After about 10 hours of research over the last two weeks on trying to decide what basic but quality LED Flashlight to purchase, and having thought that I had narrowed it down to the final two or three candidates, I inevitably find something posted somewhere (video or elsewhere) that makes me second guess my choices. I know that just like most things, buy quality and cry once, but there are a few exceptions to this general rule that I've found myself regretting (where I enjoyed and used the a lower priced option than its more expensive counterpart), and I really wanted to keep my purchase to $50 or less. I've become aware that some of the newer LEDs, based on CREE diodes, and especially using 14500 batteries, can light up the forest like it is daylight. But I am looking for a more balanced approach, with: 1) respectable light output of around 80 to 120 lumens (that can be dialed down for improved battery life); 2) waterproof design, or at the very least, true water resistant design, that can withstand long term use in a moderate rain, without it causing problems; 2) good quality light that tends towards the neutral white hue, and a wide light pattern that has spillage that makes the light useable in terms of periphery of view rather than a narrow beam that throws a long way but that doesn't light up a wide swath of territory; 3) very good regulated battery life on a regular AA or AAA (or two of them) battery (good battery life would mean more than 3 to 4 hours on medium output, and hopefully more). I thought I had narrowed it down to either a Fenix E21 or a Thrunite Ti or a (admittedly less quality) Ultrafire C3 (the kind that takes either a single AA or two AAs and with 5 modes), but I'm back at square one. I am not looking for a narrow, long throwing, beam light to ID objects in the far distance, but something that gives me a good coverage pattern that's bright but not blindingly so over a moderate distance (for this reason, I liked the Ultrafire C3 but have been reading about quality problems with it). Any help would be greatly appreciated.