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Manker E12 (2018) review

2018
Cree XP-L V5 LED
650 lm output
2300 cd intensity
2 x AA batteries

The Manker E12 (E12) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L V5 LED, OP reflector and 2 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 650 lm output, 2300 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 96 m.

This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Manker E12 (E12) specifications

Brand
Manker
Name
E12
Type
E12
Rating
Rated 4/5 based on 148 user votes.
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Launch
2018
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
51 g
Length
145 mm
Head diameter
20 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of E12 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The E12 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XP-L V5 LED
Color temperature
4500 K, 6500 K
Reflector
OP
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
electronic side, mechanical rear

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
650 lm
Intensity
2300 cd
Throw
96 m
CD/LM factor
3.54

Software

The E12 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The E12 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes
4 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

The E12 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature.

Battery
2 x AA batteries
Battery indicator
no
Charger port
no
LVP
no
Thermal regulation
no
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The performance of the Manker E12 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Manker E12, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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