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Manker MK41 HD flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HD LED
1500 lm output
44000 cd intensity
4 x 14500 Li-Ion or 4 x AA NiMH batteries

The Manker MK41 HD flashlight was released in 2017. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 4 x 14500 Li-Ion or 4 x AA NiMH batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1500 lm output, 44000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 420 m.

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Table of Contents

  • Manker MK41 HD 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 MK41 HD / MK41HD

The MK41 HD flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 5 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the MK41 HD and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Manker MK41 HD specifications

BrandManker
NameMK41 HD
TypeMK41HD
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1451 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

Manker MK41 HD / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight191 g
Length105 mm
Head diameter44 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 191 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

Manker MK41 HD / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HD LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The MK41 HD uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Manker MK41 HD / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1500 lm
Intensity44000 cd
Throw420 m
CD/LM factor29.33

The 1500 lm output of MK41 HD provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The MK41 HD flashlight has 44000 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 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. Strobe mode on MK41 HD flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x 14500 Li-Ion or 4 x AA NiMH batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The MK41 HD flashlight utilizes 4 x 14500 Li-Ion or 4 x AA NiMH batteries as its power source. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The MK41 HD doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentslanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The flashlight package is thoughtful, it has a holster. It offers you a practical and secure way to store your flashlight. Attaching a lanyard to your MK41 HD flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the MK41 HD 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
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Manker MK41 HD / MK41HD

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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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