The feature-rich Black Diamond Spot headlamp utilizes QuadPower and DoublePower LED to provide 300 Lumens of illumination for backcountry pursuits. Convenient PowerTap technology delivers on-the-fly brightness adjustment in all types of weather.
The headlamp’s highest setting casts a bright beam over 262 feet! You can increase efficiency by adjusting the LED setting and dialing down brightness to achieve a maximum burn time of 180 hours. You can choose between proximity and distance modes and a strobe setting comes in handy in emergencies. A SinglePower red LED bulb can be used to preserve night vision. An integrated dimmer switch allows you to fine-tune brightness in whatever mode you are using. A Brightness Memory enables you to turn the headlamp on and off and return to the setting you were last using rather than having to always toggle through modes. A locking function allows you to prevent the light from accidentally turning on when stowed inside your pack.
The headlamp is powered by three AAA Alkaline batteries (included). Even with the batteries the Spot weighs a mere 3.2 ounces. An elastic headband adjusts to enhance comfort and ensure that the headlamp remains securely in place while in use. The hinged housing lets you angle the beam as needed for the situation. The housing has an IPX 8 waterproof rating that ensures performance even in wet conditions.
The Black Diamond Spot headlamp is available in your choice of color options.
- One QuadPower LED and one DoublePower white LED emit 300 lumens
- Red SinglePower LED for night vision has dimming and strobe settings and activates without cycling through white mode
- PowerTap Technology allows instant transitioning between full and dimmed power
- Sleek, low-profile design uses three AAA batteries
- Brightness Memory allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to full power
- Settings include full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night-vision and lock mode
- Waterproof; Protected against water immersion down to >1m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes (IPX 8)
Best Use Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Climbing Item Weight 3.2 oz w/batteries Warranty 3 Year Limited Batteries Three AAA Alkaline (included) Focus Adjustable Bulb 1 QuadPower, 1 DoublePower, and 1 SinglePower LED Waterproof Protected against water immersion down to >1m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes (IPX 8) Housing Tilts Yes
Real Customer Reviews
- Nice Replacement
Likes: I have an older Black Diamond head lamp that has succumbed to old age. (Still works, but had a battery leak and now it's just not as dependable.) The Spot was priced right and got decent reviews. It's lightweight, powerful and comfortable to wear. I like the increased lumens from my older one and the side button that you can tap for an immediate increase in light.
Dislikes: Nothing so far.
- Lightweight and very bright!
Bright spot and flood beams (can be used in tandem)
Dislikes: Controls are a little more complicated to learn than other lights (though this is allows the light to be a sealed unit, thus more waterproof)
- Excellent lamp. Controls take a little getting used to.
Likes: The light is bright and small. Battery life is great.
Dislikes: The headband slips easily.
- Cool but confusing
Likes: Great color, very stylish. Love the material and thickness of the headband. I bought this mostly for the red light...and, I do love that red-orange color, too. The white lights are quite bright, likely brighter than my current headlamp.
Dislikes: Confusing to operate, especially when it's on one's head. Switching between red and white light (and vice versa) requires some patience and a light touch. I will definitely need to practice using it before taking it on an adventure.
- Hands free multi-function light
Likes: Portable, comfortable, bright light. Purchased to keep in my hiking pack, but it's often used to light up household repairs. Choose this lamp based on Back Country Edge's video review. Locking feature is nice. And it came with batteries!
- Great headlamp
Likes: The brightness is great without much sacrificing for weight.
- Perfect Headlamp
Likes: All the light features, lightweight, very bright, dimmable red light, memory feature, lockable, waterproof, tap technology is very useful for those late night bathroom adventures.
Dislikes: Takes a little bit of time to learn how to use all of the features
- Awesome headlamp for the price
Likes: 300 lumen very bright
Dislikes: For the price there is nothing I dislike about this headlamp
- Sturdy, comfortable and BRIGHT.
Likes: The strap is soft and comfortable, the buttons are easy to use and the light is extremely bright. It has 3 adjustable settings so that you don't blind yourself and others.
Dislikes: The button for the secondary light for extra brightness is very easy to press, its a very light tap on the side, I kept accidentally tapping it anytime I adjusted the light angle.
- Great Product
Likes: Impressed with the yearly lumen improvement on these headlamps
Dislikes: The placement of the adjustment clip. I never wear these without a hat on, so still 5 stars in my opinion
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