Utilizes 1* LUMINUS SBT90 GEN2 LED
1* MC13 head
1* 18350 tube
1* 18650 tube
*** Kindly note: This item have NOT included any battery ***
Posted by Morikawa on 21st Jun 2021
The Mnker MC13 Limited Edition is very easy to handle.
I like sbt90.2 and bought the SBT90.2 version of MK37 earlier.
This MC13 is very compact, but the head is a little big to EDC.
Still, it is enough to carry it in the pocket.
What's surprising is that the more compact 18350 battery can be used.
Aling the runtime is sacrificed, driving the SBT90.2 with the 18350 battery is amazing.
The throw of 600m at 4500lm is an adult figure compared to the light of other companies' SBT90.2, but it is a level that can be sufficiently convinced considering the heat generation efficiency with this size.
It is five stars.
Posted by Ken on 4th Jun 2021
If you want the most power and throw in the smallest flashlight possible, the 18350 configuration of this MC13 Special Edition is your light. You will need capable batteries (I use the KeepPower 1200 mAh cells with 15A discharge pulse), but you will get 3500 lumens out the front, and a great combination of an intense hotspot that throws far, with plenty of flood and spill. This light has the "wow" factor that will truly impress friends, and folks around you will not understand where the floodlight is coming from.
The 18350 short tube will require a fresh battery after a day of fun, but the 18650 tube gives you the option for more practical run-times and slightly more power. The SBT-90.2 artifacts and tint aren't great (especially on lower outputs where it's greenish), but I don't think anyone is buying a tiny SBT-90.2 light for the most pleasant emitter characteristics. As the German reviewer below notes, I wouldn't rely on thermal regulation (it seems to be timed rather than temperature controlled), so definitely lockout this light if you're throwing it into a bag.
The powerhouse SBT-90.2 makes this tiny light truly unique - a fantastic addition to any collection, and legitimately practical for regular tasks with the 18650 tube and lower outputs.
Posted by VR on 4th Jun 2021
After purchasing other Manker lights, I decided to buy
the MC13 90.2. Very pleased with the output of this light.
While it does provided much more flood than the original
MC13, it also provides very good throw. Very compact with the
shortened tube utilizing the 18350 battery, however, it is still easily
pocket-able with the longer 18650 tube. I also appreciate
that Manker provided belt clips for both tubes. My only
complaint would be that the the tail switch provides very little tactile
response making it possible to turn the light on accidentally.
Other than that, a great light with excellent quality throughout.
Posted by heizer on 15th May 2021
Very small, especially with the 18350 tube (the smallest SBT90.2 host that I know). Great brightness and throw. The userinterface is very traditional, but OK .
Surely not the perfect flashlight for EDC, but great fun to have the SBT90.2 power in such a tiny host.
But be careful: It‘s getting very hot when using the turbo twice or more within short time and having a powerful battery.
Read my full review (german), including some beamshot comparisons here:
All prices are in USD.