Black Diamond Storm 500-R Headlamp



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Not all storms are bad. Black Diamond has taken its already impressive flagship headlamp and improved it, adding a rechargeable battery and more lumens. The streamlined light head has a dedicated mode button and a nice bump in lumens, the Storm 500-R headlamp is the most advanced version yet. Signature features like smooth dimming, PowerTap™, flood and spot lighting, and a red, green and blue night mode are now even easier to use. For 2022 Black Diamond releases their R series, adding a rechargeable option to many of their most popular models. Having an easy to recharge headlamp makes “good enough” batteries a thing of the past.

  • Flood and spotlight modes give you the right type of light for both near and far
  • Smooth dimming feature lets you dial in the perfect brightness
  • PowerTap technology goes from any brightness mode to full power with a tap on the light's housing. Tap again to return to the previous output
  • Mode memory remembers the last setting used and turns the light on in that setting
  • Strobe mode helps keep you seen
  • Red light modes help preserve night vision
  • Charges easily via micro-USB, going from empty to full in this little is 2 hours
  • Internal lithium-ion battery is lighter than standard alkaline batteries and performs better in cold weather
  • Multi-faceted lens balances flood and spot lighting
  • Intuitive 2-button controls give you easy access to red lighting and flipping between spot and flood lighting
  • IP67 waterproofing protects the light all the way up to 1m of submersion for up to 30 minutes. Note: If your light does get seriously wet, be sure to dry it out completely before storing it
  • 3-level LED power meter lets you know how your batteries are doing
  • Lock-out mode prevents accidental activation, so you don’t pull out a dead headlamp just when you need it
  • Adjustable headband is now made with recycled materials, including Repreve® fibres made from recycled plastic bottles
  • Red, green and blue night vision modes have dimming and strobe modes

Tech specs

Weight100g (Azul)
100g (Black)
100g (Octane)
100g (Optical Yellow)
100g (Camo Print)
Ideal for
  • Camping and hiking
  • Trail running
9 modes
Beam distance - low12m
Beam distance - med60m
Beam distance - high120m
Light source
  • 2 LEDs
  • 1 RGB LED
Burn time - low350 h
Burn time - med19 h
Burn time - high7 h
500 lumens
  • Wide
  • Spot
Flash modeYes
Red light modeYes
BatteriesLithium-ion 1500mAh (included)
Product sustainability
  • Rechargeable batteries
Made inChina

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