I was after a reliable windproof electric lighter to use around the home, and to take camping. The problem was which, out of the hundreds of designs are the best USB arc lighters. The two main electronic Arc lighter designs I was considering were the:
- Saberlight Sparq Round
- Tesla Arc Coil Lighter Square
Each has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, so I just has to buy both to work out which is best for my needs. Well they are cheap enough to buy heaps of them. At the end of the day both have a pulse plasma beam for lighting cigarettes, cigars and candles. So lets work out whats the most useful. Read more about usb lighter.
Saberlight Sparq Review
So the Saberlight Sparq was the first Arc Lighter I tried out for a few weeks. I firstly charged it up fully to see how long it would last under normal use. We were able to get through 2 weeks of use without having to recharge it.
I don’t smoke but I lent it out to the guys at work who do, as a tester unit for each time they needed a light. It sure made for some interesting conversations.
The Saberlight Sparq no flame lighter was used around 15 times a day for 2 weeks lighting cigarettes, no problems without needing a recharge. Cigars were another product we tested the Saber lighter on. It does ignite them but it requires a few more seconds of burn time compared to a flame lighter. A pocket butane torch will light a cigar the fastest. But is not always practical.
At home, I was able to light candles and start the fireplace up using paper and twigs. It was also put to the test to light incense, paper, gas oven, wicks, fireworks, and much more. No more burnt fingers using matches or flame lighters.
It can be a little difficult to light cigars due to the larger surface area of the cigar, but if you just move the Sparq Lighter around you can light the cigar fast.