For walking in and out, if anything it's a cheap energizer headlight. They are actually very bright and compact, so what more do you need? As far as waking in with no headlight, I'm all for the minimalist approach, but I have always been one to wear a headlight in the dark for safety. It's the rules.
On another note, I got a little red spotlight for Christmas. Didn't think anything much about it, but it is the best damn light I have ever owned. For blood trailing, I have found no better. I even leave my coleman lantern at home now. LINK
Buy it. You will be happy.