I wish to upgrade from my trusty Arc AAA-P DS to something more flexible. I'm currently eyeing a Quark MiNi AA or Nitecore EX10 SP or Quark MiNi 123 or Fenix PD10. Recommend a Flashlight Checklist: 1) What do you intend to use this light for? Indoor use. locating things maintaining machines power failure readiness gentle transition from and to bed comfortable reading light 3) Price Range: Preferably well under $100. 9) Runtime: I want a high runtime. I have an existing AA / AAA eneloop charger, but am curious about the CR123A form factor which would be new to me. 6) What batteries do you want to use? I see that 3.6V CR123A batteries exist but some of the lights I've looked at want 3.0V max. Considering I have no problem with discharging 4 AAA eneloops every 2-3 months for my Arc, I'm uncertain whether or not I use a light often enough to make a rechargeable system worth it. I also see alternative batteries such as 14500 (but those are 3.6+ V, too). 13) Operational Modes: Check all that apply. I think I want at least these outputs: 3+ lumens low (optional medium, 18+ lumens) 90+ lumens high 15) Special Needs: Near-permanent EDC on neck lanyard (preferably break-away, weight permitting) Interface should output high later / as auxiliary Silent, smooth one-handed operation (pushbuttons accepted if inaudible) Do not want a clip Sometimes I want a set a flashlight down as a candle/lantern but I never have a sure way to set it for a given task. The issue at hand could be that I've never used a flood throw or bright-enough light, so I often need to (re)orient it. Tailstanding is overrated when there is no gravitationally flat surface around. I like my neck lanyard because my pockets are typically full, and it's convenient to either use the light while dangling, or held under my armpit. EDIT: I think I use my light often enough to desire a rechargeable system. I'm probably disqualifying the MiNi 123 / MiNi CR2 / PD10 due to issues with rechargeables.