I have gotten a few what I call nice flashlights (Fenix) in the past few months. I really like them and the amount of light they put out is phenomenal. I have a single AAA battery light that I can easily walk my dog with and I have a 16' leash. The light is far brighter than I need for 16' distance.
But, if you don't want to spend $25 (at least) or $50 or $100 there are cheap LED lights that put out a huge amount of light for under $10. I've gotten two AA lights. One claims 80 lumens and the other almost 300 lumens. I know that isn't OTF or any of the other technical specifications but if you want a beater light that puts out BIG light for a small price these are an option. An ebay search for the below is what I got but there are lots.
Item Title: Mini CREE LED Flashlight 7W 300LM Torch Adjustable Focus Zoom Light
The seller is jkeeestore but like lights, there are lots of sellers. I just got the light today and his shipping is fast and it didn't come from China. It probably started there but not the last step to my house.
We get beater knives so why not a beater light to carry with our beater knife.
MY CURRENT EDC
Sage4: Now with black linen (micarta) scales, stonewashed blade and bolsters
Manbug (G-10): Now has camo-desert kirinite scales, ZDP-189 blade ground to a Jester-like spine, stonewashed blade and bolsters
Fenix LD01 (single AAA flashlight) clips to Manbug FOB