Just bought a Romisen RC-C8 II R2 Flood-to-Throw LED Flashlight, and was unimpressed with its overall light output. I'm using it as my main light on my bike with a lockblock, and I have a Fenix LD-20 attached to my helmet.
I liked the full flood mode in theory, but in practice and on the bike, it just did not illuminate the road far enough in front of me for it to be practical. I was only using AAA's, but I've heard that using 18650's in the Romisen RC-C8 only improves battery life, and not light output.
Are there any other floody lights that are brighter than the Romisen in the ~$50 range?