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Manker U22 II CW 850lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED
850 lm output
260000 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Manker U22 II CW flashlight released in 2020. It uses Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 850 lm output, 260000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1020 m.

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Manker U22 II CW / U22IICW

The U22 II CW flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The U22 II CW's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. This USB rechargeable flashlight is small and light. It is easy to carry.

Manker U22 II CW specifications

BrandManker
NameU22 II CW
TypeU22IICW
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1466 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

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

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight183 g
Length140 mm
Head diameter51 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 183 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterOsram KW CSLNM1.TG LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Osram is a German lighting manufacturer. It is a well-known and respected LED maker in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux850 lm
Intensity260000 cd
Throw1020 m
CD/LM factor305.88

The 850 lm output of U22 II CW provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. 260000 cd represents an extraordinarily high level of brightness. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

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. The U22 II CW is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialspowerbank function

The Manker U22 II CW flashlight is powered by 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. It works with a USB power source. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this. Combining a flashlight and a power bank into one device makes it smaller and more convenient.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsUSB Type-C OTG cable
USB Type-C cable
lanyard
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. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the U22 II CW 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
  • side switch
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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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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