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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 4.2 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome for Caving Bright, easy to use, and reliable! Battery life is good and powertap feature is awesome. This headlamp works great in mud and is durable against bumps, drops, rocks, etc. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome headlamp!! Love this headlamp it has all the lighting functions you can ask for, love the tilting feature with it you don't have to tilt your head that much. Excellent feature is the tap to high, I keep mine on a low setting and when I need the high I just tap it. Enough lumens to see far ahead enough for anyone I think. Will have pics of it in the field soon. June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by All it needs is more color options I Havent tested the waterproof capabilitys yet, but its really bright, lightweight and has more functions than a flashlight of the same cost. I go caving and work as an Outdoor instructor/Camp counselor. The red is so bright I can build things in the dark and not need the regular light. The "High beams" wide angle lights make sure I miss nothing. All I ask is I got the Orange because I want a bright easy to find color. My friends and co workers also got the same for the same reasons. Neon Green, blue and red would be great. May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Bright and Sturdy Headlamp This will be my second BD headlamp. I had a 2012 Spot. That was a great light. So when i saw a good deal on the 2014, i bought one. The 2014 Storm feels fairly solid for a plastic $50 lamp. I like the feature where the light is at 75% brightness when turned on. that way you will not be draining the battery while walking around. with only a tap youre at 100% brightness. light is quite bright at 160 lumens for the spot light. Great for hiking down trails after dark and spotting things in the distance. The proximity light is nice and bright too. this is what i didnt like about the BD Spot, the proximity light wasnt bright enough. I enjoy night photography, so the red light helps me set my camera settings without loosing my night vision. Some cons: lamp glitched the first time used, it will dim then turn off, instead of dim then reverse dim. power button is too stiff. i have to press hard with my nail. the manual in the box had the wrong specs (100 lumens, but its a 2014 model with powertap). The max burn time and lumens on BD's site does not match the box or the instruction manual in the box and does not match the web base manual. It appears a few of the models of the head lamps on BD's site have discrepancies with burn times between BD's own marketing material, instructions and box... fix this BD. April 30, 2014
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