Up until now I've bought only cheapo flashlights. Now that I have the funds, I want to get a good flashlight. Unfortunately, since I'm new to this, I'm not sure what to get. Here are the criteria:
-price should be less than $150. Anything more expensive and I will have to spend money on a lawyer or a psychiatrist since my wife will either divorce me or have me go see a shrink!
-has to have wow factor for the wife. She should see why the light is worth the price.
-length should be less than 8 inches since I will mount the light on a bike as well as using it around the house.
-I'm flexible on battery type. Would prefer AA but know that I may have to go with cr123 or 18650.
-would prefer that the body width is equal or less than 28 mm since most commonly available bike mount don't take larger lights.
-as bright as possible
So far I've narrowed my choices down to the TK35 and the SC600. The TK35 will not mount easily on a bike doe to its shape but I could figure something out. Any other good choices besides these two torches? Thanks so much guys! That's all I need now is another costly hobby