Keep your eyes open for LED Flashlights. They should become more and more commonly available as we approach the PS. 100,000 hr bulb life is more than 11 years running 24/day 7 days/week. Battery life is greatly extended due to bulb efficiency. Some examples of what is currently available are:
I am now finding more and more LED Flash Lights at dollar or 99 cent stores. Keep an eye out for these. One has an aluminum body with 9 LEDs and runs on 3 AAA cells. Another is the hand-pressing type with 2 LEDs and mercury batteries. Recharging time can be done to some extent at 1/10 the run time as long as the batteries are not run too far down. The batteries last about 22 hours with the light on full time. The mechanism is defiantly worth a dollar. Wal-Mart sells the same thing for about $4.99.
Offered by Mike.