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Best cigarette lighters 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated January 1, 2019
Best cigarette lighters of 2018
Like choosing clothes or cosmetics, choosing cigarette lighters should be based on your purpose, favorite style, and financial condition. Before you spend your money on cigarette lighters, start by familiarizing yourself with the various types.
The above tidbits will bring you closer to selecting cigarette lighters that best serves your needs and as per your budget. The best cigarette lighters will make your fairytale dreams come true!
Test Results and Ratings
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Why did this cigarette lighters win the first place?
I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. The rear part fits perfectly! It is mounted really tight and reliable. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch!
№2 – USB Lighters 2 Pack – Dual Arc Electronic Lighter Electric Plasma Lighter – Tesla Coil Rechargeable Cigarette Lighter 5 Designs
Why did this cigarette lighters come in second place?
The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed. I recommend you to consider buying this model, it definitely worth its money. This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery.
Why did this cigarette lighters take third place?
This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. The material is incredibly nice to the touch. It has a great color, which will suit any wallpapers. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time.
cigarette lighters Buyer’s Guide
Gold lighter ST Dupont.
If a disposable gas lighter is perfect for all occasions, it does not mean that it has a great deal of class and distinction for parties or special events.
In addition, once the gas supply is finished, you have to buy another one which, in the end, can be quite expensive.
Also, refillable gas lighters are more economical, as gas refilling is generally affordable.
In addition, many luxury brands (ST Dupont, Pierre Cardin, etc.) offer many refillable gas lighters in gold, silver and even platinum. For men or women, these lighters are very good and durable.
They are perfectly suited for lighting a cigarette or even a cigar. But for the latter case, the flame may sometimes go out unexpectedly.
On the other hand, they are not necessarily adapted to the lighting of a pipe, because it is necessary to lean the lighter down, which causes the curvature of the flame upwards. This curvature can cause the gas supply to cut off, and therefore the flame is extinguished.
It’s easier to use when it’s windy.
This type of cigarette lighter is quite suitable for lighting a cigarette, a cigar or a pipe, even outdoors in wind (although this last point may remain debatable).
However, some people find that the fluid lighter leaves an unpleasant taste, which greatly upsets luxury cigar or pipe lovers.
Braun electric lighter from 1932.
There are two kinds of electric lighters; the oldest system (invented in 1874), is based on a resistance that heats a simple platinum wire until it becomes red.
This lighter is effective, but it takes some time to reach an optimum temperature.
This produces a very hot electric arc sufficient to light a cigarette.
For cigars, this lighter may be suitable, but the distance between the electrodes must not be too short.
As for pipe smokers, here too the positions of the electrodes, as well as the shape of the head of the lighter, are important.
Indeed, it is important that the arc be in contact with the tobacco, which is not always easy with certain forms of electric arc lighters.
The advantage of modern electric arc lighters is that they can be recharged very easily via the USB port of your PC.
Lighter with tinder. The wick is hidden in the body of the lighter.
Although this style of lighter is very old, modern lighters of this type are still produced today.
It is probably the most economical of lighters, because it does not require gas, lighter fluid or electricity.
The flame is obtained by a flint stone rubbed on a metal wheel.
The spark causes the tinder to warm up (which may appear similar to cotton woven as for a rope).
It should be noted that this lighter is not intended to create a flame, but to embrace tinder. This material does not easily ignite (which may seem paradoxical for a lighter), but it is consumed.
Moreover, this peculiarity made it the most popular lighter in the trenches during WW1.
It can work well under various weather conditions, even in high winds. But its ignition is quite complex; it is necessary to create several sparks and blow on the tinder.
The ignition of a cigarette is not as immediate as with a gas, petrol or the electric lighter.
On the other hand, for the lighting of a cigar or pipe, a flameless lighter is recommended. There is no taste such as you find with the gas or fluid lighters, no unstable flame and it works perfectly outdoors.
