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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Icon

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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Page By: illegal_smile

Created/Edited: Aug 12, 2007 / Aug 12, 2007

Object ID: 3698

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Product Description

The Icon, with its blowtorch-like three-watt LED, is our favorite light for the earliest of early starts up high. Paired with the rechargeable NRG Battery Kit (sold separately), the Icon lowers the impact on your wallet and the environment. And when you’re lucky enough to be nowhere near an outlet, you can use alkalines and the economy setting for up to 200 hours of burn time. The four auxiliary SuperBright LEDs have their own multiple brightness settings and are plenty powerful enough to light up the trail or for brew prep at base camp. The Icon’s battery-power meter is dual-purpose: displaying via a green, yellow or red LED either the amount of battery power left or the charging status of the NRG rechargeable battery.


Max Battery Life:
3W LED on low - 104 hours
4 Superbright LEDs on low - 164 hours

Without Batteries - 116 g (4.1 oz)
With Batteries - 188 g (6.6 oz)

3W LED - 80 meters
4 Superbright LEDs - 23 meters



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CrazySanManCrazy Bright

Voted 5/5

I took this out for the first time this past weekend. I used it to see while hanging my food bag after dark and it is just stupid bright. After dark with no moon I could easily see everything 20-30 yards away. I used it to help scare four bears away from my tent and a fifth from my food bag, and also to scare away a large buck who was snorting and stomping at my tent.

Take it from an astrophotographer - batteries do not last in the cold. At 18 degrees I'm surprised the batteries lasted 30 minutes. Digital cameras will last about 5 minutes at that temp.

The only drawback to this headlamp is that it is a little on the heavy side. However, it's so bright I no longer have to pack an LED lantern so it ends up saving weight overall.
Posted Jul 29, 2008 11:26 am

Alex WoodGreat Head Lamp!

Hasn't voted

Always works and is very bright! However, towards the end of the battery life, the brightness tends to decrease.
Posted Nov 27, 2008 2:16 am

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