I work for the Federal Government in Canada and have been tasked to research out the best light source for use by our ER Teams(emergency response). There are way too many flashlights/lanterns on the market and my brain feels like it is going to explode soon. My situation is that I need flashlights for approximately 50 people, most of whom sit at a desk all day and are lucky to know which end of the light to point away from their body, so the lights have to be easy to use. Due to the large number of units needed they cant be too expensive $50-100 tops. They will be used primarily in fire emergencies or other disasters where there has been a loss of all power, so they must have a solid flood beam as well as a good tight spot beam. They also need to be very durable, as I expect them to get dropped alot and moderately water resistant(it rains alot in my city). Perhaps someone can tell me whether I would be better off with a rechargeable unit or straight battery operation. Basically any reccomendations that you all can give me would be greatly appreciated, and unless some of you are canadian citizens it wont be your tax dollars paying for it(ha ha).