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The Black Diamond Icon Headlamp provides both bright lighting and long-lasting battery life for days on the trail, the rock, and the snow.

The Black Diamond Icon Headlamp uses two different types of LED bulbs to give you ultra-bright lighting when you need it and to save battery power when you don't. The 3-watt center bulb has three settings for light up to 80 meters. Switch to the four SuperBright LED bulbs to get a 200-hour burn time when a lot of light isn't necessary. This combination of long-distance lighting and long burn time makes the Black Diamond Icon Headlamp a stand-out choice for everything from backpacking to climbing to night skiing. In fact, it impressed Rock and Ice so much that they gave it their Best In Gear Award.

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5 5


This light is super bright, super comfy to wear and amazing on batteries. I love it!

Will it filter my urine?

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Will it filter my urine?

5 5

Crazy Bright

With all the settings it has, black diamond has still figured out how to make it very simple to use. Incredibly bright when u need and the option of low light when dont need to flag down aircraft. All that aside the posted weight is way off, w/o batt its 126 g. 4.48 oz, with the batt it arrived with 198 g 7 oz, still worth every ounce but if u count grams be aware.

Does this fit on a climbing helmet (i.e....

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Does this fit on a climbing helmet (i.e. CAMP Armour)?

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yes. but the top strap mar get in the way, i would go for something like the BD storm, Sure you get less lumens, but it will fit on your helmet better

I have a question about the BD Icon headlamp...

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I have a question about the BD Icon headlamp (or any other headlamp) - I wear bifocal glasses and have to tilt any headlamp way down to get the light to line up with the lower bifocal glass and the object I'm looking at. For example, I bought a Petzl MYO XP and it won't tilt down low enough. I need a headlamp that tilts almost straight down. Suggestions? Thanks!

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The Peztl Tikka series can tilt down that far. Princeton Tech's Fuel should be able to as well.

5 5

The Dalai Lama needs a lamp like this

Best. In. Gear. is there anything else to say?

As the primary feature of light is to illuminate, so consciousness is said to illuminate its objects. Just as in light there is no categorical distinction between the illumination and that which illuminates, so in consciousness there is no real difference between the process of knowing or cognition and that which knows or cognizes. In consciousness, as in light, there is a quality of illumination.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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I've read that it's not recommended to use...

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I've read that it's not recommended to use lithium AA's with this because of the lack of a voltage regulator. But can I use regular Energizer NiMH rechargeable AA's without issue?

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Yes, you can use the rechargeable NiMH batteries. I'll tell you though- the proprietary BD rechargeable battery pack is a lot more convenient- plug it in, charge it, done- no need to ever open the case. Hope this helps you out.

5 5

Let there be light!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

...and lots of it! I've used several types of headlamps for hunting and trail running. I researched and came across this one. I looked at the reviews and read nothing, but good things. I used it on a few night runs and was amazed at the brightness. Even on its medium to lowest output, it outperformed the majority of my other headlamps. I could actually see the trail better with very little shadow effect.
The real test came when I used it at the 2012 'coon ultra. To say the least, it performed great.
Hey, if it's good enough for Karl Meltzer, why not anyone else?!

How do you attach the Icon to a bike...

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How do you attach the Icon to a bike helmet?

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You will either have to loosen all the straps to get it to fit or you may have to end up rigging something depending on the exact helmet you have.

5 5

Simply Brilliant

Its really amazing when your climbing partner is about 50 ft up the cliff with his own head light and he asks, “Hey Ryan I can’t see where I’m suppose to go can you look up” and all of sudden the entire face is illuminated in bright white light completely dwarfing his own beam. Put some lithium Ion batteries in this puppy and be amazed. I’ve had mine for about three years now and its starting to get a little touchy when turning it on, a couple of slaps usually does it but once its own no problems. Only thing I’m not a fan of is how the batter back starts to dig into the back of my skull after a while but I’d say just nut up and deal with it. Great light end of story. Oh yeah fits on my half dome great too

5 5


This thing lights up a trail. With the high beam, you can see forever and with very effective/broad lighting.

3 5

Diamond problems

The light itself is great. Two of last three I've bought have had problems with battery compartment. One the screw that tightens it was defective and I had to send it back. The other I had to pry the battery compartment open cause it was stuck in the back where the tabs hold it together. Broke a little chip off but able to salvaged it.
The other problem I have is the head straps. They must be made for giants! Especially the top strap which even full tightened is barely snug enough.

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I also had problems getting the battery compartment open. Actually right now I'm having that problem again and I'm trying to pry it without breaking the plastic. I'm an engineer and still no luck. This is the first version so I don't know if the newer Icon has the same problem.

5 5


Great Headlamp...bought this before a trip to Yosemite. It exceeded all my expectations.
Used it hiking in the dark and it light up the trail alot brighter than I had expected and far better than many other headlamps I have used. The multiple settings may seem a bit much, but they all have their uses.
This thing is bright and durable and lightweight and the batteries last longer than you would expect for the light being as bright as it is.

I would recommend this headlamp!

5 5


I dont usually write reviews, but feel the need with this one. This is the best quality headlamp I've ever used. Really top notch for the price. I've been using it for the past 4 months in the Amazon jungle and it has far exceeded my expectations. The 2 different lights were very useful as well as the different brightness settings for each. Also, I liked the lights on the side of the battery pack that let you know how much battery life is left. I didn't use the battery kit, just regular rechargeable batteries and the lifespan was pretty good.

5 5

Great one

Great headlamp! I useing it for trail running at night, for trekking, climbing and night trails. In winter and summer. it work in hot and wet/cold climment. Good strong light! working for hours on hours...Buy it!

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