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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Winner of our Editors' Choice award  the Coast HL7 impressed us with a combination of high-power beam  great close-proximity lighting  relatively light weight  and low-price.
Coast HL7
Awards    Editors' Choice Award 
Price $84.61 at Amazon
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$29.50 at Amazon
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Pros Bright, wide spotlight, clear/smooth optics, long battery life, robust designIncredible brightness and beam control, great value
Cons Heavy, bulky, and expensiveShort battery life
Bottom Line Very bright with a wide beam, this model is bulky and heavy with an even heavier price tag.This model won't break the bank and you'll get a strong beam that can be easily adjusted, despite a shorter battery life.
Weighted Metrics Black Diamond Icon Coast HL7
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 Coast HL7
Measured Max Beam Distance 82 m 131 m
Claimed Distance 100 m 152 m
Measured High Mode Run-time (ANSI) 9.4 hrs 3.4 hrs
Claimed High Mode Run-time 75 hrs 3.8 hrs
Claimed Low Mode Run-time 175 hrs 80 hrs
Weight 232 g, 8.2 oz 128 g, 4.5 oz
Battery Type 4 AA 3 AAA
Water Resistance IPX 7 (waterproof to 1m) Water-resistant
Manuf Claimed Lumens 320 lumens 196 lumens
Beam Type Flood/Spot Flood
Red Light Yes no
On/Off Switch Lock Yes No