The origin story of the TripleLite flashlight says a guy was walking down dark basement steps, moving his conventional flashlight side to side. In doing so, he almost missed a step and fell.
That led him to create the TripleLite, which has a 180-degree beam. Shine it straight ahead and it gives you a wide field of light and vision in the dark.
It uses three LED bulbs to cover your complete field of vision. It has high and low settings, is water-resistant and is powered by just two AA batteries.