Apart from the technology of a lighter, whether it is gas, fluid, electric, or tinder, it is the style that will make the difference.
A pocket lighter can show the refinement and elegance of the person who uses it.
Remake of a storm lighter.
This type of lighter can use either gas or lighter fluid.
As mentioned above, both systems have a flame that can easily become unstable in the outdoors when there is wind or when you are in an air draughty area.
These lighters were created for soldiers or sailors and function effectively in the outdoors.
However, for dangerous situations where an enemy is on the lookout, they have the disadvantage of generating a fairly large flame that can easily be seen.
Very old lighters can be used on a daily basis, they are original and reliable.
However, be careful when filling them as it can sometimes be quite tricky.
This category includes all types of lighters: gas, lighter fluid, electric, tinder, etc., for men and women. Whether vintage or contemporary, gold, platinum, silver, or even palladium, these quality lighters do not lose their charm. Dare to be different by using an old lighter, a futuristic one, or follow the trend of the day.
Jet Flame Butane Torch Lighter
These lighters will typically have a long wand and a specific child safety feature to prevent them from being misused by children. These produce a flame at the end that allows for more versatility and can reach much more difficult locations.
Lotus Vertigo Triple Torch
Lotus is known to make some of the most affordable and effective lighters around. It’s the ideal pocket-sized item, measuring in at three inches in height, and as a torch lighter is tough to beat. In fact, this lighter boasts a three-torch flame that is also wind resistant to boot. It’s powered by a Quartz ignition, hosts a dual action ignition, and comes equipped with butane level window so you’re always in the know on when to refill.
Jetline New York
Simple, straightforward, and unassuming. If this sounds more up your alley then the JetLine New York lighter may be for you. It boasts a triple torch flame to ensure a steady and accurate burn each time with adjustable height and, of course, is refillable as well. There’s also a mirror under the cap to help you light your prized cigar. No wheel on this one, but the reliability surrounding its design equates to years to use down the road.
Xikar Cirro High Altitude Lighter
Another well-known name in the lighter world, Xikar boasts both quality and aesthetics for a reasonable price point. This lighter, in particular, is undeniably special. Reason being it hosts a single high-altitude turbo windproof flame and protective lid. So no matter where your travels may take you or the weather that surrounds you, lighting up will never be an issue. It also hosts a fuel window to keep you informed, an adjustment wheel, and lights via simple thumb action.
S.T. Dupont X.tend
The Cadillac of our list no doubt, Dupont makes some of the most sleekly designed and well-equipped cigar lighters around. Don’t get us wrong, you clearly get what you pay for here, but like any fine automobile or whiskey, the piece should speak for itself. It boasts a single action ignition, single torch flame and a contemporary design lending itself a straightforward and ergonomic use. Dupont also finished this lighter in chrome and included a window to keep track of the fuel level as well.
Gas Lighter lighter that uses fuel liquified hydrocarbons, such as n-butane and isobutane, that have a gauge vapour pressure at 24°C greater than 100kPa.
Lighter device that has a fuel reservoir, whether detachable or not, and an integral means of ignition and that is used for domestic purposes or to ignite tobacco products.
Trade-mark word, a symbol, or a design (or a combination of these features), used to distinguish the wares or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace.
Utility Lighter lighter that is 100 mm or greater in length when it is in the fully extended position.
Wick Lighter lighter that uses fuel liquid hydrocarbons, such as hexane, that have a gauge vapour pressure at 24°C not greater than 3kPa.
For detailed information on the child-resistance test protocol, refer to the Web site listed in Appendix A – Information Resources.
Lighter fuels available for sale to the public are subject to the CCPSA and the requirements set out in the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 200(CCCR-2001). The CCCR-200establish classification criteria, labelling and packaging requirements for chemical products used by consumers. The classification criteria are based on a scientific assessment of the hazards that a product may pose during foreseeable use. Labelling and packaging requirements are determined from the product classification. Follow all the warnings and instructions listed on the lighter fuel container and ensure that the type of fuel used is compatible with the lighter. For additional information on the CCCR-2001, refer to Appendix A – Information Resources.
