Black Diamond Equipment
Our legendary full-featured headlamp with a precise and powerful beam, waterproof design and our PowerTap Technology, the Spot now features an incredible 300 lumens and improved peripheral lighting for close-range tasks. READ MORE
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Our legendary full-featured headlamp with a precise and powerful beam, waterproof design and our PowerTap Technology, the Spot now features an incredible 300 lumens and improved peripheral lighting for close-range tasks. Learn More
DescriptionOur go-to headlamp for everything from midweek dawn patrols to all-night rappelling sessions, the Black Diamond Spot now features an incredible 300 lumens of adjustable light with a fully waterproof construction. In addition to its reliable, precise and powerful beam for spotting anchors or trail cairns, the Spot’s redesigned lighting profile offers improved peripheral lighting for close-range activities like cooking, reading or sorting gear, while simultaneously increasing the overall brightness. The Spot also features our Brightness Memory, which allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to full power. Seven different lighting modes, including red night vision, allow for fully custom lighting in any situation, and our PowerTap Technology makes for instant brightness adjustments.
- One QuadPower LED and one DoublePower white LED emit 300 lumens
- Red SinglePower LED for night vision has dimming and strobe settings and activates without cycling through white mode
- PowerTap™ Technology allows instant transitioning between full and dimmed power
- Sleek, low-profile design uses three AAA batteries
- Brightness Memory allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to full power
- 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 : 300
Weight With Batteries : 88 g (3.1 oz)
Max Distances : [High] 80 m; [Low] 16 m
Max Burn Time : [High] 30 H (est.); [Low] 175 H (est.)
IPX Rating : X8
LED Type : 1 QuadPower, 1 DoublePower, 1 SinglePower
Batteries : 3 AAA (included)
Spot Headlamp is rated out of 5 by 80.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jack from Great when it works. Unreliable construction. The battery contacts are not up to the job of holding the AAA batteries during expected outdoor use. All I had to do was drop it once and the battery contacts bend backwards and would no longer make electrical contact. An outdoor product should be able to stand up to this. As a mechanical design engineer, this is irritating. The contacts should be thicker and offer more spring force. I took a tiny flat bladed screwdriver to over bend the contacts into an exaggerated interference with the battery. Works again, but is the second time in a week I had to do this.
Date published: 2018-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by scott from great light I bought a second one for my wife after using on one trip, then our power was out due to recent fire and everyone used it
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by jules from Yellow spot spoils it, so disappointing This light has a yellowish central spot surrounded by good bright white. The yellow spot is disturbing to clear vision and constantly annoying. For me this defect over-rides the light's good features. In other pages Black Diamond stated they consider the yellow spot to be "normal". Seems an odd statement and I've not encountered this kind of yellow spot in other brands. For me, the yellow spot makes the Spot headlamp a total fail. Please BD produce the same lamp with completely even white light - then it will be excellent.
Date published: 2018-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by JohnM from Ok, but not great It started with the packaging. Give an unopened package to anyone and see if they can get it out of the package without using a scissors to cut it apart. The big multi-language user sheet for this indicates a 1 year warranty. The box says it's 3 years. Which is it? And, do you need to register, or -can- you register the product? It's terrible that you call this product waterproof. Other reviews have pointed out that the batteries get wet easily.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by John from Yellow spot This is my second one of this exact headlamp. The first one was great but this one has a very yellow center surrounded by white light in the pattern where it hits the ground. It is very difficult if not impossible to look at the light on the ground. I contacted the warrenty department today and was told this is normal. I have trouble believing this because my first one did not have this annoying yellow center on the light pattern.
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarge from wow I love this baby!I wish they made one that clips on your visor.I highly recommend this.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by Barcik from super I have it for 1 year. It is light for long time. It is good lamp for trekking, camping, cycling, walking and more activities. Lamp has narrow cone for mines.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by Startha from Dead after one hike in the rain Amazing headlamp when it worked. Bought two at REI a month ago and had been using regularly. Now with Summer waning and rain showers coming it doesn’t appear this headlamp has the right stuff. One evening at the coast walking on the beach brought an untimely end to one of the lamps. No major moisture in the battery compartment and even a week of drying solved the failure. Bummer
Date published: 2018-10-29