A lighter without liquid fuel?!?

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No political commentary, please, but I was looking at this lighter:

https://www.thegopshop.com/products/tru ... TEQAvD_BwE

I'm wondering how a rechargeable electric lighter can work without butane. Maybe it uses naphtha and that's how they get around the "no butane" selling point. Maybe it uses LNG, thanks to the fracking boom. I don't get it.

The write-up says it produces sparks. Well, so does my personality when I walk into a room but that won't light a cigar. What provides the necessary flame?

Does anyone own a non-Trump themed lighter like this that you can recharge with your computer's USB port? I've never heard of such a thing. I'm happy with my Zippo and my butane torch lighters, but seeing this made me wonder if there is an all electric, green, lighter option I'm not aware of. I rarely (never) shop for lighters and I haven't been to my local head shop to check out the options.

Does anyone have any insights into the all-electric wind-proof lighter option or is this a scam----again, no political commentary so close to Election Day, if you don't mind.

I have no need for a battery operated lighter, as I'm sure most of us don't. This seems overly complicated, like a 5G smart lighter when the analogue manual version works just fine. Or a match. Any insights on how this product might work?
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I've seen these lighters before. They work on the same principle as your average stun gun. They use a capacitor to store up voltage and then it has multiple spark paths for the voltage to jump the gap. This would not be effective for lighting a pipe, I can tell you that much right now. The best lighter without fluid is called matches.
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Dr Uhaha wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:53 pm Image
:lol:
Can't...stop...watching.
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Houtenziel wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Dr Uhaha wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:53 pm Image
:lol:
Can't...stop...watching.
Annnd, here's a guy "lighting" a cigar:
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Dr Uhaha wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Houtenziel wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Dr Uhaha wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:53 pm Image
:lol:
Can't...stop...watching.
Annnd, here's a guy "lighting" a cigar:
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My sides hurt from laughing.
Oh man.. So clearly we have overcome natural selection at this point.
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I've read that those electric arc/plasma lighters work ok for cigarettes, but I don't think they'd work for a pipe. A sustained flame is needed.
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Dr Uhaha wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Houtenziel wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:55 pm
Dr Uhaha wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:53 pm Image
:lol:
Can't...stop...watching.
Annnd, here's a guy "lighting" a cigar:
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Both are candidates for a Darwin Award :)
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