Here is my list of requirements...
-about 100 lumens on max - more is better, but I want at least 30 minutes of runtime
-have ability to turn on at highest level as first setting
-have a 'tactical'-style, protruding, forward-clickie (why is that so tough?)
-at least 2 brightness levels (lowest level under 30 lumens)
-1 cell design (if not AA, then MUST be fully compatible with RCR123 [using protected cells is fine])
-run on low-setting for 10+ hours
-reliable and reasonably resistant to shock from a drop
-UCL glass lens
-abundant checkering or otherwise good gripping surface
-pocket clip included
-if it's a CR123 design, the ability to fit in a decent belt carrier
-easy to upgrade to newer LED, when available (maybe I'm dreaming here)
What options are out there besides the pricey Novatac 120T? The Nitecore DI looks real good (I was about to buy it), but I am not impressed with the reliability reports I have been reading regarding the switch.
WHY is it so tough to find a good light with a protruding, forward-clickie switch?!? I have no need for tail-standing!