Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp.
Heading outside during the night? The Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp provides light whenever and wherever you need it. Boasting of versatility, this headlamp gives you an option to use rechargeable or standard NiMH AAA batteries. For added convenience, you can easily charge the NiMH batteries without removing them from the headlamp by simply plugging it into a computer or solar charger via a USB cable. Now, you won t need to worry about your headlamp s batteries running out while you re spending the night outdoors. It has a triple-power LED that emits a 110-lumens bright light for up to 230 feet. It even has additional two white LEDs powers proximity mode and two red LEDs powers night vision mode to make sure that you ll have sufficient light while you re camping in the woods or roaming the streets at night. Amazingly, you can view the remaining battery life on this headlamp s three-level power meter display with locking mode that prevents accidental battery drainage. Also equipped with a full feature set and a weather-resistant housing, the Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp makes a great outdoor staple.
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Offering no compromise hybrid power and a full feature set, the revolutionary ReVolt is the first rechargeable (via USB) headlamp to also run on standard AAA alkaline batteries. The Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp marks a paradigm shift for versatility in a rechargeable headlamp, capable of being powered by rechargeable as well as standard batteries. The 110-lumen ReVolt runs off three Black Diamond NiMH AAA rechargeable batteries and recharges via a USB cable that can be plugged into anything from a computer to a solar charger to the USB input on a car stereo. If recharging is not an option, the ReVolt accepts standard alkaline AAA batteries. The dynamic ReVolt is built with one TriplePower LED, two SinglePower LEDs, two SinglePower red LEDs and a battery level/charge status indicator. Settings include: full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night vision and lock mode. The ReVolt is protected against splashing or sprayed water from any angle (IPX 4).
Run your Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp dry during an early morning run, plug it into your laptop at work, and recharge your light via USB. Powerful and efficient LED bulbs sip battery power and provide a distance mode for moving fast, a proximity mode for around camp, and red night-vision mode that minimizes eye fatigue for reading or cooking. In classic Black Diamond style, this light is built with attention to detail and steadfast durability.
Equipped with a “hybrid power” design that allows for the use of traditional or rechargeable batteries, the Black Diamond ReVolt is a powerful and versatile headlamp. The ReVolt offers long-distance and close-proximity lighting options.
The Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp is hailed as a 2013 Backpacker Editor's Choice award winner, with recognition from Trail Runner Magazine and National Geographic for similar awards. The power source versatility is truly remarkable. With the ability to use rechargeable batteries or standard alkaline batteries, the ReVolt is ready to take on any adventure.
The sophisticated Black Diamond ReVolt headlamp has a bright, powerful beam that lights up the night, and it can operate on alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries (both are included).
Specifications are based on use with 3 AAA alkaline batteries.
|7 Lighting Modes:||TriplePower High, TriplePower Low, SinglePower High, SinglePower Low, Strobe, Red Light, Red Light Strobe|
|Additional Info:||IPX Rating: 4|
|Average run time:||High: 70 / low: 300 hours|
|Awards:||2013 Award Winners|
|Batteries:||3 AAA alkaline (included) / 3 AAA NiMH (included)|
|Battery:||3 AAA alkaline or 3 AAA NiMH rechargeable|
|Battery Life:||up to 300 Hours|
|Battery Type:||NiMH AAA Rechargeable Batteries or standard alkaline or lithium batteries?|
|Beam distance:||High: 70 / low: 9 meters|
|Beam type:||Flood / Spot|
|Brightness levels:||2 + dimmer|
|Bulb:||110 Lumens (alkaline); 90 Lumens (NiMH); 1 TriplePower LED, 2 SinglePower White LED and 2 SinglePower Red LED|
|Bulb detail:||High-output LED/2 LEDs/2 red LEDs|
|Burntime on High:||70 hours|
|Burntime on Low:||300 hours|
|Case Pack Quantity:||10|
|Dimensions:||2.25 x 2 x 1.5 inches|
|Distance on High:||229.6 ft / 70 m|
|Distance on Low:||29.5 / 9 m|
|Features:||Battery Indicator, Rechargeable, Red Light Mode|
|Item Weight:||3.4 oz w/ alkaline batteries 3.5 oz w/ NiMH batteries|
|Led Type:||1 TriplePower / 2 SinglePower|
|Light LED Type:||1 TriplePower, 4 SinglePower|
|Light Max Burn Time:||Alkalin:70H/300H,NiMH:12 /190H(High/Low)|
|Light Max Distance:||Alkilne: 70m TriplePower; 9m SinglePower|
|Light output:||High: 110 / low: 4 lumens|
|Lumen Range:||100-149 Lumens|
|Max Burntime(S) ON Highest Setting:||70 H (alkaline), 12 H (NiMH) / 22 H (alkaline), 10 (NiMH)|
|Max Burntime(S) ON Lowest Setting:||300 H (alkaline), 190 H (NiMH) / 80 H (alkaline), 80 H (NiMH)|
|Max Distance on High Setting:||1 Triple Power 70 m (alkaline) .66m (NiMH) / 2 Single Power 9 m (alkaline), 8m (NiMH)|
