I am playing a Human Eldritch Knight in D&D 5E, and as I am not a demi-human blessed with dark-vision, while the rest of the party are, I have to be burdened with a light source.
Half of the time I find myself micro-managing my hooded lantern - to pull the hood down out of combat so that the bumbling Human fighter won't give the entire party's position away, and to pull the hood all the way in combat so I can see in battle. No to mention that I am entirely at the mercy of that lantern. If it goes out, I'll be screwed at my primary department of combat.
So is there any way for me to be able to see in the dark without expending too many spell slots or spending lots of gold (less than 500gp), or am I doomed to carry a hooded lantern for my entire adventuring career?