Manker E14 II is a new high lumen (2200) every day carry flashlight from a small company name Manker. Like most of the flashlight industry, this flashlight is made overseas. We pulled this review together to provide you with details on this new flashlight to help shed some light on it's overall quality, use of operational modes and most importantly what we liked and disliked. Let's start with the intensity of the light or simply the lumens of this flashlight. The Manker E14 II Flashlight has a turbo mode that can produce upwards to 2200 lumens. That's right 2200 lumens is very impressive for such a small flashlight with today's technology. To power and recharge it, their's an hidden internal USB Rechargeable port that's sealed inside the copper head that gives this flashlight an waterproof advantage and depth. With the combination of multiple modes, copper plated and an extra extension tube for 18350 battery's to make this flashlight even smaller, there is a lot to like with Manker's new flashlight.
You have two choices of LED's which selecting the new Manker E14 II: Cree XP-G3 LED or Nichia 219C LED. In comparing the two, the Nichiea 219C LED is less brightness than the Cree XPG3. It is important to note that the XP-G3 performs at 190 lumen per watt and has a XP-E similar die size so works well with 10mm and 16mm optics.
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A fully charged 18650 will be 4.2 volts. It can be discharged safely to 2.7 volts.
How to Operate:
1. When the flashlight is off, one click, access to moonlight mode (left part of the figure), one click to circle: moonlight - low - high. Long press for turnning off.
2. When the flashlight is off, long press the button to access to the mode your last use as in left part of the figure (Memory function), one click for circle. Long press for off.
3. When the flashlight is off, double click access to Turbo, one click for circle,. Long press for off.
Engineering mode (Chose output level for moonlight mode):
Quick click for 4 times from any mode to get access to engineering mode. Once click to check different levels and long press to make your final choice.
There's a lot to like from this flashlight. Whether its using the simple operation modes, the powerful lumens emitted by the LED's, or its practical size. Many of us from the NRO Team have quickly favored this flashlight. After a month of use and outdoor field testing, this little flashlight by Manker has impressed us in our expectations that comes from a small company. They make a great gift and would recommend them to others. Check out our video below for a good visual in helping you decide on your new flashlight purchase.