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General Flashlight Discussion / New Manker model! The MK37
« Last post by JohnnyMac on December 25, 2020, 12:43:57 PM »
Manker has a new model they are releasing that I am pretty excited about.  The MK37




This light really looks like a winner to me!  Not much gets me excited these days but this sure does.

Product Description
Feature:
- Utilizes 1* LUMINUS SBT90 GEN2 LED with a max output of 5,800 lumens
- Max beam intensity of 218,556cd and max throw distance of 935 meters
- New optical grade PMMA TIR lens provides the higher quality and quantity of light in a soft and balanced beam
- Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
- Power by 3x 18650 rechargeable li-ion batteries (Excluded)
- Working voltage: 8.7V - 12.6V
- High efficiency constant circuit provides stable output (Non-PWM)
- With advanced intelligent temperature regulation module, MK37 regulates its output and adapts to the ambient environment, maintaining optimal performance
- Electronic reverse polarity protection and over-discharge protection
- Integrated power indicator in side switch indicates remaining battery power
- User-friendly Interface, easy & fast one handed operation
- One button control all brightness levels and functions
- Lockout mode prevents accidental activation
- Five user selectable moonlight mode(0.1 - 2 lm) to meet different requirement
- Intelligent memory function stores the brightness mode & mode cycle last used
- Constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy
- Premium type-III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
- Body oxidation color option: Black or Sand
- Premium cooling fins Design
- MK37 can be directly mounted to a tripod, turning it into a camp light or a fixed supplementary light
- Diamond-pattern knurling provide a better gripping surface
- Immersion gold and gold plated connector to ensure an effective conductivity
- Built-in lanyard hole (inner diameter: 0.138in / 3.5mm)
- Convenient tail-stand capacbility
- IPX-8 waterproof standard (2 meters under water)
- Compact & lightweight, weigh only 10.51oz / 298g
- Size: 2.0 inch /52.2mm (head diameter) x 1.85inch /47mm (body diameter) x 5.1 inch / 128.57mm length
- Accessory: Holster *1, Lanyard *1, Waterproof o-ring *1, Manual *1, 3/8" to 1/4" Tripod Thread Adapter *1

Output/runtime (LUMINUS SBT90.2)
Moonlight            0.1 lumens    70 hours
Low                     70 lumens    30 hours
Mid1                  400 lumens      9 hours 30 minutes
Mid2                1100 lumens      4 hours
High                2800 lumens      1 hours 40 minutes
Turbo              5800 lumens      1 hours 25 minutes
Strobe             5800 lumens -
Peak beam intensity: 218,556 cd
Maximum beam distance: 935 meters
Impact resistance: 1 meters
Waterproof standard: IPX-8,2M
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: troubleshooting a gifted LED flashlight
« Last post by JohnnyMac on December 25, 2020, 12:39:35 PM »
Sorry for the late response.  A spring can be added on the driver end, in theory, but it really depends on the design of the light.  It might be easier to put a longer/stiffer spring on the switch side or to even add a second spring to the original spring.  If you can post a pic of the driver I can tell you if it would be an easy mod to add a spring.
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Deal Alerts! / Re: WUBEN Weekly Deals Collection to 50% OFF ( US AMZ Only)
« Last post by JohnnyMac on December 25, 2020, 12:35:23 PM »
I actually purchased this light on Flash sale at Amazon.  Absolutely hated the LED in it and shipped it right back for a refund.  Not a fan.
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Big money for a plastic drug store lantern.  Olight seems to be going downhill lately.  They were never really all that great.  The only convenience of this plastic lantern is easy charging and not using "D" cells.  I'd love to see a comparison against the Sofirn LT1 lantern. 
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New Member Introductions / Re: Gday!
« Last post by JohnnyMac on December 25, 2020, 12:24:18 PM »
Welcome, Spear_Rib!  Sorry for the delayed response to your post.  I'd imagine you want a light with a bit more throw.  For the money, the Astrolux FT03 and FT03 Mini are tough to beat.  I am especially a fan of the FT03 Mini in either  LED offered (SST40 and XHP50.2)  SST40 offers a bit more throw and less spill but the XHP50.2 offers good throw and more spill for an overall better balanced light, IMO.  I liked the mini so much I bought one of each!

There are tons of other good choices out there though.  All depends on your budget and preferences.
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: RED light first Flashlight
« Last post by JohnnyMac on December 25, 2020, 12:19:21 PM »
Great answers to that question.  I'm not up to date with the "colored" primary LED lights.  If I've wanted a different LED color than white, I usually take a good white torch and swap the emitter.  This way I know it will be a good colored torch.
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: RED light first Flashlight
« Last post by maurice.rojas on December 22, 2020, 03:27:17 PM »
Hello all... I posted this same question on another forum and received a bunch of answers. In the interest of passing information along I'll list what I have received in case someone else is also interested in the topic.

Handheld Flashlights -
Fenix - TK25 Red Version or R+B Version (Physical set to red)
Nitecore - SRT Series (Physical set to red)
Streamlight - Sidewinder Boot Light (Red filter integreated in older model)
Pelican - 7600

Headlamps -
Princeton Tec - Vizz, Vizz Tactical and Byte Tactical (Program to red first)
Nitecore - HC65 (Program to red first)
Coast Headlamp (Home Depot)

Any input is still welcome,,
Thanks in advance
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General Flashlight Discussion / RED light first Flashlight
« Last post by maurice.rojas on December 18, 2020, 04:33:30 PM »
Hello all.. I did a search but did not find an answer.
Does anyone know of a good quality brand handheld flashlight that defualts to red first?
Or one that can be programmed to be red first?
Thanks in advance
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Deal Alerts! / Re: WUBEN Weekly Deals Collection to 50% OFF ( US AMZ Only)
« Last post by alegendlives on November 13, 2020, 04:15:28 AM »
New to the forum here. I went to BLF to get more information on this EDC. Apparently there is a reported issue with this specific model overcharging protected batteries. https://budgetlightforum.com/node/73921
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General Flashlight Discussion / Re: Maxtoch Archer M1
« Last post by spear_Rib on November 06, 2020, 03:57:28 AM »
Hey Gents

Maxtoch has been on my radar for a while due to all the raving attention they were drawing on my hunting forum, dunno what happened but I think something changed with manufacturing and our local guy in NZ that was receiving Maxtoch stock went cold.

Im in the market for a small handheld general purpose flashlight and figure the  Archer M1 should do this nicely, Question - should I buy the batteries and charger that are available from them? just to get me going

Also the HO1R was very popular but is not currently available, do any of you know anything about this model? MAXTOCH Long Range 650 Meters LR550 Head Torch

James
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