The Streamlight ProTac HL is an incredibly high power LED flashlight that is remarkably affordable for what you get. The street price on this torch is about $70-80, which might be more that you consider a bargain. However, it throws 600 lumens (!) and is smaller than any of those “D” cell lights you had growing up. In fact, it’s shorter than the pens I have scattered about my desk.
I posted a review of the Streamlight ProTac HL over at BlueSheepdog.com. If you have any interest in the light, you might want to check it out. I’ve used the light quite a bit in recent days, and I am extremely impressed. Without reservation, I highly recommend this high power LED flashlight.
I’ve carried this flashlight daily for more than two years. I really like this light a lot. I highly recommend it. I’ve since purchased several more of these lights including one for my father.