What is Atomic Lighter
As per the TV infomercial it is a revolutionary lighter that uses plasma arc tactical technology to light up anything the first time, every time. It claims to create an arc instead of fire and doesn’t require any gas or butane to light up. Tactical lighter – Atomic Lighter assures that it is one lighter that will replace the need to carry any matchsticks or flame-based lighters.
Atomic Lighter CLAIMS
The revolutionary functioning in Atomic Lighter is allegedly based on plasma arc tactical technology. Atomic Lighter basically asserts to generate arcs that can be used to light up a cigarette, a bonfire, start barbecue, etc. Currently there are no Atomic Lighter reviews available to substantiate with its claims.
Convenient design – The smart design feature of Atomic Lighter is emphasized to be its rechargeable battery. It practically doesn’t require any gas or fuel to charge; all it states to require is a USB charging port. Atomic Lighter guarantees that it can go up to 100 uses on a single charge. At this point of time there are no Atomic Lighter reviews available that will attest to its claims.
Sturdy body – It is proclaimed that Atomic Lighter is tough on the exterior and is so sturdy that it can be taken for camping, hiking, and more without the worry of dropping and damaging it. Atomic Lighter also promises to work during rains and wind where standard lighters and matches fail. Does such features make Atomic Lighter a must buy? Send us your reviews.
How does Atomic Lighter work?
The technology employed in making Atomic Lighter is basically the same that powers a Taser. This lighter creates a tiny electrical arc between two ceramic electrodes instead of using the spark or fuel setup that most lighters feature. Although its arc is relatively small, it can turn extremely hot and can ignite things like wick of a candle quickly. Also, inserting a finger between its electrical currents gives a powerful shock.
Atomic Lighter Contradictions
- Keep the Atomic Lighter at a safe distance from body, metallic and flammable clothes while using it
- Do not puncture the lighter or use it near open electric arc flame
- Do not expose it to sunlight for long and to temperature above 50° C
- Use Atomic Lighter only in well-ventilated areas
- Do not keep it lit for more than 5 seconds
- Keep it away from children
- Turn off its electric arc flame after use
What do I get?
Please see the Official website AtomicLighter.com
Atomic Lighter Reviews
Spencer Torres, a reviewer reveals that Atomic Lighter failed to even light a cigar under protected conditions. According to his review, Atomic Lighter can barely light a match and a flame based lighter is better.
Another Atomic Lighter review by Glen Chambers asserts that it stopped working after 2 weeks. He warns other users in his review that Atomic Lighter will not last as long as expected and is simply a waste of money and time if they opt for refund or replacement.
One other customer, Virgil Nelson states in his review that Atomic Lighter is not the best of USB electronic lighters. In his review he suggests to go for better brands that have good quality compared to Atomic Lighter.
Chester Green’s review shares that he received the black lighter with scratches all over it like it was a used piece. And the silver Atomic Lighter failed to charge from the day it was delivered.
An Atomic Lighter reviewer, Michele Walker calls its matte silver finish crappy due to grind marks on it with flaky material. The worst part revealed in her Atomic Lighter review is that it activates even when its lid is closed. So an accidental push of a button in the pocket, purse, bag, glove box, etc. can activate it. Although it does have an auto-shutoff after 8 seconds it can be ready in 2 seconds.
As per Ella Tyler’s review, Atomic Lighter’s size is perfect and its idea is great but practically it falls way short of the lowest expectations.
A frustrated Atomic Lighter customer, Kevin Johnston, writes in his review that his gray lighter broke after getting dropped accidentally. According to his review, the drop was hardly anything but it started smoking and went completely dead. The review further writes that Atomic Lighter makes a horrible, high pitch sound while using it.
Tracey Davis, an Atomic Lighter reviewer, discloses that the gap between the prongs is not large enough for most lighting up most things. Her review complains that the black Atomic Lighter arcs to the lighter instead of posts sometime and her silver one’s bottom light doesn’t work.
Ricky Hansen, a customer who bought Atomic Lighter recently, has stated in his review that though it appears good, he’s totally disappointed with it. He’s pointed out that the design of the lighter is faulty. Its lid doesn’t open fully and its prongs are placed too tightly, so it can’t be used to light a lot of things. He’s also mentioned that its charge doesn’t last for a week, unlike the claims of its makers. It drains completely within a day. And it can’t light even if it’s a little breezy.
Stella Terry, another customer who bought Atomic Lighter echoes similar opinion in her review of the lighter. She says her Atomic Lighter didn’t work for more than two months. She also noticed excessive carbon building up inside due to which it stopped igniting, no matter what she did. Worse, no instructions have been provided with the lighter, so she’s unable to clean it. She calls the Atomic Lighter an ‘all smoke no fire’ over-hyped product which she would never recommend to anyone
Kevin Allen, who’s been using Atomic Lighter for some days, has said in his review of it that overall, it is not too bad. He finds this lighter stable and satisfactorily rechargeable. However, he complains that it can’t light most of the things properly. Its flames are also too small, so it can’t be used to light a cigar. It can just light up a cigarette decently. It can’t light things like candles as its mouth is not wide enough to allow its lid to open fully. According to Kevin, Atomic Lighter also makes a lot of noise and takes almost 10 seconds to light, which makes using it a very time-consuming process. The battery life of the lighter is very short, unlike what its makers claim.
