Even tho I admit to be a flashaholic, I don't look forward to complete darkness... An infinity ain't going to cut it throughout distance.... Incandescents aren't going to make it throughout 8 hours..... oh boy...
I know how you guys feel. I remember the 1950's when there was a lot more darkness, and everyone had chrome Ray-o-vac flashlights (what the heck does Ray-0-vac mean?) Now everything and everywhere is well-lit at night because of population growth and building regulations. In Los Angeles, the whole night sky glows from reflected city lights.
Even cars. In the fifties and sixties, cars usually had only two interior lights: a ceiling light and glovebox light. My new car has door courtesy lights, a sunshade vanity light, two reading lights, a center console map light, an ashtray light, foot lights, and interior hatch light, in addition to the ceiling light and glovebox light.
My walkway has a dozen solar cell charged, nicad battery powered LED walk lights. My front door has a motion-sensored light. My carport is lit by a motion-sensing pair of 600 watters, as are my side and back yards.
Most people never think about those that live above the Arctic Circle which is only about 400 miles or so north of me, sun is below the horizon for several months in the winter, rumor is there is a secret winter ski resort up there....for vampires ONLY!