FrontRunners: Beam of Light

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With the Beam Sensor ($100) from Colibri (401.943. 2100, www.colibri.com), lighting a cigar is half the fun. Rather than press a trigger, simply break the vertical plane of a beam of light. Once the cap is opened, a short red light appears; pass a finger through it, and the electro-quartz ignition produces a flame.

 

Colibri, creators of the first automatic lighter in 1928, designed a locking cap so that the lighter does not accidentally ignite. The Beam Sensor comes with two extra batteries and is available in four satin finishes: gold, gunmetal, pearl, and silver. 

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Photo by Tom Forsyth and Ron Jarrell
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Photo by Bob Tursack
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Photo by Cordero Studios⁄corderostudios.com
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Photo by The Strong, Rochester, N.Y.
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Photograph by Ron Pierson, courtesy of Guernsey's
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