BIC Lighter was once launched in 1973, and since then, safety is their priority. These lighters are made with mass assembly equipment and run more than 50 quality checks during its process. Quality control uses an automatic machine, and all the operators who work for it spend most of the time on safety checks.
Some types of BIC Lighter will have the oval shape BIC signature, which Marcel Bich and the engineer’s design. The purpose of this unique design is to make the lighters perfectly fit the human hand.
So, How Much Does a BIC Light Weight?
The standard size of BIC Lighter weighs around 25.4 grams or 0.89 ounces. Some other types weigh about 21.75 grams. The empty lighter weighs 17.25 grams. At the same time, the mini lighter is 11.6 grams. Another type of BIC Lighter is FireLite mini which weighs around 14 grams.
The most popular lighter is the BIC Lighter mini, which is suitable for long-distance hiking. The advantage is its small size, and it can last a long time. The size of this mini lighter is 7/8 inches wide, 2 3/8 inches long, and 1/2 inch thick.
Also, choose the bright color so that it’s easy to find when you put it in your pocket or bags.
Parts of BIC Lighter
BIC Lighter has several parts which guarantee its safety and quality. We start from the hood first. The lighter hood is made of steel. It helps you to protect yourself from heat and protect the flame from wind.
Besides, it also has a safety guard from stainless steel, which makes this lighter is child-resistant. The safety guard is added around the spare wheel, and you can find it in all BIC lighters.
The third part is spark wheel assembly. And the fourth part is flint. This part provides material for the sparks. The flint in BIC Lighter is not easily broken, and it has longer life cycles than other brands. The main material is rock and is composed of quartz and chalcedony.
The last part is the body. It is mainly made of Delrin that is stronger than steel. Delrin is an engineering plastic that is more resistant to chemicals than silver and gold and more malleable than aluminum.
About Mini BIC Lighter
This type of BIC Lighter is the most popular one, especially for long-distance hiking. This lighter can last a long time and have a small size that will not consume too much space.
The single mini BIC can last up to a 2,000-mile hike. The full weight is 11.5 grams, while the empty weight is 9.3 grams. The total fuel weight of this mini BIC is 2.2 grams, while the estimated number of its lights is 2,200. You can buy a mini BIC Lighter for only $1.