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Black Diamond Icon Headlamp

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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


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 Description

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

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0018J76OK
  • Item model number: BD620596
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,552 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Very bright light.
The Black Diamond Icon headlamp has been used by friends who run the Iditarod, these new Alumium models are the best I have seen yet at a reasonable cost.
Charles R. Hnilicka
Batteries last fairly long.
Jon Heselwood

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 18, 2009
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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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By lunalumen on June 24, 2011
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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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jaxdoc on October 14, 2010
Color Name: Lime Verified Purchase
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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Chuck on May 10, 2011
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. B. Johnson on January 18, 2010
I got this headlamp to replace a Princeton Tec Apex headlamp ( which I liked a lot until the battery "springs" got too weak to hold the batteries tight - that was after about 4 years of nightly use and numerous battery changes ). So far I like this headlamp. My main uses for it are walking my dogs at night, and finding my way around my house during a power outage. I didn't find any problems with the "button" as other reviewers seem to have had ( yes, it would be hard to use with gloves or mittens on, but what headlamp wouldn't ? ). I did prefer the Apex buttons - it had one for the center beam, and another for the outer leds. Otherwise functionality is pretty much the same - press fully to turn on, partial presses to decrease intensity, last press for strobe. The center beam is BRIGHT - a bit brighter than the Apex, but doesn't seem as focused. What I mean by that is the Apex seems to "throw" a longer spot beam, while the Icon seems to light a wider shorter area with its spot beam. I have seen reviews that say just the opposite, but I compared them side by side. I could see much further with the Apex, but had a wider "field of view" with the Icon. The outer leds do a good job of lighting up the area close-up. I did find the batteries fit awfully tight ( plan to get the rechargeable kit so I don't have to change batteries ), but found the battery compartment very easy to open and close. And I didn't find any "gap" around the battery compartment as one reviewer stated was a problem ( maybe the batteries weren't all the way in ? ). It looks to be fairly durable to me, but I won't be in any position to bang it on rocks or the like. According to reviews I have read on other sites, the reviewer on this site who found the plastic to be "brittle" is not unique in his opinion.Read more ›
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