USB Glow Lighter/Fidget Spinner, retail ~$25.00
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 01-07-22

The USB Glow Lighter/Fidget Spinner is a small, handheld device designed to do three things: light sin sticks, act as a fidget spinner, and display some colored graphics plus the canned message, "I LOVE YOU {heart} ".

It uses a heated, glowing coil to accomplish the task of lighting smokes or maybe a J, and plugs into a USB port on your computer to recharge its internal battery.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the USB Glow Lighter/Fidget Spinner, look near the end of the lighter for an engraved "flame" that's been colored red. Swing the lid that this "flame" graphic is on outward; this should expose the glow coil, and also turn it on.

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

Once you're all fired up, swing the lid back closed to cover the glow coil and simultaneously neutralise it.

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

To use the lighter as a fidget spinner (which I've never "gotten"), firmly grasp it with your forefinger and thumb by the chrome-colored central disk and flick either end of the lighter either up or down, and watch as it slowly winds down and eventually stops.
{sarcasm} O BOY!!! FUN YEAH!!! {/sarcasm}

To get the light show going, press the button on the right side of the product and then release it.
The photograph directly below shows you where the button is.

Use the lighter like a fidget spinner, and you will be rewarded with a light show.

Press & release this button again to neutralise the LEDs.

The battery in the USB Glow Lighter/Fidget Spinner is rechargeable, so I don't need to tell you which part to remove, stomp on with spiked golf "shooz", 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 side, 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 tablets, phablets, cellular telephone handsets.

A blue LED on the lighter's underside on one end (next to the bank of LEDs that displays images when the lighter is spun) will turn on.
When the charge cycle is complete, this LED will turn off and stay off. You must then unplug the charger cable promptly (see directly below).

One rather unsettling thing that I read in the furnished instructional materials (written in the, "Engrish" or, "Chinglish" that is common to find with products made in China) is:

strictly forbidconnect this product to the cha charger beyond above allowed chargers. This may lead to explosion!
(No changes to spelling, grammar or syntax were made.)

If the lighter is gonna explode, this tells me at once that the charger does not stop charging when the light turns off.

Here is a photograph of that section of the instructional materials so you know that I'm not just yanking your chain.
(To see image in its original size, just click on it)

From a person who's work in electronics I implicitly trust comes this:

"A thought I have on what this is likely to mean: Do not use chargers other than ones mentioned as suitable. (Such as one that provides more than 5 volts.)"

I tested how many "siggerets" can be fired up on a fully-charged battery, and came up with
46 successful "lights".
Although this is an unexpectly high value, I expect to see this value increase even more as the battery is conditioned (goes through at least ten full charge/discharge cycles).

A second test was conducted on a fully-charged battery, and came up with
42 successful "lights".

A third test was conducted on a fully-charged battery, and came up with
44 successful "lights".

A fourth test was conducted on a fully-charged battery (using "tailor mades"), and came up with
35 successful "lights".
I thought that I'd have MORE lights when lighting tailor mades vs. home-rolled smokes, but I actually got FEWER lights.

This lighter is meant to be used as a cigarette lighter and "enhanced" fidget spinner, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around all the time, thrashed, trashed, bashed, 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.

One thing that this lighter performs poorly at is lighting your smoke FAST.
To wit:

This lighter:      13.59 seconds
Butane lighter: 1.93 seconds

Both of these measurements were performed on a smartphone with a stopwatch on it.

Photograph showing the coil, glowing of course.

This is on the front of the card containing the instructional materials.
What in the name of Davy Jones' locker is a CHRTIFICATE?

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this product.

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

Since the glow coil no longer glows, I am no longer able to perform spectroscopy on it.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Brief video on YourTube showing the USB Glow Lighter/Fidget Spinner doing one of its designated jobs -- spinning with the RGB LEDs activated. :-)

The video did not come out well AT ALL!!!
This is because the camera functions very differently than the human eye.

Product was given to me as a Christmas present from my frickin' awesome brother-in-law on 12-24-21.

Since the product was a gift from a family member, potentially damaging or even destructive tests that I normally perform ("The Toliet Test" and, "The Smack Test" are the two most damaging ones) will not be executed and the, "" icon will be appended to its listings on this website at once.

UPDATE: 01-03-22
This lighter appears to be circling the drain!!!

Even on a fully-charged battery, the glow coil emits very little to no visible light.
However, being the nice guy that I am, I'm going to charge the battery and give this lighter one last chance.

This is a lot brighter than I've seen in at least a day.

Lights your smokes even in windy conditions
Has a heavy, substantial feel in the hand
Rechargeable -- never have to worry about disposable cells
There's a "wall" behind the heating coil; this reinforces the delicate coil
Nifty "spinner" LED display


Product may
EXPLODE if left on charger for too long!!!
That's gonna whack a lot of stars off its rating!!!
It may also explode if it's connected to anything other than a USB charger

    PRODUCT TYPE: Rechargeable "hot coil" cigarette lighter w/fidget spinner & LED display
    No. OF LAMPS: 8 (1 blue, 7 RGB)
    SWITCH TYPE: Swing the lid on/off for lighter; pushbutton on/off for LEDs
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3.70v LiPo cell; capacity unknown
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Battery (inbuilt), USB charging cable
    SIZE: 72.10mm L x 29.00mm W x 13.40mm D
    WEIGHT: 49.50g (1.75 oz.) incl. battery
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown -- but probably an Oriental country
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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