The trouble with cheap chargers
An amp is a measure of how much electrical charge is passing through a point in a given time. The higher the number, the faster your device can charge.
The amount of amps supported by a given device is called its amperage.
Charge rate of common gadgets
The important thing to realise is that different chargers can charge at very different rates, despite having the same connector. Bigger and more powerful devices will require chargers that operate at a higher amount of milliamps.
Olixar Dual USB Fast Car Charger
This car charger provides two USB ports: one at 1A, good for smartphones, and one at 2.1A, which can handle smartphones or tablets. Just pick up your USB-C, Micro USB or Lightning cables, plug in and enjoy rapid charging.
Olixar Port Charger
This charger is designed to work with up to six USB devices at once, charging phones, tablets, power banks, Bluetooth speakers and more. It provides up to 2.5A per port to ensure rapid charging, and intelligently delivers the maximum charge rate your device supports. Great for use at home or while travelling.
Yet almost none of us are any good at it.
Souvenir buying — instead of being an enjoyable part of the travel experience, it too often becomes an obligatory slog.
The global economy for ill-conceived souvenir purchases is staggering.
OK, we made all those figures up, but given all the “Singapore is a Fine City” T-shirts, Chairman Mao cigarette lighters, plush koalas and inflatable jumbo airplanes cluttering the CNN Travel office, we’re pretty sure people spend a lot of money and time on desperation purchases that unfairly burden recipients with the obligation of hanging on to these dubious prizes for years to come.
The good news is that it’s easy to improve your souvenir-buying savvy.
Avoid the common shopping mistakes above and your family, friends and coworkers might actually start looking forward to your return home for a change.
If you’re looking for a straight-forward dashcam and you are only concerned with recording out the front of your windshield, take a look at our basic dash cams category.
The charcoal chimney
This is the best method. A chimney is a tube with an upper compartment and a lower compartment. First you stuff newspaper into the bottom compartment, add charcoal to the top compartment, then you light the paper, and after about five minutes, put on a glove and grab the handle and give a shake so the unlit coals on top will turn over and that’s about it. In about 1minutes the coals are white and ready. The hot air from the newspapers rises and sucks oxygen in through the bottom which ignites the coals and creates an updraft that grows rapidly in heat making the top of the chimney blowtorch hot.
Some folks have been known to drizzle some cooking oil on the newspaper to make it burn longer but I’ve never found this necessary. Another technique is to use firestarters on the chimney. Weber sells small cubes of paraffin that work just fine (above). The package says to use two per chimney, but one is really all you need. You can even make your own starter cubes, cheap and easy. Just take a look at the sidebar.
Reader “SuperDave2″ writes to say he puts the chimney on the sideburner on his gas grill and “I can light my chimney with a push of a button, they are ready in half the time, and perfectly evenly lit.” Clever feller.
The Weber brand of chimney is my fave and it lasts longer than the cheaper models. But another feature of the chimney is that it is an excellent temperature controller for your cooking because it is a measuring cup! As you get experienced, you will learn just how high to fill the chimney in order to get your grill to the desired temp. A Weber chimney holds about five quarts, or about 80 briquets. For a Weber kettle, I put about half a chimney of unlit coals in the grill and put about half a chimney of fully lit coals on top to get to 225°F. To get to 325°F, 3/to a full chimney should do it. It all depends on the air temp, humidity, brand of charcoal, and other variables. You must do dry runs to calibrate your grill.
Use a chimney. Get repeatable heat every time and save your eyebrows.
