My current EDC light is exhibiting systems of old age, (Comes on for 5-10 seconds then drops to low power.) It's a Shining Beam Mini. I have an extra so I'm ok for now but would like to have a newer brighter light to switch to. I also carry a FourSevens MK II for flood light needs that often gets lost in my pocket. I would ask this over at candlepowerforums.com also where I've had a log on for a year or more but still can't post or reply. Even sent email to the admin asking why but was ignored. I guess your a newby over there for a long time. You guys are my only hope for an educated answer. 1) How would you prefer to purchase the light? __X__This will be mail-order or Online (location doesn't matter). 2) Budget: An easy question, but you may change your mind after answering the rest! __x__Up to $75 ish. 3) Format: __x__I want a flashlight (hand held/self contained). 4) Size: I like the 1 RCR123 size lights, It's what I've been using. I would accept an 18650 sized light but prefer smaller. 5) Emitter/Light source:Camping, Backpacking, Car Glove-box). __x__LED (known for efficiency, longevity, and compactness) 6) Manufacturer: __x__I want to buy a light from a large/traditional manufacturer that is ready to go out of the box. 7) What power source do you want to use? __x__I intend to use Rechargeable cells based on less common formats (18500 or 18650 Li-Ion, RCR123, et-al). I have a large number of both RCR123 and 18650. I like the RCR123 lights. I would accept an 18650 sized light but prefer smaller. 7a) If you have selected a rechargeable option __x__I have several separate/stand-alone chargers 8) How much genuine out the front (OTF) light do you want/need? Sometimes you can have too much light (trying to read up close up with a 100 lumen light is not a happy experience). __x__I want to illuminate an entire field, the neighbor's front yard several houses down (300-700 lumens). __x__I want search and rescue type illumination (800+ lumens). I live rural, only a few neighbor within a mile and want lots of light when checking out the barnyard. Both are marked in that the first will do but I would rather have 800+. __x__SPECIAL NOTE: Burst/Turbo mode Category - There are several lights that will run at a super bright maximum for a very limited period (usually 5-10 minutes) and then will "step-down" to a lower level for thermal control. Check here if this is acceptable. 9) Flood vs Throw: Flood covers an area, Throw reaches out to a distance. __x__Narrow Throw: I want a beam with a very tight "hot center" and minimal "side-spill". Good for distance viewing, fog, and looking through dense undergrowth. 9a) Distance: How far away will you typically need to see with this light (check all that apply) __X__50-150+ yards/meters(Out to the barn is 50+ yards the pasture on the other side is even further. I live in a very rural area with wide open spaces) 10) Runtime: __x__Up to 30 minutes (I want the brightest [and potentially smallest] light for brief periods) 11) Durability/Usage: __x__Very Important 12) Switch Size, Type, and location (choose all that apply): __X__I want a forward clicky (Helpful for momentary activation and signalling). __x__I want a momentary switch (Predominantly for use with signalling and short bursts of momentary light only). __x__I want a tail mounted switch (found on the majority of today’s high end lights). __x__Other, please specify___Is a forward clicky or a reverse clicky a "tactical" switch?___. 13) User Interface (UI) and mode selection. Select all that apply. __x__Off, momentary on and on is all I need. 14)Material/Finish/Coating __x__ Durable __x__Anodized Aluminum – or __x__Stainless steel 15) Water resistance __x__IPX4 (Splash resistant) 16) Storage conditions __x__Other__On my belt___ 17) Special Needs/extras: __x__Pocket/belt clip __x__Holster I can make my own if need be but would like one to start with.