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 designBright
Cons Heavy, bulky, and expensiveHeavy with limited battery life at max power
Bottom Line Very bright with a wide beam, this model is bulky and heavy with an even heavier price tag.This lamp is super bright, and if a powerful beam is your main focus, this might be the choice for you.
Weighted Metrics Black Diamond Icon Fenix HP25R
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 Fenix HP25R
Measured Max Beam Distance 82 m 157 m
Claimed Distance 100 m 153 m
Measured High Mode Run-time (ANSI) 9.4 hrs 1.8 hrs
Claimed High Mode Run-time 75 hrs 4 hrs
Claimed Low Mode Run-time 175 hrs 206 hrs
Weight 232 g, 8.2 oz 282 g, 9.9 oz
Battery Type 4 AA 4 AA
Water Resistance IPX 7 (waterproof to 1m) IPX 6 (Resists powerful jets)
Manuf Claimed Lumens 320 lumens 180 lumens
Beam Type Flood/Spot Flood/Spot
Red Light Yes no
On/Off Switch Lock Yes Yes