engineered to function reliably in extreme
environments--withstanding 70-80mph winds, temperatures down
to -40 degrees Fahrenheit--and have been used at altitudes in
excess of 9000'. However, successful ignition of your Windmill Lighter at extreme
altitudes does depend on several factors. To help, we've
compiled a list of basic and altitude-related ignition
Tips For Successful Ignition
Fuel in Your Windmill Windproof Lighter
We recommend that "premium" or "triple
refined" butane gas fuel be used at all altitudes in your Windmill Lighter, however
use of proper fuel is essential
for ignition at higher
elevations. Recommended brands include Vector, Lucienne, or Colibri. Whenever
possible, keep the
fuel tank of your windproof lighter as full as possible.
Allow For Fuel Temperature
After refilling your Windmill Lighter with butane gas
and before igniting, allow the gas temperature to
equilize with mechanism temperature (the gas will be much
colder) by holding the lighter in your hand or pocket or
letting lighter stand for 1-2
Keep Your Windmill Lighter From
Windmill lighters will work in
extremely cold environments (down to -40 degrees
Fahrenheit) as long as the lighter itself is kept from
freezing. Simply storing your storm proof lighter in an inside pocket will
Adjust Windmill Lighter To Your Elevation
improve Windmill Lighter ignition & increase flame height at
higher elevations, move the flame adjustment ring CLOCKWISE
towards the "-" mark. Doing so reduces the flow of
butane gas and allows for more oxygen inside the combustion
chamber, thus enabling ignition in lower-oxygen
environments. At lower altitudes, where oxygen is in
greater supply, the fuel adjustment ring of the Windmill Lighter should be moved
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE towards the "+" marking, increasing the
rate of gas flow.
Ignite Storm Proof Lighter Slowly,
Push ignition button slowly in a
two-step movement. First, push the button of your windproof lighter down until you
hear the gas flowing and then press the button down all the
way until the strike mechanism "clicks." The sequence
is always: gas, spark, ignition. If there is a spark
before gas is flowing, ignition will not occur.
Do Not Repeatedly Press Ignition
Do not push the ignition button of your Windmill Lighter repeatedly in
quick, successive fashion as you would a flint
lighter. The act of igniting a Windmill
Lighter needs be a slow and deliberate movement.
Repeated sparking will not improve chances of
ignition. Proper fuel; adjustment; and a slow,
deliberate motion are the best combination for an efficient start to your Windmill Storm Proof Lighter.
When not in frequent use, set the flame
adjustment of our Windmill Wind Proof Lighter at a medium setting and then adjust "+" or "-"
for the desired flame.