Looking to add a flashlight to the pile of stuff that goes in my pockets each day. The need came about when we lost power one day at work and it got awful dark in the office, real quick. I used my phone's flash as a flashlight but that's like using your key as a knife.
So a loose set of qualifications the light has to meet:
Needs to take one AA/CR123A/14500/16340 cell
Needs to be small as possible so as to be unobtrusive in the pocket
So-called 'moonlight modes' appeal to me, around 0.1Lm
Really bright modes have their uses too, like impressing friends
90% of the time this light will be on low or medium, so I'd like it to have an LED that is possibly high CRI or at least neutral instead of white/bordering on blue. Price isn't too much of and I'd like to see a ridiculously bright mode for the same reason I buy knives with extreme steels. Not that I'll ever push them to the limits, but it's fun to carry around.
I've found five lights that seem to fit these qualifications, three with a twist/magnetic control ring and the fourth a simple push button. The ring seems like an intuitive feature, but I've heard it does drain some power on low settings unlike a traditional switch. Zebralight seems to have fought back with an intuitive user interface though.
I've added a poll to get opinions on these four lights, but I'd like to keep the choices narrowed down if possible. Let's hear your thoughts!
Zebralight SC80c (or SC80w)