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What are the benefits of a Black Diamond Light?

A battery-powered camping lantern has several advantages—it is bright, quiet, and safe. The main disadvantage of a battery-powered camping lantern is the need to carry the batteries home to dispose of properly, but you can find a camping lantern that provides long-term light for relatively little battery power. Options for battery-powered camping lights include:

  • Fluorescent: Fluorescent lights are the brightest of the battery-powered camping lantern choices, but the tubes require special disposal.
  • Incandescent: Incandescent lights are the most fragile type of battery-powered camping lantern, which makes them better suited to a long-term campsite setting than to daily hiking.
  • LED: LED lights are the easiest to manage on the trail—the batteries are relatively lightweight and durable.

Several models of Black Diamond Light offer bright, compact lighting, which makes them especially helpful on the trail. The Black Diamond Orbit Lantern is designed as a hiking light. The Black Diamond Orbit comes with 4 rechargeable AAA batteries, and its dual reflectors maximize the light. The Orbit boasts a maximum burn time of 24 hours, and it weighs about 3 ounces without batteries.

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