Important factors To Look Out Before Purchasing USB Plasma lighter

Are you tired of the smelly butane and disposable lighters, afraid of any environmental effects on your loved ones, or tired of filling up the fuel every few days? Then plasma lighter is the best choice for you. A USB Plasma Lighter may look like an average lighter externally but it’s the inside that counts. This electric lighter is not only butane free but is a usb rechargeable lighter – allowing you to charge it using any USB cable. It takes an hour or so to charge and once it’s fully charge it can be used for about 600 plus times before the next charge.

  • How does it work?

In order to ignite the plasma beam you have to press a button on the lighter. This is called the plasma button. The lighter takes up higher electricity yet very low voltage to ignite. Note that the plasma beam is extremely hot.

  • Types of USB lighters

The USB lighter mainly falls into two categories

  • Single arc lighter: The single arc plasma lighters produce a single plasma beam and have a single arc between two electrodes.
  • Double arc lighter: The double arc lighter is the one that produces a double plasma beam and have a double arc between four electrodes.

They are both flameless lighters and pretty much share the same basic features. The only difference is the increase in the coverage area of the beam. Plus, the double arc lighter runs out of battery quicker than the single arc. So, if you are the type to be bothered with charging your USB lighter often then go for a single arc flameless lighter.

Some important factors that need to be considered before purchasing a particular USB lighter have been highlighted here:

  • Depends on your usage

Why are you purchasing a plasma lighter? If you are a smoker then you do not need a very powerful lighter. A single arc lighter will be perfect for you as there’s no point owing a lighter that is heavy enough to light up campfires. But if you are looking for a more powerful USB Plasma Lighter, say for camping purposes, then you should go for a double arc lighter. Don’t forget though the powerful lighter will run out of battery quicker.

  • Design

When buying a rechargeable usb lighter it is purely a matter of personal choice. It depends whether or not you have a design preference. If you do not care for its appearance then a simple usb lighter is good enough for you. But if you are into appearances, then you have a wide variety of attractive designs that you can choose from. Plasma lighter also comes in 18K gold plated designs. Of course they are very expensive but again it is all about personal choice. 


You know you want to purchase the usb lighter but are unsure as to which one to get. Keep the aforementioned factors in mind before purchasing the usb lighter. Hopefully this article has helped you make up your mind. In case of any questions, feel free to leave a reply and I’ll be more than happy to assist.