eBay with Botach Tactical has the Inova XO3 143 Lumen LED Tactical Flashlight (Titanium) for $22 with free shipping. Ligthts up to 146m (479 ft), waterproof to 1 meter, and has push button tailcap.
Retail: $60

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    Whistler Ben's cred: 265
    Posted 11:26 pm PDT 03/26/13

    Shame I didn't order the tactical shorts from a day or two back to go with this.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3822
    Posted 3:25 am PDT 03/27/13

    Uses 2 x CR123 cells. Note sure what's up with the specs, even the package picture reads 143 lumens and 4 hours runtime but it may be an old model as Inova now specs this model as 200 lumens and 3 hours runtime.
    http://www.inovalight.com/x/techspecs_x03.php

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    nextel2010 Ben's cred: 114
    Posted 11:01 am PDT 03/27/13

    I bought the exact same thing from this company off ebay. It is an older model with only one power level. The newer ones offer a low-light mode, and higher max lumens. Still, not bad for the $22 or so I paid. Good quality construction and includes 2xCR123 from Duracell. This flashlight will not take rechargeable 123's, due to the higher voltage. Might be able to fit a 16850, but Inova played dumb when I asked for its operating specs.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3822
    Posted 4:59 pm PDT 03/27/13

    ^ You should be able to use LiFEPO4 chemistry rechargeable R123, their nominal voltage is lower at 3.2V. Their power density is lower than std. Li-Ion cells but on the plus side they aren't as volatile and can be recharged a higher # of cycles.

    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/showthread.php?125353-NEW-R123-with-safe-chemistry

    Although, here's a guy that claims he used std Li-Ion cells in his and it "seems to work perfectly":
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?215808-AW-RCR123A-in-an-Inova-X03-%285-8W%29

    That would not surprise me as even with CR123, the nominal 6V of 2 series cells is far above the forward voltage of the LED at around 3.(something)V, so it must use some sort of linear or PWM current regulation which should also work at 7.4V.

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    nextel2010 Ben's cred: 114
    Posted 11:21 pm PDT 03/27/13

    ^Good info. The Inova rep was pretty obtuse when I asked a series of questions regarding operating specs. His recurring theme was to use only lithiums. I dd look around and thought I found comments where some owners did ok with the li-ons and some didn't with this light.

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    JediKnight Ben's cred: 684
    Posted 4:55 am PDT 03/28/13

    ^ Thanks for the link to CPF. I thought the site died several years ago.

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