Reviewed by Newlywed from Maine on Thursday, November 20, 2008
I have used 5 different headlamps - the three I have kept are all Black Diamond. This model has a great combination of adjustable light settings. The 1 watt throws an incredible focused beam in front of you. Alternatively, the LED lights spread out your view to both sides. Adjustable light levels me...
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Reviewed by B from Ohio on Thursday, March 19, 2015
I really like this headlight and I use it all of the time. It has a variety of settings including a red light mode, and I love that you can adjust the brightness of any of the settings by simply holding down the button.
Reviewed by kamui from USA on Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The bright mode is really bright, the dim mode is perfect when you don't want to blind people. It's also very comfortable and light. The notched latch to lower the lamp worked great too, some of my friend had ones that couldn't be angled downwards, so it was a huge advantage having this.
The cons, it's not so easy to switch between the regular mode and the red lights, it requires doing long presses. The red light is super dim, even the cheaper Energizer models had a strong red light mode.
Reviewed by Road Walker from Marin County on Friday, September 12, 2014
This headlamp has a strong spot, which I love. It also offers a weaker light, if one doesn't need all the light of a spot. A vast improvement over the prior headlamps I have had, which only provided the weak light.
I was just in REI last week. I believe that it is the new one. I bought my headlamp when I lost mine on the Applichian Trail in May. If there has not been a model change since then ,the answer is yes. I replaced a OLD Black Diamond Icon, and this is a wider,just as bright beam. Eats batteries on the brightest setting. I walk two hours every morning in the dark, batteries start to dim in about eight days...
Answered on 8/3/2014 2:07:44 PM by Dadburnet from Illinois
No, this is the 2013 version. New one gets to 130 lumens
Answered on 8/3/2014 5:57:56 PM by McSwigs from Staten Island, NY
Not really an answer; but I found the red lights to be too dim; even with new everready/duracell alkalines; to be too dim for use; even inside of a tent, and practically useless outside of the tent. - I do *not* expect much from the red lights to begin with.
Newest version or not? Check the specs, they differ.
Is it 'bad' at $30? No. I simply prefer my (found in a ravine buried) Petzel; which does not even have the red lights. Don't confuse a 1,000 features with any amazing breakthrough in function. Lots of button taps and holds and sequences on this one. I carried the instructions for a week before just going to a dartboard style of usage.
Check, the specs.
Answered on 8/3/2014 7:51:28 PM by Big Al from Ft. Hunter Ligget; CA
see site for direct compare http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?369149-Black-Diamond-SPOT-Different-or-Two-Versions
The one I received from STP is the 90 Lumen version. I use it extensively and it has held up well. I do not understand why the brightness battle in headlamps. I never use mine on full power. The dimming feature is the best idea in headlamps. I find very good battery life(remember I use dimmer mode). I am a long distance backpacker and have used this lamp on High Sierra loop of Yosemite and on the AT as well as many wilderness areas. I have no reservations in recommending this HL. Do play with it especially the lock off feature before you hit the trail. (Nothing worse then a HL that gets turned on in your pack and when you need it the batteries are dead.) There is a learning curve. The red leds are great for star gazing and give adequate light for cooking or tent use without blinding others. ALWAYS be aware of where your light is pointing so as not to shine into fellow hikers faces.
Answered on 8/4/2014 9:20:41 AM by Whitewater from Virginia
A single switch on top lets you choose from four lighting levels for both modesâ€”min, mid, max and strobeâ€”to dial-in the light output to your needs. There is not a red cover.
Answered on 3/21/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
No, there is no hunting cover for this lamp. All of the light settings are "white light", either steady or flashing.
Answered on 4/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by RPIdude from Media, PA
There's bright, med, dim, and flashing.
Answered on 4/19/2011 12:00:00 AM by Matt from Columbus, Ohio
Yes... Has the Red Light & Red Strobe Mode. I purchased (3) of these lights, (2) of the Titanium (note pic's here are incorrect go to Black Diamond to see actual pic... they are Titanium-Orange lettering/logo on strap), (1) Green light as that website as well. All have the Red Light & Red Strobe Mode.
Nice... Bright... you'll be pleased, I am. I purchased (2) Titanium originally, then my son wanted Green... it appeared, I bought, I will just keep the other Titanium for a back up, tent camping use.
Answered on 6/28/2013 5:54:04 PM by Frequent Shopper from Michigan Great Lake State