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Think ant frying magnifying glass, sans the sun
Instead of butane, this "lighter" contains a high powered laser and a
really good lens, to focus the light on a certain point x-cm
away from the lighter.
SO now, no more messy lighter fluid, just batteries, and a
wicked cool new way of setting things on fire.
The profile of the light will
de-focus the light at larger distances away, (beam isn't columnated) so it will be safe to use.
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||(+) I have a soft spot for stupid ideas that actually work. They remind me of...me.
||Oddly enough, my lighter's just run out of fuel and no longer works. Now it's just an "er".
||so the lighter, in essence, will become heavier because of the battery (replacing the lighter fluid) and the lens. so... it should now be called: heavier? heavier lighter? heavy-duty lighter? light-operated lighter? =P
||Unfortunately, I see two problems with
this. First, during the day, there's no
way to visually "line up" the end of your
smoke with the light beam.
Smoking could really be bad for your
health.... when you light your cigarette/
joint, you burn the end of your
The second problem is that this
basically becomes a type of laser. So in
addition to possible government
regulations, you run the risk of
damaging your vision if the light gets
reflected into your eyes.