There is no need to blow any horns here. All that needs to be done is give just one flame of information on how the electronic lighter works and readers can decide for themselves how it will add benefit to them, no matter what they need a lighter for. Of course, most readers may be needing a lighter for smoking purposes, but that is beside the point, really, because due consideration should be given to all, or most, of the lighter’s everyday or occasional uses. Call this then a lifestyle paradigm, because the use of the electronic lighter could end up being a sustainable choice.
Electronic lighters today take its cue from Piezo electricity. A small, spring loaded hammer strikes quartz to create an electric spark that will ignite the gas required to create the fire. Piezo lighters, as the electronic lighters are also known, are considered to be a lot more convenient to use than the conventional lighters that merely endeavor to create fire-inducing sparks with the traditional flint. Do a compare and contrast exercise out in the wind and you get to see the immediate results. As a smoker, you will struggle long to light up your smoke with the traditional lighter.
But utilize the Piezo, just for a second, because that is all that it is likely to take, and the smoke is lit, wind or no wind notwithstanding. There are those who suggest using a Piezo is still inconvenient because they still need to be filled with gas and are not entirely windproof. Fair enough, but pick and choose, which lighter you would choose, bearing in mind that you will also be making aesthetic choices here. Most designs are quite stylish. This remains an attraction for the regular smoker to complete the smoking experience.
The electric, or electronic, lighter makes use of the pioneering Tesla coil. The definition is not to be confused with Elon Musk and his innovations. The coil, stored inside of the lighter, uses a process of electromagnetic induction to create and emit a high voltage, but with a lot less necessary power, plasma arc. Hence the name also given to such lighters, namely the arc lighter. A beam produces enough electricity to light cigarettes, cigars, candles or barbecue fires. The process of lighting up is sustainable and non-hazardous. No flame is ever emitted.
This is perhaps the main reason why such a lighter is handy for use out in the elements. No amount of wind or rain can obliterate any generation of current. These elements are always able to whip a flame dead but are powerless to challenge the electric current. The use of such lighters is, far and away, sustainable. There is never a need to dispose of them and power charging via a USB port is only ever needed after anything between one hundred to two hundred lights. Also, charging up only requires an hour or two, assuming that the lighter is not used excessively.