The Solar Lighter: Uh, how?

Zara Rabinowicz Tech 3 Comments


When I first saw this device, I though, hey, good idea, wonder if it will ever happen. Then I realised that this wasn’t just a concept device, but an actual real product and became slightly flabbergasted. Though my smoking days are behind me, I have enough friends who still partake for me to find this a truly unique gift for one of them, and oh so cool at the same time. But how does it work?, I hear you clamour. Well actually the premise is fairly simple, in a ‘why didn’t I think of that kinda way’. It’s actually a stainless steel parabolic mirror, which focuses the suns energy into a focal point which reaches up to a 1000 degrees. You place your cigarette there, and voila, fire!

See after the jump for a video of it in action!

£6.99 from Gyroscope

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By Zara Rabinowicz | February 4th, 2008

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  • Elixir

    These were for sale at Radio Shack in the US over 20 years ago.

  • ChuxMix

    “When I first saw this device” I was six years old and it was 1971.
    Standing in line to pay at Radio Shack.
    Put it in your closet, it will come back into fashion.

  • keith

    who sells them now? I want one!