Emitter: CREE XHP50 II
Maximum output: 2000 lumens
Maximum beam intensity: 6800cd
Maximum beam distance:164meters
Working voltage: 2.8v -4.35v (over-discharge protection)
Driver: Most efficiency constant current circuit
Material: Aircraft-grade aluminum body
Surface treatment: Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
Lens: Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Waterproof: IPX-8 (2meter under water)
Impact resistance: 2meters
Dimensions: 112mm (length) x 31mm (Diameter)
Weight: 118g(without battery)
Accessories: O-ring *1, holster *1, Lanyard *1, USB Type C cable *1, pocket clip *1, Manker 4800mAh 21700 rechargeable li-ion battery *1.
- Moonlight 1-5lm 1700hrs
- Low 130lm 16hrs
- Medium1 390lm 6.5hrs
- High 870lm 3hrs
- Turbo 2000lm-870lm 3min - 2.9hrs
- Strobe 2000lm
Max light intensity: 6800cd
Beam distance: 164M
Shockproof stand: 2M
Waterproof stand: IPX8
1. When the flashlight is off, one click, access to moonlight mode (left part of the figure), one click to circle: moonlight - low - Medium - High. Long press for off.
2. When the flashlight is off, long press to access to the mode your last use as in left part of the figure (Memory function), one click for circle. Long press for off.
3. When the flashlight is off, double click access to Turbo, one click for circle. Long press for off.
4. When the flashlight is on, double click to switch between the two groups (left and right part of the figure)
1. Blue: More than 75%
2. Purple: 50%
3. Red: Less than 20%
One click - double - triple from any mode to lock out the flashlight. (Only the battery indicator works when lock out)
Engineering Mode (Choose output level for moonlight mode):
Long press for off and still hold on, the side button battery indicator will turn on and then quick click for 4 times to get access to engineering mode. One click to check different level and long press to make your final choice.
Manker U12 Reviews:
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/Hi4kQ1v_M3c
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/JSNhlx3IyVc
Forum: (Prototype) http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57918
5 Years Warranty Service
Posted by Steve M on 19th May 2020
In the search for the ultimate EDC light, this one looked like the right one.
For me, an EDC light needs to be rechargeable and USB C charging is where it's at these days.
Needs shortcuts to its lowest and highest output modes.
A choice of warmer/neutral tint vs the regular standard of cool-white.
Spot pattern that has a wide flood and medium width spot.
Upon receiving this light, I was stunned to feel the build quality. The light has a very solid feel having only one threaded end/seem in the whole barrel. The button has plenty of feedback without being a super loud click. Tailcap threads are perfect, square cut, smooth as can be and provides a mechanical lockout. The presumably stainless ring flush with the top of the light around the glass is a nice touch. Being my first 21700 flashlight, I am thrilled to realize it's not much larger, if at all from most other 18650 compact lights.
The emitter color is basically perfect in the NW model. The color is not necessarily warm nor is it cool. This color emission is smooth throughout, no green tints, very useful spot/flood beam pattern that covers a wide area while still throwing out far enough for its size.
The interface on paper looked nice; seeing that it's got user programmable moonlight level is great, I've taken full advantage of this. After a week of carrying this light, I find it a ball of confusion jumping from turbo back to regular output modes. A double-click from off or any lower mode to enter turbo mode is easy enough but achieving the proper double - click to return to a normal output mode is tough sometimes. It likes to land me in strobe mode, instead. Even when I do get the double-click right to return to regular output modes from turbo, it temporarily goes to strobe mode- it's not a smooth transition. The regular modes have bad light level outputs. I prefer a very low moonlight mode, so I set the lowest setting to a low 2-3 lumen mode. When using the flashlight for every day regular usage, the mode that's one brightness level up from the user moonlight mode is too bright. The next mode up from that isn't too far from turbo. Using this light efficiently is hard to do because of this.
The USB C charging port is so appreciated being several years into USB C being the new standard charge and interface connector but it's unfortunate to find out that it does not support USB PD profile. USB C to USB C cables will likely-not work to charge this flashlight. USB C PD power supplies will simply ignore the flashlight and not deliver power. USB A to C cables work fine as it will default to standard 5v USB power without any handshakes required. The light does include an A to C cable.
I replaced this flashlight with a Nitecore MH20 NW model. The interface shortcuts, brightness steps, and extra modes far outshine the usability of the Manker interface. I don't mean to be too comparative but I hope this is helpful to Manker and buyers anyhow.
I will continue to use this flashlight and work around its minor interface and charging inconveniences.
Posted by Fabrice on 4th May 2019
This is my second MANKER U12. On the first switch is broken it is in the trash. It is a very good lamp that illuminates wide enough and makes the beam comfortable. The user interface is top and easy to use.
The neutral white color is warm and gives a little on the red.
Posted by L'HERMETTE Fabrice on 1st Jun 2018
This flashlight is very powerful and very compact, it fits very well in the pocket.
I took it in cool white and the light is very white, no blue halo.
The beam is wide and comfortable to use no concentrated central hotspot of light.
The quality is really good with anodizing and machining without defects.
Amazing user interface easy to use and very complete.
The 20700 battery brings longevity and power while remaining compact.
The finishing details are very good there is even a high transparency treated glass.
The regulation is perfect and guaranteed constant lighting.
I own the U21 and U11 too and the quality is always present.
I am never disappointed with the quality MANKER.
Thank you MANKER.
Posted by Felix A. Maynes on 21st Mar 2018
This flashlight is a great edc and is very bright. This light has a lot of spill. Flashlight gets very warm. Lasted longer than my nitecore mh23. I compared with my nitecore p36 2000 lumen mt-g2 ceiling bounce and nitecore was a little brighter. I will say it is at least around 1800 lumen. I don't care too much about the tint it's kind of on the greenish side. All in all great flashlight, great battery, charged quicker than any of my other usb lights. Build quality is good love the matte finish. Even though it's using a 20700 battery it's the same size as my mh23. It will still work with high drain 18650. Thank you maker.
All prices are in USD.