The lighter works as advertised. It definitely holds up to the wind conditions. I threw it in my pack with a full charge and after a month went to use it when needed and it was dead ( no the light was not on the whole time). Just not something you can count on for long term storage solutions.
I bought two Dark Energy lighters due to a review in "America Rifleman" where it was promoted as a fire-starter but I wanted a wind-proof cigar ligher and it has proven to be that, big time. I've no idea how long it will last having a rechargable battery with a limited lifespan but after about two months I really like it. And the flashlight is really brite. It's a bit bigger than a "Bic", but easily carried and worth having in my pocket. I've not yet used it to start a fire but I'm sre it will succeed.
Met my expectations. I’m concerned that eventually I will loose track of the charger cord. I would encourage the designers to come up with a scheme to keep the unit and the cord together, or find a way to charge without a separate cord.
Great little lighter! Lights my pipe tobacco, which is pretty unusual. It's because of the 4 arcs that intersect making a really hot spot to catch the pipe on fire. Also it pleasantly sticksout a bit, which can be set into my pipe.
I'm very happy with it. + cool design!
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to use the lighter a lot because of a burn ban due to drought conditions here in Texas. I did test out the lighter on a small fire and it lit right up. This should come in handy when I’m able to burn again. The flashlight is a convenient feature that I’ve used several times already. This product is a great idea and I also bought one as a gift for a family member.