The Looftlighter is a real boy toy. It is a hair drier flamethrower hybrid. Just make a pile of coals (try to count them first or use a giant coffee can to measure a fixed amount), place the tip of the Looftlighter against the coals, and within 20 seconds you’ll see sparks flying. Pull back a few inches, and in about a minute or two you have a ball of hot coals. Stir, and in about 1minutes you’re in biz. Looftlighter is an excellent way to start a chain of coals (there are occasions when you want to lay down a C-shaped chain of coals and light just one end).
The electric starter
This is an electric coil similar to the coils on a hotplate. Pour a pile of charcoal in your grill and jam the coil into it and plug it in. As the coals ignite, remove the coil, and mix the unlit and lit coals together with a fireplace shovel. Make sure you place the hot coil on something that is not flammable until it cools. It’s an OK firestarter, and unlike the Looftlighter, you can walk away while it is doing its thing. But I have a few quibbles with it: You need access to an outlet, you don’t want to be using it in the rain, it ignites only the coals it is in contact with so you need to stir them around to get them all lit, and then you need to move them to where you want them. Chimneys are faster, get the coals hotter faster with less fuss, and you can dump them right where you want them. Also, you don’t have the convenient measuring tool that the chimney is.
Then there’s the real flame thrower. Connect it to a propane tank, hit the spark, and whoosh! Within a few minutes a whole bag of charcoal is glowing and that makes it popular on the competition circuit. And propane, unlike gasoline or lighter fluid, is flavorless and odorless when burnt. It is also good for burning weeds from the cracks in your patio, and flushing enemy woodchucks. This is the kind of tool Karl Spackler would love. This model is the Red Dragon Torch.
Discard the dust
Empty the bottom of your grill. Ash is a great insulator and it reduces the amount of heat bouncing off the bottom of the cooker. On the other hand it reduces the amount of heat escaping through the bottom of the cooker. But too much ash can choke off oxygen, or be stirred up and coat your food with gray dust.
1) Put the parafin in a disposable aluminum pan, place the pan over a low heat source and melt the wax completely.
2) If you are using newspaper tear the pages into squares about 12″ x 12″, crumple into balls, and dip them into the wax holding one corner so it can act as the fuse when you light it. If you are using cotton balls simply hold a corner and dip into the melted wax. If you are using drier lint, make a ball about the size of a golf ball and dip.
3) Break open a cardboard box and lay it flat. Cover it with foil or parchment paper. Put the wax dipped starters on the foil and let them dry. Once the wax has had time to harden use a scrapper or spatula to break them free. Bag or box the cubes and store them in a cool area, away from direct sunlight or moisture.
To use the starters simply fill your chimney with charcoal place the starter on your grill grates and light one corner. Place the chimney over the lit starter and the coals will catch.
For long cooks
Part of the problem with charcoal is that it starts cold, heats up rapidly, hits a peak, and then slowly cools as the fuel is consumed.
But it is important to keep the temp of your grill or smoker constant. There are several clever solutions. The core concept of them all is that you put lit coals on top of unlit coals, or visa versa, or side by side, and the ignition of the new coals synchronizes with the death of old coals.
They work well with one noteworthy problem. Freshly lit coals put out a lot of smoke, and it is thick white smoke, not the thin blue smoke that makes the best flavor.
The Minion Method
The Minion Method came first. Named after Jim Minion, a caterer who invented the technique, you start by pouring a Weber chimney full of unlit coals (80 briquets) into the grill or smoker and bury about three chunks of wood in the pile. Then put 1/a Weber chimney (40 briquets) of hot coals on top of cold coals, and a lump of wood on top. The exact number of coals will vary depending on the brand you use, the smoker, and the weather. It is the standard technique now for the very popular Weber Smokey Mountain bullet smoker.
The fuse method
To light the fuse, known as the snake, C, or U method, you put the coals in a C or U shape, ignite one end, and walk away. It works remarkably well. Here is how it looks on a Weber Kettle or a bullet smoker.
Here is how it looks on a Backwoods Smoker, but it can be adapted to many others.
