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Pros Better than average performance across the board, easy to useBright 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 discount
Cons Expensive for what it offersExpensive, 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 most
Bottom Line A very good light that won't disappoint, but we consider it overpriced relative to competitorsA 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 unchanged
Rating Categories Petzl Actik Zebralight H600w Mk IV Black Diamond Storm Black Diamond Spot Coast HL7
Trail Finding (35%)
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Close Proximity (20%)
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Battery Life (15%)
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Weight (15%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Specs Petzl Actik Zebralight H600w... Black Diamond Storm Black Diamond Spot Coast HL7
Measured Beam Distance 88 m 121 m 91 m 94 m 112 m
Claimed Distance 90 m Not specified 85 m 80 m 119 m
Measured High Mode Run-time (ANSI) 1.9 hrs 3.1 hrs 5 hrs 2.9 hrs 3.1 hrs
Claimed High Mode Run-time 60 hrs 2.9 hrs 40 hrs 30 hrs 1.5 hrs
Measured Low Mode Run-time 129 hrs 232 hrs 42 hrs 9.7 hrs 25 hrs
Claimed Low Mode Run-time 260 hrs 203 hrs 120 hrs 175 hrs 70 hrs
Measured Weight 3.2 oz, 91 g 4.5 oz, 127 g 4 oz, 112 g 3.1 oz, 89 g 4.5 oz, 127 g
Battery Type 3 AAA 18650 rechargeable Li-ion 4 AAA 3 AAA 3 AAA
Water Resistance IPX4 splash proof IPX8 waterproof to 2 meters, 30 minutes IP67 waterproof to one meter and dustproof Splash proof (dubious IPX8 claim) water resistant
Manuf Claimed Lumens 300 lumens 1400 lumens 350 lumens 300 lumens 285 lumens
Beam Type flood/spot flood flood/spot flood/spot flood/spot
Red Light yes no yes, red/green/blue night-vision modes yes no
On Switch Lock no yes (tailcap lockout) yes yes no
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