Atomic Lighter Questions & Answers
Q. Can Atomic Lighter light a firework wick?
A. Yes it can.
Q. Is the spark gap on Atomic Lighter big enough to light a cigarette?
Q. Is Atomic Lighter a single or a double arc?
A. It is a double arc for more fire power.
Q. Is it safe to ship overseas?
A. Atomic Lighter is safe since it works on battery and has no harmful fuel or gas in it.
Q. Will the lighter turn on even if the button is activated while the lid is closed?
A. Yes, but it is completely safe since there is no flame but arcs of electricity that is insulated due to the lid being closed.
Q. Can Atomic Lighter shock the user if it is used with a metal pinch hitter?
A. It is recommended to light only a cigarette using it and touch it with a metal pinch hitter.
Q. Is Atomic Lighter a plasma lighter?
A. Yes it is a plasma lighter or can be even called as an electric, electronic, or tesla coil lighter.
Q. Will Atomic Lighter shock the user?
Q. What is the material of Atomic Lighter’s case?
Q. Does Atomic Lighter have a charge limit before there is a need for replacement?
A. The lighters don’t work beyond a month or so but function perfectly well as long as they are working.
Q: How do I know when it’s time for my Atomic Lighter to be charged?
A: When the blue light on the Atomic Lighter is extinguished, you must know that it needs to be charged.
Q: Is Atomic Lighter made of tesla?
A: No. It just features a tesla style coil.
Q: How do I know when the Atomic Lighter is in charging mode and when it’s fully charged?
A: This lighter requires around two hours to get charged. It can lighter and it will be good for days or weeks depending on how often you use it.
Q: Can I use this lighter to light up cigars?
A: Yes, you can light up a cigar with it but it may be a bit inconvenient and time-consuming. It doesn’t work like a regular lighter, as in, you can’t keep it on for more than five seconds. Also, you’ll have to hold it at a suitable angle and keep at it for some time to light the cigar.
Q: Does Atomic Lighter go out if the button is held and pressed continuously for some seconds?
A: Yes it does, but it remains active for adequate time required for lighting a cigarette or joint.
Q: Can I use the Atomic Lighter to light electronic cigarettes?
A No. A real lighter can’t be used for electronic cigarettes.
Q: Is this lighter water-proof?
A: Though it is basically a water-resistant lighter, prolonged exposure to water can damage it.
Q: Can I use this lighter to light a bonfire?
Q. Is Atomic Lighter allowed on planes?
A. Lighters are not allowed on all carriers. You’ll have to check with the airlines you are flying if you can take Atomic Lighter along.
Q: Which battery should I buy for this lighter?
A: No information has been provided by the manufacturer about it.
Q: Can I use Atomic Lighter as a taser?
A: No, it’s not designed to be used as a taser so please avoid it.
Q: Can I charge this lighter from a solar battery pack?
A: You can charge the lighter from a solar battery pack only if it comes with a standard USB port.
Q: For how long does this lighter work after charging it?
A: You can use it for up to a week after it has been charged.
Q: Is it ok to light bowls with Atomic Lighter?
A: No, it isn’t.
Q: Can I light an incense stick with this lighter?
A: Yes, you can. Just ensure that you don’t keep the lighter on for more than five seconds.
Q: Is Atomic Lighter a plasma lighter?
A: Yes, It also works as an electric/electronic or plasma lighter. It can also be used to light tesla coil.
Q: How many times can I recharge its battery before it wears out?
A. It can be recharged 100 times. (FYI, other batteries are also available that can be recharged more than 300 times).
Q: Does this lighter cause electric shocks?
A: No, but it can cause burns if it comes in contact with the skin.
Q: Does Atomic Lighter come with a warranty?
A. No, it doesn’t.
Q: Is the battery of this lighter replaceable?
A. No, it isn’t.
Q: Is Atomic Lighter safe for people with arthritic hands?
A. Yes, it can be used with people comfortably even by people having arthritic hands.
Q: Is Atomic Lighter noisy?
A. Not really; it’s just its arc that generates a little noise.
Q: Does this lighter work as a fire starter in a camp?
A: No. Since this lighter can’t be lit for more than five seconds, you won’t be able to start a fire. Its arc is hot but the area around it is too small to sustain proper flame. A regular lighter or matches will be better.
Q: Is it risky to carry Atomic Lighter in the pocket? Can it get turned on just like that?
A. This lighter comes with a lid like a Zippo. You just need to ensure that the lid is shut so it doesn’t get lit.
Q: Does Atomic Lighter give an indication when it needs to be charged?
A. A red light at the base of the lighter starts flashing and it gets switched off when the charge is drained.
Q: Can I know the Voltage/Amperage output of this lighter?
A: No details about the same have been given by the manufacturers. (However, other lighters which are similar to it usually have .3 volts between prongs).
Q. For how long can this lighter be switched on? Does it cool down instantly?
A. It can be lit for six seconds. It takes just two seconds to cool down.
Q: Can I use Atomic Lighter to light gas and alcohol?
A: You can use it to light gas but it’s actually difficult to light any kind of liquid with it.
Q: How do I clean the Arc/ Electrodes of the Atomic Lighter? I tried but couldn’t manage.
A. Wipe them gently with some alcohol and take care to not push its button in while cleaning it. You’ll also have to ensure that its battery is empty at the time of cleaning.