See Spot light up the night.
- Settings include distance, close-up, dimming, strobe, and red night vision
- Three-level power meter shows remaining battery life so you’re not caught in the dark by surprise
- IPX 4 rating means the Spot is protected against water from any angle
- Lock mode prevents accidental battery drain in your pack or while stored
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Does anyone else notice a hairline crack...
Does anyone else notice a hairline crack between the pieces of the casing when they've got batteries in? With alkaline batteries it is there, but with rechargeables it's especially noticeable. Is it just mine, or a general design flaw?
Great light power, Battery life sucks
Good lamp in terms of brightness. It's incredibly bright and has great features. Red LED, bright spot light, more wide angle light, and it has a dimming function which I use quite often. However, it seems to eat batteries. It goes through a few brand new batteries and in less than about 4 hours of use, the lights starts to get pretty weak.
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Bright and easy
For some a light is a light, but the BD Spot is brighter then most. Also, the option for a red light, to save night vision, was a benefit for me and it works great. The few times I have been able to use this light people with me have commented on how bright it is.
Seems durable and I got it wet and there was no issue. The strap is comfortable too.
Bright Li'l Guy
Picked this up on steepandcheap for $20. I've had it for about a year, and the batteries are finally starting to die after using it quite a bit. The two brightness settings are nice, and the long-distance light is very impressive. The headband sometimes gets irritating on my forehead, but it's still a great buy. Perfect for virtually any type of hiking, going down into my scary basement, and makes a nice addition to my night cycling getup.
Good Lamp for the $
I was concerned about buying a nearly entry level priced headlamp. My friend's have spent over $100 for their's and they are very nice. A quality and performance I would like, but couldn't afford at the time of purchase. I wasn't sure how this model would fare against their pricer units, but I have to say I am impressed. The control button is pretty easy to use and the battery life is good. I was concerned about the issue people had opening the battery compartment, but it is not as hard as some have made it sound, (or it's been improved).
Best for the price
The other comments kind of lay it out: The spot shines brighter than justice, not the best wide lighting, and the button can be tricky. Actually, what I find the most difficult about the lamp is it's fairly symmetrical shape, meaning it takes me a quick second to figure out which way is up when putting it on. I have to find the button then arrange the headstrap accordingly. Again, as this takes me all of a second, this isn't a serious problem. Other than that, I feel that the control functions are good - much more intuitive than my wifes Tikka 2, and even my daughters BD Wiz. There doesn't seem to be another lamp at this price that offers this many functions. Bomber piece of gear!
Bright & Light On The Wallet
Dollar for dollar, one of the best headlamps on the market for the price.
Super bright, light(for the lumen output), and rather comfortable.
The battery life has been pleasing as well.
I would buy this headlamp over and over again.
Great little light, but...
For the price this little headlamp is just awesome. My husband and I each have one and it has survived many many caving, climbing, and camping adventures. +1 to all the positive reviews already posted.
You've heard the good, so here are a few negatives:
The batteries are extremely hard to change!! I always feel I am seconds away from breaking it. I actually think BD's instructions on how to open it is how my next negative occurred.
The plastic head strap holder snapped. It still holds on to the strap and the headlamp just fine, but it no longer holds tight enough to direct the light. Now it just hangs limp like a dead fish staring at the ground. You can wear it upside down, but then the light points more upward and you blind all your fellow outdoorspeople. This happened with both our Spots, and when I asked about it at the outdoor shop where I bought it, the employees just laughed and said "yeah, that always happens."
But the lamps lasted more than a year before that happened. They are very bright and I had no real complaints until that strap holder broke. For my next headlamp I will be trying something different.
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp.
midnight on a cloudy night.
Black Diamond: Another Quality Product
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp is a nice option for a lightweight headlamp. I purchased 2 of these headlamps for having "around the house/camp/car"..........The Spot has some nice features like being able to tilt to different angles.......the dimming capabilities.......and a nice lock mode so that it doesn't accidentally turn on in your pack. Black Diamond products are known for their quality, and you can see the Spot is no different. Even though it may be considered a lightweight model......it is built and performs just like or better than some of the "other competitors" higher priced models.
As we prepare for a trip to the Outer Banks, NC......the BD Spot will be a nice addition to have on our heads while "ghost crabbing" and surf fishing at night on the beach.
Great lamp so far just recently took it to rocky mountain national park. It makes walking in the dark a breeze with the spotlight mode and the 2 smaller led's make camp work more then doable without using excess battery life. The trips conditions where mild with temps from 76-40 degrees and slight rain at times and I did not have one problem or complaint as for as the lamp goes.
Base of Stairway to Heaven ice formation, getting ready for some ice climbing.
No Regrets: Great Product
This is a great product at a very attractive price. I will add to past reviewers who have troubles with the button: I don't find the button to be difficult at all when operating with bare hands, but is much more difficult with gloves on. I also personally do not have any issues with adjusting the settings. A quick read of the manual is all it took; I actually really enjoy the manner in which you change settings.
Two features that I love about this headlamp are, first, how adjustable the light settings are. You can always find the perfect, most efficient setting for anything you may need. Secondly, this thing is rock solid in regards to durability. I have punished mine and it works time and time again.
One feature I wish it had is waterproof construction. Though my Spot has been through both rain, snow, and dropped in puddles, I still wish the box read "Waterproof."
I have and will continue to recommend this product.
i can't elaborate on anything that has already been said. this superior headlamp has been reviewed to the max!
BD Spot in Goshute Cave
The Spot was the best and brightest, by far, of any of the other headlamps in the cave. It handled bumps on cave ceilings and features as well.
Is it tiltable?
Is it tiltable?
I bought this headlamp a few months before the Storm came out. It was a good headlamp but since I didn't really use it when the Storm came out I returned it and bought that.
For the additional $10 the Storm is a better deal (waterproof, regulated, flood beam twice as bright, main beam 25% brighter.
However the spot beam is a little better looking in the Spot. It's not great in the Spot however just better than the Storm. The problem is just the cheap optics used. It's quite usable however.
Before the Storm came out I'd say the Spot beat everything out there in its category. The user interface is logical and if you read the instructions once you won't have to read them again.
The lockout mode, battery indicator lights, ability to use the red lights without triggering white light first...these are all great features.
The flood mode produces very pleasing light but it's just a little too weak to be useful outside of the tent. This is corrected in the Storm however.
I like the button better on the Spot even though it is a bit hard to find.
There isn't a better headlamp out there for this price.
TILTABLE HOUSING - YES
I don't have too much original information to express except that the housing is in fact tiltable even though the specs on backcountry say it is not. Other than that it is super bright, very light and after a couple uses it is second nature switching between bright/dim/strobe/red. It has quickly replaced all other headlamps!
older version: great, bright light! plenty of settings, except no red. never lost the trail in the dark with this guy on my head. rain resistant. cannot attest to waterproof ability where submersion is concerned. no problems. got this guy off SAC for $25, grrrrreat purchase for the price. no complaints. buy this thing.
new version: paid full retail for this thing and i would do it again. well constructed and bright enough for my purposes. i like the addition of the red setting from the previous version. i take this and the older version of this same light with me every time i hit the trails. granted, i dont have any of the $100+ headlamps to compare it too, but these work well for me.