Just got the newer version (2.0) of the Coast HP550 or should I say HP550.2? Walmart had them. Now at 1075 lumens, 6:15 hrs runtime on high, and 351 m of throw. I've got my Eneloops in it now. Two and half months into this year, and this was my first purchase ;-)
First light i bought in 2014 was a mako flood. With the shipping and customs, this dim little aaa light costs the same as a i7 Lots of my lights costs more than a i7, so its not always a cheap hobby.Taking a break for awhile. 75% of my lights go unused.
I did buy a Core i7, but that is my original (more expensive) obsession.
car: every 10 years
computer: every 5 years
flashlights: 40 - $50 is/was a reasonably affordable hobby