Black Diamond Equipment
Our smallest, lightest and most compact fully functional headlamp that runs on AAA batteries, the Ion features a powerful, modern design for ultralight outings and emergency use. READ MORE
Our smallest, lightest and most compact fully functional headlamp that runs on AAA batteries, the Ion features a powerful, modern design for ultralight outings and emergency use. Learn More
DescriptionExtremely compact and powerful, the fully redesigned Black Diamond Ion headlamp packs 100 lumens of power into a tiny package for just-in-case lighting and fast missions. With a push button housing that lets you easily switch from full power to dimmed, strobe or red night vision, the Ion has the functionality of a bigger light, with none of the extra weight.
- One DoublePower LED emits up to 100 lumens on max setting
- Modern touch-control housing runs on two AAA lithium standard alkaline batteries
- Settings include full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night vision and lock mode
- IPX8: Waterproof—Tested to operate up to 1.1 meters underwater for 30 minutes. If submerged, water may enter the battery compartment and it will still operate, and it should be dried out completely afterwards.
Lumens : 100
Weight With Batteries : 55 g (1.9 oz)
Max Distances : [High] 38 m; [Low] 6 m
Max Burn Time : [High] 6 H; [Low] 180 H
IPX Rating : x8
LED Type : 1 TriplePower
Batteries : 2 AAA (included)
Ion is rated out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zachary from great everyday headlamp I keep this little guy in my everyday backpack. The orange color makes it easy to find. I can easily switch between white and red lights. The battery is easy to change. It is comfortable, compact, and lightweight. I have a few of these for myself and kids.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by stiff_stanchion from This headlamp could not hold up to running I bought this about 8 months ago. Lasted for about 400 miles of pavement pounding. The hinge system, with ratchet style position lock, could not hold up to repeated running. The constant up & down forces during running resulted in broken hinge. I got by for the last hundred miles or so with super glue but it ultimately failed.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Debb from Button is ridiculous First day of use and the headlamp doesn't work. I've tried holding 4 s to unlock. I've tried pushing single time, double, triple, one second, two second. Nothing. It worked for about 1 hour, then this. The light just flashes and turns back off again. What a waste of time!
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by Drew from Sweet little sub 2 oz lamp, but not waterproof After having 3 of these things leak, and from sweat, not even rain, I find it hard to believe that others aren't having the same problem. It's too bad, because the ION is right in the sweet spot of weight, brightness, and burn time for me (I'm a long distance hiker). I'd appreciate it if you'd forward my email to the product manager for the ION. It needs another redesign, this time with an effective moisture seal.
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by Biggie from Box different Bought this thinking it would be 100 lumens. Box says it is 80. So Black Diamond wat the deal?
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by Blake from Faulty Light stopped functioning properly. The white light will turn on briefly only when holding the touch sensor, randomly, either strobe, or solid white. Battery change didn't fix the problem.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by Willrus from Broken in less than a year I bought this nice lamps less than a year. Been using for do some housework and emergency light at home. Yesterday the things that hold the direction of the lamp broke. Lamp went limping. It was a great light with adjustable white and red beam.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pete from This is the best small headlamp ever I love the small size, it only takes two AAA batteries. I keep this in my pocket in a little pouch and use it daily. I had an older style ion which was I lost and bought the newer style that I like just as much.
Date published: 2017-12-21