Brier B.wrote a review of Black Diamond Icon Headlamp on January 21, 2013
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.