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Why You Should Choose Black Diamond Headlamps

In this blog post, we have a look at the details of our headlamps and show you why we think that Black Diamond headlamps are the best on the market.

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Many of our mid & high-end range of headlamps feature distance and proximity modes that allow the headlamps to be used for a wide range of activities. From hiking to climbing, to running and urban use the simple design means that they never feel out of place. 

Battery Life

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We did our research on this point and after analyzing five other brands in comparison to our headlamps we found that with the exception of two models from one brand our headlamps perform 30-40% better in Battery life.


Black Diamond Headlamps are built to withstand the abuse caused by alpine climbing and hiking. From -20 degree ski days in Alaska to night climbing at Spitzkoppe to caving deep below Table Mountain, our headlamps are built to withstand it all.

Featuring water-tight construction and superior lens build our headlamps don’t give up easily.

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Our headlamps are carefully designed for optimal usability. There are several key features worth noting.

Power Tap

PowerTap™ Technology allows instant transitioning between full and dimmed power


By holding down the top button/s on our headlamps you can lock the headlamps off to avoid having them turn on in your pocket or bag.


Your headlamp will remember your last setting. 

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Scared of spending money on a great headlamp? They are all covered by a 2-year guarantee, which means that we will replace any headlamps with defects, and we will replace any headlamps that break within that period. If your headlamp breaks outside of that period we will give you a great discount on your next headlamp! 


Our rechargeable headlamps are the best plug-and-play options on the market. Simply charge your headlamp using the micro USB cable (included) and head out with all-day power. On multi-day hikes simply pack a power bank if you’re worried about running out of battery.

Best For:

The every-day headlamp user and active mountain adventurer.