Black Diamond Orbit Lantern

LED Type : DoublePower (1-watt)
Batteries : 4 AAA not included, NRG2 compatible
Max Burn Time : 24 H
Lumens : 45
Weight Without Batteries : 84 g, 3 oz
IPX Rating : 4

A bright, non-glaring, pocket-sized mini lantern, the ultra-lightweight Orbit is perfect for trekking and backpacking where gram shaving is crucial.

  • 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
  • Uses NRG2 Rechargeable Battery Kit (with Battery Power Indicator) or 4 AAA alkaline batteries
  • Unique dimming switch provides adjustable brightness
  • Compactible to 102 mm (4 in); extended height is 140 mm (5.5 in)
  • Collapsible hang loop

One of the smallest lantern and yet provide enough brightness for you outdoor needs. Great for use in the tent and simple outdoor cooking or reading. The lantern comes with C-hook which is pretty unique and it makes hanging the lantern anywhere a breeze.

Black Diamond makes rechargeable batteries for Orbit but I would rather use my Sanyo eneloop rechargeable batteries. However I do carry a set of alkaline batteries as backup. The burn time is not long but enough to power at least 8hour at max output. 


After purchasing the Apollo back in 2007, a year later Black Diamond came out with Orbit. It is smaller and lighter. Having both these lanterns, I must say that I prefer the Orbit, it is compact and ring hook makes it easy to hang the Orbit anywhere, a great mini lantern for over night hike. The brightness between both these lantern has little difference 54 and 45 lumens. But do note the burn time for the Orbit will be lesser as it uses AAA batteries. If you prefer more brightness maybe you should look at the new Titan with 250 lumens which will be great for family camping.

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Apollo and Titan