USB-Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter, retail $6.99
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 06-16-20

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

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, hold it in your hand so that the logo is at the bottom, and then slide the slider on the lighter's body up. Place the end of your "siggeret" against the glowing coil, and give your smoke a few tokes.

Once you're all fired up, slide the slider on the lighter's body down to retract the "business-end".

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

The diameter of the "hot" part of this lighter is 6.20mm 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 so 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 spiked golf shoes, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

To charge the battery in this lighter, slide the slider down so that the black thing protrudes from its bottom.

Holding the slider, plug the lighter 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 blue LED should now come on; if you don't see a blue light, unplug the lighter, rotate it 180°, and plug it up (plug it in) again

Let it cook there until the blue light turns off.
You may then safely unplug the lighter, and push the USB charge thing back onto the lighter's body.

This lighter is meant to be used as a cigarette lighter, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around all the time, thrashed, 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 glowing coil.
I've used this lighter for a few days prior to this pic haven been taken, that's why it doesn't look pristine and new.

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 450nm and 470nm to pinpoint emission peak wavelength, which is 463.150nm.

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

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 usbglow.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 igniting a piece of toliet tissue.

Brief video on YourTube showing the USB-Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter vs. a popcycle stick.

Another brief video on YourTube showing the USB-Rechargeable Glow Cigarette Lighter going up against a popcycle stick.

A brief video on YourTube showing a standard disposable cigarette lighter causing a popcycle stick to "destruct" -- this video was made solely to compare this lighter with a standard disposable lighter.

Test unit was purchased at Happy Market in Fresno CA. USA on the evening of 05-07-20

UPDATE: 00-00-00



Unexpectedly brief battery life

    PRODUCT TYPE: Rechargeable "hot coil" cigarette lighter
    LAMP TYPE: Small blue LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide control on body to engage; retract it to neutralise
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: Unknown type/capacity rechargeable battery
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Battery (inbuilt)
    SIZE: 82.20mm L x 24.10mm W x 12.20mm T
    WEIGHT: 15g (0.53 oz.)
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown -- but probably an Oriental country
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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