Answer:Vaporization is the process of heating a substance, most commonly plant material, to the point where the active ingredients and flavors are released. This process happens while remaining under combustion temperature; smoking is the result of combustion (burning).
Answer:The Firefly is designed primarily for loose-leaf pipe tobacco. Aromatics work best, as they produce the richest and most delicious vapor.
Answer:The Firefly is not sold or marketed as a smoking cessation device.
Answer:Instant heating = instant satisfaction. Also, your tobacco heats only when you want it to, conserving your material.
Answer:The Firefly heats to a computer-controlled maximum of 400°F (200°C).
Answer:The Firefly has the broadest temperature range of any portable vaporizer, spanning from room temperature up to 400°F, all within a single inhalation. This means you enjoy each distinct flavor and active ingredient as the temperature continues to climb.
Answer:Simply press and hold the power button as you inhale. The longer you inhale, the higher the temperature and the richer the vapor. Enjoy perfect vapor every time, based on what feels best to you.
Answer:The Firefly is the first true portable convection vaporizer. Convection heating produces the highest quality vapor by pre-heating the air before it passes through the material, which is the optimal method of extracting the most flavors and active ingredients. Conduction heating heats the material through direct contact with the edges of the heating chamber, which often results in uneven and incomplete vapor. Conduction also requires a long time for the heating surface to reach its operational temperature, and heats your material continuously whether or not you are inhaling, which creates waste.
Answer:The many different flavors and active ingredients in plants vaporize at different temperatures. Because the Firefly has a broad temperature range, it delivers more of these ingredients and flavors than other portable vaporizers. As you inhale, the temperature quickly climbs from room temperature to 400°F, releasing each ingredient as the temperature rises.
Answer:The heating chamber should be loosely filled to the top of the glass (but not over). A loose fill allows for excellent airflow over all of your material. It's important that no material be present between the chassis and lid to ensure good sealing and optimum vapor.
Answer:For best results, turn the material in the heating chamber after every 5 inhalations.
Answer:A fully-loaded heating chamber typically delivers about 10 inhalations before the bowl needs to be changed. However this is very dependent on the material, usage pattern, and personal taste, so experiment and decide what's best for you.
Answer:The Firefly is backed with a 5-year warranty.
Answer:Yes, unlike other vaporizers, the battery in the Firefly can be replaced in seconds. With an additional battery and external charger you can always have another power source ready, and never have to wait.
Answer:A fully-charged battery can deliver up to 50 instant inhalations in a row. Your experience may vary based on your usage and normal aging of battery capacity.
Answer:The battery charges fully in less than 45 minutes.
Answer:The Firefly can only be used when it is unplugged from the charger. However, with an additional battery and external charger, you can easily and quickly swap in a new battery.
Answer:Yes, the battery has been certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
Answer:Please see the cleaning manual for details.
Answer:The heating element is made of a proprietary, FDA-foodsafe super-alloy manufactured in the USA. Unlike cheap Nichrome elements used in most vaporizers, it does not break down under repeated heat cycling.
Answer:The Firefly is designed primarily for loose-leaf pipe tobacco. Because it has a broad vaporization range, it can also vaporize many other aromatherapy blends.
Answer:The Firefly is not designed to vaporize liquids.
Answer:The Firefly's glow is produced by the heating element glowing through the glass heating chamber. Much more than an LED or digital display, it creates a sense of connection to the vaporizing experience since you see the real power and heat that creates your vapor. And like a real Firefly, the glow is best seen at dusk or nighttime.