As you can see that I have divided the coal tray with two bricks. No special firebricks, just bricks. The coals are spread out around the U and there is wood scattered along the path. Hot coals lit in a chimney are poured in one end on top of a wood chunk and the door is closed.
A USB PD charger that can charge a computer
This is the only charger we tested that you can trust to charge your computer in the car (though at less than full speed).
How we picked and tested
Many two-port chargers provide only 2.amps total, not per port simultaneously, so you need to look at specs carefully. For example, this Satechi charger has a compact design, a good reputation, and can put out 2.amps from either USB port, but it provides only a total of 2.amps. This means that if you’re charging a phone from one port, you won’t be able to charge a tablet, or even another smartphone, at full speed from the other—the total output is shared across the two ports, so it will take longer to charge each device. Though this may not be a dealbreaker for some people, there’s no reason to accept such a trade-off when similar models that can supply 4.amps overall are available for the same price. With this in mind, we didn’t consider anything below 4.total amps.
We also dismissed models with permanently attached USB cables, because such a design is so limiting: You can’t swap out the cable to charge different kinds of devices, attach a longer cable, or have any other control over what kind of connections you can use. Most people are better off with the capability to use their own cables, whether those are the cables that came with their devices or third-party Micro-USB and Lightning-to-USB cables. Just as important, if a built-in cable fails, you have to replace the entire package, charger and all.
Flaws but not dealbreakers
Unlike our runner-up pick, below, the Anker PowerDrive doesn’t have illuminated ports. Its LED above the ports provides a bit of illumination, and is potentially less distracting during use, but this does make it a bit more difficult to plug in a cable in the dark than with our runner-up.
The Scosche USBC242M ReVolt Dual is the next-best pick when it comes to 4.8-amp, dual-port car chargers. It performs just as well as the PowerDrive Dual in terms of both maximum charging speed and automatically adjusting the current to match the connected device(s). The ReVolt is a fine alternative—indeed, it was our previous top pick—but we like the Anker unit a little better, mainly due to the PowerDrive 2’s lower price and a size that makes it slightly easier to remove.
The ReVolt Dual is impressively small—at just shy of two inches, it barely sticks out of the car’s accessory port. (It’s not the smallest we’ve seen, but some of the smaller ones are actually difficult to remove from the accessory jack.) The end with the USB ports is round with two flat edges across from each other; small indentations underneath make it easy to get a grip on the charger to remove it from the power jack. We like that the USB ports glow a mellow blue, making it easy to find them in the dark.
Scosche told us that the ReVolt Dual “features over-voltage, under-voltage, over-current (including short circuit), and over-temperature protection.” We haven’t independently tested these features, although we’ll explore ways to do so in the future.
It might seem crazy to some people, but if you really need to charge more than two devices at once in the car, the Anker 4-Port USB Car Charger is a great pick. It puts four USB-charging ports that can handle a total of 9.amps in a package that’s of course much larger than the PowerDrive and ReVolt, but still impressively compact.
With a glossy plastic body that’s 3.inches long (ports to tip), 1.inches tall, and 1.inches wide when oriented vertically, the charger is reasonably sized. Its ports are aligned (on a metal cap) in a single row, so you can rotate the charger 90 degrees if a horizontal row better fits your car’s setup.
We connected two iPad Air units, an iPad Air, and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro—each of which can draw 2.amps —to the Anker charger. As we moved our two power monitors from port to port, we saw a consistent power draw from each iPad. A second test with the Galaxy Ssaw that it was drawing the max of 1.amps, indicating the proper current adjustment. This charger charged the OnePlus One at a slightly slower rate than the Scosche charger did, however.
The USB-C connector is steadily replacing Micro-USB for charging mobile devices, especially on Android phones. You can charge a USB-C phone from a USB-A port if you have the right cable, but you’ll be able to charge that phone quite a bit more quickly (V/A) when using an actual USB-C charger. The best charger for these devices is Tronsmart’s CCTA. It hosts a permanently attached USB-C cable and a Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port, and in our tests it delivered exactly what it promises.
