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Spot Headlamp

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With even more power and added features, the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp is our most popular headlamp for everything from late-night rappels to pre-dawn ski tours. Now with 130 lumens of bright, fully adjustable light, the Spot also features our new PowerTap Technology, which allows for quick, on-the-fly brightness adjustments with just a finger tap to the side of the Spot’s touch sensitive housing. The Spot’s bright, powerful beam is ideal for finding anchors or illuminating the trail, while its proximity mode handles camp tasks, tent reading and gearing up at the car. A handy lock mode keeps the light from turning on accidentally in your pack or pocket.

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Features

  • One TriplePower LED, two SinglePower white LEDs and two SinglePower red LEDs emit 130 lumens (max setting)
  • PowerTap Technology allows fast and simple transitioning between full and dimmed power in order to momentarily increase illumination in distance or proximity modes
  • Red night-vision mode has proximity and strobe settings, and activates without cycling through the white mode
  • Sleek, low profile design uses three AAA batteries and three-level power meter shows remaining battery life for three seconds after switching on headlamp
  • Settings include: full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night vision and lock mode
  • Protected against splashing or sprayed water from any angle (IPX 4)

Gender: Unisex
Season: F14 S15
Vendor ProductId: BD620612
Review ProductId: 28284

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Black DiamondSpot Headlamp
 
4.4

(based on 68 reviews)

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Give your old one to a homeless guy

I have been fairly quiet about reviews until I tried out my new Black Diamond Spot headlamp last week. My old headlamp is also a Black Diamond, but it is at least 4 years...Read complete review

I have been fairly quiet about reviews until I tried out my new Black Diamond Spot headlamp last week. My old headlamp is also a Black Diamond, but it is at least 4 years old. Oh, my what enormous improvements they have made. With only 3 AAA batteries the thing gives off 90 lumens and blasts a light for over 200 feet. They claim that the batteries will last for 250 hours. There are two major settings, spot and wide angle, but if you hold the button it will dim to whatever brightness you desire. Perfect for the long trip where you want the control over battery life. On our recent run, no one wanted to go in front of me because I was casting such a bright light. At a little over 30 bucks, it is worth tossing your old lamp to the Teen Challenge or some homeless guy left in the dark.

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Good till it isn't

Out of the box this headlamp is excellent, save for a slightly floppy light fixing. But give it a year and a good bit of use and it becomes pretty bad, starts eating...Read complete review

Out of the box this headlamp is excellent, save for a slightly floppy light fixing. But give it a year and a good bit of use and it becomes pretty bad, starts eating through batteries quicker than my black lab eats dinner. The light is also very bright with fresh batteries, but after about 2 minutes it starts to dim very quickly, this gets worse as the headlamp gets older. Mine developed a loose connection where it wouldn't turn on until I hit it a bit, and even then would flicker and turn off sometimes. Not the most reliable which is scary when your getting lost in the woods and it's a 50/50 game on whether the light would work or not. Overall good headlamp, but just plan on replacing it right when the warranty is up (or before if you want to be sure your light is working).

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5.0

Great headlamp

By Jonathan

from Pennsylvania, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

Reliable, sturdy, & lightweight. Plenty of illumination and long battery life. Easy to use.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good so far but lock feature is unreliable

By Janey

from New Zealand

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

We recently updated our Cosmo models to two new Spot headlamps because of the lock feature and higher lumens. I took mine on a full day hike and ensured 100% it was in lock mode (indicated by the blinking blue light). What did I find at the end of the day but the headlamp ON inside my pack and the batteries nearly flat! What are the chances of something in my pack applying 6 seconds of continuous pressure directly on the switch? Big disappointment and means storing it in a box again. A sliding switch would be a more secure lock than the current design which is unreliable. Also, it remembers the last mode but not the dimming level once turned off. I would not recommend this model if you wanted a reliable lockable headlight but otherwise it ticks most of the boxes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not great luck

By Neil

from Stowe, VT, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

We bought a bunch of these for a lightweight headlamp for our search and rescue team and have not had great luck. Several lasted less than a year, getting corrosion on the battery terminals when there was no leakage from the batteries themselves. My suspicion is that the battery compartment is not very tight and it easily gets moisture in there with resulting corrosion. I have an Icon as well which has been great. Suggest trying the Storm for a few $$ and ounces more for a lightweight lamp since that is supposedly waterproof.

 
3.0

Poorly designed battery compartment

By Aaron

from Undisclosed

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

I accidently cracked a piece of the plastic trying to open up the battery compartment. Would like to see a battery compartment similar to Princeton tech with a screw. Everything else is top notch.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

No good

By Art

from Undisclosed

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

I can't even open the lamp to load the batteries, no instructions with the lamp and the internet wasn't helpful either. You should have the instructions for all the different models, not just he newest one. I definitely would not recommend it.

 
4.0

spot on

By Edward

from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

a couple of features i really like is the dimmer and the weight, some lamps you can really feel on ur head but this one has been pretty good. I can't really say how long the battery lasts because i am still on my first set and I bought the head lamp about 6months ago. it's easy on/off and I haven't used the red light but I like that it's there and that I could if need be. It is very bright and stays bright which I also like. If you want a solid, no nonsense head lamp that is bright and will work, I recommend this lamp. I haven't had the same problems with it turning on in my pack draining batteries as other have but I may have just been lucky. I do store my headlamp and other quick access items in a separate stuff sack in my pack's top compartment.

 
2.0

Turns on in my pack

By John

from Boulder, CO, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

Even when the lock that is supposed to keep it from turning on by mistake is locked, it still gets turned on in my pack. In fact, that happened the first time I used it. I have had to put it in a plastic case. Otherwise, it's a great headlamp.

 
4.0

Spot Head Lamp

By Jeff

from NC

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

Great headlight, very bright, have been using it Mountain Biking with great results. Turning on and off and different light settings was a little confusing at the start but after a couple of uses it becomes second nature. Have used extensively on long distance Mountain bike trips mounted to my bike helmet, has received a lot of abuse and wet/snow conditions and is still going. I like it so much I decided to buy a second one and mount to my handle bars. Only negative is the pivot system seems a little weak although it has not failed. I use this head light 2-3 times a week when out training.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible

By ken

from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

The most frustrating headlamp I have ever owned. Virtually every time I use it I have to dig for the instructions. The ultimate example of feature creep. Once you manage to get into red mode, you try every conceivable combination of button presses to get it out. Impossible to remember. And the lock feature is a joke. All you need to do is press it for a few seconds and it unlocks. So, when buried in a pack and pressing up against something, it unlocks, turns on and drains the battery. This has happened to me so many times that I just remove the batteries every time I stow it.

 
5.0

Perfect for me

By Gary

from Memphis, TN, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Spot Headlamp:

Great Light great features carry one all the time. Love dimming feature and versatility.

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