Product Number: 27811
Bright and ultra-packable, the Black Diamond Orbit Lantern is a pocket-sized collapsible lantern crossed with a powerful flashlight for versatile, travel-friendly lighting. A lightweight version of our popular Voyager, the Orbit features a super-bright DoublePower LED in a frosted globe for 60 lumens of power in latern mode, and a DoublePower LED in the bottom for 50 lumens of power in flashlight mode. The Orbit also functions in dual mode for near-360-degree lighting for cooking, reading and other camp activities. The dimming function allows you to adjust the light to your needs, while the collapsible design stores easily in your pack.
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- One DoublePower LED with 60 lumens (max setting) is enclosed in a frosted globe for bright, ambient light in lantern mode
- One DoublePower LED with 50 lumens in the bottom provide a precise beam in flashlight mode
- Dual reflector system captures and maximizes light output (lantern mode)
- Lantern, flashlight and dual (lantern and flashlight on) modes—as well as dimming—operate from one convenient switch
- Includes collapsible, double-hook hang loop and four AAA batteries
- Compactible to 102 mm (4 in); extended height is 140 mm (5.5 in)
Weight: 84 g (3.0 oz) W/ Batteries
Vendor ProductId: BD620707
Review ProductId: 14638
Reviewed by 1 customer
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- Long battery life
Comments about Black Diamond Orbit Lamp:
Have tried about every mini lantern out there, this is the best. It just replaced another brand which had terrible shadows and an unreliable switch...the Orbit has NONE of these problems, the light is diffuse, no shadows from the lantern globe itself, and construction is solid. Perfect for reading in a tent, kitchen area cleanup, and even had enough power to illuminate a late night tent setup. The top slides up and down, which exposes the switch. It's really more of a control button, since it also controls dimming. It stands nicely on little rubber cushions, or hangs from a clever folding, two piece hook.
BDs specs say it'll run 10 hrs on high with AAAs, 24 hrs on low, and I've gotten at least that much with mine.
Sure, you don't need a lantern, but at just over 4 oz. with 4 lithium AAAs (uses any kind of AAA, lithiums just lighter and better in my Colorado cold), it's barely a problem to pack and can really "brighten" up a late night in camp.
This is a great piece of gear; BD could make it perfect if:
Turned off at any setting, it always turns on at the brightest setting. Overall, that's proven ok, but I would prefer it to "remember" it's last setting. The top is also a bit hard to "unstick" from it's open or closed position, but on the other hand it's solid once in place. And it sure would be easier on my battery supply if it used standard AAs, not AAAs, which I don't really keep around for anything else.(Note: There's an optional NRG2 rechargeable battery module available, but shops here don't have them yet)
The Orbit is the little sister of the Apollo, which is a better choice for larger groups and if weight is not an issue.
This is probably my favorite piece of recently purchased gear, it's truly worth it's price and weight. Highly Recommended, Best in Class.