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The Black Diamond Storm is a robust and full-featured headlamp that offers a bright and wide beam, a fully waterproof enclosure, and excellent optics for both close proximity flood and long-distance spot lighting. Red is for good night vision which I’m sure is great for any military purpose, green for night and fog and blue apparently very good for map reading and also (hopefully not) for showing blood so things like forensic work. In fact, I only remembered the late hour when I rounded a lip and realized, given the angle and the position of the headlamp, that it was going to be impossible to direct the beam around the corner.

The two red LEDs are great for night time photography when you don’t want to ruin your night vision, or, perhaps, when you are crammed into an Appalachian Trail community trail hut and don’t want to disturb fellow hikers. BD makes advertising claims that their battery life numbers are >4 times better than we measured, but as we explain in our article, Why Headlamp Claims are Deceptive. Exceptional battery life and extensive activity tracking and metrics - the Instinct 2S Solar has a lot to offer in a neat, nifty little package. We would prefer that we don't need to bring a print-out of the manual to understand a headlamp, but the Storm, and other lights from BD like the Spot, seem to require constant access to a manual to make use of the advanced functionality. When I'm not using it for backpacking I just use it to read a book in my bed at night which the two led's turned down are perfect for.I'm not sold on the ability to dim the beam since I'm often unsure what level of output I've set it to and have to keep going back to check: for me, three discrete modes (low, mid and high) would be plenty, and clearer than an undifferentiated scale. Equipped with a solid dustproof and waterproof protective case, this headlamp promises to accompany you on all your adventures.

In addition, there are three different colored night vision modes and peripheral white light for close-up activities. This user also has the need to run the lamp on alkaline batteries if caught away from a power source for a long expedition. Finally the other great thing about this is despite the high output the head torch has an impressive burn time of 5 hours at 400lm and 150 hours at low, with an 100m distance at full power.As per the Storm, this is measured according to the ANSI FL-1 test standard, which means that by the time 4 hours have elapsed you're on 10% of initial output. At full power, it offers a light output of 400 lumens, which illuminates up to 100 meters for 5 hours. The ANSI measured high mode runtime of 5 hours is excellent when compared to other high-performance lights that offer a huge throw of light.

She’s spent time as an elected IFSC Athlete Board Member, has been a youth coach for Team Texas, and has climbed up to 5. The headlamp's angle can be adjusted down a considerable amount via a hinged connection that is very similar to Petzl Tikka models.The Duel fuel means that while supplied with AAA batteries it is also compatible with Black Diamonds Lithium Ion BD 1500 battery. This headlamp is much more durable than the last headlamp I owned (Princeton Tec's Byte), which failed on me after a few weekend backpacking trips.

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