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'A bright idea!' Score two popular LED headlamps for $16 — just $8 each — and light up the night

Spring is here, and the days are finally getting longer after what feels like a winter that dragged on forever. But it's still not sunshine all the time. Whether you're walking the dog in the early morning or bringing in the groceries after dusk, hands-free lighting helps. Enter the top-selling GearLight LED Headlamp: This bright, lightweight hero offers seven light modes. Get it at a steep discount as part of Amazon's Big Spring Sale.

These headlamps can tilt up to 45 degrees and offer seven lighting modes, including a flashing white strobe light and a red beam for improved night vision. Keep one in your house and one in your glove compartment.

$16 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

These have been marked down by 20%, netting you two headlamps for just $16 — $8 per light. That's the most affordable these have been all year! You can keep one as a backup or gift the other one. These are some of the most popular headlamps on Amazon, and also some of the most affordable.

Why do I need this?

When you need to handle tasks outside and there's no natural light, these headlamps are a huge help. Sure, you might feel like John McClane in Die Hard trying to get work done with a flashlight held between your teeth, but you'll get tired of that pretty fast.

The runtime is around 10 hours on the lowest setting (turning these headlamps brighter will burn the battery faster), and they're battery-powered so you can easily swap them. Of course, rechargeable batteries — like these from Energizer (also on sale!) — will help eliminate unnecessary waste.

The headlamps are also weather-resistant, so you needn't worry about getting left in the dark (ba-dum-tsh) if it begins to rain. They're a fantastic purchase for camping. After all, putting up a tent is hard enough on its own. Doing it at night is torture.

biker using headlamps; two headlamps on blue background
You'll take a shine to these headlamps. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

More than 32,000 shoppers have given these GearLight LED Headlamps a five-star rating.

One confidently kooky neighbor said, "I use these for everything: polishing my nails in the dark, taking my trash out in the wee hours — you name it. Yes, I'm that neighbor. I keep an extra pair in my car in case I want to eat a pastry in there at night and not get crumbs everywhere. They're great! Oh, I use this lamp for hiking too ... in the dark, of course. Highly recommend."

Of course, this has applications for household projects too: "Will use it to do plumbing repairs — I need to keep my hands free to pinpoint leaks in pipes."

"A bright idea!" added another five-star fan. "I love these. I got them for walking my dog at night, and I don’t care if I look like weirdo."

"These headlamps are just what I needed to safely walk my dog at night," wrote a final customer. "The light is bright and provides a wide area of illumination. And my hands are free to clean up after my dog. The band is adjustable and the light itself can be pointed straight out or angled down. I'm very happy with my purchase. The only downside is the lamp takes 3 AAA batteries, which are not included." (Psst: Consider this $6 eight-pack from Amazon Basics or invest in some rechargeable Energizer batteries.)

Get around 10 hours of use from these wildly popular lights with one set of three AAA batteries. 

$16 at Amazon

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