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Re: Advice on a Headlamp

Postby John Harper » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:18 am

Thanks everyone, just bought one from Backcountry.com for $39.91 total!

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Re: Advice on a Headlamp

Postby markskor » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:30 am

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Re: Advice on a Headlamp

Postby John Harper » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:27 am

markskor wrote:http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Headlamp-Reviews/Black-Diamond-Spot
- $31.93


That looks like the 130 lumen older model.

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Re: Advice on a Headlamp

Postby mschnaidt » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:48 am

robow8 wrote:
mschnaidt wrote:And 15% off! Sweet!

It's funny. I just typed in Backcountry to see if they did have them!


When I bought mine at REI in the Fall the website said it was an exclusive. Probably a short term agreement until Christmas.

I'm hoping to do a little night hiking this year and the Spot should work well for it. Hitting the trailhead after work/drive and getting a few miles in gets me an extra night :thumbsup: . I read somewhere that a minimum of 90 lumens is what you want for night hiking. With the Spot having variable output I should be able to find the illumination sweet spot for most conditions.
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Re: Update: Advice on a Headlamp

Postby John Harper » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:16 pm

Received new 2016 Black Diamond Spot the other day. Wow, is it bright on the large lamp setting. Supposed to be waterproof to 1m? Hope I don't have to find out. Controls pretty easy to figure out, although I only worked the white and red lights, plus dimming. Didn't try the strobe, maybe if I hit a rave someday.

Overall, looks like a good useful product, and very light as well, 3oz I think. Got some AAA NiMh batteries on the way so I can use rechargeables.

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