Powerful enough for family camping trips or base camp illumination, the innovative Black Diamond Apollo lantern is so compact and lightweight, that you can also throw it in your pack for your next backcountry adventure.
I am holding the Black Diamond Apollo. This is an extremely versatile lantern that packs down to be pretty small, but when you open it up and use all of its features, it puts out a lot of light for its size and its weight.
I have it compressed down right now, but the stand out feature is these feet that fold down. So you have got three feet. It provides a really stable base for the Apollo. And they are really light weight, really easy to use and very durable. And you can also extend it out. So you have got just a couple of different really simple settings with this light and we are just going to go through all the features.
There is just one button on this light, on, off. And this is the button that also dims the light. So with one click of the button it will turn on. You have a nice ambient light. It is kind of a frosted globe here so it is not going to blind you when you turn it on. The brightest output is 80 lumens. You can also dim it all the way down to 10 lumens. So as an emergency light, if you just need that 10 lumens to get you through, it is going to last up to 60 hours which is great for that emergency use. And if you want that bright light, if you are sitting around the campsite, it is going to all the way up to 80 lumens and that is for 15 hours. So definitely going to last you for a weekend of camping.
This takes four double A alkaline batteries or you can get a Black Diamond energy recharger kit to go with it. That is sold separately. But in order to change the batteries, the battery housing is right here at the bottom. And all you have to do is give it one little twist and you can see the battery housing there. I take this out, you can just see that I have got my four alkaline batteries in there. But if you take that out you can insert the energy recharger kit if you choose to buy that separately.
There is a battery power indicator on this light and so right now we are at a full charge and new batteries. If I compress that down the green light comes on there. So there is a green a yellow and a red light to just tell you how much battery life there is left in the light.
Some last quick features. The feet on here are really sturdy and stable and they are covered in a nice rubber, so definitely durable. When everything is kind of compressed down they really protect the light. So if you do have it inside a pack or you are traveling with it you have protection there. There are two nice metal hooks at the top so you can hang this from inside of a tent or just if you want that light above you to provide light for a campsite or if you are traveling. So that is a really great feature there.
And all in all this is a really sturdy, really great light for emergency use, camping and travel.
It is the Black Diamond Apollo.