Manker PL21 XP-G3 200lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-G3 LED
200 lm output
1000 cd intensity
2 x AAA batteries

The Manker PL21 XP-G3 (PL21XPG3) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-G3 LED, OP reflector and 2 x AAA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 200 lm output, 1000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 63 m.

The PL21 XP-G3 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas, locating supplies, or signaling for help. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode.

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Manker PL21 XP-G3 (PL21XPG3) specifications

NamePL21 XP-G3
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The presence of a flashlight can provide a sense of reassurance and confidence in unfamiliar or potentially dangerous environments.


Weight22 g
Length133 mm
Head diameter14 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 22 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models, it can be handy for quick and convenient illumination in emergency situations or for close-range tasks. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands.

The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Anodizing enhances the corrosion resistance, hardness, and scratch resistance of the aluminum, while also allowing for a variety of attractive finishes. The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This improves the overall durability of the flashlight body. This flashlight features a captivating black color.


EmitterCree XP-G3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The PL21 XP-G3 has an OP reflector. The advantage of the orange peel (OP) reflector is that it can minimize glare and reduce eye strain, as the diffused light is gentler on the eyes compared to a focused, concentrated beam.

The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments. The PL21 XP-G3 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. With a rear switch of PL21 XP-G3 flashlight, the operation of the flashlight is often straightforward and easy to grasp. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off, eliminating the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.


Flux200 lm
Intensity1000 cd
Throw63 m
CD/LM factor5

If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 200 lm can be adequate. 1000 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. Flashlights with a higher cd/lm ratio typically excel in long-range throw and focused beam applications, while flashlights with a lower cd/lm ratio may provide a wider and more evenly distributed beam for closer-range illumination or general-purpose use.


Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.


Battery2 x AAA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The PL21 XP-G3 flashlight utilizes 2 x AAA batteries as its power source. The PL21 XP-G3 doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. The PL21 XP-G3 flashlight doesn't have built-in LVP, it is recommended to use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The protective circuit of battery helps safeguard the battery from various potential risks and ensures safe and reliable operation.

This flashlight doesn't have built-in temperature control. Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements for heat dissipation, such as heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The PL21 XP-G3 flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.


Package contentsspare o-ring

When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Manker PL21 XP-G3 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.

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