Friday, July 19, 2013

Lotus Mundial L30 Lighter Review

Lotus Mundial L30 Torch Lighter
Lotus Mundial L30 Torch Lighter
  Here we have a unique little lighter. This is the Lotus Mundial L30 (ref. CL-CVCL110C) in a chrome and brushed finish. CLR has done quite a few Lotus reviews, this one is the most unique to date. The Mundial is a limited edition lighter and is part of Lotus's Cuban Vista Collection. What separates this lighter from some of the more typical lighters is an inlay on either side. This inlay is the same picture on both sides of the Mundial. It is supposed to be reminiscent of old world Havana. The artwork does a good job of illustrating an old Cuban smoking vibe.
Lotus Mundial L30 Cigar Punch
Lotus Mundial Cigar Punch
  The Mundial is a compact lighting machine. Coming in at 2.5" tall and 1.4" wide, with a weight of 2.5 ounces. It is certainly no lightweight. CLR is always a fan of heavier lighters, more metal, less plastic, which equates to better quality. The lighter almost hits all of CLR favorite features. It has a fuel gauge window, 8mm cigar punch, and a single action thumb pusher to ignition. What feature is is it lacking to hit all of CLR hot buttons? An easy fuel adjustment wheel. Instead of needing a screwdriver, you would simple use your fingers to adjust. So close...
Lotus Mundial Cigar Punch
  Onto the most important aspect of any great lighter, the flame. The Mundial L30 has two strong flames that are wind resistant. By simply depressing the thumb depressor, the lid lifts up exposing the dual jets. Once you have completed depressing the double torches fire up in that beautiful blue we all have come accustomed to.
Lotus Mundial Double Flame
  The Lotus Mundial is for the cigar smoker looking for that little something special to complete the experience. CLR feels the Mundial is worthy of being that something "special". All in all Lotus packed a lot of features into the lighter and it is well constructed. The suggested MSRP for this little heavyweight is $69.95. Not cheap, but then again, it is all prospective.

CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
9 - Aesthetics
8.5 - Finish/Construction
8 - Flame
7 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
7 - Value vs. List Price
CLR Final Score: 7.9

FIRE IT UP Results:
- 20 back to back lighting attempts, 20 successful lights. 
Pros - inlay, one step to ignition, cigar punch, wind resistant
Consideration - only two year warranty, price 

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