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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp


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    22 Reviews


    See Spot. See Spot shine. Shine, Spot, shine.

    The completely redesigned Black Diamond Spot Headlamp keeps the great outdoors visible whether you're trying to figure out your new tent during an after-dark pitching or getting a predawn start on your mountainous adventure. PowerTap technology gives your fingertip the power to dim the lights when you're hunting snipe or shining a spotlight on your camping partner as he tries to sneakily eat the last candy bar at 3 a.m. 

    • Light, compact headlamp for dawn patrols and nighttime rappels
    • PowerTap Technology transitions between full and dimmed power
    • Brightness Memory turns the light on and off at a chosen brightness
    • Full-strength proximity and distance modes
    • Dimming, strobe, red night-vision, and lock modes
    • Item #BLD00P3

    Tech Specs

    QuadPower LED, DoublePower LED
    Power Source
    3 AAA
    proximity, distance, dimming, strobe, red night-vision, lock
    [high] 80m [low] 10m
    Burn Time
    [high] 25hr [low] 180hr
    IPX 8 (down to 1m for 30 minutes)
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, alpine, climbing, skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    Quality headlamp

      I bought this for backpacking and night riding, and I’m definitely satisfied with the quality. While many headlamps weigh your head down, the BD spot is super lightweight, and very bright. It has been very battery efficient for long night hikes in the Wasatch, and the strap is really intuitive and easy to fit to your head. I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking for a solid reliable light source for any late night adventures.

      Not all that intuitive

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

      This light has a lot of features but the controls are not intuitive. There's various taps and lengths of holds to cycle through settings. I made the mistake of not taking the instructions the first time I brought it out - it was a little frustrating attempting to figure it out. I also see the green egg/yellow center other reviews mention while indoors and it's pretty distracting. Overall, a decent light at the price point, but if I were buying again, I would pay a little extra and upgrade to something else.

      This is my third Spot-best one yet

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I like all the new features--memory of last setting, lock switch mode, variable brightness adjustment, etc. One question mark. The spot beam has a yellow center circle. Seems to be fine outdoors but a little annoying when using the light indoors. I don't see this as a big problem, and I'll see how it goes with more use. I asked BD about it and they said it's cooler on the led and easier on the eyes.

      Thanks for your feedback, glad you are satisfied with your purchase!
      Yeah I own this headlamp and love it, but have not used it indoors. Let me know if you have any other specific questions regarding this lamp or any other products.

      my 3rd version of this light

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

      This is a durable and dependable light. When you get used to the switch pattern it's easy to use. The new memory feature that remembers the last setting is a big improvement. One Issue is the spotlight has a yellow tinted circle of light in the middle. I called BD and they explained that this is intentional because it puts less strain on the eyes and keeps the light cooler than a full on white light. Outdoors this seems ok, but so far indoors it's too pronounced and annoying. I hope I'll get used to it--but that's why 4 stars instead of 5.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      How did they capture the sun in such a tiny plastic box? Night time is now daytime at the click of a button. Caution: just make sure your friend uses proper etiquette when facing you to tell you something.

      Bright Baby!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've actually had this lamp before, it was gifted to me by a BD rep when I first started working at Unfortunately it suffered an attack from a pup and broke the bulb inside. Bought the green one as my replacement and it's just as great as I remembered. Extremely bright and super user friendly!

      comfortable, light, bright

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Great head lamp for all around outdoor use. It has alot of features that have a bit of learning curve but once you become familiar with the product its like second nature.

      Great headlamp!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I love using this headlamp for dawn patrols, camping, hiking and for all other activities at night! I really like all of the settings and it is brighter than I was expecting!

      Green egg in middle

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

      This headlight is great for lighting up a trail or for working Outdoors. If you are viewing something up close, or trying to read though, the green circle in the center of your viewing area will be distracting. Even my six-year-old son pointed it out. I called Black Diamond and they informed me that this is normal. I will be returning this and purchasing a different brand.

      Bright, feature rich but battery drainer

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Super bright headlamp. Feels like a lot more than 300 lumens especially navigating trails in the pitch black of night. Has a lot of features that, frankly, I don’t use like strobe and red light. It’s nice to have those added features, but it does make this headlamp more complicated. The touch side is kinda gimmicky. Not a fan. I’d rather just have more buttons to be honest. The headband also comes loose very frequently. I had to mark down my preferred measurement with a sharpie to quickly readjust whenever putting it back on. Thinking of sewing it so it stays put. The batteries also don’t last very long. Much less than advertised, or perhaps that’s because it goes to the red low battery warning way too quickly. I considered buying the rechargeable version Revolt headlamp, but for the price, this headlamp is pretty solid. Super lightweight and compact which is what I was after in the first place. If you don’t need all that functionality, look at the cheaper versions of Black Diamond headlamps like the Astro.


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

      This little lamp packs some bright light! I sent this bad boy to my dad after he told me he didnt have a headlamp. He starts work at 4am some days, when it is definitely still dark out, and I couldnt believe he hadn't bought himself one yet. He called me the other day after getting it and was HYPED! I dont think he will work another day without it!


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This Lamp is great. I was very surprised by how bright it was. Does a great job in poor conditions as well. I dropped it deep in a river and it worked great after! No worries at all besides that I feel it runs out of juice quickly. Great choice for night hike, camping or a solid climbing session.

      So Bright!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Love this headlamp. Incredibly bright, which isn't always fun for my fellow campin' friends (oops) but it's a huge upgrade from past headlamps i've had. Great battery life too, which is always a plus.

      I see the light!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I feel like headlamps have really come a long way in the past year or so. Seems like brands have figured out how to make headlamps smaller, brighter, and last longer. This headlamps hits on all three of those improvements while not breaking the bank.

      Only headlamp I'll ever need

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I love this headlamp. It is small, durable, and plenty bright! I love that you can adjust the light intensity across the board, and I also like the feature that you can also switch to a light that is good for close-up but won't blind your fellow campers.

      Great headlamp from Black Diamond

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've used this headlamp a couple times now and am really happy with it! The brightness memory setting is really handy and the lock mode is a must have!