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    What other headlamps aspire to be.

    Back and better than ever, the Icon Headlamp is Black Diamond's most powerful headlamp for alpinists, climbers, trail runners, and adventurers pushing it before dawn and after dusk. The Icon is packed with one QuadPower LED spotlight and one DoublePower white LED for a powerful punch of 500 lumens with optional brightness memory—providing visibility for up to 360 feet into the darkness ahead of you.

    Red, green, and blue night vision modes accommodate everything from nighttime reading in your bivy to lacing up your boot liners at three in the morning. New this year is the removable battery pack, which is easy to stash in a pocket to preserve battery life when temperatures drop. The rugged, dustproof, and fully-sealed housing is waterproof up to 1 meter for 30 minutes with no maintenance needed after submersion, which is more than you can say for your climbing partner.

    • Black Diamond's most powerful headlamp for alpinists
    • Unparalleled 500 lumens with two bright LEDs
    • Red, green, and blue night vision and dimming options
    • Optional brightness memory programming
    • Removable battery pack with included longer cable
    • Dustproof and waterproof construction
    • Item #BLD00MK

    Tech Specs

    1 QuadPower LED, 1 DoublePower LED
    Power Source
    4 AA
    Batteries Included
    full strength (proximity and distance modes), dimming, strobe, RGB night vision, lock, brightness memory
    [high] 110 m, [low] 15 m
    Burn Time
    [high] 50 hours, [low] 200 hours
    Remote Battery
    yes, longer cable included
    1 meter for up to 30 minutes
    Claimed Weight
    8.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, climbing, hiking & camping, running
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

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    Too Many Features, If That's Possible

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This headlamp easily has the best battery life of any in the 500 lumen range thanks to the use of AAA batteries rather than a rechargeable unit. It is plenty bright and offers a wide range of color and brightness options which is great, however, with only one button used to switch between each mode and control the adjustable brightness, it can take many tries and combination of button presses to get it into the mode you're looking for.

    Bright and durable headlamp

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I like this headlamp so much that i actually bought two of them. I really enjoy the different settings and how bright it can get. I also appreciate the lower light settings for early morning conversations with friends when you dont want to blind them.

    Bright and Long Lasting

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I nearly blinded myself while using this headlamp for the first couple times! I absolutely love the power tap feature on its side that instantly brings the headlamp to maximum brightness. Although a little bulky, this headlamp is great for nights spent in the mountains, especially in more rugged terrain.

    Bright and lightweight headlamp

      I got this headlamp to do fieldwork but I’ve also used it in combination with a niterider 550 to do night riding and it works like a dream with the extension and chest strap that’s included.

      Lumens, Lumens, Lumens

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I was tired of low-lumen headlamps so I pulled the trigger on the BD Icon and couldn't be happier. This isn't a headlamp designed for trail running as it is a heavier headlamp with the battery pack positioned on the back of your head. You do have the option of using the extra harness system and/or longer power cord which allows you to move the battery pack from your head to either the harness system or a pack/jacket pocket. This would make it more comfortable for trail running.
      I've loved the lamp so far and if you haven't used a headlamp from BD yet, their system to change the color/brightness of the lamp is very easy to understand and simple to use. I picked this up specifically for mountaineering purposes and night skiing as having a lot of lumens really comes in handy.
      I acutally used this on a ski mountaineering trip to Mount Hood recently and it worked great! I've included a photo so you can get an idea of how it would look That's me in the back with the crazy look in my eyes haha, I was pretty excited to be climbing Hood. I've also embedded a video from the BD website that takes you through all the awesome features on this headlamp.

      Lumens, Lumens, Lumens

      Decent light

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      It's bright and lasts for a while on 4 AA batteries. I use the light for activities like night hiking but it is a little to big/heavy for trail running. Personally I'd prefer the light in a rechargeable version.

      Lotta Lumens!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I primarily use this for hiking, biking, ski touring, and hunting. However I get the most use out of it in the backyard with my grill. I like the battery pack since it lasts forever, even though it is a little heavy. I also like that it has 3 different color settings to use in various conditions. The battery harness is a nice add, however I am not sure I would actually use it.

      brightest best

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      wanna blind your friends? well not always but you could. This will get you up dawn patrols and afterdark slot canyons no prob. a reliable and amazing headlamp for all outdoor activities that lead into the night. equally adept for early morning escapades..

      Ahh! My eyes!!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      It's so bright! Best headlamp I've ever had, water resistant, lasts forever as it has a separate, larger battery pack, which really doesn't hinder you much as far as weight goes. Lots of light settings! Going to continue to get a lot of use out of this for a long time. Highly recommended.

      Great, easy to use headlamp!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I gifted this to my mom for Christmas. She wanted a bad ass headlamp to use in the winter when she is out walking the dogs before the sun comes up and after it has already gone down. She is very happy with the bright light this thing puts out, and that she can finally keep her hands warm in her pockets!

      Light em' up!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This a great headlamp! It is insanely bright headlamp. The headlamp uses 4 AA but my batteries seem to be lasting forever. There's several beam options and night vision options. The only a downside is that its heavier than other headlamps due to the battery pack.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This head lamp has the brightest light I've have ever had in all my head lamps so far. The dimming source is a nice tool to have. Plus the head lamp itself isn't too heavy either.

      Light up the night

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I had acquired this headlamp right before I headed off into the depths of the Amazon in the far-off country of Peru. I needed a lamp that would be able to last through the night while I searched for the ever elusive big cats.

      I was pleasantly surprised with this headlamp. The Amazon is, not surprisingly, tough on equipment. The lamp was able to endure high humidity, as well as occasional drops in muddy water. The battery pack allowed for longer use without being uncomfortable or feeling off-balance.

      This headlamp also proved to be useful on climbing, hiking, and mountain biking trips. With the proper helmet, the strap locks the lamp into place.

      All-in-all, I found this headlamp to be a versatile and durable investment.

      A great and powerful headlamp.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Black diamond Icon is a premium option and for the price, you cannot do better. With 500 lumens, it is extremely powerful. As in, I night ski in the trees with the bad boy and can see everything. This is a tool for that, mountaineering, bike riding at night, canyoneering and anything else where you need a ton of light. It is easy to dim with a glove. I highly recommend this headlamp.

      Black Diamond Icon

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Bought for night hikes through the Wasatch, so far it has held up to all expectations. The waterproof feature is a must-have given that the rain will come eventually. The dimming feature is probably my favorite, perfect for not blinding your fellow hikers, climbers. As for life time, I haven't had it die on me yet after using on and off for several nights.