If your darkroom ceiling is white, bounce your safelight off the ceiling; it will give a soft, overall light that is quite pleasant. Also, you can use a little higher-wattage bulb (do do the safelight test though).
I have also been using amber and red pocket LED flashlights (e.g., Photon) for finding things and reading stuff in the darkroom. I keep one in my apron pocket. They are great for reading that print manipulation list when you're not quite sure how much you decided to burn that edge this time.
I love the screw-in LED idea. I'm going to try some myself.