- Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
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- ASIN: B004AJPJDA
- Item model number: BD-AL-COL
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
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Black Diamond Equipment Apollo Lantern
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- Double Power LED with 80 lumens (max setting) is enclosed in a frosted globe to provide bright, ambient light
- Dual reflector system captures and maximizes light output
- Power meter displays charge status or battery level for rechargeable NRG Battery Kit or 4 AA alkalines
- Unique dimming switch provides adjustable brightness
- Distinctive fold-down legs increase lantern height to 24.1 centimeters and is Collapsible, double-hook hang loop
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|Battery Average Life||60 Hours|
|Item Dimensions||9.5 x 3.3 x 5.3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||220 grams|
|Light Source Type||LED|
|Model Name||Black Diamond Apollo Lantern|
|Shipping Weight||0.6 pounds|
A bright, non-glaring, soup can sized backcountry lantern. Foldable legs and hanging loop provide endless placement opportunities
A bright, non-glaring lantern that's as at home car camping as it is on an alpine basecamp, the Apollo Lantern from Black Diamond puts out 80 lumens of ambient light thanks to its DoublePower LED (3-watt), dual reflector system and frosted globe. The unique, battery-saving dimming switch provides the optimal amount of light for sorting gear or cooking meals, and the collapsible, double-hook hang loop and folding legs let you hang or set it just about anywhere.
With its 80 lumens of power on the high setting, you'll be able to illuminate up to a 10 meter area. You can also adjust it to as low as 10 lumens with the unique dimming switch--simply hold down the on/off button to activate dimmer.
Offering a maximum burn time of 60 hours (on low setting), it's powered by 4 AA batteries or the optional NRG Rechargeable Battery Kit, and a power meter displays charge status or battery level. The fold-down legs increase the lantern height to 9.5 inches, helping you maximize light dispersion.
Top Customer Reviews
I do astrophotography under the desert night sky. For this reason, I don't want bright lights in camp to throw off my night vision or to cause light pollution while shooting. I rarely run these lanterns at full brightness (which is plenty bright). I like that they can be dimmed to a low light level that allows me to provide reasonable illumination in camp while not casting light upwards to affect my nighttime photography. Then, there's occasions where I need stronger light to work on equipment in camp. Turn them up to max and they'll provide all the light I need.
What I truly like about the Apollo lanterns is the solid design and attention to detail. They have a broad range of light level adjustment. Their unique hook hangers make them easy to hang from just about anything, their feet are very stable, their light output is a comfortable and eye pleasing medium to soft white (not the glaring bluish white as in other lanterns), and they provide a well diffused circle of light which is focused at and below the level of the lamp, not wasting lumens up into the sky.
I'm pleased that the Apollo is still made. It is a truly great design - easy on batteries and versatile. I'm happy I still had the option to go with what I know worked well for me under varying scenarios. I recommend the Apollo lantern to anyone who wants a well thought out and well designed LED lantern.
Testing the lantern outside in pitch black darkness it throws a good size diameter light pattern, if you elevate the lantern 6-7 feet above ground level. Easily will have enough light for your camping area and I personally dont think I will even run it at full power, probably 1/2 or higher will do so therefore extending battery life even further. The legs on the lantern are nice to have if you dont have a tree or something you can hang it from, the light is definately stable when standing on them. Some people have stated this light wouldnt be appropriate for backpacking, I would kinda disagree with that, it is bigger than the orbit but compared to other lights that I have it is small. To me this lantern is the "do all" light, power outage? It could provide enough light for a living room or kitchen area with no problem. It definately would excell taking it car camping but I wouldnt hesitate to throw it in my backpack either, it really has more than enough power to light the area up without disturbing the rest of the camp. The lowest power setting is 10 lumens, which I find just right inside a small tent for a night light effect.
The overall quality of the light is really good for the price, no problems so far and I like how evenly the light is spread compared to other lanterns I have seen (namely the coleman exponent collapsable lantern). The power switch doesnt seam cheap and has a positive feel to it when holding it in to change the power settings. The hanging clips on top are definately well designed and hold the lamp secure from a tree branch or tent poles, the split design is a bonus. This light will probably replace my gas lantern due to size, i feel led tech has come to probably take over the lantern camping world. OH one thing I kinda noticed was bugs werent swarming the light as much compared to my gas lantern, dont know if this has any merit but atleast that night it did.