ArcLighter Candle Lighter FAQ

How is the ArcLighter different from a traditional open flame lighter?

They have several key differences:

  1. First, it is 100% flameless. The flame is replaced by our patent pending ArcLighter Technology by creating a super high intensity electric arc.
  2. Second, there is no fuel. The ArcLighter is electric and is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that is UN 38.3 Certified.
  3. Third, because it’s flameless, there are no more flare-ups. Simply use them at any angle.
  4. When it’s time to recharge, simply plug it into any powered USB port with the included Micro USB cable or place the ArcLighter on it’s dedicated USB powered charging dock and it’s always ready to use. (sold separately)

What can I light with the ArcLighter?

The ArcLighter can be used to light essentially everything you can with a traditional candle lighter. For example, it can light candles, wood wick candles, incense, paper, portable gas and propane BBQ’s, wicks, fireworks, gas and propane stoves and much more! The only limitation is what you can fit within the tip of the lighters 2 electrodes that create the high intensity electric arc.

How many lights do I get out of the ArcLighter per charge?

The ArcLighter can light 90 times on a single charge based on 8 seconds per light.

How long does it take to charge?

If the battery is fully depleted, it can be recharged within 2 hours.

How do I know when it is fully charged?

The LED on the device will change from red to white. (Red = Charging. White = Charged)

Why does the ArcLighter's LED light flash red 3 times after releasing the Activator Button?   

If the LED light flashes red 3 times, this means the device has been manually locked. This is an additional security feature to prevent unwanted use of the ArcLighter. To unlock, simply tap the Activator Button 3 times quickly and the LED will now flash white 3 times. This indicates that your ArcLighter is now unlocked. To manually lock your device again, repeat these steps.

How can I clean the ArcLighter?

For best performance, ensure the tip of your ArcLighter is clean at all times. If there is residue or buildup around the ceramic tip, use a clean and dry toothbrush to gently brush it away. Do not use any abrasives or liquid cleaner. Only a dry brush or cloth.

How hot does the ArcLighter temperature rise to?

The ArcLighter heats up to approximately 1,100 degrees Celsius or 2,012 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the optimal temperature in lighting most things unlike a traditional lighter where excessive heat is found above the flame that can be very dangerous and cause scorching to surrounding areas.

Does the ArcLighter make a noise when it is turned on?

The ArcLighter is very quiet with a faint buzzing sound coming from the electric arc.

What kind of battery does the ArcLighter use?

The ArcLighter uses a quality rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that is UN 38.3 certified just like all modern devices such as smartphones.

Is the battery in the ArcLighter rechargeable?

Yes, the ArcLighter uses a quality rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that is UN 38.3 certified just like all modern devices such as smartphones.

Can the battery in the ArcLighter replaced?

Yes. The battery can be replaced with a custom battery designed exclusively for the ArcLighter. More information coming soon.

Is there any issues with shipping the product internationally?

No, unlike a traditional lighter, the ArcLighter does not contain any flammable fuel. Also, because the battery is UN 38.3 Certified, it can safely be shipped anywhere.

Can I stick my fingers in between the 2 electrodes at the tip?

Just as you would handle a regular lighter, you should never attempt to touch the heated area that is located between the electrodes, which are inset in the U-shaped guard at the tip of the lighter. This opening is less than half an inch (1 cm) wide, just enough for 1 fingertip. If you were to accidentally come in contact with the heated area, you can expect to have a similar effect to a traditional flame. However, unlike a large open flame, the area that comes in contact with your skin is very minimal. With the U-shaped guards, we have designed the lighter to avoid accidental contact as much as possible.

This product will not electrocute you. It is similar to getting a burn with a regular lighter except the coverage is more like 2 hot pins to your skin.

What safety features are included in the ArcLighter?

Safety is our highest priority. That’s why the ArcLighter includes 5 safety features: Safety Slider, Manual Lock, 1 second activation delay, no flame or fuel and less heat at the tip of the device when not in use.

  1. When not in use, the tip of the ArcLighter can be concealed by sliding the Safety Slider in the closed position. The lighter will not activate in this position.
  2. To further enhance safety, you can manually lock the device by tapping the activation button 3 times. This ensures the ArcLighter will not activate even when the Safety Slider is in the open position.
  3. Lastly, there is a 1 second activation delay to reduce accidental activation. This delay allows you to activate the Manual Lock without activating the ArcLighter.
  4. In addition, unlike a regular candle lighter, the ArcLighter has no flame that can flare-up. Dangerous flare-ups are common with traditional lighters due to a buildup of flammable gas. Whether using the lighter horizontally or vertically, there is no need to worry about a flame flaring up.
  5. Furthermore, the tip of the lighter is designed to remain cool to the touch. Unlike a traditional lighter where the tip can remain dangerously hot even after use, the ArcLighter in its default locked mode is always safe to handle. Even when the lighter is active, the tip’s guard helps to avoid accidental touching of the heated area.

What happens if I touch the heated area by accident?

If you were to accidentally come in contact with the heated area, you can expect to have a similar effect to a traditional flame. However, unlike a large open flame, the area that comes in contact with your skin is very minimal. With the U-shaped guards, we have designed the lighter to avoid accidental contact as much as possible. This product will not electrocute you. It is similar to getting a burn with a regular lighter except the coverage is more like 2 hot pins to your skin.

Have we tried touching the heated area ourselves?

Yes! In the name of safety, we have touched the heated area and all our experience have been very similar: it is like touching two very hot pins. If you were to accidentally come in contact with the heated area, you can expect to have a similar effect to a traditional flame. However, unlike a large open flame, the area that comes in contact with your skin is very minimal. With the U-shaped guards, we have designed the lighter to avoid accidental contact as much as possible. This product will not electrocute you. It is similar to getting a burn with a regular lighter except the coverage is more like 2 hot pins to your skin.

Can this product be used as a Taser or for self-defense?

No, the ArcLighter is not intended nor promoted for these purposes. The ArcLighter’s only purpose is to be a replacement for regular candle lighters.

What are some of the charging characteristics of the ArcLighter?

  • Nominal Capacity: 450mAh
  • Input: 3.7V
  • Output: 6A