Please don't laugh people, but I do own many cheap lights. Today I bought my first LED light, one that uses three D-cell batteries. It's a cheapo imported light, but I got it for a great deal, so I figured "why not?" The one I'm comparing it to is a regular flashlight that my wife's work gives out for free to their vendors. It uses two D-cell batteries. It's similar to a Mag light, but says it is from Garrity Industries, but made in China.
So anyway, this is my first light comparison. This pic was taken from about 10 feet away from the wall. The regular light has a brighter "spot" but is mostly useless otherwise. The LED, while still not that great, seemed to put out much more "usable" light at close range.
Here is the pic: