Black Diamond Distance 1500 Headlamp: Illuminate Your Night with PowerTap™ Technology

Powerful, Comfortable, Resilient, Innovative, Reliable

There's no denying the mesmerizing allure of exploration, of venturing into the night, tackling technical terrain under the soft glow of the moon and the sparkling stars. But if your passion is the pursuit of the nocturnal, you need more than just a reliable companion – you need reliable light. A beacon in the dark, if you will, and the Black Diamond Distance 1500 Headlamp fits that description.

What sets this headlamp apart from the pack is its PowerTap™ Technology, a game-changer that illuminates your path like the day's first sunlight. At the tap of a finger, you can ramp up the brightness to a dazzling 1500 lumens, as powerful as some car headlights. Perfect for those crucial moments when you need to assess your surroundings, discern trail markers, or just admire the ethereal beauty of the night. But don't worry about squandering power. This smart little device dims back down after 10 seconds to preserve battery life, unless you choose otherwise.

Staying lit is no problem with this steadfast illuminator. With a full battery, it lasts a solid 8 hours at 300 lumens. Have a second battery handy? Double your lumens to 600 for the same duration. Now, that's what I call unwavering resilience.

Comfort has been deeply considered with the Distance’s Comfort Cradle™. This device sits low, hugs the contour of your head, eliminating that annoying bounce while providing cushioning that lets you forget it's even there. Adventurers tackling technical terrain can add an extra layer of security with the removable top strap.

The light it projects is a testament to thoughtful design. With a multifaceted optical lens, it balances depth lighting to better spot obstacles, while diffusing a smooth, consistent visibility. It's like carrying a slice of daylight on your forehead.

Worried about the elements? With an IP67 waterproof rating, this light won't flinch at rain, snow, or even a dip in a mountain stream. Trust me; this headlamp is up for the challenge, and it doesn't get more submersible than that.

Interchanging batteries on-the-go couldn't be simpler, thanks to the magnetic battery pack. A swift one-handed switch, and you're back in the game. A delightful touch is the integrated red rear flasher, which makes you visible from behind – a welcome safety feature in the dark.

In conclusion, the Black Diamond Distance 1500 Headlamp isn't just a tool, it's an ally. Reliable, powerful, comfortable, and adaptable. It's a beacon in the dark, and that's all you need when the world around you falls into twilight. It's not merely about the destination, but how you navigate your journey. This headlamp, my friends, is the key to embracing the night with confidence.


  1. PowerTap™ Technology: This unique feature allows for instant brightness adjustment up to a dazzling 1500 lumens, ideal for spotting distant trail markers or for an overall assessment of the terrain.
  2. Efficient Power Consumption: The device intelligently dims back to save battery after 10 seconds, or can be customized to maintain the high setting.
  3. Long Battery Life: With a full battery, the device provides 8 hours of illumination at 300 lumens, and with two batteries, 8 hours at 600 lumens.
  4. Comfort Cradle™: This headlamp is designed to sit low, contouring the head, eliminating bounce, and providing a comfortable fit for long durations of use.
  5. Multifaceted Optical Lens: The lens is designed to provide depth lighting for spotting obstacles while providing consistent visibility.
  6. Waterproof: The IP67 rating assures the device is fully submersible, able to withstand adverse weather conditions.
  7. Interchangeable Magnetic Battery Pack: The quick and easy one-handed battery change keeps you moving without interruptions.
  8. Safety Feature: Integrated red rear flasher helps keep you visible from behind during nighttime excursions.


  1. Price: At $199.95, the Black Diamond Distance 1500 Headlamp is a significant investment compared to other headlamps on the market.
  2. Weight: While 213g may not sound heavy, over extended periods of time, it might become noticeable, potentially causing some discomfort.
  3. Automatic Dimming: Some users might find the automatic dimming feature, which activates after 10 seconds, inconvenient if they require sustained high illumination.
  4. Battery Dependency: To take full advantage of the lighting power, you need two batteries. This might increase the overall weight and require extra investment in additional batteries.
  5. Complexity of Features: While feature-rich, some users might find it overly complicated to use, especially if they are seeking a simple, straightforward lighting solution.


Scroll to Top