I use a drop light also.....Haven't been out at night in way too long, but I also have a green led light under the rub rail on my boat.
I've used it alone before, had tons of shad move in and circle the boat. And caught a lot of fish...
On that trip, my drop light didn't work when I got out. I now have another drop light, but the led on my boat provides enough light to see my rod tips and tie on hooks without using my headlight and drawing bugs in to my face
No 20" rims for me
I got my green led light on E Bay for under $20