Pick a winner.
- Four SuperBright LED bulbs shine for up to 175 hours on low
- Blazing three-watt center bulb can throw light up to 80 meters
- Red light lets you prepare meals, navigate camp, and hang out without blinding everyone or forcing your irises to freak out
- High-beam, low-beam options let you pick where you focus your light
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Got an Icon before Aconcagua Season this last summer, worked a lot during the day but the hardest time came at night for that i had the Icon. A bit heavy, a bit complex to turn with mittons but appart from that worked just fine. Had an incredible issue with this lamp. After the 3 months up there working as a porter finally got down, and made the big mistake of forgetting to block it. PLEASE DONT DO THAT, the plastic cover MELTED, and the whole light lost its perfect 360° spot light. Still works but its not accurate any more. Called BD and as im living in Argentina they couldnt do to much, i was the dumm one, but instead of hanging on my they provided CS and helped me enough. Just sent pics of the melted plastic and as soon as it gets shipped, ill get a new one NO CHARGE.
As u can see in the pic in the centre there is a rugged zone, thats the one.
I really liked the design. It�s compact and small. The light is excellent at night, I use a lot the two levels of light, for me was very helpfull. I would recommend this product.
Dan tells you about this 200 lumen headlamp from Black Diamond. We know it's bright... find out more in this video gear review!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I just got this headlamp, have not gotten a whole lot of use yet but the first impressions are nice. 200 lumens do the job when i need it and although it is a little heavier than I would like it is not a big deal. Doesn't crap out in the cold either which is super important since I do a lot of playing in the wintertime. The low beam is perfect for the nighttime reading session on my camping trips and thank you red light, I wish everyone would utilize the red light. 4 stars because I have not put it through the wringer yet.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This was a replacement for my old Icon headlamp. At first I was excited about the new features and added red light, which are nice. However, for some ridiculous reason Black Diamond changed the on / off button to now cycle between the bright LED/ low LED every time the light is turned off and on. For most of my uses I am constantly turning the light off and on and cycling through the setting every time is so annoying. It doesn?t sound like a big deal but after a while it is complete waste of time/energy/and night vision. This is a HORRIBLE design, especially since it was a change from my last model. I found myself resorting to my old, beat up Icon headlamp, instead of the new one. I've used Black Diamond headlamps since they came out and this is probably my fifth light (all models). I gave away the new light and when my old Icon is done, I am searching for new manufacturer. This is just too annoying. Used to be a great light! So disappointed and so avoidable. Note: same exact situation when I also updated my Black Diamond Spot model Headlamp. The new features just don't justify the horrible new light control setting.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Another great Black Diamond purchase.Used this headlamp a couple times while hiking and night climbing. The thing that I love the most about it is its versatility. I can't think of anything that this headlamp can't do. If you are looking for a great headlamp for multiple uses look no further. A
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This thing is built like a tank and very bright. Just used it on the Cactus to Clouds hike and worked very well for the early morning start.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is simply an awesome headlamp. If you need as many lumens as you can get, this is the headlamp for you. The icon hasd a whopping 200 lumens! I used it to summit Mt. Pisco in Peru and was very impressed. Here is my brief video review:
The quality on this headlamp is second to none. Its amazing. A little on the heavy side but with the light quality on this headlamp the extra weight is worth it personally. Highly recommend this headlamp if you are looking for one that will perform time after time for you.
Is this professional-level BD ICON able to utilize the NRG rechargeable battery pack?
the 2012 200 lumen BD Icons will NOT take the NRB pack!
mcl4927862's comment below on the beam is pretty accurate.
-Comfortable; long battery life; numerous functions and modes; red light; heavy duty water resistance; great tilt range; dimmer option in all modes (except strobe)
-Somewhat dispersed beam, even in spot mode; relatively heavy (not too bad while worn, but adds nearly 1/2 pound to your pack)
Overall this headlamp works well and I recommend it. My biggest gripe is the beam concentration in spot mode is not all that focused. My older Icon's spot mode is more concentrated and thus has a farther throw, but is not as bright overall. Yet the 2012 Icon does have some nice features and actually feels less awkward when wearing it. This light is rated at 200 lumens, and may very well meet that, but the broad beam doesn't reach as far as I had hoped. If you are expecting a spotlight look elsewhere, as this is somewhere in between flood and spot. The diffused mode, which is the same mode available in the red light, works well for around camp.
i dont know why anyone would spend up to 400 dollars for a head lamp the Black Diamond Icon Headlamp is the best lamp i have ever used it is light weight,hecka bright the red light is a extra bonus, has a great run time and is under 100 dollars i have friends that have more expinsive lights that are not near as bright (kinda like them ) and get mad when i tell them how much it cost if you are looking for the compleat package this is the one
The new BD Icon is in a class somewhat by itself.
The other main headlamps in this class; PTec Apex, Mammut X-zoom and X-shot, and Petzl Myo do not offer both both red and white light with a rear bat. pack and the level of adjustability.
The Icon fits well, the front portion is light weight and the switch is glove usable though not friendly.
The one question with the new BD Icon will be durability. It does feel slightly less robust than the Apex.
The other factor which will probably not matter to many folks is beam quality. The Icon puts out a beam that is not uniform is brightness or shape. Especially when compared to say a Zebra light (which is not surprising). However, even when compared to my Petzls and PTecs, the beam on the Icon is sub par.
Given the negative factors I have mentioned, why should someone buy this Head-Lamp?
It has awesome battery life while putting out your choice of 4-200 lumens, is tested to be water proof, has infinite output adjustment in both white and red light.
This is not going to replace my Zebra light, Petzl zipka or tikka, It is going to be used for extended night use when Weight and size are only secondary concerns.