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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 An impressive, powerful light in a small package that won't disappoint if you can get past the priceA durable light that will last for years with a bright high-quality beam, slightly higher in cost and weightA quality, durable, and bright light that hits the sweet spot for most people's needs, despite dubious marketing claimsPreviously one of our favorites, but hasn't kept pace with competitor's innovationsA quality light with strong battery life, but no longer our top pick for epics
Rating Categories H600w Mk IV Storm Black Diamond Spot Coast HL7 Black Diamond Icon
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Specs H600w Mk IV 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