|Max Distance on Low Setting:||1 Triple Power 11 m (alkaline) 9 m (NiMH) / 2 Single Power 3.5 m (alkaline), 3.5m (NiMH)|
|Max Distance(S) ON Highest Setting:||70 m (alkaline),66 m (NiMH) / 9 m (alkaline),8 m (NiMH)|
|Max Distance(S) ON Lowest Setting:||11 m (alkaline),9 (NiMH) / 3.5 m (alkaline), 3.5 m (NiMH)|
|Max Lumen Output:||110 Lumens|
|Max Lumens:||110 (alkaline), 90 (NiMH) / 25 (alkaline), 25 (NiMH)|
|Max beam distance (m):||70 meters|
|Max light output (lumens):||110 lumens|
|Maximum Battery Life:||300 hr.|
|Maximum Burn Time:||300 hours|
|Maximum Range:||70 m|
|Minimum Lumen Output:||4 Lumens|
|Recommended Use:||High-Performance Illumination|
|Red light mode:||Yes|
|Retail Package Dimension:||4.1 x 4.5 x 2" / 10.5 x 11.5 x 5 cm|
|Waterproof:||Water-Resistant (IPX 4)|
|Weight:||3.4 oz / 97 g (With Batteries)|
|Weight W/ Batteries:||98 g (3.5 oz.)|
|Weight With Batteries:||3.4 oz (alkaline), 3.5 oz (NiMH) / (alkaline), 97 g, 100(NiMH)|
|Black Diamond ReVolt Rechargeable Headlamp-Black||$59.90|
|Black Diamond ReVolt||$59.95|
I had intended, some weeks ago, to get on here and thrash this headlamp. Up until I reached Washington St. while recently hiking the PCT, the headlamp had performed admirably, to say the least. The rechargeable battery aspect was, without a doubt, a major selling point for me when I was scouring the market for a headlamp that didn't have a battery pack and feel like a helmet on my head.
Any how, the one issue that I have had with this headlamp (but do not seem to be having with it anymore) is that I had a brush with fright when the headlamp, at one point, seemed to have gotten moisture inside the casing (I guess mist must have seeped in while hiking through a rainstorm) and would no longer work; this was a problem that persisted for weeks, and when I had nearly decided to just return it and instead get a headlamp that was fully waterproof, I plugged it in to charge and found it working like nothing had ever happened.
I will update this review if anything changes with the working status of the headlamp, but as of right now, all seems to be copacetic. If I had not had the one scare with it where it seemed as though all was lost, I would give this lamp a 5 star rating.
Both the primary LED, as well as the smaller secondary LEDs, are bright and resplendent, while the red light setting provides ample late-night reading and mobility lighting when I need to see but want to avoid temporary blindness.
The light operation button is large enough to use with relatively bulky gloves on, and the lock feature is of considerable help when it comes to avoiding potential battery drain via accidental activation while the pack rides along in your pack.
Being that it is rather airy with regard to weight, you can rapidly forget you're even wearing it.
This last weekend I was in the mountains with my Dad and cousin hiking and looking for moose. Over the course of several days we got rained on, snowed on, hailed on, nearly blown off the mountain and cooked by the heat. Gotta love Utah weather. Anyways I have the Black Diamond Revolt headlamp and got the chance to put it to the test. The vehicle we were driving around had a flat tire and before we knew it the sun was down. I busted out my headlamp and put the others' lamps to shame.
The Revolt outshined the other lights and made it easy to see what we needed to do to fix the tire. The lightweight ReVolt allowed me to carry it around all day with ease and it took a soaking in my pack, but still worked perfectly.
The light adjusts to different angles so you can see what you need to, and the long battery life ensures you won't be caught out in the dark.
This is a great headlamp that can be taken anywear and easily charged. I always looked for a brighter and brighter headlamp and finally found it in this one.
I bought this headlamp at the beginning of May for night time cycling and night climbing. Definitely one of my main pieces of gear this summer. I am not sure how I operated before I had this in my possession.
The dimming function is one of my favorite things that this headlamp has. I have also had to use the strobe light function one time which was unfortunate in itself but it did the job and a swift search and rescue was the result.
I have only used this lamp with the rechargeable batteries provided by BD and they work amazing - you can use alkaline batteries for more lumens if needed (not sure how fast they will use the battery, yet)
In conclusion: this is a headlamp manufactured by Black Diamond and it upholds the standard that I have for all of their gear.
Upgraded to this headlamp for a summer job that required me to live out of a backpack for 9 days out of every 14 and I was not disappointed. Here's what I noticed:
-The rechargeable batteries are a real wallet saver, and the USB charger makes it easy to plug in and get a charge anywhere there is a computer.
-The light is a little less potent when using the rechargable batteries, but I didn't ever feel that it was inadequate.
-For extended trips into the backcountry I would suggest bringing an extra set of batteries just in case, but you know that.
-Doesn't feel too bulky on your forehead.
-Uses one less battery than the storm.
I had the storm before and this is definitely worth the 10 dollars, rechargeable batteries for the win!