The opinion of Aventure Nordique
The Storm 450 is one of the most complete headlamps in Black Diamond's range. The 92-gram case (including batteries) is packed with advanced technologies. This lamp will appeal to hikers, climbers, photographers who want to switch from one activity to another easily while keeping the same equipment for a very small weight and size. It works with 3 AAA batteries included but the Dual Fuel technology, allows it to be compatible with the rechargeable battery BD 1500 (sold separately).
The designers claim a maximum intensity of 450 Lumens for 2 hours (lighting for about 120 meters). When the batteries are full, it will be possible to light 12 meters for about 175 hours.
This lamp is equipped with a gradual dimmer, an instant full power button and a flashing mode. With the intensity memory, you will be able to turn the unit on and off while keeping your setting.
The Storm 450 can be used to store your gear at your bivouac site without dazzling your neighbors, or to scan a climbing route over a long distance with the proximity or long range modes. The device is equipped with RGB LEDs that allow you to be more discreet at night thanks to red light in particular or to highlight certain colors during the night. To read a map for example, the green light will allow you to highlight more the contour lines.
This lamp was designed to be immersed in water to a maximum depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. It is therefore very waterproof and dustproof.
|Type of lightning||Batteries / Rechargeable battery|
|Beam Projection||120 m|
|Average burn time||175 h|
|Weight||92 g (59 g without battery)|
|Battery type||3 standard AAA alkaline batteries (included) or BD 1500 Li-ion rechargeable battery (sold separately)|
|Country of Manufacture||China|