In my search for a new AA LED flashlight, I came across the Fenix LD20. Featuring 4 light levels and 2 strobe settings, this 6″ waterproof T6 aircraft-grade aluminum flashlight looks to be an excellent EDC (every day carry) light. A quick google search brings up many positive reviews.
For those used to buying cheap and nearly disposable flashlights, the Fenix LD20 may seem a bit expensive at $55. But, compared to similarly featured high quality flashlights, $55 is a real bargain.
The Fenix LD20 is well-built, extremely bright, and accepts common AA batteries. Although it can take Alkaline batteries, it performs better with rechargeable cells. We use Eneloops rechargeables in our AA flashlights since they have very low self-drain rates.