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Black Diamond Camo Spot

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

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photo: Black Diamond Camo Spot headlamp

Great value for options. Supposedly the brightest most powerful of Black Diamond's lamps. Lightweight and lots of options.


  • Long battery life
  • Bright
  • Lots of functions


  • Haven't found one yet

Supposed to have the longest battery life of any Black Diamond headlamp, I don't know because it's the first headlamp I have bought, always used a flashlight. Takes 3 AAA batteries. Has lots of options. Has two side lights which will light up the trail and that's about it, great for conserving battery power.

The main light is very bright, I would say it lights up about 60-75 yard distance, does burn batteries a little faster, but still lasts quite a long time. Haven't had any problems with batteries getting cold, they are right behind the light on your forehead.

Has red light for night vision. No battery life gauge, but that actually uses some battery life to function so not losing much there. Fares very well in wet stormy weather, will hamper distance of the light though. Does have a lock on it so you can lock the light so it won't come on in your pack and run batteries dead.

Does take a little while to learn the operations because has several functions. Has strobe on Red light and spot light. Oh yeah I did drop it about 10 feet and not a scratch (which I was probably lucky being it is plastic cased) but has never let me down.

All in all a great light for a good price.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25 on sale @ PCT Days(cascade locks) normally $40.00

Well this is most perfect head lamp I have used so far. Small, easy to use, good for climbing, caves, trekking. Four-season use, any time of year. I recommend this headlamp for all uses.


  • Small
  • Great lighting
  • Easy to use
  • Waterproof
  • Cold-proof


  • No weakness so far (last 6 years)
  • Doesn't have SOS red signal

Range: More than 20m

Beam & Brightness: The beam focused. You have button to select wide or pinpoint beam.

Burn Time: Well when I put new battery in it lasts for more than 10 days of use every night.

Power Source : You need 1 minute to replace battery. It use 3 x 1,5V AAA. 

Ease of Use: Very easy to use and operate. So small, you can carry it all time with you in pocket. Like myself.

Weather: Very good in cold-extreme conditions. It is waterproof and water-resistant in rain, caves, snow, and mist.

FeaturesEverything is good, only need to have red signal SOS.

Modes: Useful modes, three of them, For close range, far range and signal blink of both modes.

Construction & Durability: Durable with good plastic.

Conditions:  It is well made, lasting for 6 years. I get it for second place on some Adventure Race (Valjevski Izazov 2010)

Best For: Best for all activity. Outdoor as indoor, climbing, hiking, running, trekking, caving, canyoning...

Source: Received it as prize for 2nd place on Adventure Race -Wild Serbia organization

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Reviewers Paid: $25.00

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