Zippo Blu Butane Lighters
Introducing the Zippo BLU™ Lighter Series.
The same rugged reliability, classic styling, and flint-wheel ignition of the classic Zippo lighters and all backed by our world famous lifetime guarantee. These are the only Butane Lighters worthy of the Zippo name.
These Zippo butane lighters are manufactured in the United States and includes the flint wheel ignition system that is a Zippo trademark. It delivers a consistent, clean-burning blue flame with no odor or aftertaste. Gas fuel offers quick refilling options as well as a hot, clean-burning flame.
The BLU can be recognized by its distinctive features including the patented two-stage burner technology; signature “Z” patterned chimney, large fuel tank and elegant designs.
Each of these Classic lighters is enhanced by a smooth, comfortable shape that is registered and makes each lighter pure Zippo. Consumers will also enjoy the same signature product features of the classic windproof lighters, including rugged metal construction, hinged lid, one-hand operation, and of course, the iconic sound of the Zippo “click.”
The butane-fueled BLU lighters deliver a hot, consistent, clean-burning blue flame, unlike the traditional windproof lighter which sports a yellow flame fueled by liquid lighter fluid.
Made entirely in the United States, these lighters use a patented two-stage burner technology that creates the intense blue flame.
With their timeless design, distinctive click, and unmatched dependability, these lighters have quickly become a prized possession of those who own them.
The very first
lighters were invented in the 16th century and were converted from flintlock
pistols that used gunpowder.
One of the first lighters was invented by the German chemist, Johann Döbereiner
in 1823. His lighters utilized a reaction between hydrogen and platinum, which
gave off a great amount of heat. However, the device was large and highly
dangerous and production was soon ended.
The patenting of ferrocerium ( flint) by Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1903 has made modern lighters
possible. When scratched, it produces a large spark which is responsible for
lighting the fuel of many lighters, and is suitably inexpensive.