This Brite-Strike Protector 2-C is bright enough for its maker to call it a "tactical flashlight," nearly blinding anyone into whose face you shine it. It cranks out 80 lumens of LED light that'll last four hours on a couple of D batteries. Who knew LEDs could get so outlandishly bright? There's also a low setting that provides 35 lumens for 50 hours.

This is not just any ordinary flashlight. Carved out of a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, it's waterproof and shockproof. You'll pay dearly for all that quality, though: $100 for the two-cell 3-watt model, $80 for the single-cell light that lasts two hours on a battery, or you could go all-out for the $220 five-watt two-cell light (available in May) that cranks out 110 lumens.

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