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Manker MC12 flashlight review

1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED, 1 x Osram KP CSLNM1.F1 LED (green), 1 x Osram KR CSLNM1.23 LED (red)
670 lm output
105625 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Manker MC12 flashlight was released in 2020. It uses 1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED, 1 x Osram KP CSLNM1.F1 LED (green), 1 x Osram KR CSLNM1.23 LED (red), SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 670 lm output, 105625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 650 m.

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Table of Contents

  • Manker MC12 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Manker MC12 / MC12

The MC12 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The MC12 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Manker MC12 specifications

BrandManker
NameMC12
TypeMC12
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1461 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The MC12 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight131 g
Length134 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The MC12 is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the MC12 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The MC12 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter1 x Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED, 1 x Osram KP CSLNM1.F1 LED (green), 1 x Osram KR CSLNM1.23 LED (red)
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Osram has a reputation for producing LEDs that deliver consistent quality and durability. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch is at the end of the MC12 flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux670 lm
Intensity105625 cd
Throw650 m
CD/LM factor157.65

With 670 lm, the MC12 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The 105625 cd flashlight is intensely bright. It can provide great visibility and boost safety in low-light or dark places. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialsgreen light
red light
white light

The MC12 flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The MC12 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery with microUSB
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable
spare o-ring

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. The lanyard of the MC12 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the MC12 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Manker flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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