Manker E14 III

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Question about the UI: Does it have mode memory for the main mode group? It would be nice to go from the moon modes to the main modes seemlessly, but it’s ok if the main modes always start at low.

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defloyd77 wrote:
Wouldn’t these filters also affect the CRI?

Yes. There was a thread somewhere on here with testing showing how it changes CRI (positively). There is also This Post on Reddit with test results showing how with a 4000k LH351D, it bumped R9 all the way up to 92

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Unheard wrote:
Question about the UI: Does it have mode memory for the main mode group? It would be nice to go from the moon modes to the main modes seemlessly, but it’s ok if the main modes always start at low.

I believe it has mode memory on both… I could be wrong, as I haven’t even looked at the UI chart yet since receiving the lights on Tuesday 9/29. Figured out the following with some fiddling:

For press on (light tap.. main mode?): I have it set on lowest setting.

For press and hold on (moonlight mode group): I have it set on the third level setting.

Like it much more than the first gen Manker E14 that I also have.

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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lukehale wrote:
defloyd77 wrote:
Wouldn’t these filters also affect the CRI?

Yes. There was a thread somewhere on here with testing showing how it changes CRI (positively). There is also This Post on Reddit with test results showing how with a 4000k LH351D, it bumped R9 all the way up to 92

Hmm…interesting. I’m a complete noob as far as that kind of thing goes and I would’ve expected a decrease in CRI. Good to know, thanks!

I don’t know however if Manker is referring to a minus green filter

“Install one removable silica gel light filter plastic sheet (green glow gadget)”

Sounds more like one of those GITD things that go under the optic.

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defloyd77 wrote:
lukehale wrote:
defloyd77 wrote:
Wouldn’t these filters also affect the CRI?

Yes. There was a thread somewhere on here with testing showing how it changes CRI (positively). There is also This Post on Reddit with test results showing how with a 4000k LH351D, it bumped R9 all the way up to 92

Hmm…interesting. I’m a complete noob as far as that kind of thing goes and I would’ve expected a decrease in CRI. Good to know, thanks!

I don’t know however if Manker is referring to a minus green filter

“Install one removable silica gel light filter plastic sheet (green glow gadget)”

Sounds more like one of those GITD things that go under the optic.

It’s a glow gasket for sure (source: I have one)

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Without going into the many other pluses and minuses, I will say in Manker’s defense that they were the only company that thought to give me a sufficiently adjustable moonlight mode that fit my needs. That counts. They have been competent designers whose work has also influenced other companies. I’m not sure what their degree of involvement was with the BLF A6, one of my all-time favorite lights. It may well be that they still have work to do on their customer support. I currently have and carry two of their lights; so far, no issues.

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Yeah, I REALLY like the new Manker UI on these lights. The only thing I wish they had done, was on the E02 II and the E03H II, to have the highest “moonlight” mode, be the “Low” mode in the middle group. If they had done that, it would be my favorite UI.

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I'm very sensitive to green tint so I got rid of it by installing a UCL lens and Lee 249S Quarter Minus Green Filter. Here are my measurements:

Manker E14 III stock lens mid 141 lumens 4262K 0.0081 DUV 91.8 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 66.7 R9 68.0 R12 91 Rf 98 Rg included 18350 battery
Manker E14 III UCL lens mid 141 lumens 4225K 0.0065 DUV 92.4 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 69.6 R9 69.2 R12 91 Rf 99 Rg included 18350 battery
Manker E14 III UCL lens w/ LEE 249S 1/4 minus green filter mid 119 lumens 3914K -0.0010 DUV 97.7 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.98 88.4 R9 93.3 R12 94 Rf 102 Rg included 18350 battery
Manker E14 III UCL lens w/ LEE 249S 1/4 minus green filter Turbo 1,686 lumens 3983K -0.0027 DUV 96.8 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.98 85.4 R9 86.1 R12 94 Rf 103 Rg included 18350 battery


DUV dropped a bit with the UCL lens and obviously much more with the LEE filter. Output dropped about 16% with the filter, which is not bad at all and is likely brighter and more efficient than SST-20 95CRI. On turbo it dropped closer to 18%. Without the green and a nice neutral tint, it is now a very usable light.

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robk wrote:
It may well be that they still have work to do on their customer support.

)))
I wrote to them that the E14 lacks tightness.
And didn’t even get any answer. Not to mention partial compensation.
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I just got this light yesterday. I have to say, I really like it. I just ordered the 18650 extension tube in case I ever want it but although I do use the extension tube with the Manker MC13 (because it’s just a better fit in the hand) I don’t think I will use it for the E14III. One of the advantages of this one is that it’s so small.

I wish they used more clip-on clips so they would be easier to take off rather than the funky tor screw (or whatever it’s called).

Some of these lights (the Manker ones I have) are IMO “specialty lights” so I don’t use them as continuously on flashlights so it’s not so important to have the longer life of the 18650. It is a good option since 18350 batteries aren’t so common.

I understand that the Manker UI used to be less than optimal but I have no problem with this one or the one in the MC13 (same UI).

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gcbryan wrote:
I understand that the Manker UI used to be less than optimal but I have no problem with this one or the one in the MC13 (same UI).

Yeah, honestly the only failing of the UI for me is I just with the highest moonlight was in the main group as a “low”. This is more so an issue on the E02 II and the E03, but still somewhat on the E14 III. Other than that this is probably my favorite UI.

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Received mine 2 days ago, amazing amount of light for such a small package.
The only thing I find any kind of fault with on the design is that, I wish the
tail switch required more effort to engage. Almost no click is heard with very little
effort so, I must either lock it down or loosing the connection with the body while
clipping it to my pocket so I wont accidentally turn it on.

Still no regrets, I ordered it direct from Manker.com and it arrived in 8 days.
Up until I received this light, the Thrunite T1 was my EDC, it has now been replaced
with the Manker.

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