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Lighter Lighter

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Nestled in the top, of a Zippo type lighter, or caddy for disposables, an array of polished aluminium vanes can be splayed into a rude parabolic reflector with the flick of a small lever or button, providing the user with an optimized beam for illumination.

The advanced version suspends a bit of Calcium Oxide at the focal point and yes, the lighter resembles as a small green pebble-textured spheroid: how did you know ?

FlyingToaster, Oct 22 2012

Carbide lamp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbide_lamp
Something like this? [CraigD, Oct 23 2012]

not really, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limelight
more like this. [FlyingToaster, Oct 23 2012, last modified Oct 24 2012]

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       This would work, but poorly. [0]
sqeaketh the wheel, Oct 23 2012
  

       Use a thin array of mylar for the reflector and it will be a lighter lighter lighter.
AusCan531, Oct 23 2012
  

       //but poorly//   

       Actually I think it would work quite well: nothing compared to a 6-led electric of course, but certainly better than the older incandescent 2 D-cell flashlight. The parabolic focal locus would be the white/yellow part of the flame.
FlyingToaster, Oct 23 2012
  

       Basically a small kerosene lantern.
rcarty, Oct 23 2012
  

       The barges delivering [AusCan]'s special order would be lighter lighter lighter lighters.
pocmloc, Oct 23 2012
  

       If the Zippo had a 1000cc fuel tank to allow illumination for longer durations, it would be a litre lighter lighter.
8th of 7, Oct 23 2012
  

       Make the vanes from magnesium and it would be a brighter, whiter, lighter lighter. Might not last very long though.
mitxela, Oct 23 2012
  

       [sqeak] there, better ?
FlyingToaster, Oct 23 2012
  

       If someone came along at the end of a riot and stole one of these that had the 1000cc magnesium fuel tank, would he be a later lighter litre lighter lighter looter?
8th of 7, Oct 23 2012
  

       and if he stuck around awhile he'd be a later lighter litre lighter lighter looter loiterer.
FlyingToaster, Oct 23 2012
  

       Could be fueled with a mixture of caustic soda and bitumen...
pocmloc, Oct 23 2012
  

       [FT], OK, I admit this does work, especially with the added Calcium Oxide, although its a bit of a lightweight idea.
sqeaketh the wheel, Oct 23 2012
  

       ^ of course that model only comes as a small green spheroid.
FlyingToaster, Oct 23 2012
  

       ... making it a Limelight Lime Lighter.   

       While I doubt there'd be an efficiency gain compared to LED/rechargeable, I wonder if overall it'd be better than an incandescent/primary-battery.   

       (granted a bit o/t the post which is a just a doohickey for using a pocket lighter to find the keys you dropped)
FlyingToaster, Oct 24 2012
  

       Two men are floating without oars or any other means of propulsion in a boat out in the middle of the ocean. They go through their supplies and discover 3 cigarettes but no means of ignition.   

       After a brief discussion, they decide to throw one of the cigarettes overboard and successfully enjoy a final smoke having lit their cigarettes using the boat, which since their jettisoning of the spare item has become a cigarette lighter.
zen_tom, Oct 24 2012
  

       Also, as a bonus, they saw that the third cigarette had lit on the water!
pocmloc, Oct 24 2012
  

       [zen_tom], [pocmloc]   

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       Apparently there's a comedy double act on at some point. Let us know when they show up ...
8th of 7, Oct 24 2012
  

       [8th of 7] are those your tumbleweeds? You want to keep them on a leash - they'll cause an accident if you're not careful!
zen_tom, Oct 24 2012
  
      
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