Impulse Pocket Lighter FAQ

How is the Impulse 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 Impulse 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.

What can I light with the Impulse?

The Impulse 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 Impulse per charge?

The Impulse can light 60 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 blue light on the device will turn off.

How hot does the Impulse temperature rise to?

The Impulse 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.

What kind of battery does the Impulse use?

The Impulse 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 Impulse rechargeable?

Yes, the Impulse 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 Impulse replaced?

No. The battery in the Impulse is built-in to the device and cannot be replaced.

Is there any issues with shipping the product internationally?

No, unlike a traditional lighter, the Impulse 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 Impulse?

Safety is our highest priority. That’s why the Impulse includes 3 safety features: Safety Cover, 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 Impulse can be concealed by closing the Safety Cover in the closed position. The lighter will not activate in this position.
  2. In addition, unlike a regular candle lighter, the Impulse 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.
  3. 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 Impulse 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 Impulse is not intended nor promoted for these purposes. The Impulse’s only purpose is to be a replacement for regular candle lighters.

What are some of the charging characteristics of the ArcLighter?

  • Nominal Voltage: 3.7-4.2V
  • Nominal Capacity: 150mAh
  • Input: 5V (+/- 0.05V)
  • Output: 4V