Product Number: 27811
The Orbit Lampt was designed for ounce-conscious backpackers, climbers and travelers. The Black Diamond Orbit lantern packs 45 lumens of bright, non-glaring light in an ultra-portable package. A DoublePower LED works with our dual reflector system and frosted globe to illuminate everything from tent-bound reading to pre-dawn racking. The unique dimming switch provides the optimal amount of light and helps conserve batteries, while the collapsible, double-hook hang loop attaches to tent ceilings and tree branches alike.
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- DoublePower LED with 45 lumens (max setting) enclosed inside a frosted globe produces bright, non-glaring light
- Dual reflector system captures and maximizes light output
- Runs on¿NRG2 Rechargeable Battery Kit (sold separately) or 4 AAA alkalines
- Unique dimming switch provides adjustable brightness
- Compactible to 102 mm (4 in); extended height is 140 mm (5.5 in)
- Collapsible, double-hook hang loop
- For saftey, this product CANNOT be returned
Vendor ProductId: 620704
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.