Black Diamond Gizmo
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $24
This headlamp is easy to operate. It's bright enough to hike in the dark. It's a simple, no frills piece of kit that has never malfunctioned on me, and works every time I need it.
- Easy to use
- 2 x AAA batteries (included)
- Not as bright as bigger headlamps
- Not waterproof
I use my headlamp all the time. I use it at home, when camping, and hiking.
This headlamp is light enough to wear all evening, so I use it to find stuff, cook, walk at night. I usually just leave it on all evening.
I bought myself one, and 1 for each of my sons. It's bright enough to aid in whatever you're doing. But it's not too bright. What I mean by that is... if my son is 20 feet away and he looks at me while wearing his, it doesn't blind me. There is such a thing as having a headlamp that is too bright.
My Balck Diamond headlamps have never stopped working. They have been dropped, rained on, used for hours on end, loaned out, stuffed into backpacks and under car seats and given to small children to play with. They still work every time I flip the switch.
This headlamp runs on 2 AAA batteries. This keeps it lighter than headlamps that run on more, or larger batteries. Running on AAA batteries is a huge plus for me, because most electronics I take into the bush all use AAA batteries. This keeps it simple for packing extras. I can't really comment on how many hours the batteries last, because 1 set of batteries lasts several trips, and I don't keep track of the number of hours I keep it turned on.
Price Paid: $20
Got this little guy for 20 bucks and have yet to be disappointed. The settings on this are high, low, and flash. You can get away with just using the low on this thing and make the batteries last even longer, which by the way only takes 2 AAA. At a mere 2oz you can always find a spot in your ruck for it.
I have read reviews stating that it doesn't do very well in the cold. Here in IL we just got over a cold spell where temps were below freezing. As a test I put it out on my porch for roughly 12 hours and then went to go turn it on. Lit up just as it should with no decrease in performance.
I am very happy with this thing and am shocked at the price for such a quality torch.
Price Paid: $20
I gotta say that for the price you can't beat this lil son of a bitch!! I don't go caving or nothing but around camp this bad boy puts off some good lite! And it has a high and low lite and a strobe. Not to bad for 20 bones!
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The Gizmo Headlamp from Black Diamond is at-the-ready with 35 Lumens to be your lighting guide. The Gizmo features On / Off, Strobe and Dimming modes.
Now more powerful with 35 lumens, anywhere. Small and lightweight, the Black Diamond Gizmo Headlamp goes anywhere.
Now even brighter and lighter than before, the Black Diamond Gizmo headlamp is a great light to have on hand in the car, at the house or in the mountains. Lightweight Gizmo has 2 LEDs and a dimming feature that allows you to set the light output; LEDs put out 35 lumens on high and throw light up to 15m. LEDs cast even, white light and are nearly indestructible. Operates for up to 75 hrs. on low with 2 AAA batteries, included. If someone falls asleep with the Gizmo on, there's no need to worry because the auto shutoff feature kicks in after 2 hrs. Strobe setting helps you send a signal. IPX4 water resistance protects the headlamp from splashing or sprayed water from any angle. Black Diamond Gizmo headlamp features a pivoting head and a single adjustable strap.
Camping solo without a fire isn't such a sacrifice with the long-lasting light of the Black Diamond Gizmo Headlamp. With help from the two SinglePower LEDs, you chow down your freeze-dried feast, stow your food, and then have enough juice left to read a few chapters before you drift off into woodsy dreams.