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Storm Headlamp



The waterproof, multiple-mode, 160-lumen Storm is designed with PowerTap Technology, to transition between full and dimmed power at the tap of a finger to its touch-sensitive housing.
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Equipped with a fully waterproof construction and an incredibly bright 160 lumens, the Black Diamond Storm is our powerful, all-conditions headlamp. Now featuring our PowerTap Technology, the Storm allows for quick, on-the-fly brightness adjustment with just a finger tap to the side of its touch-sensitive housing. The Storm features a bright, precise beam for after-dark route-finding, as well as proximity, strobe, dimming and red night vision modes to accommodate any lighting needs. An intuitive lock mode also keeps the light from accidentally turning on when stored in your pack or pocket.

  • One QuadPower LED, two SinglePower white LEDs and two SinglePower red LEDs emit 160 lumens (max setting)
  • PowerTap technology allows fast and simple transitioning between full and dimmed power in distance or proximity modes
  • Red night-vision mode has proximity and strobe settings, and activates without cycling through the white mode
  • Sleek, low profile design uses four AAA batteries and three-level power meter shows remaining battery life for three seconds after switching on headlamp
  • Settings include: full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night vision and lock mode
  • Protected against water immersion down to 1 m (3.3 ft) for 30 minutes (IPX 7)

Lighting Range


Tech Specs

Lumens :   160
Weight With Batteries :   110 g (3.9 oz)
Max Distances :  
[QuadPower LED] 70 m (230 ft)
[SinglePower LED] 7 m (23 ft)
Max Burn Time :  
[QuadPower LED] 200 H
[SinglePower LED] 125 H
IPX Rating :   7
LED Type :   1 QuadPower, 2 SinglePower
Batteries :   4 AAA (included)

Recommended Use


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Best BD headlamp This headlamp is close to perfect. It's bright, easy to use (gloves, mittens, whatever), has all the features one would want (waterproof, red light, etc), and durable. My only critique is that it is a little heavy on the front of your dome, which isn't that valid of a critique because most of the weight is the 4 batteries. Still, I'm glad there is not an external battery pack and its kept simple, got to compromise I guess. October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Dual Duty Use I use this headlamp to bike on the Austin hike and bike trail on occasion and also bought it for work as a city carrier for the post office. Two VERY different audiences and I am from both. For the headlamp, its band and fitment are tested while riding at speeds up 20 mph. It stays in place and lights up the path more than enough for me to keep moving a good pace. On a rarer occasion, it does move/slide as I am riding as it is on the heavier side of many headlamps. The tradeoff is the extra light output. Worth it at those speeds in the early morning. It is tested differently at work: on its battery life and water resistance. Carrying mail and packages is tough enough in broad daylight. Now that the sun is setting earlier, this particular model with its power tap comes in particularly handy. Having just the right hand free to hit the power tap for maximum brightness quickly with an arm full of mail comes in really handy. The light is left on at about 10-20% intensity for up to 2 hours after sundown. I have logged 17 days so far with this power setting without having to replace the batteries (and that's with the aforementioned riding included). The only thing I dont like is the weight of the unit, but for me, I went to REI and tried on the various models for a while before deciding that this one met my needs despite the weight disadvantage. Others may complain about it, I see it as a valuable tradeoff. Perhaps in time, Black Diamond will make this model better and lightweight. October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Impressed so far!! I've always spent very little money on headlamps and gotten by just fine. Had a friend pick one of these up and I was very impressed with the brightness this lamp had. I got one and used it on a recent elk hunt. Made the hikes out in the dark easier than ever before. Time will tell if the battery life lives up to it's expectation. October 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great. For intended uses. I bought this lamp thinking that it was the Spot when I was in a bind the night before the Wasatch 100. It performed well through the night, but I wasn't doing much running at that point. Since then I have gone on a few night runs and it's basically too heavy to run with. Having said that, I understand that this is not it's intended purpose. For someone who wants a bright light that will perform without questions in all mountain weather, and you won't be doing any running with it, this is a killer lamp. I'll definitely be keeping it around for a reliable climbing/skiing lamp. Just wanted to give feedback for any runners who might be considering this lamp. September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bright and good battery life I bought this light just before a camping trip. I was concerned about the weight, but it was a non issue. I wear the light over my ball cap so that the light is resting on the brim, it works great!!!!! It's very bright and I'm still using the batteries that were supplied by BD. The different light modes are easy to access. The battery life specs are a little confusing as other reviewers have mentioned. Thank you for another great product. September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robust headlamp with many useful and easy to use features Comparing to the other headlamps I've had, the construction of the Storm is more robust. In bad weather, I've already tried using it in heavy rain, It did well without problems. The light is very bright and its dim feature is very useful for working on things that you need to look at up close or if you want to save your battery. The only drawback is that it's too heavy to use as a running light. If you want a rugged, water resistant headlamp with many useful features, the Storm is perfect for you. August 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good light for the money. Different lighting features are a nice touch and the overall construction of this thing is bomber. If I could suggest one thing it would be to make the button a little more prominent so that you don't have to fiddle around feeling for it in the dark. August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EXCELLENT warrenty service! I bought the storm last year, and really loved it, until a hairline crack started forming near where the battery case screws together. Then another crack started to form on the opposite side of the screw, then it just cracked off completely, making the headlamp useless. I had only ever screwed it in thumb-nail tight, so i knew i got a lemon! I just took a photo of the manufactures defect on a Sunday, and sent it in to BD, then left for a 3-day camping trip. To my great surprise and joy, a brand new Storm was waiting for me when i got home!! Now THAT'S how customer service is supposed to work! I've been using BD products since the 1980's, and will continue to do so with confidence. BTW, the newer version of the Storm that I got is even more awesome with the new "tap" feature, and just the dimming feature itself is reason enough to put BD on top of the competition. July 31, 2014
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