1 DoublePower LED, 2 SinglePower white LEDs and 1 SinglePower red LED emit 70 lumens (max setting)
Settings include full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe and red night vision Red night vision mode has proximity and strobe settings, and activates without cycling through the white mode
Sleek and low profile design uses 3 AAA batteries
Single switch activates 3 modes plus dimming
Protected against splashing or sprayed water from any angle (IPX 4)
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp
LED Type: 1 DoublePower, 2 SinglePower
Max Distances: 40 m (DoublePower LED) 25 m (SinglePower LEDs)
Max Burn Time: 150 H (DoublePower LED) 250 H (SinglePower LEDs)
Reliable, easy to use headlamp. This is the second one of it's kind that I've purchased. I don't have a strong need for it other than camping, and it has almost everything I need in a headlamp: Several brightness settings (including battery saving), red light setting, and is compact. The only "issue" is that if you keep it in your pack when hiking, the battery has been known to turn out as it jostles around. I've learned to keep the batteries in a baggie separate from the lamp so it's not a huge deal, just something to note. I'd also make sure you have it on your head properly, if it's even the slightest bit loose and bonks you in the nose...well...let's just say it isn't comfortable.
"Lightweight, bright, a few options, but turns on easily in pack"
This headlamp would be awesome if only it had an on-off switch or if the button to turn on the headlamp weren't so easy to push. If you throw this thing in your pack, it'll inevitably at some point turn itself on, no matter where you put it... Huge bummer when you're doing a multi-day trek to have drained the batteries. Pretty lightweight but not ultralight; look for lights with thinner headbands if you want to shed some ounces. Seems pretty water-resistant but not waterproof. Can be a bit difficult to get open to change the batteries, even with nails. It has the usual various options of settings, including the red light. Can't say whether the batteries will last awhile because it turned itself on so frequently when not in use. You might want to try strapping it on the outside of your bag to keep the button from pushing. ;)
Like most headlamps from BD, this one gets 5 stars. The best function of the light is the ability to dim the light to your liking (not pre-set levels, but hold and it slowly dims, let up when you're satisfied). The red light is also a plus when looking to preserve battery or not be seen.
I absolutely love this headlamp! The different settings and adjustments are great! It's light and comfortable. I use it all the time for night hiking in all weather, and I couldn't ask for a better headlamp!
"Quality headlamp from Black Diamond at a great price."
This is the second Black Diamond Cosmo headlamp that I have purchased. I've had one for myself now for roughly a year, and it has been nothing but wonderful. It is incredibly bright, lightweight, and the elastic band is easy to adjust. Overall, a great headlamp and worth every penny.
Well, I bought this because I had previously lost my small mammut headlamp, I didn't want something sophisticated and huge, just a small headlight with basic functions or what's intended for. I gotta say I love this little thing, first because of the price, it's also not too small (compared to my old mammut) so it doesn't look very toy-ish. Besides it has all this great useful features that surprised me at first, I wasn't expecting them cuz as I said, I just wanted something basic, but wow I must say it was the best option for me. It really lights everything up no matter how dark it is or in what situation. This is trully a great headlamp for any use, outdoors or just lighten up a room or the basement when you need to find something. Great choice.
I bought 2 of these at the new store in KC when they were on sale about 4 months ago. its awesome, i would buy it again for sure.It cranks out a ton of light!. Its lightweight and very comfortable to wear. You'll forget its on your head. I've worn mine quite a bit, and haven't needed to change batteries yet.
Ok, so I lost my old headlamp and just bought this one from a Recreational Equipment Incorporated store that shall not be named a few weeks ago, and it's leaps and bounds better than my old Petzl. The best thing about the Black Diamond when you change the settings and continue to hold the button, the LEDs get gradually dimmer. So if you like to read while you're camping the dimmest setting is perfect for tent reading and battery saving.