I have the original LC40, the new LC40, the original LC90 and LC130
They each have a good home in different roles.
I still prefer the original LC40 for emergency "carry in case of" situations and have then dotted around. It is the one I personally carry in my travels like business trips or keep in bags I regularly carry. Smallest and least to go wrong, but they are more effort to recharge.
The newer LC40 as per this thread is a more use-regular type solution because if you are using it often you are charging it often and then the newer LC40's included charger is easier. In our family is used to walk the dog.
The older LC90 is much more of a general purpose torch.
The LC130 is more of a beast for the worst corner cases.
If someone just said "I'd like a torch which is bright" I'd recommend this thread's LC40 because its "idiot proof" peel the flap back and recharge every few weeks and nothing to buy or remember to do. As such it is my default recommendation unless the individual expresses uses which are frequent and more outdoor for longer periods then probably suggest the original LC90.
In our house the defining biggest problem is a long power outage, and the width of the base to point the torch to the ceiling stood on its base, and leave on for hours, is a benefit, which suits the LC130 or the original LC40 LC90. That context is the least best fit to the newer LC40 in this thread as its base is so narrow you can't prop it on its end, the other models are easier.