The Rise of the Table Cigar Lighter
In recent years, the liberty of free time has become a luxury. Gone are the days when an aficionado could head to their favourite smoking den to meet fellow connoisseurs and enjoy the latest blend. This is the freedom that has been stripped from most of us due to the pressures of modern life and a plethora of regulations and legislations introduced over the years.
The result of this is more and more enthusiasts smoking cigars at home as opposed to in a social environment. In turn, this has led to the rise of the table cigar lighter. In 2016, the range of hefty, powerful lighters increased dramatically to fill a gap in the market. We can only expect the popularity of table cigar lighters to continue to mature this year.
Pros and cons of the cigar lighter
You may have seen them before, or you may have been entirely oblivious to them. The fact that you are reading this blog means that you have at least some interest in table cigar lighters. The real question is then, are they a good purchase? We’ll let you decide.
Advantages of the table lighter
- You’ll be able to light your cigar in seconds. Even powerful jet flames can take a little while to get your cigar going. Some table lighters features four jet flames! You’ll have no problem lighting your cigar.
- You’ll never have to refill your lighter again! Okay that is a little bit of an exaggeration but table lighters have a huge fuel tank which means that they can go for years without being refilled, depending on how much you are smoking of course.
- It’s not just a lighter, it’s an ornament. There are plenty of rooms that are filled with flash accessories, but how many of these accessories can light your cigar for you? None. Table lighters are so often beautiful in design and rarely move from their set place. This makes them one of the most functional ornament s that you will have in your house.
Disadvantages of the table lighter
- It’s going to be stationary. No matter how fantastic a table lighter may look, it’s not practical to carry one around with you so you may end up having to obtain a portable jet lighter anyway.
- If you live in a home with children, perhaps a table cigar lighter is not the tool to leave laying around. Children endanger themselves several times an hour so leaving a child-sized flame thrower in their reach is probably not the best idea.
Table cigar lighters from around the world
The Xikar Volta bundles Xikar’s patented technologies together to deliver a high performance, quad flame table top lighter. The main features include the camera aperture-inspired lid that helps to keep debris out and the oversized ignition button which gives the cylindrical lighter a powerful feeling in your hand. Not to mention, the lifetime guarantee that comes with all Xikar hardware.
The Vector Megapump features a singular jet flame that can work at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet. The lighter’s design is most notable as it has obviously been engineered to sit atop a table.
The Colibri Enterprise T1 is a single jet flame packed with additional features. Wind resistivity, altitude tested, fuel level window, two year warranty and even an 8mm cigar punch are all useful add-ons. Additionally, this is without doubt the most elegant table lighter. The smooth, deliberate curves give it a refined feel.
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