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Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these? 2678

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« on: March 09, 2014, 02:09:50 AM »
I went to the Sports & RV show today and while there wasn't a lot new or exciting I did pick up something interesting- it's called the Ignite Elektra and it's a USB rechargeable lighter. 

Basically it's a small electric heating element and a lithium battery.  You charge the battery in a USB port and supposedly it's good for a hundred or so "ignitions.". There's no open flame as with other lighters but so far I have been able to light candles and paper with it so there is some potential there.

I'll post some pics eventually but in the meantime you can look them up at www.ignitelighters.com to see what they are all about.

My initial impressions are that it is a neat concept but I am wondering whether it will work as well as a regular lighter for most non-cigarette lighter duties.  As an occasional cigar smoker I have noticed that the small opening is likely too small for most stogies, and candles in jars are somewhat out of reach for it as well.

Still, it's an interesting concept and I did manage to use it to light the candles on my wife's birthday cake this evening, so it is functional.

Anyone else got any experience with these?

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Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 02:13:17 AM »
That is a neat lighter grant.

I need a lighter with a,flame

besides that its a awesome idea

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 02:18:09 AM »
Yes, but why?  And do you really?  What are you specifically needing the flame for?

I really like jet flame lighters but this one does work pretty well so far for the things I want it to do.

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Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 02:24:29 AM »
Very cool and i'm interested. Only problem is I dont have a any USB port to use to charge it.  :think: wish they had a charger for it.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 02:37:44 AM »
I have two USB ports in the Jeep, several plug in USB chargers that plug into a wall and my laptop has several as well.  USB ports seem to be everywhere these days.  I'm kind of amazed that you don't have any anywhere!

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,789 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 02:52:51 AM »
I know i'm surprised too. My laptop was the only USB port I had and once it crapped out I was left with none. I really did not think about it until I read this thread, but I guess i'm getting along fine without a USB port of any kind.   :shrug:

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014, 03:32:01 AM »
Between my phone, tablet and various cameras I doubt I could go USB free without so!e difficulty.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,689 Stranger in a Strange Land
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2014, 03:36:39 AM »
Its dam hard to light a pipe without a flame.

it can be done but I prefer a flame.

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Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 04:49:56 AM »
Hey boss, have you tried it out on paracord yet?
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Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2014, 04:58:30 AM »
They have these at the Walmarts around here. I thought about picking one up, but it's just another thing I have to worry about charging. Very cool idea. I just wish the burner was on the end of a wand maybe. It would make it more usable in my opinion.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2014, 12:38:28 PM »
Hey boss, have you tried it out on paracord yet?

Not yet, but I'll give it a shot today.

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Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2014, 06:10:15 PM »
So, isn't this just a portable, rechargeable car-cigarette lighter? You know, the ones that go in the 12v outlet?

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Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2014, 07:15:53 PM »
It seems to be based on the same principle. I'm far from being a smoker but always have a lighter with me, for the odd paracord project (and for the ladies, of course... :D) The thing with car-type lighters is that they usually melt paracord and get all messy and gunky (don't ask... ::)). I wonder if these lighters are any different/better. BTW I should have probably mentioned this before asking Grant to try it out. Oops... :-[ :D
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014, 08:17:12 PM »
Good timing!  :P

It does a great job on the paracord, but leaves the lighter kinda messy.  I'll post photos in a few moments.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014, 08:17:51 PM »
So, isn't this just a portable, rechargeable car-cigarette lighter? You know, the ones that go in the 12v outlet?

Absolutely it is.

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Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2014, 08:23:16 PM »
So, isn't this just a portable, rechargeable car-cigarette lighter? You know, the ones that go in the 12v outlet?

That's what came to my mind as well.  :)

I can see one of these replacing a standard flame for a lot of applications, but not all.  I do suspect it'll get very smelly and gunked up from paracord work, and I think it would be a sod to try and light a camp fire with it, but if it's just for smokes and candles I think it looks just fine.  Bonus is that they don't see silly expensive so it's no big loss if it doesn't work out.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2014, 09:24:05 PM »
It was a whopping $10, so no great loss if it does crap out on me.

Here are the photos of the paracord attempt.



I trimmed off the internal strings first.



The end result is actually quite neat.



The lighter isn't gunked up, but I can see how it would be if I continued to do more, although I do have to say that the results are about as clean as any I have ever seen the end of paracord.

Def

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Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 09:46:25 PM »
Very cool.  :tu:


I could see using one for cigarettes for sure.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,616 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Ignite lighters- anyone heard of these?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2014, 09:52:17 PM »
Yeah, I'm not sure that it will be that useful for much else to be honest.

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