Beam Comparison - Headlamp

Beam Distance Comparison - Click on the images to compare at full size. Keep in mind that beam photos like these may overstate the negatives of dimmer headlamps, since unlike the camera (which is kept at the same settings for all photos), your eyes will adjust to dimmer light and thus see better than is implied by the photos.

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Pros Bright, wide spotlight, clear/smooth optics, long battery life, robust designGood trail finding and close proximity beam, easy to use, waterproof
Cons Heavy, bulky, and expensiveMore expensive and heavier than the higher scoring Spot
Bottom Line Very bright with a wide beam, this model is bulky and heavy with an even heavier price tag.Ease-of-use and storm readiness are this model's strong suits, while it dips in performance when compared with the Spot.
Weighted Metrics Black Diamond Icon Black Diamond Storm
Trail Finding - 20%
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Close Proximity - 15%
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Battery Life - 15%
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Brightness - 25%
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Weight - 15%
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Ease Of Use - 10%
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Product Specs Black Diamond Icon Black Diamond Storm
Measured Max Beam Distance 82 m 78 m
Claimed Distance 100 m 70 m
Measured High Mode Run-time (ANSI) 9.4 hrs 7.8 hrs
Claimed High Mode Run-time 75 hrs 125 hrs
Claimed Low Mode Run-time 175 hrs 200 hrs
Weight 232 g, 8.2 oz 120 g, 4.2 oz
Battery Type 4 AA 4 AAA
Water Resistance IPX 7 (waterproof to 1m) IPX 7 (waterproof to 1m)
Manuf Claimed Lumens 320 lumens 160 lumens
Beam Type Flood/Spot Flood/Spot
Red Light Yes Yes
On/Off Switch Lock Yes Yes