USB Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter (3), retail $7.59
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 05-117-21

The USB-Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter is a small, handheld device designed to do one thing: light sin sticks.

It uses a heated, glowing coil to accomplish this task, and plugs into a USB port on your computer to recharge its internal battery.

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To use the USB-Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter, slide the ribbed white portion down, and pull it down a bit more until you can feel it "click".

Place the end of your "siggeret" gently against the glowing coil, and give your smoke a few tokes.

Once you're all fired up, let the spring-loaded slider go back up and then go on your merry way.

The lighter has a timer that automatically neutralises the glow coil after ten seconds.

The diameter of the "hot" part of this lighter is approx. 6.80mm and the diameter of a "100" cigarette is 7.10mm.
So it should also work on kings (85mm) even though they're a bit fatter. Since I do not have a king-sized smoke at my disposal, I am not able to furnish that measurement.

The battery in the USB-Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter is rechargeable, so I don't need to tell you which part to remove, stomp on with old or used bowling shoes, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

To charge the battery in this lighter, plug the smaller end of the furnished USB charge cable into the female receptacle on the lighter's underside, and plug the larger end into any free USB port on your Pee-Cee or Mac computer or into the USB receptacle in a "wall wart"-style charger often used for charging cellular telephone handsets.

A small blue LED on the lighter's underside will begin to blink.
When the charge cycle is complete, this LED will turn off and stay off.

This lighter is meant to be used as a cigarette lighter, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around all the time, thrashed, trashed, and abused; so I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the {vulgar slang term for a fudge bunny}bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a scanner-type device on a platform with a large readout, with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoñata is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analyses, or inflict upon it punishments that I might inflict upon a flashlight.

So this section of the lighter's web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

This lighter excels at lighting snipes without burning your lips or fingers.

This lighter would also make an excellent replacement for a punk used for lighting the fuses on your 4th of July fireworks. And since it does not burn continuously, it would be inherently safer than a punk.

Photograph showing the coil.

Photograph showing the coil, glowing this time.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the glow coil in this lighter.

The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at glowl3.txt

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this lighter.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this lighter; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 445nm and 465nm to pinpoint emission peak wavelength, which is 455.060nm.

The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at glowl3-2 .txt

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Brief video on YourTube showing the USB-Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter doing its designated job -- lighting a smoke of course. :-)

Brief video on YourTube showing the USB-Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter going up against some toliet tissue.
The wipe of bung smoked and smouldered, but failed to ignite (e.g., it failed to produce fire).

Test unit was purchased on Ebay on 04-21-21 and was received at 12:04pm PDT on 05-10-21.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Lights your smokes even in windy conditions
Rechargeable -- never have to worry about disposable cells
There's a "wall" behind the coil; this reinforces the delicate coil


Has a bit of a cheap "chintzy" feel to it

    PRODUCT TYPE: Rechargeable "hot coil" cigarette lighter
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Spring-loaded slider on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Metal & plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3.70v 100mAh LiPo cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Battery (inbuilt), USB charging cable
    SIZE: 80mm L x 15mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 16.1g (0.57 oz.) incl. battery
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown -- but probably an Oriental country
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Lighter is not a flashlight, R/C vehicle, or laser -- so no Star rating will be assigned.

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