The versatile, pocket-sized Black Diamond Orbit provides ounce-counting backpackers with bright, non-glaring illumination. This compact, reliable light source can function as either a lantern or a flashlight.
We are taking a look at the Black Diamond Orbit. This is a multi functional light that gives you all the benefits of a lantern for ambient light and a flashlight for more direct beam.
You have got a couple of different settings, a couple of different functions with this light. It would be perfect for backpacking. It is small, light weight and packable so you can throw it in your pack and you don’t know it is there. It is great for hanging on the inside of a tent when you need either an ambient light or as you are hiking and you need a more direct light, not to mention, it is the cutest little light that I have ever seen.
The lantern function of this light is a double power LED. You have a nice frosted globe so when you have that strong LED it is not going to blind you, but it is going to provide a lot of bright ambient light. It is collapsed down right now and all you need to do is pull it up. It exposes that button. So there is just one button on this light to go through all the different functions. But I want to just turn on that lantern for the ambient light, I hit the button one time. At its maximum lumens you get about 105 lumens. You can dim that down to four lumens. So you get a really great range of bright and low light. In order to dim, you just hold the button down.
And in order to switch through the settings, I am going to turn the light off, to switch through you tap the button twice in order to get to the flashlight that is on the bottom. So there is the flashlight.
It fits into the palm of your hand really well. So if you are just using this to get around camp, if you are using it as an emergency light, it is really nice. And you can also dim this. So the flashlight at its highest setting is 50 lumens. And at the lowest setting it is four lumens. So you can also dim that portion.
You can also have the lantern and the flashlight on at the same time. And all you have to do is cycle through each of the settings. You hit the button three times from the off position. So hit the button three times and you have got both the lantern and the flashlight going at the same time.
The battery housing is really easy to get to. It uses four triple A batteries. You can use alkaline batteries or rechargeable triple A batteries. And all you have to do to get to that battery housing is hold the body of the light and twist the top. So as I twist that, you can see it exposes the battery housing. It is really easy to change the batteries out.
Some last quick features. At the bottom you have really nice, sturdy feet. And these are rubber feet so it really protects the light. It gives a lot of durability to the lantern and if you are setting this on a table or on the ground, you get a really nice sturdy platform there. And up at the top you have got two nice metal hooks. You can hang this on the inside of a tent or anywhere where you need light to be above you.
All in all this is a really great little lantern. You have got multi function use. You have got the durability and the high quality features that you have come to expect from Black Diamond and it is all in a simple little package.
It is the Black Diamond Orbit light.