For anyone curious about what the difference is between the old Manker T01 vs the newer Manker T01 "II" and product warranty, I received the following response from Manker:
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1) T01 II is with a stainless steel bezel on the head. but T01 is not. 2) T01 II is with a lanyard hole on the tailcap. but T01 is not. so you can carry it easy &safety to anywhere as EDC gear. 3) T01 II are compatible with AA battery and unprotected flat-top or button-top 14500 battery. but T01 I is power by only AA or unprotected button-top 14500 battery. so you can use more types 14500 battery power to more high lumen output Attachment is the photo for your reference. If you order the items from any authorized dealers, Mankerlight will keep the 5 year warranty. If you have any after-sales in one month after you received the parcel, you can contact us. After the first month, you need to contact Mankerlight ( info "at " mankerlight " d t" com) directly.
Has that same seam at the bezel as the V1. Looks like all they did was not machine the crenelations in the bezel, pressed in a stainless ring. Might actually work better for waterproofing. Looks like the only difference is a longer tail cap to machine the lanyard ring.
Yes, I was really happy to see this. I was trying to find a place to buy the original one and it was very difficult to find. After some research, looks like the T01 V2 has the potential to be an equally good light with better battery compatibility.
I actually went ahead and ordered one to be modded with a Nichia 219C 4000K. I will lose some throw as a result, but will be much happier having the warmer CCT and high CRI.
I hear the NW HI is already really good, but still nice to be able to open the light once LED tech advances so you can still upgrade the light.
TheDude, thanks for sharing this. Interesting to see how 1 person had success modding with 219C , and the other didn’t on lower modes.
Fingers crossed it works for me. Will keep the thread updated once done.