Review: Manker E02H (Headlamp-EDC- Keychain, AAA, L shaped, XP-G3 200+ Lumens)

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Review: Manker E02H (Headlamp-EDC- Keychain, AAA, L shaped, XP-G3 200+ Lumens)

I received the E02H from Manker.com for the review.
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The E02H is the same light as the E02: a EDC 1xAAA with high output than most other lights of the segment, with a L shaped construction, an electronic switch on the head and a magnet in the tailcap… But now finally the E02H brings what the E02 lacked: an headband to use the E02 as an headlamp!
The E02H is available in several colorations, and with a XP-G3 Cool White emitter, or a Nichia 219C Neutral one. I got the XP-G3.
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Also, new packaging for the E02H.


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Here is the E02H with the E02 I got. The E02H comes with clip and spare o-rings.

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My E02H is well anodized and has a vibrant, eye catching, red color.



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The threads are anodized and physical lockout is possible. Note that the head of the E02H is glued to the body.

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The Headband itself has some color to it, and the tissue has more stiffness compared to the other headbands I tried.

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The rubber mount for the light holds the light in place with a tight fit, even when the light is inclined.


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UI
Same as the one of the H02

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Output and Runtime
Same as the ones of the H02



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






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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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Here you can see it better

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My thoughts
The light is well built and finished.
The magnet is strong enough to hold the light upside down or horizontally.
The max output of the E02H 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.

The E02H finally got the headband that deserved. The E02H is a great all around compact and light AAA headlamp.
I still feel the lack of another mode, at 120-150 lumens.

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

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

Edited by: sb56637 on 09/02/2017 - 12:29
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Thanks for the review! I’m very fond of my E02 and it makes sense to want a headband with it (in my case though, my wife will abandon me if I start wearing headlamps).

That said, this headband is too busy to my taste, more a screaming Manker advert than a piece of gear.

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djozz wrote:
(in my case though, my wife will abandon me if I start wearing headlamps).

+1. Maybe that’s just Dutch women. At least I will have to bring my own tent camping.

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wonder if manker will make an 18650 version some day?

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I’ve been eying this little cute L shaped AAA light for some time…

Now i’m wondering how efficient it can be as a headlight? How much can you do with so few lumens except reading or doing something at arms length? Can you walk outside in the dark? Just wondering…

BTW: it’s not easy to find… Not on BG or GB. FT has a limited choice of emitters and body colors… The only place seems to be Manker on AE or EB. Any coupon available?