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  • Headlamp features a high-output Quad Power LED that outputs up to 160 lumens and throws a beam up to 70m so you can locate the hiking trail at night
  • 2 SinglePower white LEDs and 2 SinglePower red LEDs
  • Use the red LEDs to preserve night vision while hanging out at camp or making your way down the trail; red LED activates without having to cycle through white mode
  • Press and hold the top button to activate the dimmer that lets you choose the light output needed for the task at hand, from a blazing 160 lumens down to 25 lumens
  • PowerTap Technology allows fast and simple transitioning between full and dimmed power with just a tap of a finger on the side of the touch-sensitive housing
  • Use the 3 strobe functions to flash white light on high or low, or red light
  • Sleek headlamp operates on 4 AAA batteries, included; Heatsink technology keeps the batteries warm for long burn times
  • 4 AAA batteries provide 36 hrs. of use on high and 200 hrs. on low; battery indicator light helps you determine how much battery power you have left
  • Lock mode helps prevent accidentally turning the headlamp on when it's in your backpack
  • The Black Diamond Storm headlamp has an IPX7 rating (protected against water immersion down to 1m for 30 min.)


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Best Use Backpacking, Mountaineering
Bulb Type LED
Bulb Detail High-output LED/2 LEDs/2 red LEDs
Red Light Mode Yes
Beam Type Flood / Spot
Max Light Output (Lumens) 160 lumens
Light Output High: 160 / low: 4 lumens
Max Beam Distance (m) 70 meters
Beam Distance High: 70 / low: 7 meters
Brightness Levels 2 + dimmer
Strobes 3
Average Run Time High: 36 / low: 200 hours
Regulated Output Yes
Rechargeable No
Batteries 4 AAA
Dimensions 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
Water-Resistance Rating IPX7
Weight With Batteries 3.9 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Headlamp, New Design I use this to work on my car, look for things in attic/basement, walk the dog, take out trash. This is the best balance of a headlamp with it being light, very bright, and with many lighting options. The new design got it simplier for how to set the light although it would be nice if they could do more. I like it better since you can go straight to the bright light. The only thing worse is that it is harder to press the main button. With gloves it is very hard to know if you got your finger on it and so much force is needed with each attempt. Fumbling around gets annoying fast. I actually find controlling the light not too complex so only this button is a negative to me. That is hard to beat...this is the best light.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Tactical headlamp for the money I bought this headlamp to be used for work. I am with a Marine law enforcement unit. For the money it has all the features you could want. Best feature is once you put it into the red light mode it stays in that red light until you either change the batteries or change back to white light which is a must if you don't want accidental white light. Only complaint is that it is a little heavy compare to most headlamps due to having 4 batteries. I highly recommend this headlamp for anyone needing a bright, durable, waterproof headlamp with red light for night time use. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 star rating is because of the weight and lack of versatility compared to other lights on the market but most of those cost much much more and that is why I chose this one and don't regret it at all.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Headlamp I love this headlamp and use it a couple times a week assisting with SAR classes at night. I love the ability to dim the light, previously only had headlamps with 2-3 brightness settings with no dim-capability. I still use some older headlamps with the rear-mounted battery pack, which I still prefer when I'm not using a helmet because the weight balance is more neutral on my head. Otherwise this is my favorite headlamp in terms of features offered.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good headlamp except for one flaw I liked this headlamp for brightness, adjustibility of the light output and the red mode, but it has a serious design flaw that I've seen with a number of similar headlamps. The tilt adjustment has just four positions that are too far apart. In other words, as you're walking down a trail and you find that the beam angle is adjusted a little too low on the trail ahead of you, the next click up will but the beam too far out and you'll need to compensate by having to tilt your head down from it naturally wants to be to put the beam where you want it. My last headlamp was a BD Icon that didn't have this flaw: the tilt angle could be set anywhere you wanted it over a range of about 90 degrees.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used for log distance sailing race I needed a hands-free light for sailing a race 250 mile race in Lake Huron last weekend. The light worked perfectly. There are two primary modes; the bright white light the red light option. Both white and red lights can be dimmed when intensity is not needed. The red light makes working on the deck of a boat with 3 or 4 other crew much easier for everyone because it doesn't cause the temporary blindness a white light does. This light held up to some heavy rain and functioned flawlessly. I did need the high intensity light when our lifeline failed. Doing a repair in 20+ mph winds at the front of a bouncing boat while getting drenched by waves and rain, the last thing you want to worry about is being able to see. The light did its job, stayed securely in place and was comfortable enough to wear when turned off. A great $50 investment.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lamp I have used this headlamp for a couple years now and love everything about it. I have done several night hikes with it and the bright setting provides plenty of light to find the trail. The red lamp is perfect for using in the tent so as to not blind you with the reflection and to not wake up your tent mate. You can also lock it in the off position so it doesn't get accidentally turned on while in your pack. I can't think of anything that I would change about this headlamp. Good product.
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headlamp I bought this for doing some nighttime work around the house, nice having a hands-free light that is always pointed in the direction I'm looking. It's comfortable on the head and didn't move from it's position when I did a 20 minute jog. Nice feature is the one tap "full bright" mode on the side of the light. Also is dimmable in all modes (bright white main light, 2 LED dimmer white light, and red light). I look forward to using it this year for some fishing, hiking and camping.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Headlamp! A++ I went camping over spring break and had a cheap-O headlamp, and thought it was fine! BUT a few of my buddies had Black Diamond headlamps (one of them with a Storm) and It blew my headlamp out of the water! Soooo much brighter! So afterwards I did a little research and read a lot of reviews/videos and seemed like Black Diamond was by far the superior brand! So then I compared different BD headlamps and narrowed it down to the Storm! Perfect for me and what I do! Which is just use it for Regular stuff, and every once in a while go camping! But mainly just hangingout! It's great! Pro: BRIGHT! Lightweight Waterproof Touch pad dim setting Lock mode
Date published: 2014-03-19
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Has anyone used this headlamp for running? I wonder about how well it sits on your head while moving?

Asked by: Marlene F
The Storm can be used for running, but is heavier than some with the 4 AAA batteries.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-27

There is a three-year warranty on this product. How does this work? Does one have to register the purchase with Black Diamond? If so, how?

Asked by: Thomas J
Based on the instructions included with the manual, it appears Black Diamond does not require you to register the product. Warranty claims can be filed on Black Diamond's website. Please remember to hang on to your proof of purchase.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

How do you turn the lock on?

Asked by: arc92
With the power off, hold the button down for 6 seconds. Light on the side will flash indicating lock mode. Hold again for six seconds to exit lock mode.
Answered by: XringoX
Date published: 2016-12-01

Is this a sale on the new model (released in 2016)?

Asked by: JCKS
This is the older model. The 2016 Storm is here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-11-27

How do I load batteries into this headlamp?

Asked by: Cooper12
Use the curved section of the plastic band adjuster to insert into the divot on the back of the Black Diamond Storm Headlamp, twist to pry open.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-09
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