Rated 3 out of 5 by Adam We prefer the old version
While the high setting put out some good lumens, I prefer the old version. The low setting on the new Icon is next to worthless where the old version was just right for working at night. Now we will most likely need to use the high beam and drain our batteries...as well as blind everyone around us.
The incandescent high beam on the old version was brighter in a wider range of lighting conditions than the new model.
These lamps are used by a 20 person Federal Hotshot crew, so rest assured we have put them through their paces. We will see how the new versions fare this year, but I have already received comments about the new one being inferior in lightning capacity. The old version was very durable, and from an appearance standpoint, the new version should be as well.
Finally the new lamps require 4 batteries. Considering the lightning output is reduced, and all LED, I cannot imagine why. Not a big deal, but increased amperage would imply increased illumination. It does slightly increase the amount of weight on your head for hours at a time.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric great light
Great value, the batteries in the back help keep the front unit small if you can mount a camera. Also helps to counterweight camera.
Plenty of options with dimming and red light. Can take some rough treatment and handles rain well.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charles Strongest headlamp I've found.
I work at night, so a strong dependable headlamp in essential. I use all the different light modes, regularly. The ICON has served me well. The price is great, other brands at the same cost don't compare. This is my 4th one over the years. I enjoy using it every night.
March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephen Lite, comfortable and easy to operate-very bright!
Use this mainly for hunting and kayak fishing, & camping. Have an older one as well and got this one to be able to use it in wet conditions. Plenty of light to pitch my tent or launch my kayak in the dark and plenty to spare.
March 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tyson good headlamp
great headlamp just wish it would have come with recargable, and spot a little brighter than 200 lumens.
March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loran Great for me.
I am a professional body modification practitioner. I bought this headlamp to be able to see clearly during procedures. The ability to adjust how much light it puts out is perfect dependent on area I'm working and for the comfort of my client, not being blinded while still allowing me to see what I need to see to work. Works phenomenally for my purpose, I went with the best reviewed product I could find and a great decision.
February 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jean Ease of use & brigthness
Took my new ICON for a night walk.
+ easy to install, to adjust. It does give you plenty of light to see and to be seen. Comfortable over a Turtlefur.
Delta:it takes some practice to move between the different settings.
Maybe having a knob to control all settings would be easier?
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Demetris Excellent Headlamp
Love this headlamp, very bright and comfortable, haven't got it wet yet but it seems completely waterproof.
January 11, 2015