Nonda’s Zus is a more-advanced charger that provides information about your car and its whereabouts in addition to powering your devices. It has two 2.4-amp USB ports, both of which accept a USB plug in either orientation. Our tests showed that both ports worked as advertised. Connecting the Zus to your phone via Bluetooth and installing the Zus app unlocks the capability to (relatively accurately) see where your car is parked and how to get there, share the car’s location with family members, monitor the car’s battery health, and, for a fee, track your mileage. Whether these features are valuable is subjective, and the parking locator may be superfluous—some smartphones already offer similar features. (For example, if you have an iPhone running iOS connected to your car via Bluetooth, Maps can automatically note your parking location.) Overall, the Zus offers solid hardware at a reasonable price with some neat tricks, but we don’t think most people need it over the PowerDrive 2.
All but one of the nine two-port, 4.8-amp chargers we tested performed as promised. Small details kept them from earning our top pick, but most of them work fine and would be decent buys if you find one at a substantially lower price than our picks.
The Aukey CC-SDual USB Car Charger was a former runner-up. It’s so impressively small that we actually consider it too small: Though the charger sits flush with most ports, looking like something that’s built into the car, it’s actually difficult to remove. The Scosche charger isn’t that much larger, and is much easier to take out.
The Maxboost 2-Port USB Car Charger and the KabelDirekt Port High Speed Car Charger are identical to one another save for the name and model numbers printed on the side. They’re both fine options, but they don’t come from brands with strong reputations. We’re more familiar with iXCC, which has the Dual USB 4.Amp Car Charger, but the overall size isn’t as convenient as that of our picks.
The only two-port charger we tested that didn’t not come close to its promised output was the Bracketron EZCharge Dual Pro 4.8A. We like that it lets you connect USB plugs in either direction, but in our tests, it provided only amp of current to each port, even with only one iPad plugged in.
The iClever BoostDrive and iXCC’s four-port charger are direct competitors to Anker’s four-port model; the latter appears to be identical. They work just fine, but Anker’s reputation and customer satisfaction push it to the top. The Aukey 4-Port USB Car Charger, on the other hand, is a bit problematic. Though the company promises 9.amps of total output, which should mean 2.amps per port, we measured just 2.amps per port.
Choetech’s USB Type C Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 worked as advertised, but it doesn’t come with a USB-C cable, making our pick a better value.
Anker’s PowerDrive+ is pretty huge, and one of the heaviest car chargers we’ve tested. It’s also more expensive than our pick. It has two 2.4-amp USB-A ports plus a Quick Charge 3.0 port in addition to its USB-C port. Everything worked as expected in our testing, so consider this one if you need all the ports. We think our less-expensive top pick will be better for most people.
Aukey’s CC-Ydelivered only V/1.A over its USB-C port, half what it promises. The CC-Ydoesn’t have a Quick Charge port but works well otherwise.
Likewise, a small, portable generator with either 240v or 12v power outlets will quite happily keep your portable fridge powered for as long as your generator lasts, and can likewise double as a source for recharging your battery.
Charging Your Battery
So you’ve got your fridge, you’ve got your battery and battery pack, what’s next? The last thing you’ll need is some means of recharging your battery, and for this, you have a few options.
The standard method for recharging a battery is known as ‘Direct Charging’, or ‘Trickle Charging’. This involves connecting your battery directly to some sort of power source (such as the ones outlined below), and will deliver a constant stream of power through to your battery. However, this is also the most inefficient means of recharging your battery, and can even be potentially damaging.
For starters, delivering a constant stream of power takes an incredibly long time to charge the battery. Next, it will also never completely fill a battery to 100% charge, usually coming up at around 80%. Lastly, direct charging means the power will continue to stream into your battery, even after it’s reached its maximum level, unless you manually turn it off. Continuing to charge a full battery will damage it if left for too long.
