I'm a sucker for gadgets, and it seems I'm also constantly looking for a decent flashlight when I need one. The problem is that they seem to have dead batteries or the bulb is burned out. It is always something.
Several years ago I used an LED flashlight on my job with the railroad (after ten years I still have it). Prior to that my choice was a Mini-Mag light. Though very bright, it ate batteries at an alarming rate and if the light was dropped while turned on the filament would always break. Those little Krypton bulbs are around $5.00 each. Anyways, that first LED flashlight was great. Batteries lasted forever, and the thing could be banged around without damage. It was a small unit, used three AA batteries and worked well, though it only had four leds.
Newer generation LED flashlights are very bright, but they have many leds. One I've seen uses 100 leds in the head. It is probably bright, but it is also big. Not the best thing for carrying around or packing with your gear.
The other day I was in my local parts store and saw this thing on the counter. I bought one for $25.95. It has one LED that is focused by a lens. The case is aluminum and is bullet proof. It uses three AAA batteries and on body of the flashlight it gives battery duration...4 hours at maximum brightness, 8 hours at 50%, 15 hours at 10% (which is still very bright) and it also has a feature where it will flash SOS and a strobe feature. The beam pattern can be adjusted also, from wide to narrow. The battery life for the last two features is listed at 72 hours. Believe me....This thing is literally blinding on full brightness, and the case is designed to be used as a personal defense weapon if needed. It is about 4.5 inches long and the lens is 1.5 inches in diameter. The on off switch is on the rear and it glows in the dark. The end also has a strong magnet in it.
I am totally impressed with thing. It will illuminate objects at up to 150 yards. Well, see it for yourself by following this link. I highly recommend this flash light for home, shop and scooter. I do not think you will be dissapointed with this light.