Inspired by this thread.
I have a “bump in the night” safe, and I’d like to add a flashlight that would last as long as possible without a battery change or charge.
My requirements for the light output are pretty modest (this flashlight will most likely only be used indoors while my eyes are adjusted to the dark). The light should be scattered rather than focused.
I would like the flashlight to be one-handed. Operated with a button, and maybe the option of an instant-on mode (light illuminates only when the button is depressed).
Should I be more focused on the battery rather than the flashlight design? Is there such a thing as a flashlight that doesn’t discharge the batteries during storage?
I’ve been using an el-cheapo 9 LED aluminum-body light for this purpose, but it seems to eat batteries just sitting in storage. This is the type of light you’ll see in the impulse buy area of a hardware store.