After 8 years, this Prometheus lighter is still going strong and it can even be repaired.
When Wayne Sanders received a Prometheus Legend lighter
8 years ago as a gift from his employees, he never realized how much he would come to love it or still be using it a decade later. "Up until then the only lighter I'd ever used was a Bic," he said. "I don't know that I would have bought myself a lighter as expensive as the Legend
, but now I could never go back."
"The flame's so powerful you can weld with it," he continued. "You can be in a hurricane or in a desert and it still lights your cigar. That's important to me. You can pay $20 for a cigar and it's all wasted if you don't get a good light."
Sanders found that unlike the inexpensive lighters he'd been using, his Legend could be serviced at a local dealer. Eight years later, with just a bit of occasional maintenance, it was still working. Finally, though, it seemed his favorite lighter's service was at an end.
"A local repairman told me 'Your lighter is toast,'" he said. "But it occurred to me that most premium products can be serviced. So I contacted Prometheus to see if they could fix it, and they said, 'Sure, just send the lighter.'" A few weeks later, his repaired lighter was back on the golf course with him, working just like new.
Sanders, the owner of Coaches Choice (www.coacheschoiceonline.com
), a sports and corporate apparel company in Fargo, North Dakota, is glad to have his Legend back: "Whether it's golf or deer hunting or whatever, that lighter has always been a highlight for the group. My buddies are always asking to use it."