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 for the review.
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.
Also, new packaging for the E02H.

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

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

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

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

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

Same as the one of the H02

Output and Runtime
Same as the ones of the H02

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.

Here you can see it better

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:

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?

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great torch
this would be a special edition of BLF
he would certainly be interested



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marsalla wrote:

wonder if manker will make an 18650 version some day?

This needs to happen asap Smile

-Jamie M.

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Thanx for review

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I just got this headlamp 2 weeks ago, very impressed running 1.5v lithium non rechargeable

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I also bought E02H recently in action. I also bought E03H. Both in the Nichia LED version. Nice and quality headlights. It’s just a shame that H03 can not be powered by a 3.7 volt Li-Ion battery.

E02H – E03H – Nicron H12