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About Black Diamond Equipment Spot Headlamp

Closeouts. The compact, lightweight Spot headlamp from Black Diamond Equipment offers a high-intensity one-watt LED housed in a reflector that casts a strong directional beam up to 70m.


Specs about Black Diamond Equipment Spot Headlamp

  • Type: Headlamp
  • Illumination type: LED
  • Light output: 90 lumens
  • Run time (High): 50 hours
  • Run time (Low): 250 hours
  • Max distance: 229'
  • Light modes: High/low/strobe/red
  • Batteries: 3 AAA
  • Batteries included: Yes
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 1-5/8x2-1/4x1-1/2"
  • Weight: 2 oz.
  • Material: Polymer case w/elastic head band
  • Made in China
  • US shipments only


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4.586956 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 138 reviews

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Verified Buyer 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... Read More
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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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Perx from New Hampshire on Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Love the ability to adjust the brightness on this lamp. I use it when I'm out bicycling at night, camping, plumbing, whatever, and it's a little champ about it.
  • Verified Buyer 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by happy camper from California on Monday, September 22, 2014
    Great for camping or when riding bike at night or when power goes out.
  • Verified Buyer 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.

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  • “does the light pivot?”
    Asked by roger from cle oh on 8/30/2014 10:51:10 PM
    • Yes, around 4 click stops from horizontal to nearly vertically down.
      Answered on 8/30/2014 11:06:55 PM by pagster from socal
    • doesnt pivot or rotate but u can adjust angle of light by pulling top of it and light can be faced downward
      Answered on 8/30/2014 11:22:37 PM by Taurren from south korea
    • Yes it does pivot, up amd down. Not side to side
      Answered on 8/31/2014 3:31:31 AM by McSwigs from staten island, ny
    • Yes, up and down on a single racheted hinge. So if you want to read or light up closer parts of the trail without lowering your head, you're good to go.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 5:59:26 AM by Dadburnet from Illinois
    • Yes, it pivots up to approximately 90 degree downwards, with several steps in-between.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 9:52:28 AM by Rhino from Oregon
    • Yes. It pivots down.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 9:56:50 AM by Whitney from Kentucky
    • It does hinge forward.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 10:25:49 AM by Kamran from Slc, ut
    • Yes, the bottom part pivots downward to read maps and more. It clicks, like 3 or 4 clicks, so it can make reading a lot easier.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 11:23:32 AM by MasterJedi from California
    • Yes, the light pivots, it can be adjusted to most any angle and it stays in position well.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 4:13:41 PM by Kim the teacher from Colorado
    • Yes it tilts down, 90 degrees
      Answered on 9/1/2014 3:06:18 PM by Aleks from NYC
    • Hi, used this headlamp for the past two weeks, it does pivot up & down. Smooth easy motion.
      Answered on 9/4/2014 1:04:38 AM by charbel59 from Brighton, MA
    • Yes it pivots up and down
      Answered on 9/4/2014 10:55:49 AM by Josh from Cleveland OH
  • “Is this the newest version of the Spot?”
    Asked by Brian from NC on 8/3/2014 1:52:12 PM
    • 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
      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
    • It is BD620609.
      Answered on 6/13/2013 10:33:23 AM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post.
  • “Is this water resistant?”
    Asked by Deep Snow from Israel on 6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • It can take being out in a light rain storm for a short time but it is not meant to be soaked.
      Answered on 7/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
  • “What are the four light settings? Is one of the settings a red light/cover?”
    Asked by Cassie from Alto, GA on 3/13/2011 12:00:00 AM
    • A single switch on top lets you choose from four lighting levels for both modes—min, mid, max and strobe—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

About Black Diamond Equipment

Black Diamond Equipment sets the standard in dependable rock climbing, alpinism, and backcountry skiing gear. What started with an eighteen-year-old man with a hammer and anvil has emerged into an employee-owned, global company that outdoor enthusiasts know and trust. When it comes to gear, Black Diamond Equipment constantly dreams of what could be and criticizes what exists to engineer the best gear out there, through rigorous, hands-on testing. From crampons and helmets to probes and backpacks, Black Diamond Equipment brings simple, yet powerful gear to the forefront of life on rock, snow, ice or mountain.