CHRIS IRWINwrote a review of Black Diamond Spot Headlamp on May 3, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Purchased this to replace my older headlamp. The spot is small, light, and bright! One of the best values in terms of $ for lumens. However, it does seem to have missed the mark. The modes are more difficult to change than other lamps I have used, not a big deal, just annoying. The button performance is below average. It seems that the "sweet spot" is hard to locate and when you do hit it, the button is very touchy. It does not have a solid "click" like most other lamps. Perhaps this design was to aid glove use, although I had no such experience. The lamp has turned on inside my pack multiple times with the lock mode on, this is completely unacceptable as my battery died on one occasion. Fortunately I was not in the backcountry when this happened. It is unfortunate because much of my gear is BD and I usually have nothing except positive things to say about those products.