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Black Diamond Icon Headlamp

4.6 out of 5 stars 288 customer reviews

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  • Our all new, professional level headlamp with a massive 200 lumen output
  • 1 quad power LED spotlight, 2 single power white LEDs, and 2 single power red LEDs emit 200 lumens (max setting)
  • Settings include full strength in distance and proximity modes, dimming, strobe, red light vision, and lock mode
  • Protected against water immersion down to 1m for 30 min (IPX7)
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Product Description

Product Description

Black Diamond's brightest headlamp that can handle needs for both super long-range power and close quarters lighting in one unit


The brightest headlamp in the Black Diamond line, the Icon illuminates the night like no other. A professional-level headlamp for serious cavers, climbers, and explorers, this high-powered headlamp features a TriplePower LED spotlight plus 4 SinglePower LEDs that emit 100 lumens in the max setting.

Seven different settings, from spotlight to proximity lighting, and a faceted reflector that maximizes the distance of the beam, give you the best options for long- and close-range lighting. Powered by 4 AA batteries or the fully rechargeable NGR battery, the Icon has power meter indicators that let you know when you're above 50 percent power, above 20 percent power, and when you're about to run out of power and are below 20 percent. Like most Black Diamond headlamps, the Icon is protected against splashing and water spray from any angle.


  • LED Type: TriplePower (3-watt), 4 SinglePower
  • Lumens: 100
  • Max Distances: 100 meters (TriplePower LED), 23 meters (4 SinglePower LEDs)
  • Max Burn Time: 145 hours (TriplePower LED), 164 hours (4 SinglePower LEDs)
  • Batteries: 4 AA included; NRG compatible (sold separately)
  • Weight without batteries: 4.1 ounces
  • IPX Rating: 4

About Black Diamond
At Black Diamond, it's all about climbing and skiing. The company shares the same experiences you do on rock, ice, and snow and these experiences push them to make the best gear possible for a worldwide family of climbers and skiers.

What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has grown into a global company with offices on three continents that's not just for rock climbers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live and the value of their place in society. Since 1957, Black Diamond's innovative gear designs have set the standards in numerous areas. This is partly the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people--and the fact that they are all climbers and skiers themselves.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 1.3 x 1.4 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0018J76OK
  • Item model number: BD620596
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,400 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

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I work nights at a railroad. Typically we use the standard issue 6volt lantern for lighting and signals. I need to see id numbers and the train cars themselves at a distance. I judge all lights vs the railroad lantern with the halogen bulb- Bright and 8 hours+ usable light.
Well I can toss my lantern. The Black Diamond Icon surpasses the lantern in both brightness and burn time. I've used the same batteries for 10 days(3-4 hours per night). The 3 watt spot is a brighter and more focused beam. I'm able to read id numbers further away. The four led area light is bright enough for work up to about 100ft.Both the beam and area lights have 3 levels of brightness which helps with battery life. I also have the added bonus of both hands free. So far pouring rain, splattered mud and subzero temps haven't fazed it. I have two nit picks... The on/off switch is on the bottom of the lamp which makes it cumbersome to operate with a baseball cap on and the lens on the beam scratches easier than I thought it would. That's just nitpicky though. I highly recommend this light.
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I bought two of these headlamps to replace two older Black Diamond headlamps that had served me well for many years. The elastic failed and I thought replacing them with newer and brighter Black Diamond headlamps was a no-brainer. I immediately noticed that the thumbscrew for tightening down the battery cover was difficult to fully tighten. It was much smaller than on my older lamp. In addition, between the two I own, one has a smaller, more difficult to use thumbscrew. Furthermore, one of the headlamps I initially ordered was defective. Thankfully Amazon replaced it without much trouble. I have owned these headlamps for about a 1.5 years now and am not pleased with the long-term durability. On the headlamp with the smaller screw, the battery case is cracking all along the edges. It seems like the top cover is just a hair too small. Combine that with the fact that the plastic is very thin and overtime hairline fractures begin to form. I've put tape over the cracking areas to try and prolong the inevitable failure of the battery case at which point the product will become un-usable because the strap is connected to the battery cover on one side and the battery case on the other side.

I discovered that Black Diamond headlamps have a 3 year warranty, so I followed the directions on their website and mailed it to them. I wasn't sure what to expect, but within a few weeks, a replacement arrived at my door, no questions asked, no charge.
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I enjoy competing in 100-mile trail ultra marathons. These races usually take me about 30 hours to finish, so there's plenty of running done at night. As I've learned more about what it takes to execute a race well, I was refered to the BD ION as the "best in class" for headlamps. I've run 3 races with it now and love how balanced and light it feels. It's by far the brightest lamp I've used and has significant battery life. I would recommend this lamp to anyone as I feel it will be the last one I will ever need to purchase.
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I bought this headlamp from Amazon, and am very happy with it.
The brightness is unbelievable for some led's. The 7 settings/brightness levels took a bit to get used to,, I even had to get out the manual to learn how to do it, lol. After that its a breeze to change any setting on the go.
Another option that surprised me was that the top band is easily removable, I didnt know about that ahead of time, but it comes in handy when you want to put the headlamp on over a winter hat.
I havent yet been able to test the longevity of the battery life, but as we all know that have read about this lamp it has outstanding reviews for that. Im still on my original set of lithiums, and after about 80 hours of use, the battery meter is still at top.

I bought this headlamp for a Kilimanjaro trip, and was overwhelmed by its results. Out of 75 people going up during summit night, it was the brightest headlamp of any of them. It got to the point that the guide in front of me stayed close and turned his headlamp off to save his battery power; all that on the lowest beam setting!

For the $10 more that it cost for this headlamp than the other same brand (or competitors), its a no-brainer to buy this one instead.
Definitely recommend!
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We need very good light, >100 lumens, for our work, which involves looking deeply into horses mouths while providing dental care! It is very dirty, physical and difficult work. We have gone through so many headlamps in the last several years I shudder to think of the money spent. After thorough online review I selected this lamp based on all features but with a slant towards strongest lumenosity vs. price.
Wow, this lamp is awesome, providing plenty of light while strongly holding it's position on my head whether I wear a hat or not. The fit is very comfortable despite the battery pack. The weight is nothing to worry about as I can wear it for hours with no discomfort. The batteries are clipped firmly in place by a very well made, xlnt fitting door. I purchased the rechargeable battery pack as well and have used it in addition to the regular batteries. Both work great. I can even use the pack while it is charging which makes the light even more useful for my circumstances. The charge port is well hidden and quite dust and saliva proof! Lots of dental dust and saliva get all over this lamp. It remains to be seen how it holds up after months of all this abuse but the headlamp seems to be made very well. I have high expectations based on what I have experienced so far. I never felt like anything was "cheesy" about the "Icon" when I removed it from the box, fitted it to my head, and began using it under my rather un-ordinary circumstances. I can honestly say, if this lamp holds up to the abuse I have put it through, then a few crashes on my moutain bike, several clunks in the head while rock climbing, or the dust of a night ORV ride should be no problem.
I love the Icon and highly recommend it! In fact, I'm buying more for the practice today!
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