These are your “in the clutch” lights you find more useful to keep until needed than to piddle with like toys. Three lights now serve this purpose for me; my long-neglected MC-E zoomie bike light, which stays attached to the bike until needed, and my Sipik Sk68 that stays on the keyring. Lastly is my Q5 ebay head-strap-attaching light (helps that there is no real satisfaction in playing with it). If I discharge the batteries needlessly, I find I don’t have them when I need them. Hence, they are my no-play lights.
I don’t have any. I just swap another to its place if I want to play with it. I do the same with knives. I occasionally take all the kitchen knives to the store room and bring back a different set, or take all the pocket knives in my drawer to the storeroom and bring back some I haven’t used for a while. There might be some meat cleavers I have never used, and I don’t use the hand forged machete often any more.
I’d be into my P2A in a heartbeat, if I could figure out how to get the head open. I’d like to change the emitter to something a lot warmer, but it’s obvious they were wise to guys like me. They have it glued tighter than a bulls arse in fly time.
Solarforce S2200. It’s a tank, a whole lotta light, and not the easiest carry around. But it’s beam is delicious, it’s very well made and the modes are intuitive and very useful. Towards the top of my brightest list at 2657 OTF @ 30 sec, and probably the longest running. All of which adds up to an excellent emergency light.
My XinTD V4 is one of the only ones I haven’t modded. It sits pristine, waiting for the day it’s sorely needed.
Edit: And my Solarforce L2P with Lantern attachment, it’s got a Nichia 219 and stands by waiting for lights out situations.