Equipped with a "hybrid power" design that allows for the use of traditional or rechargeable batteries, the Black Diamond ReVolt is a powerful and versatile headlamp that offers long-distance and close-proximity lighting options.
The Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp is durable, easy to use. It is perfect for backpacking, camping, climbing. It has got rechargeable batteries, which is a stand out feature here, which makes it great for travel. We are going to take a look at all the features, how to use the light and what makes it so great.
This is a fully featured light, so you have a couple of different settings that make it really versatile, but it is also very simple to use. So right here on the top you have a single push button and that allows you to go between the different settings.
Stand out feature here and something I want to mention first is that it comes with re-chargeable batteries. So this is powered by either three triple A alkaline batteries or it comes with Black Diamond rechargeable batteries. One thing to mention with that is with the rechargeable batteries you have a little bit lower lumen level with those. But that far outweighs the need to continue to buy extra alkaline batteries. It makes it perfect for travel when you are going to be away for a long time. It does come with a USB cord so you can charge these batteries right here on the side and you have a reliable, long term use.
If I scroll through the different settings with that single push button on top, the first light that comes on is that bright spotlight that is in the middle. So this is a triple power LED. It is very bright. You have a total of 130 lumens at the highest level, but you can dim that all the way down to four lumens. So it is a really great, really bright spot light there.
You also have proximity LEDs on the side. So if I turn those LEDs on, this is a great light for if you are reading at night, if you are looking at a map or looking at something close to you and you don't want the light to blind you. So you have two single power LEDs on the side. And this also has a red LED setting. Basically all you need to do is hold down that button on top until the red light comes on. These are two single power red LEDs and this is perfect for night vision. So if you are hiking and you just want to look at something really quickly and don’t want to lose your night vision, you can turn these re LEDs on.
Something I really love about Black Diamond and their red LEDs is once you have it set on this red setting and turn it off, you don’t have to scroll through those other two white lights before getting back to red. So right now I have it set on red. If I wanted to go back to white all I would have to do is hold that in and then I go back to the white light and the white setting.
A really great safety feature with this light is the two proximity white LEDs and the red LEDs have a blink setting or a strobe setting. So that makes it really nice and the two different white LEDs also are able to dim. So that big spot light, you are able to dim it down and the two proximity LEDs you can dim those down as well.
Something really convenient when you are traveling or back packing with this light is you have got lock mode. So if I were to hold down that top button it will scroll through the red, white and then you will see a blue light on the side start blinking. And that means it is in lock mode. So if you throw this in your pack or if you are traveling and throw it in your luggage, you can put it on lock mode and you don’t have to worry about that light turning on accidentally and draining the batteries.
There is a battery power indicator on the side of this light as well. And you will see that when you turn the light on to begin with. Right now we have got full battery so there is a green light that turns on. When the battery starts to diminish it will go to orange and then when it goes below about 25 percent of battery life you will see a red light. So you know it is soon time to change or recharge those batteries.
Speaking of batteries, there is an easy to access battery housing. So I turn the light upside down. I can open that right there with my thumb and expose the batteries. Right now I have those alkaline batteries in there, but it does come with those rechargeable Black Diamond batteries.
There is ... really easy to change out and I will mention that this is very splash proof. It is water resistant, but it is not fully waterproof, so take that into consideration before taking this out into the nasty weather.
Here on the housing you do have a nice tilt so you can tilt this light up and down to look at different angles. And Black Diamond just has a really comfortable stretchy strap. So this would work really well on... just on your head or wearing it with a hat. You can ad-just it down pretty small. But also if you are wearing a helmet, like a climbing helmet or even a bike helmet, you can adjust it to be really big to fit over top of that.
All in all this is a really easy to use, fully featured light. The stand out feature there is you are able to recharge the batteries. So you have got really reliable lighting with Black Diamond.
It is the Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp.