The Dorcy 41-4750 is my favorite flashlight. It's super durable, light, bright, and takes AA batteries. I have a couple of these Dorcy flashlights around the home. One in the garage, and the others in my nightstands for emergencies and other uses.
This flashlight beats out my old Maglites in price, portability, and battery use (with the exception of using it as a weapon..which Maglite is superior ;)).