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Black Diamond
Spot 400 Headlamp

4.476190476190476 out of 5 stars
84 Reviews



Why We Like The Spot 400 Headlamp

When the day's objective goes into the night, the Spot 400 Headlamp helps us efficiently navigate back to our car for post-mountain pizza. Its sleek, unassuming design ensures it's not adding unnecessary weight to our packs, while the distance and proximity settings illuminate our on-hand gear while lighting up the trail for sure-footed descents.


  • Lightweight headlamp for heavy-duty objectives on and off the wall
  • Adjustable stretchy band stays secure on your head as you move
  • Lock setting prevents accidental illumination in your pack and saves battery
  • 400 lumen lights up the trail and adjusts to closer objects for clear visibility
  • Item #BLDZ9J3
Power Source
Batteries Included
dimming, strobe, red night-vision, lock
[high] 400
[high] 100m
Burn Time
[high] 3.5 hrs
Regulated Voltage
Remote Battery
headlamp, 3 AAA batteries
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years
climbing, hiking

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 84 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 5 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 15 reviews
5 Stars - 60 reviews

Fits True To Size

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1 out of 5 stars

July 2, 2024


I recently purchased a spot 400 headlamp, and after being satisfied with previous models, I was confident that this would be a great headlamp for home and camping. It was not. My first issue is, even with the lock on (so that it doesn't turn on , the lamp would drain batteries almost instantly. Literally every time I went to use it I needed to replace the batteries, I also tried several different brand AAA batteries thinking that possibly they were the culprit, same result every time. Secondly, this is a flimsy design which upon being dropped on a hard surface from my lap to the ground, the case that holds the batteries was damaged and now the batteries seem to not even stay in their place rendering the lamp completely useless. Very disappointed with the lack of quality and durability from what is supposed to be a very rugged brand. I contacted black diamond previously regarding a damaged lamp and was told that there is no warranty if purchased from a third party retailer, it any store that is not an official dealer. I highly recommend NOT purchasing any headlamps from this company

Jacob R.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

June 19, 2024

Simple with Great Features

A simple design with all the features you could want, my only complaint is the included instructions are very ambiguous; a youtube search gave me all the info I needed though.

Jeremy W.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

June 17, 2024

Good headtorch

Good head torch. I really like that you can lock it out, so that it doesn’t burn through the batteries accidentally in your pack.

Rachel C.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 4, 2024

great headlamp at great price

I was worried about difficulty of use with all the features, but it turned out to be quite intuitive. Great product.

dustin g.

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

May 29, 2024

Good with a couple distracting negatives

The led lights which show the battery level are WAY too bright! I shouldn't be able to see the glow streaking across my face and into my eyes when I shut the light off. It is about as bright as the lowest setting of the red light so when I am trying to preserve my night vision and get rid of light the blue comes blaring in without a choice ruining the experience. The feature to get to the brightest setting is too sensitive and useless. I have never been in a situation where I have needed to get to the brightest setting in an absolute instant. I find myself accidentally activating it when just trying to adjust my Headlamp in any manner which is frustrating and annoying especially when I don't want the brightest light. Overall the headlamp is good. I like the different modes and the versatility of lighting I can have through it. The head band is comfortable.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 3, 2024

Love the versatility of using

Love the versatility of using both the AAA batteries or rechargeable battery when put on long treks. So far this has been a great product

Teresa W.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 7, 2024

These lights work great! It’s

These lights work great! It’s one of the most dependable objects I carry in my pack every time I’m in the outdoors. Me and all my kids carry the same one

Garry G.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 1, 2024

Best Compact Headlamp

This is my 2nd SPOT Headlamp. When I was prepping my adventure motorcycle ditty bag, I didn't hesitate to just go to the site and purchase versus 20-60 minutes of researching what's new. AND. Love the new style and new features since my last purchase.

Piper M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 31, 2024

Nice Little Light

Used my new Spot 400 on a hut trip last week and it was the perfect piece of kit for the purpose. Super light and very bright for a late-night tour. The PowerTap feature is cool but takes a little getting used to. Intuitive design, great headlamp!

Andrew N.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 30, 2024

Head lap

Love it it’s bright enough and when you put it in night mode is great so you can see the starts

Alexandra M.

Originally reviewed on