Instead of butane, Ever Light is an electronic flameless lighter that uses batteries and a cool-to-the-touch tip to produce a perfect light each time, whether upside down or in the windiest of weather conditions.
Just press the button to send two parallel currents to Ever Light’s conductive tip, which will generate a controlled electric arc. The tip is attached to an integrated pivoting head that can help you light just about anything, while the lack of an open flame and built-in safety switch can help keep you safer than ordinary lighters.
Whether you’re planning to use it for candles, fireplaces, barbecues, campfires, or lanterns, Ever Light’s proposed concept certainly seems intriguing. But before handing over your money, let’s take an in-depth look at the device and answer some of your most pressing questions.
How Much Does Ever Light Cost?
Two Ever Light flameless lighters are priced at $19.99, plus $9.99 S&H.
All orders come with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H. In order to request one, you can call Spark Innovators’ customer support line at 877-399-3491.
How does this price compare to the competition?
Ever Light vs. ArcLighter & Other Flameless Electronic Lighters
Whether we’re talking about Fidget Bit and Fidget Cube, KAISR and the 6 Second Lounge, or dozens of other examples, it’s not uncommon for third-party companies to create meaningfully similar products (or ones based similar concepts) as those that have experienced recent crowdfunding success.
In many instances, we’ve seen these third-party options released before the originals.
Nevertheless, in the case of Ever Light, it seems to be based on a concept originally introduced by the ArcLighter, which pulled in nearly $200K from 2,500+ backers during its 2015 Kickstarter campaign.
Nearly two years later, ArcLighter is still being sold at a price of $34.99, with a LED charging base that costs $11.99. So, this means that even with its substantial S&H charges, you can still purchase two Ever Lights for less than the price of one ArcLighter.
Functionally, it appears that Ever Light and ArcLighter feature similar conductive tips that use parallel currents to generate a controlled electric arc.
From design perspectives, it’s really all about preferences. ArcLighter features a sleek, modern design, whereas Ever Light’s manufacturer seems to have taken a more utilitarian approach. Ever Light’s tip also pivots 90 degrees, although we had some difficulty understanding exactly when this might come in handy while watching its commercial.
Outside of this, you’ll find several other meaningfully similar options searching online for “dual arc electronic lighter” or “plasma lighter,” including Plazmatic ($39.99), SPPARX ($28.99), SaberLight ($10), and Tesla Coil Lighters ($29.99).
Granted, with the exception of SaberLight’s cylindrical design and four electrodes, all of these are designed more like traditional cigarette lighters, compared to the longer Ever Bright and ArcLighter.
While we didn’t find any comparisons outlining the head-to-head performance of each of these models, it seems to largely boil down to your needs. For example, if you’re only planning to light small items, then a traditional cigarette-sized plasma lighter might deliver.
But if you’re looking for something that can also handle heavier-duty jobs, like lighting lanterns, campfires, and so forth, then a longer, more robust option like Ever Light or ArcLighter might be more suited to your needs.
Regardless of the specific design, are there any inherent pros and cons with plasma lighters?
What Are Potential Pros & Cons for Dual Arc Lighters Like Ever Light?
Other than their length, though, the reality is that most of these plasma lighters utilize two ceramic electrodes to generate an electrical arc, which is smaller than a traditional flame, but also much hotter.
In fact, the arc generated by these lighters is so hot that we found online instructions showing readers how to turn one into a plasma cutter that will work on small, thin pieces of metal. Note: We’re obviously not recommending you do this; we’re only emphasizing just how hot these arcs can get.
Given this, you might imagine that it's easy to severely burn yourself with something like Ever Light. However, we found several videos where users touched the arc or applied it to their arms, which they only described as a slight stinging sensation—almost like putting your tongue on a 9-volt battery.
Obviously, this isn’t exactly a relaxing sensation and leaving it in place might cause more severe damage, although we’re certainly not recommending that you do either.
Other potential downsides include a small gap (although unless you’re lighting something larger than a cigarette, it might not be a big deal), as well as a high-pitched sound/squeal that some might consider annoying.
On the other hand, plasma lighters like Ever Light are windproof, don’t require any butane or any other flammable liquid, are battery operated (whether using a built-in battery and USB recharger, or standard AA or AAA batteries), and don’t create a safety issue with an open flame.
With these potential pros and cons in mind, let’s come to a final conclusion about Ever Light.
Our Final Thoughts About Ever Light
The bottom line is that if you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck (i.e. more plasma lighters for the money), then you might be hard-pressed to find a better option than Ever Light’s two-for-one deal.
Regardless of the brand, though, if this is your first foray into the world of plasma lighters, just remember that they can be used for a wide variety of smoking needs—except for those who enjoy metal pipes. If used this way, you’ll run the risk of receiving an unpleasant electric shock.
Like most other Spark Innovators products, including popular options like Engrave-It Pro, Eggstractor, and Luma Smile, Ever Light comes with a 60-day refund policy in the event you’re not fully satisfied with its performance.
However, keep in mind that you’ll immediately lose your initial $9.99 shipping fee, plus whatever it will cost you to send your Ever Lights back to the manufacturer in Fairfield, NJ (will vary depending on location). Given this, it’s not a completely risk-free purchase—but in the end, only you can decide if it’s worth rolling the dice.
What did you decide? Did Ever Light meet your needs, or did you decide to request a refund? Talk about it in your very own review below.