Electronic Arc Lighters
Electronic Arc lighters are butane-free, USB-powered, electronic lighters.
With a quick click, it generates either a single or double arc plasma flame that's hotter than fire. They work by generating a tiny electrical arc between a pair of ceramic electrodes. This small arc is hotter than a traditional open flame.
Single or Double Arc?
If you're a cigarette smoker- a single arc (two-electrode) flame is fine. It generates less heat over a smaller area. If you're a cigar smoker a double arc (four-electrode) flame provides 2x coverage for the wider circumference of a large cigar.
If you're a pipe smoker, the cylindrical Saberlight is marketed specifically to pipe and bowl smokers.
Recharging the ARC lighter
These electronic lighters are rechargeable via USB, which takes up an hour on average. You can use the lighter for about 200-300 times before recharging it.