point would be great for key ring duty.

Edit: Missed out comment on missing pocket clip in review.

Thank you Mankerlight for quick clarification.

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KelG wrote:
Nice review. Pity it doesn't have a pocket clip, even though there are 2 recesses for one. Also, a key ring attachment point would be great for key ring duty.

 

of course, it comes with a pocket clip.

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would be nice to see it…
can you clip the light in your pocket and have it facing out?
some only allow it to be outside the pocket, facing out.

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The design reminds me of Zebralight.
I wish the interface is simpler than that, but it’s still a nice little torch to have.

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Nice review Budda!,
I am playing now with my unit of E02 (red colour Wink
I like the clip, 2 positions possible and the magnet allows many uses for this L light.

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Trevi_lux wrote:
Nice review Budda!, I am playing now with my unit of E02 (red colour Wink I like the clip, 2 positions possible and the magnet allows many uses for this L light.

Hold on… red colour? As in the body is red like the LAD?

That.Is.Awesome.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Trevi_lux wrote:
Nice review Budda!, I am playing now with my unit of E02 (red colour Wink I like the clip, 2 positions possible and the magnet allows many uses for this L light.

Hold on… red colour? As in the body is red like the LAD?

That.Is.Awesome.

I have not LAD in red, sorry.
You can see the red in the thread “photos of your new arrived lights”.
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hIKARInoob wrote:
Trevi_lux wrote:
Nice review Budda!, I am playing now with my unit of E02 (red colour Wink I like the clip, 2 positions possible and the magnet allows many uses for this L light.
Hold on... red colour? As in the body is red like the LAD? That.Is.Awesome.

 

yes, 3 colors for  choose.

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Thanks Trevi_lux and Manker! Looks like a different tint red than the LAD.

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price $19.95,  do you like?

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Mankerlight wrote:

price $19.95,  do you like?

Very much. Yeah I like the price a lot! Thanks!

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Thanks for your review Budda . Excellent .

When i first saw the light , i thought too this light needs a headband ! and voila , it’s in your thoughts Beer

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Mankerlight wrote:

price $19.95,  do you like?


Yes, colors too.
Will a headband be available?
BTW did I see double tailcap springs in the review photos?

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Interesting little light, thanks for the detailed review Thumbs Up

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Mankerlight wrote:

price $19.95,  do you like?


Such tiny headlamps for close work should be equipped with nichia leds only. IMO.

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Nice review Budda! Big Smile

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Cute little light. 200 lumens with AAA, however brief.
Nice review.

(OT to Manker)
What’s the flashlight whose sale you made donations to Old-Lumens?
Link to the sales thread?

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Will this take a 10440 battery? if so will it up the output?

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Seconding the 10440 question, if yes this is an instant buy for me

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Trevi posted a pic of his red one with the clip here.

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Neat design and very high output for a AAA light. Some thoughts for the manufacturer, as I see they’re in the thread:

  • There should be a headband, preferably a simple band without a top strap. The main reason I like right-angle lights is that they can be a headlamp or a handheld.
  • Instead of an “engineering mode” to set the moonlight level, just make it a four-mode light with say, 0.2, 10, 60 and 200 lumens.
  • It has a timed stepdown. I don’t like timed stepdowns.
  • The usual Manker e-switch UI that lumps the max mode in with the blinkies is kind of weird.
  • I see there is a Nichia 219C version (presumably 90 CRI, 4000K like everybody is using lately). Thank you for that. I’ll almost always give up some lumens for better color quality.

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I vote for engineering mode, I have 21 options for choose my preferred low or moonlight…is great 21 steps for the moonlight, if you like the ultralowest you have less than 0,1, or you can choose, 0,2-0,3….. to a maximun step around 4 lumens.
4 modes is good, but why not the option of engeneering mode? is not obligatory use it….. Wink

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Trevi_lux wrote:
I vote for engineering mode, I have 21 options for choose my preferred low or moonlight…is great 21 steps for the moonlight, if you like the ultralowest you have less than 0,1, or you can choose, 0,2-0,3….. to a maximun step around 4 lumens. 4 modes is good, but why not the option of engeneering mode? is not obligatory use it….. Wink

Trevi, 10440?

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Thanks for the review Budda! In the UI instructions, it mentions “dragon breath mode”. What is that?

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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The switch has an LED under it that pulses.

Manker Dragon Breath

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ManWithoutShadow wrote:
Will this take a 10440 battery? if so will it up the output?

 

E02 can run of 10440 batteries in emergency situation if you don't have AAA batteries.

There is only one output mode when use 10440.

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