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maxicon
05-01-2009, 3:37 PM
REI's having an anniversary sale on a variety of lights, including the very good Black Diamond Apollo lantern, which makes an excellent emergency lantern around the house.

Currently $35, down from $50 - these are very nice LED lanterns, with a soft, diffuse, bright light (3W Cree, reportedly, not sure which model), flexible brightness control, and charge indicator. They also have good runtimes, though the spec runtime is considered optimistic.

http://www.rei.com/category/1/q/Anniversary+Sale+-+Headlamps%2C+Flashlights%2C+Lanterns

My neighbor has one, and I like it a lot more than my less expensive Coleman and Sylvania lanterns, which have a lot of glare. I've ordered 2 to replace the house emergency lanterns.

It's also a great camping lantern, though a bit bulky and heavy for backpacking. The BD Orbit's a better bet for backpacking, and is less expensive, but only 1W.

You can save shipping by picking it up at an REI store if there's one near you.

djleisure
05-01-2009, 4:02 PM
Cool - thanks for the heads up!

here's a pic of it
http://media.rei.com/media/i/1552013.jpg