Black Diamond Equipment
Spot Headlamp - 2018
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
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.
Spot Headlamp - 2018 is rated out of 5 by 93.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mileunderclub from Too difficult to operate I have had this light for almost 12 months, but every time I take it out I need to Google how to use it. Too many combinations to get the light you want. Please redesign the controls
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ianian from Fail My spot has just failed. First battery change. Mid cycle traverse of Australia's gulf country. This product is not fit for purpose and is arguably unnecessarily complex and counter intuitive to use.
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hard Core Outdoor from not user-friendly I had two older Spots that worked well for years but needed replacing. This new one is bright but that yellow spot noted in other reviews bothers me too, and worse, there are so many combinations of flicks and holds to get levels of brightness, red light, strobe, lock, etc that even after four months I can't get it to do what I want when I need it to - NOW, not after two minutes of frustration. Please give me a good quality headlamp with fewer options but simpler operation. You can do it. Thanks
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don52 from The New Yellow Spot is not acceptable I work as an aircraft electrician. I wear a headlamp when I am working with electrical wiring in dark areas. Most of the wiring I work with is 16 AWG down to 26 AWG. Colors vary from, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, and Orange. And sometimes striped with a combination of those colors. The Yellow hue is very distracting if not unforgivable. I somehow lost the headlamp I bought 3 years ago. I loved that light. Am not happy with your new version at all. It may be good for some with "Eye Strain." You should offer a complete White Light version for those of us who require, if not need it. Thank you
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by AustralianOutdoors from It lasted 1 year and 9 months, then just died The whole reason i bought a more expensive head-torch instead of yet another from the department store was DURABILITY. Now today it's just died. Very annoyed. . I also noticed that it was always difficult to get the batteries in so that it would work. Often you'd have to try two or three times. This time it really is dead. . I only got to use it on two 5-day camping festivals and around the house. I can't think of any other explanation except poor build quality, because I did nothing strenuous with it.
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimbo from Great lightweight headlamp. Like this headlamp with lots of control features, I have already purchased four of these and would get it again.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steph from Great features Upon first use, this headlamp seems to be everything I was looking for. I haven’t yet had a chance to try it in the field, but it is easy to use and has all the features I wanted.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hein from Took the chance but dissapointed I've read the reviews regarding the complaints on a yellow spot in the centre of the light but decided to roll the dice as I was hoping they don't all have the same issue.... Boom! It's the first thing I've noticed the second I switched it on! Hugely annoying, returning it immediately.
Date published: 2019-01-16