Review: Manker U11 1050 Lumen LED Flashlight

 Over the last few weeks I have been testing the Manker U11 LED flashlight. I was sent this flashlight free of charge from GearBest.com for my honest review.

The Manker is advertised as being a reliable and high quality flashlight throwing upwards of 1050 lumens of bright light. A light with this level of illumination is perfect for searching around properties as well as inside a building(any night vision will be lost).  The Manker would also do well on a mountain bike for lighting up dark trails or streets. 

Initial impressions had this light as being well made. Caps threaded with no issues and anodizing was excellent. No machine marks were visible and surfaces were smooth. Impressed.

I consider the Manker U11 small to medium size as it is a little over 4 inches long. Not really a weapons light but fits great in a pants pocket. An included belt clip works well but prefer it off. There is also an included lanyard.

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I prefer my lights to come on with full brightness – and shut off. That’s it. The Manker U11 has 7 modes including turbo, low, medium, high, midnight, strobe, and SOS. Like I said I use High and OFF and when on high – this thing rocks. The lower levels are good for battery conservation. 

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The light is operated with a single push button pad located on the side of the case. All modes are operated via rapid clicks or slow and momentary presses. It is actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it. The switch looks and feels high quality and long lasting.

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The U11 accepts the unique but powerful rechargeable 18650 battery or two CR123 batteries

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If a rechargeable battery is being used a mini-USB charging port is available allowing simple hookup. A rubber pull-away cover provides some water resistance and protection from dust. One thing I like about the mini-USB port is easy charging within a vehicle or using a solar panel.  When charging there is a deep blue indicator glowing from the power button.

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There is an illustration for assisting correct battery installation. Ridged channels are cut into the aluminum body for heat dispersion. Embossing on much of the body provides for secure grip.

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Performance Pictures

 

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ABOVE: At night on the side of my house

BELOW: FULL POWER

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ABOVE: House across the streets approx 150 yards away

BELOW: FULL POWER

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SUMMARY: I continue to be amazed at the technology that is available today. I still remember my first LED light that burned at 6 lumens. I was amazed at how long the battery lasted. Today these lights last just as long at tremendous levels of illumination.

The Manker U11 will not disappoint. It is lightweight, well made and incredibly powerful.

Right now through June 30th GearBest is offering 1776PatriotUSA readers a very special price. Visit their website – add the Manker to your shopping cart – and then use coupon code “PatriotU11” for the special discount.

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