The other option is ‘Smart Charging’. By placing a Smart Charger between your battery and the power source, the charger will use an efficient stage process to charge your battery, delivering a full charge in a far shorter amount of time than direct charging. Smart charging will also recharge your battery right up to 100%, and when it reaches that point, it will automatically shut off, so there’s no chance of causing damage from overcharging. Most Battery Packs/Boxes come with a Smart Charging system built in as standard, or you can purchase one as a separate unit.
It’s important to note that you do not actually have to disconnect your battery from your portable fridge while recharging, meaning your fridge will stay powered right throughout the charging process.
Here in our Aussie conditions, one of the most popular methods for charging your battery on the road are portable solar panels. They’re light, easy to transport, and can easily recharge your battery in a matter of hours. When purchasing a Solar Panel Kit, they also come with a ‘regulator’ unit, which converts that solar power into energy usable by your battery. When your battery starts to run low, simply put your solar panels out in the sun, plug them into your battery pack, and let the sunshine do the rest.
Solar panels are measured in Watts (W), and as with batteries, bigger is better. We recommend using a 120W Solar Panel Kit, which should charge your 120Ah battery back to full in about to hours each day under normal conditions running a standard 40L fridge.
As above, but the cigarette lighter socket continues to power the fridge when the vehicle is turned off. Some vehicles have this option.
Quick Info On Torch Lighters
Torch lighters are very hot, much hotter than bics. Their flame is much more intense, and the heat above is much hotter than a bic. Therefore, you must keep much more distance between your lighter and pipe than with a bic. It will vary according to lighter type, pipe thickness, and especially flame size; but my flame is maybe between 1/and 1/of an inch, and my lighter stays 1-inches away from the pipe; with me increasing distance the longer its lit. -Also, you do not heat the bowl with a torch lighter for long periods of time like you do a bic. Once it begins to smoke, quit using the lighter, and only reapply once the liquid quits moving when you twist the pipe. Also, be sure to twist pipe while lighting the whole time with a torch lighter, even if it is slowly. You cannot really get away with heating in one spot for a short period of time like you can with a bic.
Premelt: -Keeping your flame 1-inches below the bowl, roll flame in a circle around the perimeter of your product, so the outermost portion begins to liquify. Remember to continue moving the flame. -As it begins to liquify, begin twisting the pipe back and forth. You want to heat the edges of the product and then the glass adjacent to the edges to make it flow there. However, when reversing the direction of the twist, make sure to heat the inside/middle for a moment as well so that it will melt once the dope bordering it has melted. -Eventually you will have a puddle of liquid that is mobile-stop heating! COntinue to twist the pipe to spread the stuff around and wait for it to recrystalize (turn back into a liquid). You can speed this up by touching pipe with damp rag/paper towels/etc, but I like to let it cool by itself the first time. Wait for the pipe to cool down-its worth it. (this is assuming you are covering the mouthpiece and have the pipe angled like I mentioned in positioning) -Now you should have a thin puddle of clear crystals stuff. Once again, heat with flame around the perimeter (much bigger this time, but it will also melt faster now because its thinner). Once melted, it should soon begin to smoke. Cease lighting once it begins smoking a fair bit and continue to twist. -Because you have your finger over the mouthpiece and the pipe angled, the hot vapor will travel up the stem, and be trapped. Once vapor begins to emerge out of the carb hole, quickly take your finger off the stem and begin inhaling (do this quick because the stem is filled with vapor).
You do not need to actually suck most of the time. With the pipe angled, simply forming a seal on the mouthpiece is usually enough, and if you have to inhale, do not suck like smoking. Instead, inhale like you are breathing but VERY slowly/softly. It takes very little pressure and the bigger hit you get, the better IMO.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your cigarette lighters wisely! Good luck!
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- №1 — Electronic Cigarette Lighters 2 Pack
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- №3 — 50 Cigarette Wholesale Disposable Lighters Pack Of 50 with Stand