Zebralight H600w Mk IV
Black Diamond Storm
Black Diamond Spot
Coast HL7
Black Diamond Icon
Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award   
Price $89.00 at Amazon$50 List$33.95 at Amazon
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Pros Bright wide beam, good battery life, durable design, rechargeableExcellent trail finding and close proximity beam, waterproof, above average battery lifeExcellent spot light capability, wide evenly lit flood beam, above average in most waysExcellent brightness and beam control, often available online at discountBright, wide spotlight, clear/smooth optics, long battery life, robust design
Cons Expensive, 18650 Li-ion battery is not included, heavier than averageMore expensive, heavier than average, claimed battery life is very misleadingBelow average battery life, claimed battery life is wildly misleading, single button hard to use, lame waterproofingAverage battery life, heavier and bulkier than mostHeavy, bulky, and expensive
Bottom Line A stunningly bright light that offers impressive battery life. If you can afford it, it won't disappointYou can't go wrong with the Storm, high performance, quality optics, and durable designOffering excellent optics, a bright wide beam, and strong performance for the price, the Spot is one of our favoritesWe used to love the Coast, but competing lights have stepped up, while the HL7 is unchangedFor years the Icon won our top pick for epics, but today it comes up a bit short
Rating Categories H600w Mk IV Black Diamond Storm Black Diamond Spot Coast HL7 Black Diamond Icon
Trail Finding (35%)
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Specs H600w Mk IV Black Diamond Storm Black Diamond Spot Coast HL7 Black Diamond Icon
Measured Beam Distance 121 m 91 m 94 m 112 m 90 m
Claimed Distance Not specified 85 m 80 m 119 m 100 m
Measured High Mode Run-time (ANSI) 3.1 hrs 5 hrs 2.9 hrs 3.1 hrs 12.6 hrs
Claimed High Mode Run-time 2.9 hrs 40 hrs 30 hrs 1.5 hrs 70 hrs
Measured Low Mode Run-time 232 hrs 42 hrs 9.7 hrs 25 hrs 74 hrs
Claimed Low Mode Run-time 203 hrs 120 hrs 175 hrs 70 hrs 175 hrs
Measured Weight 4.5 oz, 127 g 4 oz, 112 g 3.1 oz, 89 g 4.5 oz, 127 g 8.2 oz, 233 g
Battery Type 18650 rechargeable Li-ion 4 AAA 3 AAA 3 AAA 4 AA
Water Resistance IPX8 waterproof to 2 meters, 30 minutes IP67 waterproof to one meter and dustproof Splash proof (dubious IPX8 claim) water resistant IP67 waterproof to one meter and dustproof
Manuf Claimed Lumens 1400 lumens 350 lumens 300 lumens 285 lumens 500 lumens
Beam Type flood flood/spot flood/spot flood/spot flood/spot, dimmable
Red Light no yes, red/green/blue night-vision modes yes no yes, red/green/blue night-vision modes
On Switch Lock yes (tailcap lockout) yes yes no yes
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