This insanely useful headlamp makes a great gift at $13.50 (save 50 percent)

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A must-have for every handyman, dog-walker and human who doesn't have three hands, this headlamp is a steal at under $14. (Photo: Amazon)
A must-have for every handyman, dog-walker and human who doesn't have three hands, this headlamp is a steal at under $14. (Photo: Amazon)

I didn't know how much I needed a headlamp until I started using a headlamp.

Like anyone, when I need a flashlight I typically reach for my phone. The problem is, using it leaves me one-handed for whatever I'm trying to do: Pick up after the dog on a nighttime walk, hold a nail in place for a hammer strike, feed new filament into my 3D printer and so on.

All these things require two hands, minimum, so that's when I added a headlamp to my toolbox. My only question now: Why the heck did I wait so long?

Certainly not because of cost: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon seller Viviyamy has the Nature's Source rechargeable 3-light headlamp for just $13.49 with promo code 50SB1I15. That's 50% off the regular price and one of the best deals I've seen. Similar lamps sell for around $25-$30.

$13.49 with code

This is a multi-mode tool, with a super-bright center light and two small lights flanking it. The power button toggles between center-only, outside-only, all-three and flash modes. There's also a red LED at the rear — a tail light, as it were.

Another perk: The center light can have a narrow or wide beam depending on how you turn the focus knob, and it can angle-adjust from straight ahead to straight down. (Its hinge offers 90 degrees of motion.)

The lamp has an IPX5 waterproof rating, meaning it can survive the rain or the splash of water you douse yourself with on a hot day. Its pair of rechargeable batteries are good for six to eight hours of light, according to the manufacturer.

I own a headlamp that's virtually identical to this one. It can be a little uncomfortable until you get the straps adjusted exactly right, but it's incredibly bright and something I can no longer live without. Even if you just need hands-free lighting for nighttime dog walks, this is a great deal.

And a great gift! At this price, it would make a superb stocking-stuffer, Secret Santa item or the like. Just be sure to act fast, because I suspect this will sell out soon.

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