Powerful and fully featured, the 130-lumen Spot offers our convenient PowerTap Technology, which allows for quick, on-the-fly brightness adjustment with just a finger tap to the side of its touch-sensitive housing.
PowerTap Technology allows you to go from dimmed to full power and back with a simple tap of a finger tip on right side of the touch sensitive housing (Storm and Spot only).
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
LED type: 1 TriplePower; 2 SinglePower
Max Lumens: 130, est; 16, est
Max Distance(s) on Highest Setting: 70 m, est; 15 m, est
Max Distance(s) on Lowest Setting: 8 m, est; 5 m, est
Max Burntime(s) on Highest Setting: 50 h, est; 90 H, est
Max Burntime(s) on Lowest Setting: 200 H, est; 250 H, est
I have used a lot of different headlamps over many years of hiking and caving. Most of them are useful for a short time and are kind of flimsy and get damaged rather easily. This item has been an exception. The light is great and highly controllable. The features are all useful but what stands out is that this item is rugged and can withstand a lot of falls and wear and tear and the design is pretty robust to handle heavy duty adventure. So, in my opinion its reliability, robustness and of course, the quality of light are its key features which all the adventure enthusiasts will benefit from.
The Spot headlamp is amazing! There are so many features such as brightness levels, strobe, red lights, battery life indicator, and a locking feature to prevent it from turning on accidentally. I thought it would be just a regular headlamp but I had to actually read the manual to figure out how to work all the features. The features are not hard to learn and simple to use.
This headlamp surpasses any I've had in the past based on its brightness, battery life, and cool features like a lock mode so it doesn't turn itself on in my backpack like every other lamp I've owned always does. What's the point of a light that always out of batteries!? No longer an issue :)
"Bright Light, One of my Favorite Outdoor Brands"
The Black Diamond Spot Headlamp is a good hands free piece of equipment. I will be using it primarily around the tent and while biking. I selected Black Diamond because I’ve enjoyed their ice axes and crampons. Their electronics are just as impressive. The headlamp is light and comfortable on the head. The strap won’t get caught up in the hair if you’re a girl or a hippie. The modes are pretty diverse and I really enjoy the red night vision, it’s like you’re in the Special Forces. The white lights are very bright and give you great distance. I’m confident in the safety the light gives me while riding, oncoming traffic will definitely see. The battery warning light is pretty cool and I have no complaints. Maybe in the future they could make it submersible in water. I was pretty surprised that Black Diamond included three name brand batteries; most companies give you generic cheap batteries. Black Diamond is certainly one of my top three outdoor equipment brands.
I have to say, I wasn't expecting much from a $40 headlamp - I couldn't have been more wrong. The main beam is quite bright and throws a decent spread. The auxiliary white LED's provide a good level of brightness for close work, and the red is a great feature for those late night stumbles to take care of business. It's comfortable to wear and very easy on batteries. Love the ability to dim to any amount, and to just have a quick change to full brightness with a simple tap. Haven't gotten a chance to test how water-resistant it is, but it seems like it'll hold up nicely to a light rain.The single button setup can be a bit confusing, but once you play around with it for a few minutes, you kind of figure it out. Lens is plastic, so take care not to scratch or shatter it, but other than that, fairly bulletproof.
This review is not for the the experienced headlamp user but for the person thinking about jus getting one. I never had a head lamp until this one but it is awesome. I used t only use a normal flashlight but then I found this and decided to dip my toes I to the world of head lamps and I don't regret it!! Great settings easy to use and durable ecspecially for he price
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