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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    Quote Originally Posted by chillinn View Post
    I did email Martin a few days ago. He said I "might get lucky."

    I apologize for embarrassing myself. I am not all that emotionally invested in this. It is a pretty darned good deal. But the E14III will still be available at a good price, and the MC13, too, if I miss the Muscle Combo. I won't even shake a fist, not even a tiny one. I guess I am just excited at what a good deal it is. Sorry again.
    No worries man!! I know what it is like to be a broke flashaholioc LOL. Been there many many many years.
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    Yes, no worries. Many of us have been in that position...

    I hope everyone circles back to this thread when the lights come in. Very curious to see the CPF critical reviews of this new Manker update.

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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    I ordered Thrower with Osram Green + Flood NW + went ahead for few more ducats got the USB-C Bats
    This combo should make a great vehicle emergency light. Plus can't beat the price!

    I was notified by Martin many more than the initial 75 units were produced for forum sales.. So no worries Chillinn there will be plenty to be had when you're flush (:

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    Admiring your badge of courage, little bite in the bezel. Rubber ring is a good idea... two would have been a better idea. I have trembling hands, so sometimes when I pick something up, I fumble it, down it goes. I'm going to remember the idea of installing training wheels for a while on new lights, because usually, I only drop things in the first few weeks of ownership.

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    Ok eagle-eye... You saw my ding. I use all my stuff hard - a collector I’m not. However, I don’t abuse.

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    Been carrying two new lights, SC5c II a month old, SC53c a week old... both have head bites already. Forgot the SC5c II was in my lap when I got out of the car, landed on concrete. Fumbled the SC53c when picking it up, fell on vinyl covered concrete, ding not as bad as on the SC5c II, but still. I'll be eventually replacing and gifting them both, and I feel guilty about that, but... some Ricky Nelson lyrics, you know? And I really hate concrete. Not the first two times concrete has attacked my lights. Once, same situation as the car lap, forgot it was there, bounced on driveway black top, did this 3 times in a row within 10 minutes, 3rd time cracked the threads of my fivemega 18350 E head E tail. I guess that is not concrete. Similar thing, road surface-like.
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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    Use but not abuse.. words to live by!

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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    Quote Originally Posted by chillinn View Post
    Been carrying two new lights, SC5c II a month old, SC53c a week old... both have head bites already. Forgot the SC5c II was in my lap when I got out of the car, landed on concrete. Fumbled the SC53c when picking it up, fell on vinyl covered concrete, ding not as bad as on the SC5c II, but still. I'll be eventually replacing and gifting them both, and I feel guilty about that, but... some Ricky Nelson lyrics, you know? And I really hate concrete. Not the first two times concrete has attacked my lights. Once, same situation as the car lap, forgot it was there, bounced on driveway black top, did this 3 times in a row within 10 minutes, 3rd time cracked the threads of my fivemega 18350 E head E tail. I guess that is not concrete. Similar thing, road surface-like.
    I can relate. When they’re not on the shelf and out in the field, they get bites. Just like me. I spent 40 years in the field on construction sites and wore out many steel-toed boots, gloves and pocket knives - especially knives. Lights took a hit but never lost but one - it was overrun by a CAT 966 loader in a gravel pit. Fortunately it was an early Maglite and not something I felt any fondness for.

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    Specs on this Manker look great. Price is not bad at all for those features. Considering.

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    What’s the UI like on these? The last light I bought was an emisar d4 (not v2) with 219c back in 2017. It’s served me well. Would this be a good upgrade?


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    The UI is very simple and logical. But asking about a UI is like asking what ‘colors’ look like. 16 million opinions.

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    Update after one month:

    Of all my lights, I have been reaching for this one more each night for the 2 mile woods dog-walk. Huge HICRI flood with more than enough punch on turbo - effectively almost equals a thrower's reach on turbo - the beam is perfect for situational awareness here in the SW Connecticut dense woods. Road walking is perfect too as even canted downward, the wide/ bright beam spread causes oncoming traffic to move way over. I highly recommend it for these tasks - the lowest low (It looks lower than .02L next to my HDS) is great as a night light. The UI is also logical, simple and useful. My only real gripe is that the stainless tail tact button has a good clicky feel, but is sensitive and I have to remember to 4-click the light to 'safety off' in my pocket.

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    For what they are trying to make this seems amazing, but practical is something else. 4000 Lm and running on a single 18350? Even when running with 1x 18650 I still call that ridiculous. Is turbo runtime going to be listed in fractions of a second? 180Lm on low is way too high for this light to be used for EDC, or anywhere apart from outside for that matter. Even 10Lm is sometimes too much for me indoors. Who is this light supposed to be intended for?

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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    I forgot to say that I use the 18650 tube for my long walks. Also, for EDC in the 18350 tube, it’s perfect because there are 5 low modes of which 5L is the highest in that group.

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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    The ramping moonlights are excellent!
    I use the low, which is actually closer to 120lm, for my highest beam
    Rear electronic switch has nice tactical feel.. Two quick clicks from any mode to turbo, scares the crap out of coyotes, also will wake up your neighbors

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    Here in Connecticut we have black bears and eastern coyotes skunks fishers and bobcats. The only trouble I ever had with anything are skunks. Bright lights don’t scare skunks at all. Even the tremendous bright of the Turbo!!.

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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    Our west coast skunks have the same attitude. I guess with their built in defense system nothing seems to get them excited, not even car tires

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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    Got my muscle combo, nice lights!! I do get a tad of green on the CRI E14III, but its not bad. Like the UI, love the 5 "moon" levels.
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    Nice - I predict you will love them a lot more as you get to know them.

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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    I am so stoked about E14III UI and Mankers superb build quality, i just ordered E03H SST20 NW Angle head AA Runs eneloops, or 14500.. Not only just a headlamp, it comes with pocket clip and has tail magnet so can be used inside engine bays

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    Default Re: The Manker E14III - an update that defies both physics and economics….

    Quote Originally Posted by knucklegary View Post
    I am so stoked about E14III UI and Mankers superb build quality, i just ordered E03H SST20 NW Angle head AA Runs eneloops, or 14500.. Not only just a headlamp, it comes with pocket clip and has tail magnet so can be used inside engine bays
    I know exactly how you feel.

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